With homes getting increasingly smaller, single people might find it difficult to add a personal permanent touch to their spaces. The K.G.B lamp aims to enable a new secret layer of meaning for them.

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The K.G.B kit is comprised of an invisible ink spray can that reveals your drawing only under U.V. light and a lamp which acts as a regular source of light. When held by the handle, a secondary U.V. bulb is turned on, revealing secret graffiti on walls. The boring white room is instantly turned into a playful graffiti space. And the gun handle gives the lamp another mysterious twist.

Designed by the "Magic Blanket duo", Dana Gordon and Alejandro Zamudio Sanchez.

This project, along with many other cool ones by IDII, is being exhibited from April 7-10th (noon-8pm) then from 11th-21st (noon-5pm), at the Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini, 4.

Once again, thanks Aram for the images, mine are too crapy ;-)
Aram has taken pictures of the show and even uploaded several videos online to give you a taste of what you're missing if you can't make it to Milan.

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Vanessa Beecroft has been invited to make an installation to celebrate the grand opening of the Louis Vuitton Megastore on the Champs Elysées in Paris.

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The opening show featured works by three leading artists displayed as landmarks of the house promenade. James Turrell created a "Wide Glass" modular light sculpture, while Tim White-Sobieski contributed a video installation alongside the house's 20-meter long "traveling staircase." Olafur Eliasson transformed an elevator linking up directly with the top floor of the Champs-Elysees building, which will open in January 2006 as a permanent space of artistic and cultural expression, into a "chamber of sensual entropy" isolated from its surroundings. And of course i found a picture gallery of Beecroft's work but nothing else.

Via Stern (german) and Yahoo news.
Viele Danken Roman!

The (in)security camera is an installation created last year by Benjamin Chang, Silvia Ruzanka and Dmitry Strakovsky.

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The robotic surveillance camera relies on an advanced computer-vision software to track, zoom, and follow subjects walking through its field of view. Deploying sophisticated AI algorithms used by the security forces, it can assess threat levels in real time and respond accordingly.

However, the camera is, in fact, a little insecure. Easily startled by sudden movements, it is shy around strangers and tends to avoid direct eye contact.

This reversal of the relationship between the surveillance system and its subjects gives the machine an element of human personality and fallibility that is by turns endearing, tragic, and slightly disturbing.

Via Linkfilter.

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