Bookmarks

Aug 2013

Also, these guys made a campfire setup with lazer lights and the visual effect is effin’ awesome.

There is a city…

Aug 2012

Every August 1, the people of Warsaw freeze in unison for 60 seconds, to honour those who fought during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. The rebellion against Nazi occupation cost more than 200,000 lives and destroyed the capital.

Yugoslavia’s WWII memorials

Jul 2012

During the 1960s and 70s, thousands of monuments commemorating the Second World War – called ‘Spomeniks’ – were built throughout the former Yugoslavia; striking monumental sculptures, with an angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers, crystals, and macro-views of viruses or DNA. In the 1980s the Spomeniks still attracted millions of visitors from the Eastern bloc; today they are largely neglected and unknown, their symbolism lost and unwanted. Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers travelled the Balkans photographing these eerie objects, presented in this book as a powerful typological series. The beauty and mystery of the isolated, crumbling Spomeniks informs Kempenaer’s enquiry into memory, found beauty, and whether former monuments can function as pure sculpture.

– Roma Publications

Many more of these incredible structures at retronaut

Today’s bookmarks…

Jun 2012