PREVIEW: THE GREATEST BRITISH DISHES REIVENTED BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL. WATCH THE INCREDIBLE TRAILER WITH ANIMATED ARTWORK BY DAVE MCKEAN

 

 

***

Bloomsbury Publishing releases an animated book trailer that brings to life the marvel of Heston Blumenthal’s new book Historic Heston which will be published 10th October 2013 (£125). The Trailer will be released via Bloomsbury’s UK, Australia and US offices simultaneously. http://youtu.be/sIzQ-cjep5I

As the Big Fat Duck Cookbook brought together Heston’s unique story and creative journey behind the dishes at his three Michelin starred The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, Historic Heston will reveal for the first time his years of research into Britain’s historic gastronomic past that resulted in iconic dishes such as Meat Fruit that can be found on the menu at his restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal which is ranked 7th in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Historic Heston charts a quest for identity through the best of British cooking that stretches from medieval to late-Victorian recipes.

“This animation really brings the whole energy of the book to life.  It’s such a multiple layered book with photography reminiscent of oil on canvas old masters, sitting alongside state of the art modern imagery with Dave’s incredible illustrations weaving the whole story together. There is such an enormous amount of work and research in this book but it has been written in a very accessible way and this animation creates an exciting dynamic that really captures the energy of our work. It was great to work with such incredibly talented people and on a topic I am so consumed by and proud of, our British gastronomic heritage.” Heston Blumenthal

“I always thought this was going to be a magical book, and here’s the proof! This trailer accurately recreates the delirious ride your mind and taste buds will take into Heston’s imagination and culinary lateral thinking. Oh, and it’s got some of my pictures in it as well. I loved illustrating this book. Heston’s world is poised beautifully between the historical research and technical rigor of his cooking, and the vaulting imagination and sheer fun of his personality. That makes for a thoroughly creative space to play.” Dave McKean

The makers of the trailer: Pete&Tom are a London-based motion graphics studio creating bold and arresting content underpinned by a love of storytelling. Their previous work includes TV rebrands for Film4, 4Music and Discovery History, animated commercials for Orange/4Music and a number of title sequence packages for popular TV programmes.

Heston Blumenthal is entirely self-taught, and is the most progressive chef of his generation. In 2004 he won the coveted three Michelin stars in near-record time for his restaurant The Fat Duck. It has repeatedly been voted into the top ten of the World’s Best Restaurants by an international panel of 800 experts, as has his second restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. In 2006 he was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen for his services to British Gastronomy.

Dave McKean has illustrated and designed over 50 books by Heston Blumenthal, John Cale, Stephen King, Richard Dawkins, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman amongst others. He has directed several short films and three features and has exhibited on three continents.

historic heston

Advertisements

NINE BLUE RANDOM IMAGES FROM LONDON STREETS…

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS

*

Nine blue (random and not manipulated) images from London for my Lacer/actions Project about decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens… They were located in a central area, near Spitafields, along Bishopgates and Shoreditch High Street. They were white paper tracks on blue coloured billboards and walls. Nice effects: they seemed to me as a sort of elusive ghosts or some mysterious signs indicating a path in the urban jungle… Nine images from The Hidden City which wants to keep inside all its colored secrets…  Yes, we live in these cities, but sometimes they’re so far from our eyes…

S.WILLIAMS ART GALLERY NOMINATED ME FOR…”ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD”

Fellow Blogger Samuel Williams nominated me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. Visiting his blogsite S.WILLIAMS ART GALLERYyou have the way to discover and appreciate evocative and brilliant paintings which tell us emotions, stories and feelings. I thank Samuel  Williams forhis friendship and kind appreciation of my Blog.

RULES FOR THIS AWARD

1 –  Accept the Award.

2 – Post the Award on your blog together with the name / link to blog of the  person who granted the Award.

3 – Offer information about yourself below.

4 – Pass the Award to 7 other blogs providing links to their blogs.

5 – Contact your 7 bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this Award.

AND NOW SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME

My profile at Artslant.com

One of my first artclips at Animoto

Colors and pure silk

A great Artist I admire

London, a City I love…

A special “Haiga Gallery”…

Some Echoes I like….

MY SEVEN NOMINATIONS

And now I my nominations… It wasn’t so easy to choose them…

CORNWALL A PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY

HEALINGMINDS

COSY TRAVELS

DAVID AT SANSLARTIGUE

PEOPLE PLACES AND BLING

LITTLE BITS OF SHEFFIELD

SENTS MEMORY

OPEN CALL FOR “LANDSCAPE EXPANDED”: ONE MONTH RESIDENCY PROGRAMME FOR ARTISTS IN KUWAIT

 

Landscapes Expanded will support artists to explore contemporary issues intrinsically related to site, space, and place in their field of work. The residency will begin with a three-day workshop that will support artists to develop concepts for their research in the weeks that follow. Throughout the programme participants will benefit from group and individual reviews of their work and guidance from the residency facilitator and visiting contributors.

The residency programme will be led by artist and curator Alia Farid Abdal, who explores personal perspectives of public space and constructed landscapes in her own art work and academic research. The programme will also benefit from insightful contributions from visiting artists and art critics such as British Artist David Rayson, whose work is featured in Out of Britain. Rayson is currently the Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London.

Participants’ work produced during the residency programme will be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMArt) at the end of October 2012. Chosen works may also be exhibited at a British Council Visual Arts exhibition that will showcase artists from the Gulf at the Brunei Gallery in London in 2015.

Eligibility: This residency is open to practicing artists and creative practitioners (from all disciplines) who are keen to develop the concepts of landscape art in their practice. Applicants must reside in Kuwait, must commit to participate in a three-day workshop (18 th – 20th September 2012) and closing presentation, which will take place on 18 th October 2012. The workshops will be hosted in English, however translators will be available should they be required.

Procedure. Deadline: 5th September 2012 (10am). Please e-mail the following (in English or Arabic) to nadia.elsebai@britishcouncil.org :  Artist C.V.; Up to 10 images of your work with an appendix stating the title, medium, and year the work was executed.; A statement of intent (up to 500 words) explaining why you are applying to the programme and what you hope to obtain from it. Please briefly state what themes you are interested to explore during the residency programme.

Large images will have to be submitted via www.wetransfer.com or any

other host site in which your images can be downloaded directly. Alternatively, you may wish to submit a link to your work online. For videos, please provide links of uploaded material either on youtube or vimeo. Suggested topics for research: Urban Tribes, The politics of dress, – Geopolitics, Landscapes created by advertising, Monuments in the construction of Landscapes and History, The demolished landscape, erasing history, and recuperating memory, Imagined landscapes, futuristic and fictitious.

IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! DID SOMEONE SHATTER THE 5 CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER ABOUT IT: IT’S JUST AN ARTPIECE FROM TORN POSTERS…

IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER-ACTIONS FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES

Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2012 London Olympic Games suggested me to toy with my “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters. In my collection  – more than 40.000 images – I found interesting and particular works, as the piece I show here…

There’re no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing… Yes, it’s raining Olympic Games colors! Someone shattered the circles and the colors are now able to move everywhere, to fall and to go up… A metaphore about humanity profound hopes and desires of freedom?          

ABOUT 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2012 Olympic Games will take place in a host of new venues as well as using existing and historic facilities. Many of the new facilities will be reused and the plans are part of the regeneration of Stratford and Lower Lea Valley in East London.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from tomorrow, July 27, to August 12, followed by the 2012 Para Olympic Games from August 29 to September 9. At the opening Ceremony around 100.000 people will be working on the Games – including 3.000 staff, up to 70.000 volunteers and a large number of contractors. The London 2012 Olympic logo has created considerable controversy and the spiralling cost of the Games is likely to be an ongoing problem…

London has hosted the Olympic Games on other two past occasions, in 1908 and 1948. The 2012 Olympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olimpiads.

*

HEC PARIS EXTENDS ITS DEVELOPMENT AND OPENS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART ACADEMIC BUILDING / AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN

HEC PARIS EXTENDS ITS DEVELOPMENT AND OPENS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART ACADEMIC BUILDING / AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN ©-Ute-Zscharnt-for-David-Chipperfield-Architects

On June 2012 alumni, journalists, faculty, staff and students participated in an inauguration ceremony celebrating the opening of a new academic building on the campus in Jouy-en-Josas. The ceremony was chaired by Pierre-Antoine Gailly – President of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Henri Proglio – President of the HEC Paris Board, Chairman and CEO of EDF and Bernard Ramanantsoa- Dean of HEC Paris, in the presence of Jean d’Arthuys – President of the HEC Alumni Association and Daniel Bernard – Chairman of the HEC Foundation.

The innovative design of the new HEC Paris building was crafted by David Chipperfield Architects. The buildings give a strong visual identity to HEC, creating a new entrance for the campus that is in harmony with the existing structures. A golden gleam of anodised aluminium ‘fins’ adds a rhythm to the façade, which stretches 126 metres long. This new, elegant building extends the educational and administrative space by 9,500m². Several lecture theatres and class rooms will be inaugurated in the name of generous donors from the HEC Foundation, many of whom will be present at the ceremony today.

Worldwide competition between business schools has come to a new level’, comments Pierre-Antoine Gailly – President of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ‘Work spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology today constitute a must-have that both the students and the professors consider when selecting a school. The Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to support HEC Paris’ expansion plans for the future.’

The shape of the building, with its shifted blocks, aims to create a more intimate environment for people to experience on arrival on the campus. The multi-faceted blocks naturally integrate with the surrounding buildings, and provide a series of sheltered semi-courtyards along the length of the site. By staggering the structural volumes in this way, David Chipperfield Architects has created a distinctive, human-scale feel to the space, while providing ample facilities for students and academics. Informal study areas and teaching spaces revolve around a large common hall, which serves as a ‘social collector’ and links the building with other facilities. Additionally, the impressive auditorium and other common spaces have high-specification technical treatments, to ensure excellent quality presentation facilities.

The new building is a stimulating open learning environment that encourages interpersonal interaction. Advanced information technology and telecommunications solutions facilitate the exchange of ideas among participants in different locations around the world. It provides a shimmering new façade for HEC facing the existing main campus entrance and the future expansion.

About HEC Paris

Leader in Europe, specialized in education and research in management, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Programs, MBA (full-time and part-time), PhD, HEC Executive MBA and TRIUM Global Executive MBA. Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 110 professors, more than 4, 000 students (37% of whom are non French) and more than 8, 500 managers and executives in training every year. HEC Paris has been ranked #1 Business School in Europe by the Financial Times since 2006.

www.hec.edu

About David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects was founded in 1985 and has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. The practice works internationally on cultural, residential and commercial projects providing full architectural and interior design, master planning, product and furniture design services for both public and private sectors. Our diverse built portfolio includes museums and galleries,

libraries, apartments, private houses, hotels, offices, master plans, and retail facilities. David Chipperfield Architects has won more than fifty national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including RIBA, RFAC and AIA awards, as well as the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007, and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2011.

www.davidchipperfield.co.uk

10.000 VIEWS FOR MY EXPERIMENTAL ART CLIPS AT YOUTUBE CHANNEL: THANK YOU!

A few minutes ago my stats at LACER/AZIONI YOUTUBE CHANNEL have counted 10.000 views!

When I started to post my art videoclips, I didn’t imagine to meet so many friends and to achieve so much traffic. And I think it’s not so usual to have these numbers for a channel dedicated to experimental art. So, Thank so much for all this support and for this kind attention!

If you want to glance at it  – LACER/AZIONI YOUTUBE CHANNEL – you’ll be welcome to the world of “Lacer/actions” videos and images… A world of colors, emotions, sounds and sensorial me(a)ssages…

Below: the Top Videos list at my YouTube Lacer/azioni Channel.

At the top, the clip inspired by Srini Pillay‘s words about art and the art’s healing power; Srini Pillay is Harvard psychiatrist,  columnist (The Huffington Post and Psychology Today), brain imaging researcher, author). We’ve just finished to create a new clip, which is coming soon…

At the second position: the clip I made remembering Nine Eleven Fallen in the 10th Anniversary of Twin Towers attack. At the third place: the video about my show at Parallax AF in London.

*

             MY TOP VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE CHANNEL

LACER/ACTIONS AND LIFE / SRINI PILLAY’S WORDS

*

NINE ELEVEN / NEW YORK 2001

*

LACER/ACTIONS AT PARALLAX AF LONDON

*

A STORY TO TELL: FROM RUBBISH TO SILK

*

GLORIOUS MORNING

*

ESCAPES INTO LACER/ACTIONS

*

LIKE ECHOES… LIKE LACER/ACTIONS

*

LACER/ACTIONS OF LONDON

*

THE EVER EXPANDING LIGHT

*

THE LACER/ACTIONS SHOWROOM

***

10.000 VISUALIZZAZIONI SUL MIO CANALE DI YOUTUBE: GRAZIE!

Qualche minuto fa il contatore delle statistiche sugli accessi al mio canale di Youtube ha segnato la quota delle 10.000 visualizzazioni.  Solo poche parole per ringraziarvi per l’amicizia, gli apprezzamenti e l’incoraggiamento. Quando ho iniziato a postare i miei clip, non immaginavo di potere incontrare qui tanti amici e raggiungere questi livelli di traffico in fatto di visitatori al sito. Sono entrato in una nuova dimensione della comunicazione – anche rispetto al mio genere artistico – scambiando idee, sogni ed esperienze con tantissima gente. Grazie per tutto questo appoggio. Davvero incredibile, per un canale cosi particolare.  Se volete dare un’occhiata, questo è il link: http://www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

Sarete i benvenuti nel meraviglioso mondo dei videoclips di “Lacer/azioni”… Un mondo fatto di colori, emozioni, suoni e me(a)ssaggi sensoriali… E qui sopra la Top Videos Chart…