Find the sweet art

unduhan-3For me, it’s marshmallows. The moment I catch the scent of powdered sugar I remember lying with my head in my grandmother’s lap as a child. For Benjamin Loyauté, it’s apple-flavoured sticks from Rouen that exert the Proustian pull, transporting him back to his Normandy childhood and squabbles with his twin sister over the sugary treats.

Sweets may be universal, but the nostalgia they hold is intense and intimate, which is why – says Loyauté – they are the perfect vehicle for his long-term project to highlight the “immaterial heritage” of Syria. With a man-bun and a curator’s love of critical theory, the Brussels based artist and designer makes an unexpected confectioner. Yet when we meet in the foyer of his London hotel, on the table in front of us are little packets of pink candies created to his exacting specifications.

At first glance they could be the cheap sweets sold by Syrian street vendors, except that each is shaped to resemble an “eye idol” – those ancient Syrian figurines whose use and meaning archaeologists are still debating. Loyauté describes his sweets as “transmitter objects” – everyday things with “a real value and symbolic value linked to emotion, history, heritage”. In other words, as it says on one of his text paintings: “candy keeps the past alive.”

“One woman said she never ate these candies because they are sold on dusty trolleys – they are not for rich people,” he explains. “It was only when they started disappearing from the streets thanks to the war, that she realised: ‘I miss them’.”

I can’t wait any longer and break off our chat to open the simple plastic packet and pop one in my mouth. The soft texture yields an intense burst of sugar and rose. For an artwork, they are pretty delicious. And at this month’s London DesignBiennale, visitors will get their own chance to scoff. Loyauté’s exhibit includes “a practical sculpture”, otherwise known as a vending machine. For £5, it will dispense a packet of the sweets and design buffs will be invited “to do their bit”.

The money put into the machine will directly transfer to the Mosaic initiative, a small London-based charity which distributes aid, both within Syria and to educational projects for Syrian refugees elsewhere. If Loyauté has his way, it will be only the first step in a Willy Wonka-ish ambition to bring people together through sweets.

Despite Baťa’s original vision, his Essex outpost only reached a third of its planned size after Bata was nationalised by the communists in the wake of the second world war. Decline set in during the late 1970s and, by the new millennium, there were only 200 employees left in East Tilbury. Bata closed the factory in 2005, moving most of its manufacturing to Malaysia.

Rippingale and her siblings resisted following their parents into the footwear business. She became a secretary and moved to London, only later buying the family home. Once teeming with workers who clocked in to music piped out of speakers at the company gates each morning, the listed factory buildings are now owned by a storage company, and the estate is looking a little rundown.

Despite this, East Tilbury has generated a steady and growing interest among architects. The Bauhaus foundation has paid a visit, says Pinion, and the last piece of Bata Trust land was sold recently to a developer, Cogent Land, which has built a portion of new housing faithful to the original modernist designs. The whole Bata estate is a conservation area and there is talk of the houses being listed in line with the factory buildings.

Radical Essex’s talk of the county as “the cradle of modernism” is an attempt to to get a grip on its sprawl. As Nikolaus Pevsner wrote in his 1954 book The Buildings of England: “The county is too big and varied to be taken in as one.” Characterised by rivers, creeks, marshland and an abundance of overpopulated A-roads, rather than by any particular architectural style, the Essex look has flitted with the political wind: from weatherboarded houses to Barratt estates, early 20th century “plotland” bungalows to mid-century new towns later sold off under Thatcher’s right to buy.

Underwater artist that inspired you

unduhan-2When I have fears that I may cease to be,” as the old poem goes, “before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain … then on the shore / Of the wide world I stand alone, and think / Till Love and Fame to nothingness do sink.” The artist Peter Matthews has gone one step further than John Keats: he’s actually waded into the sea.

The 37-year-old, who hails from the stubbornly landlocked hills of Derbyshire, has made a career of drawing and painting in the ocean. That’s right: floating in the sea, using an old piece of plywood as a desk-cum-flotation aid and scrawling across huge sheets of paper with the charcoal pencils and gel pens that he keeps tucked under his hat.

“My mother’s father sold fish in Leicester, so I like to think it’s in my roots,” says Matthews, currently in Taiwan where he’s been bobbing about in the Pacific. “I’ve always had this profound fascination with the ocean.” In 2007, in Mexico, he experienced a “life-changing event” while out surfing. “I got hit by one of those rogue huge waves. It crashed over me, broke the leash connecting me to the board and I got a surge of primal fear. It was kind of epiphany; I saw life drawing to a close.”

All at sea … Matthews’ canvas Photograph: Peter Matthews

It dawned on him afterwards, however, that waiting around in the water was where he was happiest: “that communion with the ocean”. And so he swapped surfboard for hardboard and started immersing himself in the sea, often from dawn until dusk, trying to capture, consciously and subconsciously, that strange, suspended state.

Looking at the resulting drawings, which Matthews often leaves in a tidepool overnight to work on again in the morning, it’s tempting to draw comparison to the scratchy, abstract works of Cy Twombly or Jasper Johns. But there is also something of the alchemist to Matthews – his stream-of-consciousness texts, his lyrical way of speaking and his frankly eccentric work practice. “Big grey seals often pop up,” says Matthews, who has been working for years around the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, wild-camping on the cliffs near Coverack. “When I’m exhausted and lie on the rocks to try and generate a bit of heat, the seals come up really close. Those unexpected things in nature are fascinating.”

It would be wrong to describe Matthews as a nature artist. Although his work is literally soaked in seawater and scattered with the imprint of small shellfish, he is far more interested in exploring the fluid midpoint between sea and land, thought and form.

“There’s a period of time in the early morning and again at twilight that’s beyond words,” he says, his soft Derbyshire vowels still just about detectable. “That’s when the scrawlings ignite. It’s almost caveman-like. Approaching the ocean is quite mysterious in itself: seeing it, and that visceral experience of listening to it, smelling it, touching it.”

5 Hours In and With the Atlantic Ocean #2 (England) Photograph: Peter Matthews/Courtesy of the artist

Of course, there are practical obstacles to working in the sea. As well as numb hands, the odd fall into a rockpool and concerned dogwalkers peering out at him on the horizon, Matthews has to contend with the unpredictability of waves. “There’s a romantic side to me that’s drawn to the wild, breaking white. But I’ve also lost quite a lot of drawings that way,” he tells me, as I try to picture this floating male selkie pulling pencils out of his sleeve like a magician. “The waves crash over, it tears off the board, and ebbs away into the abyss.”

Some of his works dance along the border of the brilliant and the ridiculous. For the piece With the Forces of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Matthews rigged up a CD player on a floating tripod, then spent days bobbing about in the Atlantic, listening to a recording of the Pacific, trying to capture the watery confusion between the two. For A Mystical Exchange of Energies he sprayed nine litres of Pacific ocean, collected during typhoon Nanmodal in August 2011, into the Atlantic using a fire extinguisher – transferring one ocean into the other.

The power of art

images-2In repressive states, the role of the artist is unambiguous: to assert the individual imagination, the singular power that all dictatorships fear. I remember once talking to the Czech dissident and writer Ivan Klima, who had been subject both to the arbitrary horror of a Nazi concentration camp as a child and the long grinding years of Soviet occupation in which he had become a “non-person” for two decades, harassed constantly by secret police and unable to speak or write in public. He survived by “living in truth”. “I have always pursued inner freedom,” he said. “I have never been censored.”

Klima was part of that group of artists and writers who gathered in the Magic Lantern theatre in Prague in 1989 to orchestrate the “Velvet Revolution” and see their dreams of liberation realised. And how did it feel to experience freedom, to have the external world finally correspond with that interior life for the first time?

Czech writer Ivan Klima: ‘I have never been censored.’ Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian

“It is interesting that a man very quickly accepts freedom as a normal thing,” Klima said. “Though we had fought for it for so long, after a few weeks or months we did not think about it. Rather you start to see things you would like to change, things that make you angry, corruption and so forth, environmental problems, the obsession with the market…” Habits of protest die hard.

There are, of course, many courageous artists across the world with Klima’s stubborn courage. Ai Weiwei is only the best known, but he remains a crucial figure, one irrepressible man living in truth who reveals the billion lies attending China’s advance into the world. Weiwei used to reject the idea he was a political figure, insisting that he was only an artist (as if the two were distinguishable). After his imprisonment in 2012, his tone seemed to change. “People are always wondering if I am an artist or politician,” he said. “Maybe I’ll just clearly tell you: whatever I do is not art. Let’s say it is just objects or materials, movies or writing, but not art, Ok

In Russia, Pussy Riot have acquired something of Weiwei’s power – the power to prove the futility of censorship and the integrity of protest. They took their inspiration from the Voina, a group which, like all the best art political movements, trailed a manifesto. Point one read: “Create the rebirth of heroical behavioural ideals of an artist-intellectual… the artist as romantic hero, who prevails over evil. Produce lively romantic models in contrast with today’s soulless commercial conceptual art.” Voina’s most famous performance was a protest against the 2008 election of President Medvedev. This “lively romantic” act took place in the Moscow Biological Museum, beside a stuffed bear. Five couples from Voina undressed and had vigorous sex in the hall. One of the participants, Alexei Plutser-Sarno, described the work as the only honest portrait of pre-election Russia: “Everybody fucks each other, and the puppy bear” [a nickname for Medvedev] “looks on with an unconcealed scorn.”

Pussy Riot perform in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour cathedral to protest Putin’s return to the Kremlin, 2012. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/AP

In the west, where freedoms of speech are, theoretically at least, guaranteed in law, the challenge for an artist to make an effective political statement is more complex. Where anything goes, where we are flooded daily with millions of uncensored images, what honestly gives us pause, or makes a statement? Perhaps as a result of this, the art world, that moving spectacle of expos and fairs and biennials – Voina’s “soulless commercial conceptual art” – can appear to exist in a self-referential bubble. The suddenly hardening political moment, however – where across Europe and in the US, liberal certainties feel under threat – seems to call for a different kind of artistic engagement. What that might look like is still under construction.

Street art and the outlaw sloganeering of Banksy was one effort to test the in-house freedoms of the gallery in less permissive spaces. Another, more rigorous attempt would be the inspiring project of the American Theaster Gates in Chicago’s South Side. Gates is using the material of his historically blighted neighbourhood, repurposed as art, to regenerate entire blocks of that community and connect its residents with a radical civil rights past, making black lives matterin bricks and mortar. His 2011 collection, In the Event of a Race Riot, coiled a series decommissioned fire hoses from the civil rights era in gilt-frame boxes. They sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars and Gates ploughed the money directly back into community projects.

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The selection of mp3 songs available for downloads is extensive. you can download songs done by different authors. You can also select from a wide range of music genres such as romantic songs, Hindu songs, and English songs and so on. The selection of the songs will be based on your tastes and preferences. You can load as many songs as you want to your computer or phone. Another option to downloading the mp3 songs are on the peer to peer basis. This is where you download mp3 songs from a person who has them. The procedure lies in simply typing the URL of a legit website or search it by name on the search engine. You will directed to the mp3 download page where you will search your preferred song in the search box. If you have CD, you can easily burn the songs to it. To download the songs, ensure that you have speedy internet connections. Search for your favorite songs immediately. It is a fast, cheap and simple way of getting mp3 songs.

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Themed party supplies in the form of decorations are widespread. When you’re done sending out the invitations, you now have some theme to work with, and after identifying the venue, you can deal with the decorations. Every supply that will bring the idea of the themed party to life in the venue has to be supplied if it is not there yet. They include the minor items as well as the major ones, depending on the party type you are having. There are several balloon types and you need to identify exactly the type of balloons you prefer to have. You should be able to do this if you have taken the time to prepare and write down the things you need.
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Before ordering your themed party supplies from online shops, it is important to go through every one of the items on offer and be confident of each supply. You also need to seriously consider supplies for party favors. Choose what you prefer, and then be sure that the supplies get delivered without delay. This means you will have to order them ahead of time. It is the same with food, if it is being catered in particular. Food supplies need to be timely and adequately available at a party.

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Perfecting Jazz with the Right Techniques If you are a jazz music lover, there is no other way to enjoy it more than playing some instrument to the beat of jazz, right? If you want to play an instrument for jazz music, all you need to do is take music lessons. Although the internet can be considered as a reliable source of learning to play instruments, it will still not be as perfect if you take an actual music lesson. The pictures will never be sufficient. But once you have a local teacher, he or she can rightfully demonstrate the correct form as well as play the right sound. So your next step is to find a local music teacher. One of the ways to find a music teacher is to visit a school’s music department and ask them for referrals. The internet can also provide you list of these local music teachers. If you have found a potential teacher, do not settle with him or her first. .You need to be comfortable with the teacher so you must try few first before settling for the best. Learning the basics is very difficult that is why you need to have a teacher who you will be comfortable with. Criteria are very important if you want to learn so your teacher must qualify.
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Learning jazz using saxophone is easier if you know of a saxophonist. His or her talent will already serve as a qualification to become a teacher. But remember that you cannot generalize musicians as teachers, too. However, musicians can still share with you their techniques as long as you have already surpassed the beginner stage. Musicians love it when they have audiences and as a learner, musicians will really be willing to share to you their styles and techniques in music that you may use for your own advantage and growth. It will be a long period of time before you can reach the level of these musicians but as long as you practice often, you will still arrive at your goal. Musicians are more than happy knowing that they are the reasons why you become successful. Jazz music is indeed an art that will forever exist and you will always seek for more and more of it. Being a master in jazz music requires a mentor that will teach you everything until you are ready to show the world your talent. But you must be a willing and obedient student to grow and learn fast. As long as you live for your dreams, it will come true.

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Before making the decision to get a home, it is important to clarify concerns. Since investing in a home is probably the most vital decisions you’ll ever make, taking your time is actually paramount. When looking for houses for sale in uk, hiring a professional is essential. Here are some factors that the customer can focus on before going with their real estate agent:

Where you want them to stay as well as why you would like to live in that area is only one. How you can invest in the home is a. The price depends upon where the property is, if you need to move, the tools needed, the oversupply that will exists in the community and especially the purchase price. Do not give up your needs, however , you need to be realistic when shopping for a house.

With the existing economic situation in pull, a person must invest at the very least 30% of the home valuation. This is taking into account that financial institutions generally fund up to 80% of the buy value, which means you must contribute a minimum of even just the teens, and then include ten percent for the price of obtain. Whether the property is new or used, it must be maintained. Amid the features an realtor will highlight through the orientation is the number of sleeping rooms and bathrooms, optional garage, among others.

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The Need For Blues Guitar Lessons

You should know that there are different ways to get the guitar lessons that you want for the blues genre. Having that in mind, you should know that today’s technology allows people to get their own blues guitar lessons in CDs or DVDs. You should also know that many blues guitar lessons were recorded and stored in compact disks.

With the help of this article, you’ll be able to know how to effectively approach learning guitar blues. It’s quite typical for some people to assume that one needs talent in order to be great at playing guitar when it comes to blues or other kinds of genre. With that in mind, there are courses that are being offered when it comes to playing certain instruments and that includes guitars. Also, by using the internet, you will be able to find several blues guitar lessons online. In any case, you have to determine whether or not you actually want to learn blues guitar lessons. Keep in mind that if you are planning to join or form a band where you’ll be the guitarist, you will want to know blues guitar lessons.

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Also, you have to keep in mind that learning how to play blues on the guitar is something that will need basic skills first. You should know that learning the basics of guitar playing will make your process of learning the blues a lot smoother. Still, you should know that there are different levels of blues guitar lessons that you can try out there. Also, if you’re going to play some blues on your guitar, you will want to make sure that you’ll study the cord patterns. You’ll also want to know that blues guitar lessons can help your current skill to be something more than just the basics.

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You should know that knowing the instructor of the blues guitar lessons that you’ll be getting is something that matters a lot. You will want to make sure that the one who made the lessons is actually a professional guitar player. If you’re looking for a personal trainer, then you should know that their fees about that matter don’t come cheap.

If you’re really into learning guitar blues, then you have to make sure that you’ve got the determination to find a reputable instructor for learning guitar blues. It’s also recommended to ask your friends about this if they are currently having lessons for guitar blues. Just bear in mind that if you are to learn this kind of guitar playing style, you will need to be patient.

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The bottom line is that counterfeiters can never replicate a Beanie baby to match an original and they make a grave error when it comes to replicating the foil around the hang-tags. The foils should be gold in colour, smooth all the way around the tag, does not rub off when moved in between the fingers and has smooth and perfectly connector holes. For fake products they have one or more of the following features: have uneven and rough tags, the gold colour rubs off on fingers and have rough and imperfectly cut connector holes.
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There are reputable companies that are licensed to sell Beanie babies. It is important to highlight the fact that some resellers on eBay use private auctions to sell Beanie babies, which means that the buyer cannot see the feedback by seller and the other people that are bidding on the toy and such private auctions prevent educated collectors from emailing high bidders that they are buying a fake. The truth is that purchasing through such auctions can lead to buying a counterfeit product. It is vital to note that following the above tips will significantly reduce the chances of buying a fake Beanie baby.

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The Wonderful Things Rivet Fasteners Can Offer to Industries

The humble rivet is an old form of fastener for metal that is still used in different industries. In the world wars, airplanes and boats make use of rivet in the construction. However, this has no replacement ans is still very useful today.

To build large iron structures and ships, hot rivets help put up things together. Joining two pieces of either iron or steel using rivet is done once the rivet is heated that it turns into red hot. There are two persons who need to do the process and one man should hold the rivet in the right place while the other one on the other end and hit it to blind the rivet over the hole. The metal will join even tighter together as the rivet cools down.

The heat and hammering present in the process can be very complicated and dangerous. Much more complicated it is when getting the hot rivets. Are you familiar with the skyscrapers building in New York back in 1920’s? It is never easy to get the hot rivets that high.

Today, rivets are now called cold rivets which are small in size. Ships ensure that the steel hulls are strongly welded together for quicker construction. Instead of using rivets, fasteners are now being used to bolt bridges together.

One of the good things with cold rivets is that they can be used at any project at home without professional skills on how use it. Visit your nearest DIY store and you will sure find a pop riveting kit. Pop rivets are the placed in the hole and a moderate pressure will let them tighten itself. Since there are usually excess parts of the rivet, it can be crop off with the help of the riveting gun.

These rivets are still very useful in most aircraft industries today. For several years already, rivets have been a very useful tool to fasten and hold pieces together.

There is no other timeless fastener than the old rivets.

For different times, rivets tools have been a good choice when it comes to fixing and holding things together. This made fastening things possible even where welding is not applicable. You can use rivets when joining a plywood with metal sheets. These can hold better materials which can be easily modified or deformed. Rivets come in different sizes, so you can pick the right size according to your needs.

The fact that rivets are specially designed to be strong, there is no wonder why they are used in several industries and for different applications. Due to this high demand, there are already several manufacturers from the different parts of the world. This fastener is not only known for its strength, but also for its accessibility and cost.

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