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Hardened Bubbles

In our desire to capture bubbles we try to harden them. Find a practical application for them in an attempt to make our dreams come true. But then it often turns that they somehow just loose their magic...

“When natural processes are one's aim and not their end results, one can no longer speak of an aesthetic evaluation, because all that does is enable one to form an opinion about concrete finished products. 'Beauty' [in a natural process] disappears, making way for completely unanticipated, new 'aesthetic' values. beauty is perishable. Everything is and is always in motion!” Louis le Roy


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Melvin Sokolsky

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Sanyo Electric Corporation, Ultrasonic Bath, 1970. Often referred to as the “human washing machine” this contraption was described i its promotional literature as “truly the fully atomatic bath of the future
Sanyo Electric Corporation, Living Capsule, 1970


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Architect Wallace Neff became obsessed with what he called airform architecture—domed structures created by inflating a massive balloon, then covering it in a concrete shell. The result is more tactile than, say, Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes (designed about a decade later); Roden describes their look and feel “as if someone hand-made a ceramic bowl, then flipped it over.”Neff regarded his airforms as his most important work. Commissioned by the War Department in the 1940s, Neff built these structures in Virginia, Arizona, and California—as well as in South America, India, and Africa. Of the airforms built in California, only one still stands, in Pasadena, where Steve Roden lives in it.(lucky guy:)). http://unframed.lacma.org/2009/04/09/steve-roden-on-wallace-neff http://99percentinvisible.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/06_Neff_ch6_0091B.jpg.


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hardened_bubbles.txt · Last modified: 2014/09/27 00:06 by cocky