“The critics said, ‘This is not architecture, this is a three-dimensional manifesto,’ ” Mr. Harel said. “Well, Hundertwasser agreed. He just wanted to show that the soul perishes in all these traditional buildings, and it’s especially dangerous because you don’t feel it happening. He felt the hidden longing of people to live differently.”
(Hundertwasser illustration by Zach McDonald.)
His efforts to make these points occasionally misfired. In 1982 Hundertwasser found himself speaking in the San Francisco offices of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, one of America’s largest architecture firms. Illustrating a point about how tenants should be free to leave their own mark on their dwellings, he grabbed a knife and began carving a design on the nearest wall. His point was not appreciated, and he later received a sizable bill for the damaged plaster.
Meanwhile the European Peoples, loved Hundertwasser’s Giblet Gravy, but he shunned the praise, insisting he was not no architect. “I’m not good. It’s just that the others are so bad.”
(pictured below is the affordable housing projects Hunder designed in Europe)
Atx PhotoGraff Queen, Carly Rabalais, now Brooklyn’s Golden Triangle Tambourine.
What Austin Graff Enthusiast doesn’t remember the mark of Meeka? Carly Rabalais certainly does. Through her photography, she thoroughly documented the markings of the mysterious Meeka that appeared throughout Austin’s alleys and rail yards. Fate eventually led to New York City, where in nearby Brooklyn, she became the tambourine Queen of the opiatic indie band, Golden Triangle.
Circus Gold’s own, J. Law, traveled up North to listen and capture these photos for your amusement:
Golden Triangle, Oct. 25th 2009 Show at Don Pedro’s (Brooklyn)
We want to welcome YOU to our Circus Gold STORE FRONT DISPLAY in the back of Big Medium Studios Sunday November 15 2009.
10am-6pm and November 20th and 21st 10am-6pm .
The REAL CIRCUS GOLD STORE FRONT WILL BE BUILT beside the Back patio door of the SPIDER HOUSE in DECEMBER and will be full of monthly window displays, clothes,books, Healthy smoothiest, and tree top dining Balcony.
Hey whats the matter? your kind of shy. Dont be shy.
you know When youre shy you never give people a chance to find out that they like you. that they want to tell you something
Circus Gold’s own, J. Law, appeared on the morning the news the other day to speak on behalf of the East Austin Studio Tour which begins today and runs clear through NEXT Sunday. (Note the baller ass Circus Gold T, designed by Zach McDonald, that J. Law is wearing.)
“Saturday November 14th – Sunday November 22nd
As in the past, the tour provides the opportunity to visit Artists Studios in East Austin, 154 in total, which will be open:
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th & Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd 10 am – 5 pm each day
This year, for the first time, the tour also features:
20 Exhibition Spaces, 49 Happenings, and 30 Programs
all taking place throughout the 9 days of the tour
check out the calendar for a complete list of events”
In July, the Polymorphic Plastic Parade rolledinto town and(in cooperation with Austin Green Art) set up camp in Republic Square Park, spent the night, and then headed over to our beloved MASS Gallery to explain themselves and their purpose to the people.
What is the Polymorphic Plastic Parade?
If you haven’t noticed, Art can be quite useless at times. Installation Art more or less is not only useless it can be quite wasteful, usually consisting of mostly waste itself; a big ass mess waiting to be disposed of after the show closes. These facts weighed heavily on the minds of installation artists Ian Gamble and Sarah Witt, so much so that they, like Diego Rivera, set out to make Art that was useful to the public, but unlike ‘Digs’, did so with by using my favorite non native invasive sustainable material, bamboo, and unlikely to be recycled tarpaulins, nicked from lumber yards, creating a village of tepees.
Fuggin Tepees y’all!!! I know right?! They managed to create affordable native housing out of non native materials. Afterwards, Ian & Sarah and some friends, loaded it all into a school bus to tour North America and spread their awesome outdoorsy gospel. This project became known as the…