Bits: 02.14.11

Kunsthofpassage Funnel Wall, a raingutter musical instrument in Dresden, Germany

• American Airlines in-flight magazine revisits the Miss Rockaway Armada's Minneapolis launch in 2006 (I'm interviewed) as a preview of Swimming Cities' upcoming project on the Ganges in India. Here's my look at the Swoon-led project just before the flotilla of sustainable rafts launched on the Mississippi a few blocks away nearly five years ago.

Passive Aggressive Vending Machine by Yarisa Kublitz: Put in a coin and your selected piece of china will crash to the bottom of the machine.

• Gun street art + stop sign = alarm in Atlanta. (Thanks, Maryn.)

• Minneapolis calls for art: FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics), due Feb. 18; and Northern Lights, which is curating the nuit blanche (i.e. dusk-to-dawn) site-specific festival Northern Spark on the Minneapolis riverfront June 4-5; deadline Mar. 7.

• The Walker design department posts fliers from the late '60s and early '70s for shows by The Who, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters and others.

• An amazing gallery of German aerial photography.

• Secrets of the City visits with sculptor Kinji Akagawa.

Shatner's doing a metal album.


Sharyn said...

Thank you for your recent bits. Just the sort of temporary distractions I needed on an afternoon that is dragging.

Paul Schmelzer said...

You're welcome. Just doing my part in killing workday productivity!