Daniel Eatock – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of rolling pin paintings by artist Daniel Eatock. Removed from the context of food preparation, Eatock uses the rolling pin to flatten daubs of acrylic paint into the surfaces of wood panels. In this way, the rolling pin’s surface retains paint and forms a print or facsimile of the marks just made, transforming the kitchen utensil into a quasi rotary printing press. As with his other bodies of work, Eatock’s creative process — the formulation and systematic exploration of an idea — is as important, if not moreso,…

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Save Ralph: A Stop-Motion Animation Critiques the Devastating Impacts of Animal Testing

 Animation #animals #short film #stop motion #video April 7, 2021 Grace Ebert  Note: This video contains brief, simulated animal testing that might be disturbing. Meet Ralph, a modest rabbit whose life revolves around his role as a product tester. A new stop-motion animation follows the creature throughout a typical day as he struggles to brush his teeth, shudders from back pain, and undergoes a painful round of trials for various beauty-related goods. Opening with his descriptions of the extensive damage already sustained to his hearing and sight, “Save…

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A Retro Boombox Candle by Cent LDN Recreates a Hip-Hop Classic in Creamy Wax

 Design Music #candles #electronics #wax April 7, 2021 Grace Ebert All images via Cent LDN Turn that Root Down into a meltdown with the first-ever candle replica of the boombox so iconic it’s simply referred to as “The King.” Cent LDN just released a retro design modeled after the legendary JVC RC M90 boombox—you might recognize this iconic device from LL Cool J’s Radio album cover and multiple photoshoots for the Beastie Boys. The hand-poured candle weighs more than four pounds, which is just a fraction of the actual electronic’s…

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A Circle of Light Beams Undulates in an Interactive Kinetic Installation by Scale Collective

 Art #installation #interactive #kinetic #light April 7, 2021 Grace Ebert  An undulating kinetic artwork by Scale Collective blends organic movement and architectural forms in a mesmerizing installation. Created for the Constellations Festival in Metz, France, “Flux” is comprised of 48 beams of light that stretch 1.5-meters-long and are spaced 40 centimeters apart. Each is connected to a single mechanism that’s motorized and controlled by viewers through an interface, allowing for a synchronized performance of twisting and coiling patterns. “The formal multiplication of these lines coupled with micro variations…

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