httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIjV5yBxbLc&feature=player_embedded Inspired by the Hudson River, The River That Flows Both Ways is a project by Spencer Finch that documents a 700-minute (11 hours, 40 minutes) journey on the river in a single day. On June 12, 2008, from a tugboat drifting on Manhattan’s west side and past the High Line, Finch photographed the river’s surface … [Read more…]
A project by xClinic Environmental Health Clinic at NYU and the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, AMPHIBIOUS ARCHITECTURE attempts to generate a new dialogue between the environment and us. The description, quoted from the site, since it’s more clear than my attempt at synthesizing the information would be: “Installed at … [Read more…]
Since we do have “access” to a fairly large river–one which separates us from Detroit, Michigan–a project such as Anne Percoco‘s “Indra’s Cloud” could work to highlight similar pollution issues in our area. Our river is not generally used for bathing, but the one pictured has been used for years and is now raising serious … [Read more…]
According to an article in the Windsor Star, the Department of Homeland Security is starting to employ Predator Drones as security measures over parts of Lake Ontario near New York. Eventually, these will be flying over Windsor / Detroit, but will be controlled from Arizona. Sounds like another starting point for an art project.
Make your bike floatable through this DIY solution, courtesy of Li Wieguo from Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. The bike is modified to be equipped with eight water buckets acting as pontoons and an adjustable vane wheels as driving power. Who needs the Skylink? [via Inhabitat]
Leesa Bringas (along with some fellow Windsor artists) spent the weekend braiding the long grass at Great Western Park. The process leaves spirals of braided grass around shoots of flowers. It’s quite beautiful and seems meditative (though admittedly, I didn’t venture out to try myself). Political issues of the strike aside, I quite like seeing … [Read more…]
At Windsor’s riverfront, SAVE A CITY, installed this afternoon. We opted out of using monofilament to hang the blocks of ice because there was a nice snowbank already there, and probably the last thing the Detroit River needs is more garbage in it. I’ll post some photos of the process of making these soon (definitely … [Read more…]