Monthly Archives: January 2013

Amsterdam Light Festival

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From December 7th 2012 until January 20th 2013, the historic city centre of Amsterdam was lit up by brilliant light art installations from artists all over the world during the first annual Amsterdam Light Festival.

Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Arjen Dienske [source]

Christmas Canal Parade
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Alphons Nieuwenhuis [Source]

‘OVO’ by ACT Lighting Design and Odeaubois
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

‘1.26 Amsterdam’ by Janet Echelman
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

‘Projectie’ by Mr. Beam
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

Magere Brug
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Alphons Nieuwenhuis [source]

‘Flower from the universe’ by Titia Ex
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

‘Wishing well’ by Wilhelmusvlug and Patrick Avontuur
Amsterdam Light Festival
Photo by Janus van den Eijnden [source]

‘Signs’ by Claudia Reh
Amsterdam Light Festival
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Incredible book carving

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Take a look at the work of these amazing artists turning old books into wonderful pieces of art.

Guy Laramee

“[…] I carve landscapes out of books […]. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS.”
Guy Laramee
Guy Laramee
Guy Laramee
Guy Laramee
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Brian Dettmer

“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. […] I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest.”
Brian Dettmer
Brian Dettmer
Brian Dettmer
Brian Dettmer
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Alexander Korzer-Robinson

“[…] an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. […] I make book sculptures / cut books by working through a book, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others.”
Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Alexander Korzer-Robinson
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