You don’t have to be a gallery-attending hipster douche to appreciate art.

"Hey! I resemble that remark"  photo credit:David Shankbone license:creative-commons
“Hey! I resemble that remark” photo:David Shankbone license:creative-commons

Here’s some works we’ve come across in recent days which have impressed us.

Maria Takeuchi – as·phyx·i·a

A fairly Asian-looking dance, filtered through X-Box Kinect to generate a point-cloud, rendered in disturbing style with additional lines between points to exaggerate the concept of fighting off suffocation and oppression via dance.

as·phyx·i·a from Maria Takeuchi on Vimeo.

Jennifer Townley – kinetic sculptures.

There’s something about Townley’s kinetic sculptures – the curves, in conjunction with the rhythm of the motors, evokes an oddly feminine form, despite the obvious mechanistic nature.

Bussola – Jennifer Townley – 2014 from Jennifer Townley on Vimeo.

Townley’s Channel at Vimeo
Review at Make Magazine

Metropol Parasol in Seville

In another case of using flat planes to create curves, this cloud-like structure dwarfs its surroundings and shows some really creative uses of interlocking panels.

Marc Kushner on Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain from TED Ideas on Vimeo.