This week's #BookOfTheWeek is The Disasters by M. K. England. It's the year 2194 and hotshot wannabee pilot Nax has failed out of the Ellis Station Academy on his very first day. During a terrorist attack, Nax escapes with three other Academy dropouts. Now not only do they have to survive - they have to clear their names as well as save the galaxy.
Since World War II biologists have learned much more about the characteristic sounds of many soniferous marine animals.
P. Vigoureux and J. B. Hersey, "Sound in the Sea," The Global Coastal Ocean, 1962
There is even an entire family of fishes, the Haemulidae or “grunts,” whose common name reflects their soniferous tendencies.
Christie Wilcox, "I am Lionfish, hear me ROAR!" Discover, May 12, 2017
The adjective soniferous “conveying or producing sound” is Latinate but not Latin. The first two syllables, soni-, are a combining form of the Latin noun sonus “sound.” The second two syllables, -ferous “bearing, producing,” make a hybrid suffix from the Latin suffix -fer “carrying, bearing” (as in aquifer) and the English suffix -ous “possessing, full of,” which comes via Old French -ous, -eus, -eux from Latin -ōsus. Soniferous entered English in the early 18th century.
Medium Glass Circle by JAMES TURRELL 🎯👀 @friezeartfair
The second Frieze Los Angeles art fair opened the same week as the Oscars, drawing its own starry crowd to the massive gallery tent at Paramount Studios and the Frieze Projects installations on the back lot. Also shining: artists and art lovers who have come from around the world to see the work and to gawk at the art-forward fashion — or to be gawked at.
James Turrell displayed archival works from his long-running Glass series in this year’s Frieze Los Angeles art fair at Paramount Studios.
Pace Gallery and Kayne Griffin Corcoran combined their booths to showcase Turrell’s works in an immersive solo exhibition at the fair. Although his Glass pieces vary in composition, each work emit their own vivid combination of colors that transition seamlessly from one to the other. With this presentation, the artist continues his exploration of light and how its transformation affects the viewers’ perception of space.
Medium Glass Circle, 2017
L.E.D. light, etched glass and shallow space
56 × 56 in
142.2 × 142.2 cm
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Levar Coudio is a character that works as an instructor at 'Sp-Ace' and is one of few people on the Maestro spaceship that have a direct contact with the benefactor for unknown reasons, which Coudio keeps hidden from those that don't know. Coudio is hoping for a transfer to an academy at Earth, due to wanting to be with his girlfriend Maelisha Furpo, who is due with a baby girl in few short months and thus Coudio would like to return to Earth to be with his family and see his daughter grow in his presence. He is very laid back and is generous to his students, although Coudio seems to be lost in thoughts when alone. Age: 36.
Levar Coudio | Sp-Ace | 002 | 17/02/2020
Tjentište #1 , Bosnia Hercegovina, Kosmic memories, 2020. #architecture#photography#modernism#contemporaryart#utopia#design#futurism#brutalism@noeveofficial@spazionobilegallery@aucube#space#sciencefiction@theravestijngallery@galerie_provost_hacker@lagaleriehk #noeveofficial#leica#acheologyofthefuture#art#artcollector @momentum_fine_art #concretedesign
« Kosmic memories » reveals extraordinary architectures, veritable totems of civilization of the future erected as so many signs of a possible elsewhere. It is not by chance that this science fiction universe was born between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s, especially in the satellite and non-aligned countries of the former Russia. First of all, the obsession with the cosmos is an old tropism of the Russian imagination (Tsiolkovsky, Sputnik, Gagarin…) and with the rapprochement of the West, artistic creation frees itself from political dogmas. If all these buildings have different functions, commemorative, political, institutional, their forms testify to the same breath: the invention of a future imbued with science fiction. We can see flying saucers, space stations and a multitude of geometrical shapes from another planet. Built mostly in concrete and at the tops of stellar landscapes, a telluric power from elsewhere emerges from these monumental architectures. Their location, while often a place of memory, also coincides with dawn or dusk, with a lateral light that reinforces their strangeness. Brutalist, futuristic, utopian, mystical, esoteric beauty… between Tintin’s ‘Temple of the Sun’ and the monolith from ‘2001, Space Odyssey’, these sentinels embody the dream of a future that is always to come.