:тime for mornin’ push-ups

.A Czech artist has re-modeled a traditional London double-decker bus into a mechanical sculpture of an athlete doing push-ups to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in the British capital on Friday.

David Cerny, whose past works have enraged European politicians and sought to poke fun at rival artists, has installed the bus outside the Czech Olympic House in London’s Islington neighborhood. Cerny bought the 1957 bus from an owner in the Netherlands, attached two huge arms, an electrical engine and a lot of wiring and suspension tools to make it into a piece of art named “London Boosted”.

The mechanisms inside make the 6-tonne bus move up and down on bright red arms, raising the chassis into various angles, accompanied by recordings of a groaning voice and video projections in the windows.

“There is one common exercise for every sportsman in the world, and that is push-ups,”

Cerny said:

“It is training for sport activities but at the same time it is also punishment in armies and prisons. So the push-ups are a very universal physical activity…It is in a way very ironic.”

In 2009, Cerny revealed a huge puzzle-like object, called “Entropa”, in an EU building in Brussels that pictured European countries in unflattering ways, making a dramatic start to the Czech Republic’s EU presidency. Bulgaria protested for being shown as a squat toilet, Germany was a Swastika-like web of highways, including moving cars, France was covered by an “On Strike” banner and Britain was missing altogether.

In the Czech Republic, he once painted pink a Soviet tank, which was serving as a monument of the 1945 liberation of Prague. His “Shark”, was a statue of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein floating in formaldehyde. It was meant to poke fun at British artist Damien Hirst’s embalmed shark, and was banned from exhibitions in Belgium and Poland.

Cerny once also put up large replicas of guns and posters in London back in the 1990s, calling on people to observe a “Day of Killing” to control population growth, as part of an art fair. In that context, the London bus seems uncontroversial.

“We will see how long the athlete can work out for”, Cerny said. “Let’s hope he will exercise for the full three weeks. He will be the biggest sportsman there.”

:London double – decker bus rigged with giant arms тo do push – ups. [smile]

:designed by Czech artist David Černý

Li Si (208 BC), Prime Minister during the Qin dynasty, was executed by the Five Pains method which he had devised.

James Heselden (1948–2010), having recently purchased the Segway production company, died in a single-vehicle Segway accident. (He drove off a cliff)

Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889–1944) was an American engineer and chemist who contracted polio at age 51, leaving him severely disabled. He devised an elaborate system of strings and pulleys to help others lift him from bed. This system was the eventual cause of his death when he was accidentally entangled in the ropes of this device and died of strangulation at the age of 55.

Wan Hu, a sixteenth-century Chinese official, is said to have attempted to launch himself into outer space in a chair to which 47 rockets were attached. The rockets exploded and, it is said, neither he nor the chair was ever seen again.

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:some quiet galaxy..

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:I really like this old piece, one of d first that made art thinkful in different way.. Diamond Mind Circle of Tears Fallen All Around Me (1975) by Bruce Nauman.

Historical installation, consists of six sandstone blocks, each roughly 15 inches cubed, distributed in a concentric circle. The blocks’ rhomboid shapes produce an unusual sense of dislocation, as if the room itself were slightly askew. In the mid 1970s Nauman created a series of 7 installations with rhomboid cubes that explore the complexities of perception.

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:I find this photography interesting as well.. Bruce Nauman, Failing to Levitate in My Studio, 1966. Black and white photograph, 20 x 24″. Courtesy of the artist.© 2008 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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:corals in ur brain ..or maybe on ur screen?!

.Interactive and architectural design project about Buzios’ Coral Reef Park

?have u been deep inside d sea, diving trough ur water dream? Wonderful video that shows d video art work that takes u deep inside d sea. ..imagine & ur clothes will still be dry!

:it’s about art project where we see interactive projections of d corals life in this Park, and d visitors with d help of d touch screen can use d mapping application that guides u where d special corals are, so u have d ability to see them from close and do more researches for this types. This interactive way of communication with d visitors brings d knowledge about the corals closer then ever, with this system of education we can go far more forward in d evolution that we’re expecting. SuperUber have exactly this as one of their tasks, and they have pretty good program they implement everywhere. The sense that they put on d modern, contemporary art is just simply unique, where we can see amazing communication in d forms besides d use of d materials, like in this case here more technology & intelligent tools.

:Bright future we have with guys like this!

What we read: 

from the SuperUber web page for this Interactive and architectural design project about Buzios’ Coral Reef Park is:

Interactive screens, synchronized projections and corals on display are part of the interactive and architectural design project created by SuperUber for the Buzios’ Coral Reef Park Visitor Center,located in one of the most popular spots in the city: Rua das Pedras. The exhibition’s  visual concept creates an immersive environment with shapes inspired by coral patterns, which together form a mosaic of images, made of videos, animations, corals and information, with themes such as preservation, oceanography and environmental education. The visitors center is permanent and opento the public starting December 9th. It shows research from Projeto Coral Vivo (Live Corals Project),and is sponsored by Petrobras through the Petrobras Environmental Program.


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Project made in hope to raise more consciousness about d life care that we need to share & to keep d protection mood for d environment with all her beauties.

What is more interesting here is SuperUber that declares that combines a creative atelier with a technology lab and its unique design style, to create multimedia and interactive projects for culture, education, entertainment and advertising. Pretty nice combination, unity in great project. iWish support for this group, looking forward to see more from then in future!

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