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The Golden Temple of Trash | Rob Taylor - AA Diploma 5
An alchemical playground spoons the five toxic mountains of Ahmedabad’s Asnani landfill, converting the unending stream of electronic commodities discarded by the western world into nuggets of pure gold. Fuelled by the productive efforts of this Indian city’s swarm of informal ragpickers, an ensemble of public temples, wells and factories weave themselves into a form to market luxury goods to the burgeoning ranks of India’s super-rich. The project is represented as a series of intricately crafted miniature paintings, reappropriating this traditional Indian form of drawing luxuriously serene Mughal courtly life and idyllic religious scenes so as to allude to the architecture’s overall goal: The elevation of the mundane act of recycling to a level that is both sacred and enjoyable for its participants. Through the ritualisation of this activity, the project’s aspiration is to economically reenfranchise the informal underclass of people so essential to the function of the developing city and in this provide a spatial enclave amid toxic waste
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pt model IV-b1 bw-a | the 5th horseman (2012)
cardboard, wood, linen, plaster, synthetic paint and spraypaint on MDF
240cm x 120cm
extract from ‘exposed space’ dual show, Jerusalem, 2012
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Tract House | Wes Jones
A selection of drawings and models which describe the ‘Tract House’. A project completed in 1987 by Los Angeles based Architect Wes Jones.
(Source: jai--me, via visicert)
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FILM4, BFI & SHINE PRESENT
Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into a tourist hot-spot as a result. But for Mbwana, the reality isn’t what he dreamed – and when he meets the fish again, both of them forgotten, ruined and old, he decides only one of them can survive. Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A visual feast, shot though with humour and warmth, it tells an old story in a completely new way.
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