Space Encoders: Amphibian Oracle installation is taking shape

There’s an Amphibian Oracle desk opening over at the Fusebox. Ask the oracle anything, reveal your amphibian encounters in return …

Space Encoders: The Amphibian Oracle installation is taking shape. Photo: CiCi Blumstein 2013

Space Encoders: The Amphibian Oracle installation is taking shape. Photo: CiCi Blumstein 2013

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Space Encoders: artist residency at Fusebox Brighton starts

My first day as artist in residence at the brand new Fusebox space in New England House! Watch this space for more news over the summer …

Space Encoders: 'The Secret Lives of Desks' photo series. CiCi Blumstein 2013

Space Encoders: ‘The Secret Lives of Desks’ photo series. CiCi Blumstein 2013

The Lucky Frog Log: Seven Thousand and One Amphibian Nights at BLANK Studios & Gallery

The Lucky Frog Log: Seven Thousand and One Amphibian Nights. Photo by CiCi Blumstein 2013. Golden eyes by the frog.

The Lucky Frog Log: Seven Thousand and One Amphibian Nights. Photo by CiCi Blumstein 2013. Golden eyes by the frog.

Saturday 18th May from 2- 6pm, Studio One
BLANK Studios & Gallery, North Street
Portslade, Brighton BN41 1DG

Seven Thousand and One Amphibian Nights
There are over 7000 amphibian species in the world today. More than a third are under serious threat of extinction right now. Come and tell your amphibian tales as if their lives depended on it …

Amphibian Oracle
Ask the Amphibian Oracle anything! In return, share your favourite frog memories … of summer nights and frozen ponds, frogs in buckets and frogs in your shoe, olympic jumps and narrow escapes, poetic one-liners and epic ballads, heroic rescues and evil encounters, the good, the bad, and the downright princely …

Croakorus
Live croaking from Studio One at BLANK: add your best frog tales, links, photos and more to the Frog Croakorus on Twitter: @LuckyFrogLog  #Croakorus

Part of the The Lucky Frog Log project.

Open Studios 2013 at BLANK Gallery

It’s Brighton Festival time at BLANK Studios & Gallery – join us for our Open Studios and more on Saturday 18th May from 2 – 6pm. I’ll be in Studio One with Seven Thousand and One Amphibian Nights – more details coming soon …

BLANK Open Studios 2013

BLANK Open Studios 2013

Cytomotion City

Cytomotion City is a model city, an embodiment of our inner-most spatial desires, its architecture created from playfully calculated, yet strangely precise physical measurements, its urban design built on myriad emotional landscapes.

Work-in-progress, see gallery here

The Lucky Frog Log: Slug Love

A few days ago I collected a couple of small slugs from the garden for the lucky frog to eat. Fortunately for the slugs, the frog had done with feeding for the day, so I added some spinach leaves sprinkled with water, and kept the slugs in their collection box overnight. The next morning I lifted the lid to check all was fine, when I was greeted with the sight of a perfect heart shape, which the slugs [one was hiding under the leaves] had eaten out of one of the spinach leaves. The message was loud and clear. I released the little creatures back into the garden, together with their spinach heart. It seems the lucky frog’s luck is spreading …

The Lucky Frog Log project page is here

New Year, new project – Forest Structures / Waldstrukturen

Forest Structures / Waldstrukturen - Light Paths #1. CiCi Blumstein 2012

Forest Structures / Waldstrukturen – Light Paths #1. CiCi Blumstein 2012

Happy New Year! Forest Structures / Waldstrukturen is a brand-new project for 2013, find out more here

The Lucky Frog Log

The Lucky Frog Log is a new art project initiated by a Common Frog [Rana temporaria]. Find out more here.

The Lucky Frog Log - lucky frog in leaf. Photo by CiCi Blumstein 2012. Leaf hide-out by the frog.

The Lucky Frog Log – lucky frog in leaf. Photo by CiCi Blumstein 2012. Leaf hide-out by the frog.

Makeshift Bodies & Improvised Spaces at Threshold Hub

love architecture festival - PKN Threshold 2012 - CiCi Blumstein presenting her talk. Photo: Jim Stephenson

@ThresholdHub on Twitter: “Pecha Kucha talks in full flow and it’s a packed house! CiCi Blumstein on the mic… pic.twitter.com/DcFVz7OK “. I loved giving my talk Makeshift Bodies & Improvised Spaces in front of a buzzy and attentive crowd at the opening of Threshold Hub last night. Great turnout with nearly 100 people flocking to an underground car park in Brighton, temporarily transformed into a pop-up architecture centre, to listen and to engage with architecture in new ways. Don’t miss the Threshold Hub launch party tonight from 6 to 9pm, details herePart of Love Architecture Festival 2012 .

Pecha Kucha Night photos by Jim Stephenson, see more of his stunning architectural photography and other projects here.

RIBA love architecture festival 2012 – Pecha Kucha Night

On Wednesday 20th June, I will be presenting my talk Makeshift Bodies & Improvised Spaces which takes a wide-roaming look at improvisation as a powerful process in architecture, choreography and performance art. This Pecha Kucha event takes place at the Threshold pop-up architecture centre in Brighton and is part of the RIBA love architecture festival.

Further details from Threshold:

“Threshold is a pop up architecture and built environment centre demonstrating how architects and associated creative professionals can adapt, reuse, transform and re-invent the spaces around us, presenting an exhibition and programme of public events on the theme of inhabiting un[der]-used space(s).

It will be curated to include work and activity inspired by the theme from the architectural and creative communities of Brighton and Hove and Sussex and will be open to the public daily within the Love Architecture festival. The programme will include site-specific installations, exhibitions, workshops, film, talks and events.  Continue reading