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WAVE. PARTICLE. DUPLEX. BY STUDIO SWINE by Reuben Hernandez

A/D/O by MINI + Studio SWINE: WAVE. PARTICLE. DUPLEX. Teaser

I was a DP for these short videos directed by Adam Sjöberg showcasing the making of WAVE. PARTICLE. DUPLEX. by Studio SWINE at A/D/O by MINI. It was challenging lighting the red and yellow rooms, while maintaining the integrity of the exhibit.

”From August 2018 through January 2019, acclaimed designers Alexander Groves + Azusa Murakami -- aka Studio SWINE -- participated in a design residency at A/D/O by MINI. This film by director, Adam Sjöberg, documents their research and exploration that culminated in a site-specific exhibition of their works entitled Wave. Particle. Duplex. at A/D/O in Brooklyn, NY.”

Read more about the making of WAVE. PARTICLE. DUPLEX. here and here.

Directed by Adam Sjöberg
Cinematography by Adam Sjöberg and Reuben Hernandez
Gaffer John Hudak
G&E Swing Milton De La Cruz
Produced by Loose Luggage Media

A/D/O by MINI + Studio SWINE: The Making of Wave. Particle. Duplex.

A/D/O by MINI + Studio SWINE: Wave. Particle. Duplex.
A/D/O by MINI + Studio SWINE: Wave. Particle. Duplex.
A/D/O by MINI + Studio SWINE: Wave. Particle. Duplex.

by Katherine Yaksich

Face 2 Face by @jr: “In 2007, during the Face 2 Face project, JR and Marco organized the largest illegal photography exhibition ever. For this project, portraits of Israelis and Palestinians are pasted face to face, in large format on both sides of the wall and in several Palestinian and Israeli cities. In a very sensitive context, we have to be clear. We are in favor of a solution in which two countries, Israel and Palestine would live peacefully within safe and international recognized borders. We can be optimistic.” (at Soho, New York City)

Face 2 Face by @jr: “In 2007, during the Face 2 Face project, JR and Marco organized the largest illegal photography exhibition ever. For this project, portraits of Israelis and Palestinians are pasted face to face, in large format on both sides of the wall and in several Palestinian and Israeli cities. In a very sensitive context, we have to be clear. We are in favor of a solution in which two countries, Israel and Palestine would live peacefully within safe and international recognized borders. We can be optimistic.” (at Soho, New York City)

by Katherine Yaksich

“My goal is to find myself and figure out how to spread peace and love to all mankind. Right now dance is the most meaningful thing for me because I can show love and share positive energy through it. I like to move, I like to be physical, I like to release positive energy, and I can grab it from people and pass it to other people through dance. 
 Dance changed me. Originally dance was an escape from a poor childhood where I was busy taking care of my little brothers. I came from a poor family with an abusive step father, so for me dance was an escape from school, family, and everything I didn’t like about my life. 
 I really want to inspire other people to love everyone. Everyone wants happiness and love. If I can inspire some people, they can inspire other people, and that’s how it spreads. We don’t need much, we just need to understand how to be kind, happy, and spread love. It’s an ultimate goal and I might not ever reach it, but it’s definitely something to push for.” 
 - Christopher “Push” Costa, dancer 
 I’m really enjoying this weekend’s @Instagram hashtag project, because it’s forcing me to be creative and get to know other people on a much deeper level. 
 #whptodayimet #dance #makeportraits (at PMT Dance Studio)

“My goal is to find myself and figure out how to spread peace and love to all mankind. Right now dance is the most meaningful thing for me because I can show love and share positive energy through it. I like to move, I like to be physical, I like to release positive energy, and I can grab it from people and pass it to other people through dance.

Dance changed me. Originally dance was an escape from a poor childhood where I was busy taking care of my little brothers. I came from a poor family with an abusive step father, so for me dance was an escape from school, family, and everything I didn’t like about my life.

I really want to inspire other people to love everyone. Everyone wants happiness and love. If I can inspire some people, they can inspire other people, and that’s how it spreads. We don’t need much, we just need to understand how to be kind, happy, and spread love. It’s an ultimate goal and I might not ever reach it, but it’s definitely something to push for.”

- Christopher “Push” Costa, dancer

I’m really enjoying this weekend’s @Instagram hashtag project, because it’s forcing me to be creative and get to know other people on a much deeper level.

#whptodayimet #dance #makeportraits (at PMT Dance Studio)

by Katherine Yaksich

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Beauty, Balance, and Grace

Last month, my team and I were on a rooftop with some NYC Ballet dancers.

Photos by Jen Trahan for Reuben Hernandez Studios, © 2014 Reuben Hernandez Studios. All rights reserved.

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by Katherine Yaksich

Photo courtesy of Photoville 
 New Yorkers!  I have a photo exhibiting in the group show,  Drawn to Water , one of the shipping container galleries at Photoville NYC. The free exhibition is going on Thurs Sept 26 - Sun Sept 29 at Brooklyn Bridge Park on the Uplands of Pier 5.   
  PHOTOVILLE is a new Brooklyn-based photo destination, a pop-up village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces occupying more than 60,000 sq ft. Work from Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros, Magnum Foundation, NY Times, TIME, VII Photo Agency, and many others will be featured.  
 For more info visit:   http://photovillenyc.org   
  

  I hope you can make it out!

Photo courtesy of Photoville

New Yorkers! I have a photo exhibiting in the group show, Drawn to Water, one of the shipping container galleries at Photoville NYC. The free exhibition is going on Thurs Sept 26 - Sun Sept 29 at Brooklyn Bridge Park on the Uplands of Pier 5. 

PHOTOVILLE is a new Brooklyn-based photo destination, a pop-up village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces occupying more than 60,000 sq ft. Work from Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros, Magnum Foundation, NY Times, TIME, VII Photo Agency, and many others will be featured.

For more info visit: http://photovillenyc.org
I hope you can make it out!

by Katherine Yaksich

This is JR, one of my favorite artists and winner of the TED Prize in 2011 for being an exceptional individual. It was such an honor to meet him. This poster is part of his global art project, Inside Out, and was pasted on Times Square shortly after.   Taking this portrait and pasting it on Times Square made me feel like a real New Yorker, as cheesy as that sounds, being part of something so big and leaving my mark. JR said to stand up for something that you believe in. When I moved to NY, I took a stand to pursue my dreams and my passions and to do something creative and meaningful with my life.     JR believes that art can change the world. For more info visit:   http://  www.insideoutproject.net/  en/about   (at Times Square)

This is JR, one of my favorite artists and winner of the TED Prize in 2011 for being an exceptional individual. It was such an honor to meet him. This poster is part of his global art project, Inside Out, and was pasted on Times Square shortly after. Taking this portrait and pasting it on Times Square made me feel like a real New Yorker, as cheesy as that sounds, being part of something so big and leaving my mark. JR said to stand up for something that you believe in. When I moved to NY, I took a stand to pursue my dreams and my passions and to do something creative and meaningful with my life. JR believes that art can change the world. For more info visit: http://www.insideoutproject.net/en/about (at Times Square)

by Katherine Yaksich

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All images copyright Tim Tadder

We found a bunch of awesome bald men and hurled water balloons at their heads, to capture the explosion of water at various intervals. The result a new head of of water hair! We used a laser and sound trigger to capture the right moments for each subject to create just the head of hair that fit best with the face. Larger images with more detail at timtadder.com.

by Katherine Yaksich

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I finally found a really good iphone case by Prink Technologies, that is well designed, sleek, made from real wood, and doesn’t make my iphone bulge out of my pockets. It’s so sleek that it still docks on my Bose speaker without having to remove it. Prink donates proceeds from every wood product it sells to a forest restoration organization as part of Prink’s Pay it Forward program. They will even replace any one piece of your phone case, free of charge with proof of purchase.

Prink Technologies was founded in a small garage in Oregon, where the surrounding landscape and scenery were the inspiration and backdrop for the company’s beginnings. Now, Prink products can be found coast to coast. To pay homage to its roots, Prink donates proceeds from every wood product it sells to a forest restoration organization as part of Prink’s Pay it Forward program. Each contribution helps to replant our forests and fund other national service organizations.

PrinkTech also offers a Piece of Mind Guarantee - they will replace any one piece of your phone case, free of charge with proof of purchase. Buy yours from their website: http://www.prinktech.com/ or from Digital Fix located in Brooklyn and SF. 

by Katherine Yaksich

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I had the wonderful opportunity to watch and take photos of JR pasting his Lakota Portrait on the NYC Highline yesterday. I’ve been a huge fan of his work since I discovered him after he won the Ted Prize last year. One of the lines that stood out to me from his Ted talk is that “Art can change the world” and he’s definitely changing the world through his art. According to his website, he owns the biggest art gallery in the world and exhibits freely in the streets of the world. Check out http://jr-art.net, http://insideoutproject.net, and this 5 minute [video] about JR and his work. I also recommend watching his TED Prize talk from last year [here]. Marc, JR’s studio manager, was gracious enough to chat with me for a few minutes and allow me to take a few photos of him holding up the portrait. The portrait is up on the Upper Highline off 30 street until it gets weathered away.

by Katherine Yaksich

Beautiful, inspiring, engaging work @JR_artist @insideoutproj @highlinenyc (Taken with  instagram )

Beautiful, inspiring, engaging work @JR_artist @insideoutproj @highlinenyc (Taken with instagram)

by Katherine Yaksich

JR installing @insideoutproj at the @highlinenyc @JR_artist (Taken with  Instagram  at Upper Highline)

JR installing @insideoutproj at the @highlinenyc @JR_artist (Taken with Instagram at Upper Highline)

Liu Bolin The Invisible Man, Paints Himself to Hide in Plain Sight by Katherine Yaksich

photo by Zachary Bako/Eli Klein Fine Art

Chinese artist Liu Bolin poses in photographs after being painted to match the background, in a 10 hour process that renders him nearly invisible. His exhibition, “The Invisible Man,” is on display at the Eli Klein Fine Art gallery in New York City through September 28, 2011. The Business Insider has posted a gallery of 53 of Bolin’s works.  

Full story here.

by Katherine Yaksich

Sunflower Seeds  is made up of millions of small works, each apparently identical, but actually unique. However realistic they may seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain.  
 Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Far from being industrially produced, they are the effort of hundreds of skilled hands. Poured into the interior of the Turbine Hall’s vast industrial space, the 100 million seeds form a seemingly infinite landscape.  
 Porcelain is almost synonymous with China and, to make this work, Ai Weiwei has manipulated traditional methods of crafting what has historically been one of China’s most prized exports.  Sunflower Seeds  invites us to look more closely at the ‘Made in China’ phenomenon and the geo-politics of cultural and economic exchange today.

Sunflower Seeds is made up of millions of small works, each apparently identical, but actually unique. However realistic they may seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain. 

Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Far from being industrially produced, they are the effort of hundreds of skilled hands. Poured into the interior of the Turbine Hall’s vast industrial space, the 100 million seeds form a seemingly infinite landscape. 

Porcelain is almost synonymous with China and, to make this work, Ai Weiwei has manipulated traditional methods of crafting what has historically been one of China’s most prized exports. Sunflower Seeds invites us to look more closely at the ‘Made in China’ phenomenon and the geo-politics of cultural and economic exchange today.