ALSO HE SHOUTED OUT FADER ON THE BACK COVER!
KIYYYYYAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! (I’m giddy with excitement and anticipation)
Saraceno has installed over 20 huge spheres suspended at different heights in a network of black mesh. Within each orb is a different organic material like water or plants or air. This work is inspired by soap bubbles and spider webs (and the interaction and juxtaposition). We think of those two items as fragile and delicate, but they are actually extremely flexible and (for the material) super strong.
Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
For many African communities, markets still play a pivotal role in our daily lives. Markets are not only a center of activity - from bustle to hustle - but are a place for people to shop, socialize and have stimulating interactions. Located in the country’s capital city, Mozambique’s Xipamanine market is one such place.
Let lovely ladies at Nzualo Na’ Khumalo introduce to a place that’s much more than the negative search results it gets.
If you Google the word “Xipamanine” a lot of references might be thrown at you. Some words will pop right up: “Crowded”, “ disorganized”, “cluttered”, “filthy”, etc.
"Don’t let it fool you, Xipamanine is unique business center. Like most informal markets, it is a world of its own. It is famous for its supersize, but in our opinion it is all the noise and excentric organization that make it unique.
People scream, dance, yell, do anything to get your attention. They’re here to sell. You’re there to buy. Here you can purchase anything from clothing, to construction material, school supplies, food, traditional medicine and even live animals like goats.
The people here are brave. This is people who weren’t afraid to take the little they had to build an empire. People who dared to put themselves out there. People who took the shot.
From mothers to grandfathers, everyone here is striving for something better.
People just like us. That’s why it made sense for us to go there, to trace our inspiration and bring that piece of our soul into Back to the roots.
This is where our grandparents and parents purchased their goods before the existence of Shopping malls with defined infrastructures. It is also where young folks like us come to buy the latest fashion or food to feed their families.
We wanted to showcase in a more honest way the unique feeling and vibe of the market. Our pictures are not edited, for this reason.
We wanted to bring the rawness of its beauty; the texture of its environment; the loudness of people and animals.
FEEL IT, SEE IT, SMEEL IT!!!
This is Xipamanine!”
What if the jet of the future just replaced windows with cameras and giant digital displays?
The views afforded by the tiny airplane window—whether it’s cloud cover, city skylines, or mountain ranges—apparently aren’t good enough for design firm Technicon. Their French office has created a concept for a private jet called the Ixion that would replace windows with floor-to-ceiling digital screens that show passengers a high-resolution panoramic livestream of their external environment inside the cabin.
I want one!!!!