Jenny Liz Rome
When France began mining uranium ore in the desert of northern Niger in the early 1970s, Arlit was a cluster of miners’ huts stranded between the sun-blasted rocks of the Air mountains and the sands of the Sahara.
The 1973 OPEC oil embargo changed that. France embraced nuclear power to free itself from reliance on foreign oil and overnight this remote corner of Africa became crucial to its national interests. Arlit has grown into a sprawling settlement of 117,000 people, while France now depends on nuclear power for three-quarters of its electricity, making it more reliant on uranium than any country on earth.
Niger has become the world’s fourth-largest producer of the ore after Kazakhstan, Canada and Australia. But uranium has not enriched Niger. The former French colony remains one of the poorest countries on earth. More than 60 percent of its 17 million people survive on less than $1 a day. — Read More
(Photographs: Joe Penney/Reuters)
Watch Adieu - a music video about death featuring hand drawn animation from 22 hitRECord artists. You can catch it on @HITRECORDonTV’s episode RE: THE OTHER SIDE this Saturday @ 10e/7p on @pivot_tv
1,896 hand-drawn illustrations went into animating this music video. It’s one of my favorites of the entire season..
One of my favorites as well!
Seven sculptures is a project dealing with virtual figures deformed by the photographs’ location and time data. A standart human figure is deformed using algortihmically generated images. These images which are called procedurals are mostly used for creating realistic texture maps for 3D models and every procedural map kind has its’ own parameters.
In this project the numeric input of the parameters and kind of procedural maps are determined by the photographs’ location(longitude, latitude) and time data(H:M:S, D.M.Y taken from EXIF). Using the black and white value of the images generated, a base human model’s vertices were displaced.
Using algorithms for every input of a procedural, unique virtual sculptures were (de)formed.
Naming of each work is based on the formula:
First two letter of the continent + LongitudeLatitude + HourMinuteSecond + DayMonthYear + First letters of the photo owner
Credits for photographs:
Eli Duke: Australia, North America, Antartica
Murat Gürüz: South America
Aksel Studsgarth: Africa
Exhibited in Barcelona Mitte Gallery(2011) and Mixer Arts(2012).
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