Saturday, September 26, 2009

Paper Player

Did you catch the latest Project Runway paper challenge? Making a paper plane is challenging enough, so paper couture dresses or this paper record player are truly pieces of art. This fully-functional manual record player from Simon Elvins is 100% paper, and to play the record the handle needs to be turned in a clockwise direction at a steady 331/3rpm. The paper cone then acts as a pickup, amplifying the sound enough to make it audible. It looks mighty dainty, but the concept is definitely strong.

Cristina Guitian - Art in Industry

Cristina Guitian sent over a working image of her "Knot of Arms" installation for the Art in Industry exhibition at the Shunt Lounge in the basement of London Bridge. She's promised to send more images soon, but until then I will have to satisfy myself with her installation from last year - "Eating Stories". Both pieces are part mural/part sculpture. You can check the exhibition out until the 26th