The health rave is a sign that any leisure time is increasingly threatened by the looming specter of productivity. It is an a propos outlet for the urban creative class, who are always and never working. Even when off the clock, they are overloaded on all fronts, whether it’s the affective labor of keeping up an online persona, the social labor of networking, or the spiritual labor of self-improvement. Historian Nikil Saval calls it “boundaryless labor,” arguing that the rise of micromanaging tools for day-to-day processes stems from a need to reclaim leisure time from the “fragmented attention and overwork” that plagues this generation.
Still thinking about this paragraph from The New Inquiry article “Work It" on the labor politics of health raves and our over-optimized lives. 
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Philips’ LED carpet brings the bioluminescent jungle indoors
Philips has partnered with flooring company Desso to develop “light transmissive carpets.” The concept integrates LED lighting into fabric, enabling a number of applications. One area that Desso — a big name in commercial and industrial flooring — is interested in is signage. By controlling which areas of the carpet light up, Philips and Desso are able to integrate information into the floor, be it guiding arrows, logos, or text. 

Coming soon to every cheesy dance club near you.

thisistheverge:

Philips’ LED carpet brings the bioluminescent jungle indoors

Philips has partnered with flooring company Desso to develop “light transmissive carpets.” The concept integrates LED lighting into fabric, enabling a number of applications. One area that Desso — a big name in commercial and industrial flooring — is interested in is signage. By controlling which areas of the carpet light up, Philips and Desso are able to integrate information into the floor, be it guiding arrows, logos, or text. 

Coming soon to every cheesy dance club near you.

Looking for skilled sculpture students this weekend!

Have you ever wanted to make a disco mountain? Well, have we got a gig for you…

We’ve created a giant mountain-like structure for a department store holiday installation. The structure has been CNC cut out of blue foam and assembled. Now we’re looking for a few extra hands to help bring the project to completion this weekend. 

WHAT: 

You’ll be gluing mirrored sheets of polyurethane onto the sculpture. Experience working with epoxy resins is a must. 

WHERE:

At our studio in Long Island City.

WHY:

Because you love art and want to be involved in a cool creative project. We’ll also be paying a bit — $100/day — and covering lunch.

WHEN:

Saturday, Oct 26th and Sunday Oct 27th. We may also need help on Monday and Tuesday depending on how far we get this weekend.

HOW:

Interested? Get in touch with Julia at jkaganskiy@gmail.com with the subject line SCULPTURE ASSEMBLY.

CALL FOR PAPER LOVERS!

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We’re looking for paper specialists: We need help to cut, fold, assemble and paste a significant amount of paper for a new audiovisual piece.

The project is directed by Davy McGuire and Joanie Lemercier, and will be based on triangles, polygons and minimal aesthetics.

Required skills: paper geek, patient, meticulous, tidy. 
Additional skills: cinema4d, pepakura, laser cutting, projection mapping.

profile: from paper professional to super crafty art student
compensation: based on experience and availability
dates: 15th - 18th of October (flexible)
location: New York City

Please send an email and references to hello@joanielemercier.com

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“It was important that people come to value light as we value gold, silver, paintings, objects.”
—James Turrell

New video from the Exclusive series: James Turrell, our current 100 Artists featured artist, describes the values and perceptions of light while revisiting one of his “skyspace” works, Second Meeting (1989).

WATCH: James Turrell: “Second Meeting”

IMAGES: Production stills from the Exclusive film, James Turrell: “Second Meeting”. © Art21, Inc. 2013.

Can. Not. Wait. For the James Turrell show to open at the Guggenheim next month!