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Issue 82

London Design Festival is on the brain with less than a month to go! We also explore some unique art, from bodyscapes of Instagram to a digital-only museum in Tokyo!

Scholten and Baijings: Time for Tea

The occasion on everyone's lips this September is, of course, London Design Festival. From 15th – 23rd September artists, designers and creatives will be producing a number of impressive expositions across the city, sparking some inspiration and introducing you to new names and faces that you may never have heard of before.

Over the course of this year’s festival, creative duo Scholten and Baijings have come up with an original immersive installation, Time for Tea, which will be taking place on the first floor of the quintessentially English Fortnum and Mason in Piccadilly. For nine days, visitors to this exhibition will have the opportunity to tuck into an engaging tea party showcase whereby over 80 exciting products will be used which have been produced from various companies worldwide. Be prepared to get lost in Scholten and Baijings’ vision of what tea time could be and marvel over some of the new gorgeous porcelain pieces created by Fortnum and Mason just for this occasion.

Photo Credit: Dezeen

Bodyscapes by Monica Carvalho

It is undeniable that one of the positives of social media is the fact that creative individuals can share their talents, which may otherwise not be seen. This is exactly the case for Monica Carvalho who has gained an extra 25,000 followers since posting her original works of art on her Instagram account. Created to make you look twice, Carvalho has united travel photography with self-portraits to produce what can only be describes as ‘bodyscapes.’

The artist has said: ‘In my inspiration process, I try to find similarities between photos in terms of colour, texture and shape. For example, two mountain peaks I shot in Greece reminded me of an upper lip; a path in Oxford had the same colour as my skin; a zip pouch evoked eyelashes.’

These innovative optical illusions have all been created using humble Photoshop and with her own personal images! This just shows you that all you need is a bit of imagination and a dash of inspiration to generate something unique and beautiful.

Photo Credit: Monica Carvalho

The Digital-Only Museum

Ever catch yourself wondering what the next best thing in the art world is going to be? We’ve had street art, conceptual art and the concept of combining art with all of our human senses, but what about digital art? In Tokyo, a one-of-a-kind museum called teamLab Borderless has emerged and it comprises an impressive exposition that showcases light, colour and an unrivalled visual and sensory experience.

Covering a mammoth 10,000 sq.m. worth of space, this museum will feature 50 fluidly-moving installations within five different areas that have been produced by using approximately 1000 projectors. The aim of this digital-only art museum is to delve deeper into the relationship between nature and us humans; ‘If an artist can put thoughts and feelings directly into experiences of people, artworks too can move freely, (and) form connections…with people.’

This exposition is an interesting concept because it allows the spectators to enter into a different world entirely, transporting them to a dream-like state. Another thing that will set this cultural venue apart from anything in its field, is the fact that each time you visit, there will always be something new and exciting to observe and explore because the projections are directly linked to the continually changing seasons in real time!

I shouldn’t image that it will be too long until this artistic innovation will make its way across the pond over to London, as creations in the global art world are becoming more and more unique and daring. Communications Director at teamLab, Takashi Kudo, says: ‘It’s borderless and transcends boundaries. If you make it on a canvas, there are boundaries; if you make a sculpture you can’t change it. But for digital art, you can always change, because the digital world doesn’t really exist.

Photo Credit: Ignant

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