Black Pearl

Black Pearl is a superyacht with more a motor than a sailing yacht format. I was on my bike biking along the seafront of Scheveningen when I saw her at one of her test runs. In the evening I found some amateur footage of the run, but tha amateur had to delete that footage which was a pity. Here an official trailer FYI.

and more footage:

I’m a Fat House by Erwin Wurm

I'm a Fat House

I’m posting this for various reasons today:

  1. It is well past an anniversary of Happy Hotelier.
  2. I must learn again to post more and lighter stuff. Stay tuned!

Patricia Piccinini

Newborn by Patricia Paccinini

A recent photo of Newborn from a recent visit to the Kunsthal in Rotterdam at the occasion of the Hyperrealism Sculpture Exhibition, till July 1, 2018. Go and see for you self if in the neighbourhood…

Not so long ago I saw the following installation by Patricia Piccinini in Vienna at the Ankere Bread Factory

Unfurled by Patricia Piccinini

I wrote about it in my significant other blog post Unfurled

Patricia Piccinini (born 1965 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is an Australian artist who works in a variety of media. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1991. In 2014 she received the Artist Award from the Melbourne Art Foundation’s Awards for the Visual Arts.
Piccinini has an ambivalent attitude towards technology and she uses her artistic practice as a forum for discussion about how technology impacts upon life. She is keenly interested in how contemporary ideas of nature, the natural and the artificial are changing our society. Specific works have addressed concerns about biotechnology, such as gene therapy and ongoing research to map the human genome… she is also fascinated by the mechanisms of consumer culture.

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But already in 2007 I took some photo’s of her poetic work “Nest” at the occasion of the then open air exhibition Down Under of The Hague Sculpture.

Nest by Patricia Piccinini (1)

Nest by Patricia Piccinini (1)

Ski Joering or Skikjoering

Ski Joring (Joering) originated in Scandinavia, but is done all over Europe, Canada and the USA. Basically it is skiing behind a horse a couple of dogs or cars or motorbikes.

The first time I saw it in real life was in the mid fifties on lake St Moritz, the famous Swiss wintersport resort. In 1928 when the first Olympic Winter Games were held in St Moritz, Skijoering or skikjoering was a demonstration sport. Thereafter it didn’t come trough however.

In the next video you can see that it is embedded in the White Turf racing days on the ice of lake St Moritz between proper horse racing with a jockey and trotting races where the jockey is behind the horse in a cart (sulky):

In the USA it goes a bit different. There the skier has to slalom and take some obstacles. More with a Mid West air to it.