SPILL WINDOW @ V & A in London
Friday evening through Opening Times
I’ll be going to this - should include lovely stuff like the animation above there.
Opening Times is a digital art commissioning body and platform for online artworks. For the Shoreditch Takeover, Opening Times will be showcasing work from their current artist in residence Nicolas Sassoon. Sassoon’s work Pandora explores the representation of everyday space through computer based processes, often appearing in the form of animated GIFs.
You can find out more about the event at the V&A London here
July 24th 1911: Bingham at Machu Picchu
On this day in 1911, American historian Hiram Bingham III with his Peruvian guides arrived at the Inca site of Machu Picchu in the mountains of Peru. Machu Picchu is a 15th Century Inca estate built for emperor Pachacuti which was abandoned as a result of the Spanish conquest. The site lay largely undisturbed for hundreds of years, with only locals knowing of its existence. However, with Bingham’s arrival at the site it became known to the wider world and was studied scientifically; he is thus attributed with ‘re-discovering’ the erroneously called ‘Lost City of the Incas’. Bingham took artefacts from the site to Yale University for examination and only recently has the university agreed to return them to Peru. In the years since Bingham’s expedition, his grandoise claims of how he trekked through wilderness to find the ‘lost city’ have been discredited and instead it has been stressed how the site was accessible and well known to locals. However he is still renowned as the man who introduced the world to this spectacular sight. Restoration work began soon after Bingham’s expedition and the site has since become a major tourist attraction.
The first Hunter Original campaign, shot for Autumn/Winter 2014. Creative director Alasdhair Willis worked with three photographers to create a series of layered images.
Sitting is better
- So my boyfriend did a thing.
My boyfriend of over 2 years sent me a game over skype. He said he wants to try and make Pokemon...
Oh how I’ve tried to get you out of my head
And I lied, with broken words I said
Never thought I’d walk on this street again