Monday, July 21, 2008

FIVEten Presents- A.K.A Graffiti-FIVEten X Broakland

This exhibit will be our 1st anniversary art show at FIVEten Studio.
FIVEten studio is exploring the view of graffiti through this exhibit "A.K.A Graffiti".
We are featuring graffiti into the fourth dimension with special guest artist Peeta from Italy,
Dream, phresh, and Vogue, from the TDK Crew (oakland original graffiti hitters). 

Peeta's new sculpture
Leather graffiti
In conjunction with Graffiti FIVEten will be displaying track bikes and other custom bikes aswell. Broakland  X FIVEten - Broakland bikes are collaborating on a special track bike for the show. Other local builders will be providing special bikes for the show, i.e Manifesto bikes (Oakland), Mission bikes ( San Francisco), Shorty Fatz ( San Jose). We believe that the bikes are  another form of Graffiti or even a form of functional art, or some can say a furniture piece. These bicycles project bueaty and zen in its pure form. Our goal is to showcase the bikes as another piece of furniture in your home. 

Mission bicycles-above
Manifesto bikes above
Broakland bike

A.K.A Graffiti will have its opening Friday August 1, 2008 6-10pm
the exhibit will go through August  1-30

There will be music, beverage, b-boy's, graffiti, bikes 
special thanks to Dream's brother for allowing us to display his work.
Much respect R.I.P DREAM

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Boston Dynamics' Big Dog Robot

Boston Dynamics is an engineering company that specializes in robotics and human simulation. "BigDog" is "the most advanced quadruped robot on earth". It's movements mimic that of various animals with a control system that allows it balance, steer, and navigate. Notice its reflexes and adaptability when someone tries to kick it off balance and as it slips over icy conditions.

Opening Reception for Proliferation

Annalisa Vobis' opening reception hit it off this past Friday. Each piece tempted you to reach out and touch it. The coral like forms with their tropical colors just popped as you passed by the gallery windows in the evening. All her pieces beg the attention to be seen upclose with their curious tactile details. This show is worth visiting and can be seen at FIVEten Studio until July 29.

The New Industrial Revolution

This Dynamic Tower created by architect Dr. David Fisher is the first rotating skyscraper to be self powered and completely prefabricated. This amazing feat of architecture and engineering will revolutionize the way we build and live. Between each rotating floor is a wind turbine allowing it to generate energy for itself as well as for other nearby structures.

“Today's life is dynamic, so the space we are living in should be dynamic as well, adjustable to our needs that change continuously, to our concept of design and to our mood, buildings will follow the rhythms of nature, they will change direction and shape from spring to summer, from sunrise to sunset, and adjust themselves to the weather, buildings will be alive. From now on, buildings will have four dimensions, the fourth dimension is ‘Time' to become part of architecture”

The first rotating tower will be constructed in Dubai and the second in Moscow with plans to build the third in New York. Rotating Tower Technology Company, headed by the Dynamic Architecture Group, announced the opening on June 24 of the reservations list for the first Dynamic Tower in Dubai.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

BMW Kinetic Sculpture by ART+COM

The BMW Kinetic Sculpture by ART+COM is installed at the newly renovated BMW Museum in Munich. The kinetic installation is made up of 714 metal balls that transition through a cycle of shapes of BMW vehicles.

Developed by ART+COM.

Kinetic Sculpture by Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who has been creating new forms of life that feed only on wind. These kinetic sculptures walk the sandy beaches fueled by wind captured in recycled plastic bottles acting as a stomach containing potential energy.

"Since 1990 I have been occupied creating new forms of life.

Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of this new nature. I make skeletons that are able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat.

Over time, these skeletons have become increasingly better at surviving the elements such as storms and water and eventually I want to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives."

- Theo Jansen

FIVEten Studio mentioned in John Spear, Trendspotting

FIVEten Studio featuring the works of Annalisa Vobis was mentioned in Josh Spear's Trendspotting Blog this week. FIVEten is mentioned not only as an art gallery but as a functional gallery of scupltural and furnitural works.

Come join us at the Opening Reception for Annalisa's Proliferation this Friday July 11, 2008 from 6 to 9pm.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Second Nature by Annalisa Vobis

FIVEten studio features the work of Annalisa Vobis. Annalisa will be presenting Second Nature, a romantic work that mimicks a natural treasure, coral reef. The interplay between personal and organic influences, creates a unique and textured potency.

She cites everything from powerful and intense childhood memories of the wild and rugged Odin's Forest in Germany to Hegel to mathematical fractal patterns as major contributions to the thought and philosophy behind her work.

Open Reception for Annalisa Vobis' Proliferation is on July 11, 2008 from 6-9 pm and shows until July 29.

Pod by Audiowood

Joel Scilley is an Oakland based artist who builds one-of-a-kind turntables and other audio pieces. He builds "things that sound great, that work well, and that enhance musical experiences with their absolutely unique character."

Stolen Jewels featured in California Home & Design

Mike & Maaike's Stolen Jewels was mentioned in the Trend Report of the July 2008 issue of California Home & Design. "Low Resolution meets high design, with pixelated patterns surfacing on everything from furniture to jewelry."

This leather necklace was inspired by Daisy Fellowes' "Tutti Frutti" necklace.