Dave's kladblog is the inspirational blog of myself and my company Ontwerp in Uitvoering (Design in Progress). I focus on visualization through animation, illustration and sculptures. But I love to do everything! This blog will contain bits about design, branding, applied arts, media, managing creativity and lots more. Have fun!

Kinetic interactive sculpture

This is a video of a interactive sculpture installed in Brussels. The granite slab alone weighs about 700 Kg. and the heavy spheres can be moved by a whisper. Here it is "hearing" a fountain nearby and creating feedback loops of it's own clacking sounds.

Artist David Fried's "Self Organizing Still-Life" (SOS) is a series of interactive, sound-stimulated kinetic sculptures, which reveal his exploration into the inherent qualities of networked and emergent systems operating far-from-equilibrium intrinsic to nature, individual psyche, communication and social relationships. - text from YouTube

More at: http://www.davidfried.com/

"Self Organizing Still-Life [sos] kinetic interactive sculpture" - netarchy01

Tags: interactive, kinetic, sculpture

IJsbeeldenfestival Zwolle 2012-2013

Check out the ice sculptures at IJsbeeldenfestival Zwolle. I got to make the Cinderella carriage in cooperation with Martin de Zoete. You can visit the festival until 27-01-2013. The following text is from Richard van der Laan:

250,000 kilograms of ice and 250,000 kilograms of snow will be used to represent the fairytales of Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, making it the single biggest ice sculpture festival in Europe. This winter will see Zwolle’s city centre dominated by the Grimm brothers and their famous fairytales. Dozens of Dutch and international ice artists will be creating ice sculptures on the Rodetorenplein square, showing off their personal interpretation of the Grimm tales.

"IJsbeelden Festival Zwolle 2012/2013" - Richard van der Laan

Tags: sculptures

Multimedia sand sculpture

Sand sculptures old fashioned? I just recently stumbled upon this beauty. This project is for the start of the new Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Project by Wieden+Kennedy, sand sculpture by Sand Factory and video projection by Theo Watson.

Filmmuseum - Sand sculpture & video projection from Sylvain Lierre on Vimeo.

"Filmmuseum - Sand sculpture & video projection" - Sylvain Lierre

Tags: sculpture, projection mapping, video, installation

Theo Jansen - kinetic sculptures

One for you to enjoy.

"Theo Jansen at TED, 2007" - craftsmagazine

Tags: kinetic sculptures, TED

Now this is pumpkin carving




Artist Ray Villafane takes pumpkin carving to a whole new level! And he does some great sand sculpting too. Click image to go to his website.


Tags: art, sculpture


Kinetic wave sculptures

Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. Also, learn how ocean waves can power our future. Learn more about Reuben at http://www.reubenmargolin.com/ - Text from Youtube, MAKE: television

"Kinetic wave sculptures" - MAKE: television

Tags: sculptures, installation, interaction