Archinect - News 2014-09-02T05:37:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/86833749/opera-adaptation-for-plan-of-the-city-film-currently-in-the-works Opera adaptation for "Plan Of The City" film currently in the works Justine Testado 2013-11-18T13:29:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:34:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70acfogz01wc1u9t.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Since our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> first mentioned Joshua Frankel's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/plan_of_the_city_skyscrapers_on_mars/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Plan Of The City" in 2011</a>, a new project is now underway to bring the film to the stage as an opera. An official title for the production is yet to be decided.</p> <p> Frankel, composer Judd Greenstein, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith wlll combine their artistic talents to tell the story of urban planner Robert Moses and journalist Jane Jacobs, who each influenced the New York City landscape and the field of urbanism.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjejv5dk61cgduc9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Be on the lookout for some Plan Of The City events happening this week. The "indie classical" NOW Ensemble will give <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/judd_greenstein_joshua_frankel_and_the_now_ensemble_plan_of_the_city_and_ot/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a live performance of the Plan Of The City</a> on Nov. 19 at the Winter Garden in Brookfield Place. The event is free!</p> <p> Frankel will then conduct his first animation study at the BAM Next Wave Festival on Nov. 23, as part of the <a href="http://www.bam.org/music/2013/21cliederabend" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21c Liederabend program</a>. As musical exploration, the animation will be presented with a music segment written by Greenstein set to Walt Whitman's <em>M...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79619004/bright-prospects-for-the-second-genius-loci-weimar-videomapping-festival Bright prospects for the second Genius Loci Weimar videomapping festival Justine Testado 2013-08-16T18:23:00-04:00 >2013-08-16T18:40:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8c16f68ab990389a430e143981806a6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The second Genius Loci Weimar festival took place in Weimar, Germany last weekend from Aug. 9-11. The annual festival is a growing event that celebrates and gathers talent in the emerging art form of videomapping. After last year's success, Genius Loci Weimar has expanded to include in its program a competition, symposium, videomapping workshops, and an exhibition in cooperation with the Bauhaus University Weimar.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60929942/your-text-here-by-marcos-zotes "YOUR TEXT HERE" by Marcos Zotes Archinect 2012-11-07T20:26:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:09:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yx/yxxux5t667ib9z1f.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> You may recall Marcos Zotes from his <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/44059415/rafm-gnu-n-tt-ra-by-marcos-zotes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafm&ouml;gnu&eth; N&aacute;tt&uacute;ra</a> light installation in Iceland that we <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/44059415/rafm-gnu-n-tt-ra-by-marcos-zotes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously featured</a> here on Archinect. He has just shared with us his latest project, "YOUR TEXT HERE"...</p> <p> The city is constantly telling us what to do, what to think, and how to act. Using explicit visual language, a multiplicity of billboards, signs, images and symbols invade our public spaces in order to tell us something. YOUR TEXT HERE is a project that challenges this condition: Citizens are given the opportunity to change their role as receivers of information in order become the authors. The way it works is simple: you submit an anonymous text message in a website through your mobile phone, and in turn it is automatically projected at large scale onto the fa&ccedil;ade of a building.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6owxjwg6dcdy6nl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "Public space is not something that is given or inherited, it must be fought for and defended constantly" says Marcos Zotes.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ie07xmi7wbj6i35.jpg" title=""></p> <p> YOUR TEXT HERE is a participatory, site-specific light installation that...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/34031961/augmented-structures-architecture-beyond-visible Augmented Structures: Architecture Beyond Visible Paul Petrunia 2012-01-10T14:46:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T01:57:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cf6wudxq3mbdpws9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Salon2 has shared with us their completed 400m2 architectural installation on the fa&ccedil;ade of Yap&#305; Kredi Bank Culture Building at Galatasaray Square in &#304;stanbul.</p> <p> The first stage in the Augmented Structures project with the Augmented Structures v1.1: Acoustic Formations / I&#775;stikla&#770;l Caddesi installation which reanimates phenomena (architecture, sound and visual arts) that appear to be completed and concluded. The acoustic memory of I&#775;stikla&#770;l Caddesi is first transformed into an architectural surface and then this solid form became a dynamic visual performance.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rc4t0eq9couu0ou.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The project brings together disparate disciplines like architecture, sound and the visual arts which influence one another to such a degree that it is impossible to separate them. While the project aims to interpret the world in visual and aesthetic terms, in its capacity as an "interdisciplinary transformation" project it also questions the point where art and architecture stand today and the point they might reach in ...</p>