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Making the Invisible Visible | Colossal

Making the Invisible Visible | Colossal | BASIC VOWELS | Scoop.it

For a second year, street art collective Mentalgassi has partnered with Amnesty International and Wieden + Kennedy creative team Lisa Jelliffe and Kirsten Rutherford to help highlight some of the year’s most prominent human rights abuse cases playing out around the world.

 

Mentalgassi transformed large portaits of each individual into segmented strips that are applied to the slats of fences. At first the images aren’t readily visible and only come into focus suddenly from extreme angles, reinforcing the campaign’s theme, ‘making the invisible visible‘.

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Sunflower Seed Portrait of Ai Weiwei

Sunflower Seed Portrait of Ai Weiwei | BASIC VOWELS | Scoop.it

If you are familiar with the art world, this portrait may look familiar to you. It is none other than controversial artist Ai Weiwei, the designer behind the iconic 2008 Beijing Olympics Bird's Nest Stadium. One of Weiwei's most recent works, Sunflower Seeds, was an installation at Tate Modern in London, England in 2010, and included a massive collection of one hundred million hand painted porcelain "seeds." With the help of 1,600 hundred people, Weiwei created this installation to speak out about the mass production trend of "Made in China."


Taking inspiration from Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds, Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi set out to create a portrait of Weiwei using the medium of actual sunflower seeds. What started out as a small project inside turned into a big one outside, and the final piece required approximately 100,000 seeds!

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Mind-Boggling Digital Portrait Uses Video Clips As Paint

Mind-Boggling Digital Portrait Uses Video Clips As Paint | BASIC VOWELS | Scoop.it

Sergio Albiac's "videorative portraits" use videos about the subject's life as digital paint, so that each piece is made of the sitter's own memories.

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