Have you ever wanted to yell out over a valley and a village? Â To just let them know your alive and harsh their day? Â Well you still can and all you need is a phone.
From Unsworn Industries…
Telemegaphone Dale stands seven meters tall on top of the Bergskletten mountain overlooking the idyllic Dalsfjord in Western Norway.
When you dial the Telemegaphoneâ€™s phone number the sound of your voice is projected out across the fjord, the valley and the village of Dale below. PH:Â +4790369389
Check it out here…Â http://www.unsworn.org/telemegaphone/
For those of who loved Anne Elizabeth Moore’s interview last year , the CBC’s show Q has done a recent response to the erosion of the artist Fauxreel’s integrity and his new campaign for Vespa. They also talk about the “outing” of Banksy.
So in an art world filled with talent the Driehaus Foundation has announced this years Chicago award winners.
Rumor has it this year was extra tough and all nominees and winners should be proud.
The answers as to who they are after the jump.
Driehaus Foundation Unveils Winners of 2008 Artist Awards
Driehaus Individual Artist Awards are the only unrestricted, annual awards for Chicago artists
CHICAGO â€“ The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is thrilled to announce this yearâ€™s winners of the Individual Artist Awards: Jason Lazarus, Anne Wilson and IÃ±igo Manglano-Ovalle.
â€œThis yearâ€™s entries proved that Chicago artists are always innovating. I am extremely proud of the thriving artistsâ€™ community we have in the Chicago area,â€ said Sunny Fischer, executive director of the Foundation. â€œThe Foundation supports local working artists, allowing their work to continue to enrich our communities.â€
The awards are given in recognition of the artistsâ€™ past works, talent, commitment to the field and promise. This year the Foundation increased the amount of the cash awards. Each artist will receive $15,000 to use as they see fit. There are no restrictions on how the artists can use their cash awards.
Here is a brief introduction to the winning artists:
Those of you are brave and fond of the “dirty” words.Â You might as well check out “Why The Fuck Not Ppodcast?“Â Think of itÂ as aÂ more plat-formists, music oriented and bizarre Bad At Sports from Europe.
Ppodcast has a more aggressively open ended mandate for the project and offers sound artists and experimental musicians a platform for their stuff.
Also, they introduced me to Lily Allen and I think I’m in love.
So, it turns out that anyone who “bikes” to the Merchandise Mart gets in free to Artropolis. That would include the Next Fair (which all you good Art minded Chicagoans should be off too anyway) and Art Chicago. This seems to be in relation to the Mart being named the “largest ‘Green Building’ on Earth.” So, bike it Chicago and love America’s green future and international art.
Tree Hugger Excerpt:
For 78 years, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart has been the world’s largest commercial building; It is also now LEED-EB (existing building) Silver. According to Business Week, “The effort required overhauling decades-old practices and technology, from replacing most of the Mart’s 4,000-plus windows and upgrading rusty motors deep in its subbasements to taking better care of dust mops. The reward: At 78 years of age, the Merchandise Mart is now the biggest green building in the world.”
Business Week notes that “the return has been quick: Thanks to the upgrades, utility bills last year fell about 10%, and occupancy rates climbed to 96%, from 77% a decade ago. “We’ve had a wave of interest,” says Christopher G. Kennedy, president of Merchandise Mart Properties and an heir to former building owner Joseph P. Kennedy. “One prospective tenant, who had passed us over, came back because they require a LEED space.
More at Tree Hugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/03/merchandise-mart-goes-green.php
and Business Week http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/mar2008/db20080319_978885.htm