Archive | September, 2011

Speech bubble up!

21 Sep

Sunday after noon I went to Amager to install the speech bubble extravaganza. The weather was quite grey and windy, so I’m hoping for sunny-times all weekend so that I can get some even greater shots. Untill then, here you go – hope you like it :)

Early preparations.

Ready to hang.

Hahaha … My sister’s doing the modelling on this last picture. LOVE it! :)

Sad thing is that on Monday morning both the heart and the bone for the dogs was gone … and by Tuesday morning the shit was taken as well. Really sad about that, but I guess that’s what can happen when you hang things in public spaces. I’m working out of Copenhagen this week, but I’ve been told the installation still looks good, so I’m glad about that. And happy that I got some good shots of the shit while it was still there.

And all though I’m sad people stole the stuff, it helps a little to know, that I (in order to attract the local dogs) dipped the dog-bone in a big pile of dog shit before we hung it up …

All the street art projects in the AMAR TAR ORDET treasure hunt will be up until late Sunday, so please do stop by if you’re in or around Copenhagen.
Any of you been there already? And if so, what did you think? :)

//Ida

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Speech bubble frenzy, part II

18 Sep

So! – the painting is done, and I’d like to show you just a bit from the process.

8 speech bubbles and some different filling, almost ready to take over Amager!
Read my prior post on the project, if I’ve totally lost you already. It’s right here.

1. step, base painting all the speech bubbles.

Step 2, hanging ’em makes the painting less messy. (Or at least that was the intention …)

One down. LOVE that colour!

And three down.

All the filling for the speech bubbles.

Now also base painted.

The first layer of detailed paint.

Hearts and cakes go hand in hand.

Ahead awaits some pretty serious drying hours and then the practical issue of getting the thing up in the air! I’ll keep you posted.

If you’re in Copenhagen, have you decided which day you’re gonna go treasure hunting? It’s looking good out there already! :)

//Ida

Right now I am …

17 Sep

… working on a fun art project with my street art blogging friends at STREETHEART.

Next week the part of Copenhagen called “Amager” has a cultural festival, this year focussing on art in public space. Within that week there’s going to be a street art treasure hunt, and I’m making one of the post.

BRILLIANT treasure map made by Bacso5. Love it! :)

The festival is entitled “AMAR TAR ORDET” which translates into something like “Amager speaks up”. I’ve taken that quite literally and worked up an idea focusing on speaking, talking and (day)dreaming.

Here is some of the initial sketches.

My older brother’s the best fine cutting carpenter there is! (I do the drawing and then he takes over :)

My younger brother totally working that dream-bubble.

Let’s give ’em something to talk about.

1. step of the process is done!

Ahead lies a looooooot of painting hours. I’ll keep you posted!
If you’re in or around Copenhagen next week, then drop by the AMAR TAR ORDET facebook page to get information on treasure map pick up and all the other fun things going on.

Cheers!

//Ida

Resident Advisor: Real scenes

12 Sep

If your are genuinely into electronic music, techno, legendary parties and the club scene – this. is. heaven.

London/Berlin based online electronic music magazine Resident Advisor recently did a series of short documentaries on the music scene in Bristol, Detroit and Berlin.

Covering everything from upcoming artist and underground music in Bristol, to the huge and legendary warehouse parties in the 90’s of Detroit and on worths to trashed out buildings, squatters and illegal clubbing in Berlin.

At approx 18 minutes of course they only let you in on some of the things going on, but the length really fits my (borderline adhd) short attention span.

Watch all of the Real Scenes right here

BUT consider yourself warned! This can really make you wanna stock your bag with Red Bull and Club Mate and just go all “screw you!” on your regular life.

For my part, my plans on going to Detroit next fall have really caught fire!
Any of you been there?
Or to Bristol for that matter?

//Ida

Best snappy comeback. Ever.

8 Sep

Ahhh the joy of re-discovering long-lost pictures! I found this about 6 years ago, but lost it in some kind of new-job-new-computer-horrible-data-displine-lost-all-back-up inferno. But now … FINALLY I regained it.

I love it!

It works perfectly on any kind of post regarding … well … any kind of post regarding anything really. For me, this is a perfect use of sarcasm. It’s snappy, provocative, surprising and pretty much just all round awesome.

I’ve had some good laughs because of the heavily sarcastic Cool story, bro! pic, but somehow this just overrules that one as well.

And during election times, as in Denmark right now, this could come in handy on a somewhat hourly basis, so please, indulge yourself in heavy use of this dazzling piece of awesomeness.

It’s like art. Only better.

Big. Fucking. Like button.

//Ida

P.S. Anyone actually know who lives there??

Pictures of the Karaoke-tree ™

1 Sep


So … The StreetHeart/Trailerpark/karaoke-tree extravaganza worked like an absolute charm! Loved working with my wooden guitars and had a ton of fun watching people use them.
Here’s some pictures for you to see, from initial sketches to the final Karaoke-tree.

Enjoy! (I know, I did! :)

Photo : StreetHeart

Photo : Kenneth Nguyen

Photo : Nicolai Levin

Photo : Kenneth Nguyen

Photo : StreetHeart

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