COLORS GOES TO CHINA!

Transport

You are a seventeen years old lad that was raised in Venice. In your memory box only churches and gondolas. One day your dad comes back from a business trip. He tells you he needs to go back there straight away. You don’t think twice. You pack a pen and a notebook and leave with him. Before even realizing what’s going on you have seen Europe melting into Asia, walked the Silk Road, exchanged paper…

How will we move, Chelsea?

Transport

Once upon a time there was the electric car. General Motors produced it, called it EV1 and took it off the market after a few years. At the time Chelsea Sexton was just one of the employees laid off after the EV1 assembly line was closed. Instead of looking for another job in the car industry, Chelsea decided to keep researching and campaigning for alternative fuels. She co-founded Plug-in America,…

How will we move, Bruce?

Transport

We met futurologist and writer Bruce Sterling back in 2008, when he came to Treviso to chat with us about generative arts. The reason why we are enchanted by sea waves, he explained, is because the pattern they follow in coming and going is almost the same but always different. Also human beings come and go all the time. But which patterns do they follow? When the time came to find an answer to this question…

How will we move, Anne Lise?

Transport

In 2050 80% of the world’s population will live in urban centers. 4 out of 10 cars will be electric and, while walking down the road, you will be very likely to bump into a Smart Pod Car, a kind of mobile office where every function will be operated by voice control. This is the vision of Anne Lise Kjaer, a Danish futurologist that we interviewed during the research for Colors 81 - Transport. Have a look at…

What the hell is this?

Jul 18, 2011

These two dudes are from Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea. The weird thing that you can see hanging from their penises is the traditional koteka or penis sheath, made out of dried out gourds. The object the two are curiously looking at is a copy of Colors 13: No words, given to them by Ermanno Foroni, who also shot this photo in 1996. 15 years have gone by since that day and Colors is still striving to reach as…

Transport obsessed

Transport

One of the first statistics I came across during the research for Colors 81 – Transport was that 1/3 of workers in Copenhagen normally commute by bike. A sudden desire to be “Scandi” (a bit like my art director Henriette) and incredibly civilized got hold of me. I borrowed a bike from a friend of mine and started cycling to work every day. It wasn’t so bad. The weather was mild, flowers were…