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Leah Heiss

 

Jewellery that changes shape at body temperature. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding…

 

Leah Heiss

Bio.

Leah heiss is a Melbourne based artist and designer. She has a practice located at the nexus art, design and science, utilising advanced technologies to develop potent human scale projects. She collaborates within her projects with experts from nanotechnology.

Most of her works involves a medical aim. Her projects exists of hearing technologies, biosignal sensing jewellery and swallowable devices to detect gas fluctuations within the body.

Materials.

She works with nanotechnologies, so she works with a lot of new technical devices such as magnetic liquids, memory metals, and electricity conducting textiles. Also she works with 3D printing.

Technology.

She works mostly with nanotechnology and for this she collaborates with others such as scientists and electronic engineers to evolve her art practice.

Experience.

““A lot of my work utilises nanotechnology, but what interests me is not the technology itself but the emotional side of how people interact with technology.”

Links.

A lot of people see the work of Leah Heiss as a very valuable research. Because her projects and research concern our medical healthcare. By nanotechnology she was able to develop accurate systems to treat diseases.

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Our%20Organisation%2FRMIT%20Gallery%2FExhibitions%2F2009%2FSuper%20Human%3A%20Revolution%20of%20the%20Species%2FLeah%20Heiss/

http://www.elasticfield.com

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2416729.htm

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FRANTIC CHANNEL AT YOUTUBE! We are happy to inform you that we have just started Youtube Frantic Channel and you can see the first video piece we uploaded. Japanese artist Macoto Murayama who works in the field of Digital Art provides one of his video pieces “C.warneri” (3min,59sec.,2007) for the dance performance titled “Evolve” by New Zealand Dance Company and other participated artists and you can see the video documentation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDRpJ6LsIRA

 

Macoto Murayama.

 

Bio.

Macoto Murayama studied at Miyagi university in Japan. He studied Information design dept., spatial design course. This is where he started to create architecture and scientific illustrations. When he finished his studies he took a job as researcher at the IAMAS but soon became an independent artist with exhibitions over the whole world. He even won an award; the Asia digital art award.

 

Materials & Technology.

Macoto Murayama only works digital. He creates his art by using 3D computer graphics software. He cleans up his composition in Photoshop and adds measurements and annotations in Illustrator, so that in the end, he has created nothing short of a botanical blueprint. For the composition he uses a real flower and photographs it. Then he dissects the flower by cutting the petal and ovary with a scalpel and observes it with a magnifying glass. Then he makes sketches of the dissected flower and photographes it again.

Now he models the flower in different programs; most importantly 3ds Max (3DCG software). Finally he prints his work with a large scale printer.

 

Experience.

“Both architectural plans and scientific illustrations are, as he puts it, “explanatory figures” with meticulous attention paid to detail. “An image of a thing presented with massive and various information is not just visually beautiful, it is also possible to catch an elaborate operation involved in the process of construction of this thing,” Murayama once said in an interview.

 

Links.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/macoto-murayamas-intricate-blueprints-of-flowers-57862546/

http://www.frantic.jp/en/artist/artist-murayama.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XCnvIc7Hac

 

Baku Maeda.

 

Bio.

Baku Maeda was born in Sapporo Japan. After his studies he began working as a web designer and started working independently in 2005. He works with different disciplines such as realistic painting, vector illustration and 3D figures. He also works as an art director for various projects and agencies. He does exhibitions worldwide and was chosen as one of the best Asian illustrators.

 

Materials.

Because Baku Maeda is such a diverse artists he uses very diverse materials. For his sculptures he used ice and ribbons. For his illustrations he uses pencils and paint.

 

Technology.

For a lot of his illustrations he uses programs like vector works, illustrator and Photoshop.

 

Experience.

A lot of his work is inspired by nature. For example he made the ice glasses to be winter proof and it reminded him of the strong winters in his town.

He started a company out of his ribbon project and this is their representation:

‘Ribbonesia’ is small creative collective has started since July, 2009. We mainly use ‘ribbon’ as the art material. We bend, twist and tie them to transform it into new characters, new life. We recently exploring other materials such as paper, wood, plastic and metal. Large and small. Basically anything we can play with. Just like artists’ search for new material to expand their potential of expression. We are constantly experiencing the new art works as well as creating bespoke products for various clients.

 

Links.

http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2014/02/06/ice-glasses-by-baku-maeda/

http://www.junk-culture.com/2014/02/japanese-artist-baku-maeda-uses-natural.html

http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/baku-maeda/

http://www.ribbonesia.com

 

Vaulout & Dyèvre.

 

Bio.

Vaulot & Dyèvre consist of the duoQuentin Vaulot, born in 1983 and Goliath Dyèvre, born in 1980. They have been associates since 2009. Both men have graduated from `enSCI – Les ateliers. Now a day they live and work in Paris. In their carreer as a duo they have won several prices for design projects. Most of their projects contain a certain humor.

Materials.

Within the different projects they use very different materials such as lacquered disc of metal, printed circuit of Leds, tainted electric wires, glass, wood etc.

Tenchology.

Solar radiation.

Experience.

« Our approach consists of refining, redefining and reinventing the codes of the objects that surround us. We review the definition of objects as much in their material as in their symbolism and expressiveness. With each new project we leave ourselves free to redefine our technique. The passage from intuition to intention and from intention to object is always a small miracle. »

Links.

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/sunlight-pills-bring-tropical-beaches-to-your-medicine-cabinet

http://www.vaulotdyevre.com

http://www.toxel.com/tech/2014/01/04/sunlight-pills/

http://www.petitefriture.com/upload/images/modules/designer/vaulot-dyevre-eng.pdf