Author archives: Charlotte Bibby

Photographer Interview: Candace Karch

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How do you think starting shooting in an era of film cameras affected your attitude towards photography? Photography is magic. I began taking photographs at an early age before I even knew that it would become my medium of choice. By the time I was in my teens I knew that the roll of film (that I struggled loading into any camera) would transform the way [...]

Coober Pedy: The Underground Town

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As companies like CoeLux are creating artificial skylights to allow the real possibility of creating underground skyscrapers in the future, Coober Pedy, an opal mining town in South Australia, has been living underground for almost a century. Despite being inhabited by aboriginals, the small town was officially founded in 1915 by a man called Willie Hutchis[...]

Washington's Giant Indoor Ball Pit

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Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture, created the 10,000 square foot (930 square meters) using nearly a million recyclable translucent plastic balls. The studio wanted to reimagine the possibilities of materials, encourage exploration and do something a bit more unusual and memorable for visitors to experience. Typical to their monochrome style, The Beach is [...]

Illustrated Interview: Layla Holzer

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How do you feel today? Your proudest moment? Your greatest fear? Something you couldn’t live without? Your form of escape? Your experience of adulthood? How do you overcome a creative block? A world without humans? What is love? Your future plans? See more of Layla's work at: www.laylaholzer.com

The Puppeteer and the Activist: A New York Friendship

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Ricky Syers is a musician and puppeteer who states he used to live his life as an artist on the side, but after realising his true calling was creating beautiful and complex marionettes, began pursuing his passions permanently. A few years ago Ricky went to Washington Square Park to perform with his hand-made marionettes where he met former journalist and la[...]

Ciclotrama: Organic Forms in Rope

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Brazil-based artists Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini began their series of installations called Ciclotrama in 2010; beautiful art installations consisting of unwound ropes attached to walls and canvases that twist and unwind into organic forms illustrating the passage of time. The structures start as thick root-like objects and trail off, becoming more deli[...]

Bolivian Plastic Bottle Eco-Homes

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Along with six other women, Ingrid collected four thousand plastic bottles that were filled with sand and soil and bound together using cement and then topped with clay or straw. Eighty-one bottles are needed to create one square meter, and a minimum of ten thousand are needed to build a small two bedroom house. Read more (in Spanish) about this great proj[...]

Jerry Saltz' Advice for Artists

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1. Go to an art school that doesn’t cost too much. Those who go to Yale and Columbia might get a nine-month career bump right after graduation, but you’ll all be back on the same level in a year, and you won’t be in as much debt. 2. Envy will eat you alive. 3. Stay up late with each other after all the professors go to sleep. Support one another. 4.[...]

Whang-Od: The Last Kalinga Tattoo Maker

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Most of Whang Od's clients are tourists, and she uses the money to buy more pigs and chickens for herself and her family. She states "happiness to me is being able to live up to 100 years making tattoos. I’m delighted of having people from all over the world coming to my home to visit and get a tattoo from me; this gives meaning to my life” See the video an[...]

Rope Piece: A One Year Performance Piece

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In 1984 Montano and Hseih were interviewed by Alex and Allyson Grey which can be read in Linda's book Letters from Linda M. Montano: A&AG: Now that you’ve been tied together for almost a year, how do you feel about each other? TH: I think Linda is the most honest person I’ve known in my life and I feel very comfortable to talk—to share my personality w[...]

Artist Interview: Stephanie Wilkinson

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You mention that women inspire you? Could you elaborate on this? Any specific women? When I was researching material for my dissertation a few years ago entitled ‘Women’s Work: Why are different values attached to work performed inside and outside the home’, one woman really stood out for me. Her name is Bobby Baker, a performance artist who produced a powe[...]

In the Presence of the Holy See

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Last year The Palestinian Museum launched a new project in honour of Pope Francis' trip to Palestine. Banners combining recent media photographs of the Palestinian landscape and its people with Western baroque paintings of biblical scenes were meant to decorate Manger Square in Bethlehem, highlighting the tension between the popular image of the Holy Land an[...]

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