Friday, October 23, 2009

KMA Light Games

KMA is a collaboration between UK media artists Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler. I am not sure with partner Tom, but I aint seein' "A" in Tom nor Wexler. But definitely there is an "A" in this proposal for Great Street Games. How come it's only now that they thought of this, when kids and weird adults have been stomping on dance pads without shame?

Come and take part in a series of outdoor games, taking place simultaneously in three North East locations; Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. Each area competes against the others in this world-first event created by media artists KMA.Projected light and thermal-imaging technology are used to create jaw-dropping interactive playing arenas in which the physical movements of players determine the outcome of the games. Develop your game-playing skills as you progress through a number of levels to help your area to victory or to simply have fun. Games repeat in ten minute cycles. Great Street Games is open to everyone and does not exclude those with limited mobility... (excerpts from Great Street Games)

Well, this one has nothing to do with dancing, but the thought of playing with or through beautiful temporal elements is totally dope. Imagine wearing Neon colors to diasappear in those lights. It makes you think of virtual worlds like Lawnmower man...which is so aaaancient in Gossip Girl years.

Maeda'sTartar free house

The layering and wrapping of this house and clinic in Tokyo is clear and honest. Too honest, that it has to be clean all the time, you are not allowed to touch the walls.

Plastic Moon by Norisada Maeda

Here metal molding forms have been translated into architecture shaping a smooth outside shell while forming gardens, rooms and furniture on the inside. To highlight this layering structure also from the outside view, glass and “mold” take turns providing space and two entrances for private and public areas, such as the owners dentist office.... (excerpts from Dezeen)

A comment in dezeen says that it was too curvy. " I wouldn't do too much round corner inside if i already use it outside." Then, would you rather use pointy edges?
This space is a bit discomforting. I am not sure what this is. It looks like a maze. Now it doesn't feel like it's a home. Geezz...where are the furniture!?
I like this one. The table and bench combo looks like a molar tooth that needs filling.

I have seen a lot of hospital interiors with clinics having clear story like this. The house is very clinical.Holocaust memorial. Is dat chooo?
Won't these steps be slippery when wet? Anyone know what those open pipes are for?
I like the pool is above the floor. Same level as table or kitchen it's like giant kitchen sink.
That's a lot of mouthwash.... dark corners for dark deeds - From the movie Love Actually.

So that's what the holes are for! They're not just decorative light holes but a headroom space. So when you are viewing the parapet wall.
I so wanna live in this house because I like being naked in my abode. And if you have an all glass house, it's kind of a give away and obvious that you want to show off your body right? At least in this house.. you make yourself look naive and innocent...and make it a lil' harder for peeping toms to see your full glory.
Photographs are by T. Sobajima
Plastic Moon by Norisada Maeda Atelier
A reaction to the Post in Dezeen