the Varoom Varoom lounge
a collection of creative thinking resources
the Varoom Varoom lounge
Where are you going today?
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"We should treat museums as the R&D departments of society"
Paola Antonelli, curator of NYC MoMa’s Talk to Me design exhibition
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Printershake.
Using a typical desktop inkjet printer, Joe Winter prints computer-generated images featuring grids, parallel lines, and concentric circles — and proceeds to shake the machine (obvious thing to do) to produce some surprisingly nice images.
Jono
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"Just because someone is offended doesn’t mean they’re in the right. - Ricky Gervais"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ricky-gervais/lifes-too-short-to-go-with-the-flow_b_895005.html

Fab article by Ricky Gervais on his way of being and working. 

Via http://www.youmightfindyourself.com/

What has art got to do with it?
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"The end is where we start from"
Edgar Allan Poe
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"We need men who can dream of things that never were"
John F Kennedy
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Pistoletto’s Mile Stone (1967)
Pistoletto emptied his studio and, in a manifesto, announced he would open his space to other artists to showcase their work.  He featured a single work to mark this watershed moment -   Mile Stone, a stone waymarker with “1967” etched in the top. 
“Opening up my studio was a “technical” thing. I had almost always had a relationship with young artists in Turin. As I had ‘opened’ paintings to the presence and participation of all, why not ‘open’ a physical space instead?” - (Michelangelo Pistoletto, interview with M. Bandini, in NAC, Bari, November 1973).
“Many people who had read the manifesto came to the studio and this space really became something wonderful. Everyday relations with people who had things to show, to do. They started screening their films, reciting poems, and the public came to listen, so there were these continuous encounters” - (Michelangelo Pistoletto, interview with Germano Celant, cit., 68).
Ann
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"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed—but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."
As said (and written) by Orson Welles (as Harry Lime) in The Third Man 
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"On the wire, I don’t think, he says. I do not allow thoughts to come in. It’s a strange thing, because I have to concentrate, but not with a blindfold. I have to be very open, I have to look, and smell, and hear, and feel. But I don’t think I think. I have feelings, of course, and those are the denominators. It’s a magnificent joy, for sure. A joy that is extraterrestrial - and there’s no pun intended there."
Philippe Petit (wire-walker, juggler, artist etc)
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Philippe Petit walking between the World Trade Centre’s twin towers in 1974.
I find these photos put things in perspective … 
Ann
Philippe Petit walking between the World Trade Centre’s twin towers in 1974.
I find these photos put things in perspective … 
Ann
Philippe Petit walking between the World Trade Centre’s twin towers in 1974.
I find these photos put things in perspective … 
Ann
Philippe Petit walking between the World Trade Centre’s twin towers in 1974.
I find these photos put things in perspective … 
Ann
Philippe Petit walking between the World Trade Centre’s twin towers in 1974.
I find these photos put things in perspective … 
Ann
Take an Anish Kapoor break
Fear of failure? - discuss