Drunk computer explains it all.
This weeks Visiting Artist was Geraldine Swayne, a London based Artist and film making.
Graduating from Fine Art at Newcastle University, she has since then has won a Northern Arts Travel award in 1990 to paint and make super-8 films about Voodoo, became a pioneer special effects designer, and made the worldʼs first super-8 to Imax film. She has also worked for Jake and Dinos Chapman rebuilding ‘Hell’. Although better known as a painter, she has exhibited in numerous galleries and was a finalist in the 2010 John Moores painting prize.
Thread Laser Beams, And Other Weird And Magical Fiber Art On Paper
Chris Dobrowolski and the students taking part in this weeks project.
Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men in Formation on His Shoulders, c.1930 by unidentified American artist.
Leap in the Void by Yves Klein
Io + Gatto, 1932 by Wanda Wulz
Sealed Power Piston Rings, 1933 by John Paul Pennebaker
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as Artist and Model, c.1900 by Maurice Guibert
As part of the former Soviet Union, the urbanism and architecture of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan on the Western coast of the Caspian Sea, was heavily influenced by the planning of that era. Since its independence in 1991, Azerbaijan has invested heavily in modernising and developing Baku’s infrastructure and architecture, departing from its legacy of normative Soviet Modernism.
Zaha Hadid Architects was appointed as design architects of the Heydar Aliyev Center (Heydər Əliyev Mərkəzi) following a competition in 2007. The Center, designed to become the primary building for the nation’s cultural programs, breaks from the rigid and often monumental Soviet architecture that is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensibilities of Azeri culture and the optimism of a nation that looks to the future.
Project name: Heydar Aliyev Center / Heydər Əliyev Mərkəzi.
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Start of project: September 2007.
Completion: May 10, 2012.
Client: The Republic of Azerbaijan.
Program: Mixed-use cultural center Procurement Design-build.
Total floor area: 101,801 m2.
Site area: 111,292 m2.
Auditorium capacity: 1,000.
Photography: Iwan Baan, Hufton + Crow, Helene Binet.