|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Monday, December 17, 2018
|Art Changes Football Forever|
Testing at The Sports Technology Institute. Photo Credit: Kathrin Böhm.
LOUGHBOROUGH.- In a unique collaboration between a group of sports mad kids and world experts in sports technology, a range of second skins for balls is being made at Loughborough University.
Initiated by artist Kathrin Böhm, an astonishing number of new ideas were tested for fun and functionality over several months until finally one idea emerged as a clear favourite. The skins not only serve as a carry case, but actually re-invent the ball - change the skin and you change the bounce aesthetic and role of the ball.
Kathrin Böhm encouraged both technologists and teenagers alike to think beyond their usual constraints. The sports technologists are often limited by commercial considerations and the teenagers by their lack of access to expertise and resources. Both groups were free to let their imaginations run wild to come up with ideas for completely new sporting products. The results push the boundaries of both sport and art and can be viewed and used as both sports products and art objects. They are artworks you can either hang on the wall or play football with.
The sports technologists have enjoyed hearing the youngsters straight talking when it comes to sports products. John Edwards from the Sports Technology Institute commented that The kids have been fantastic. Its been a real opportunity for us to view design from a different perspective. Whether on a sports field in the village of Barrow or in the sports hall at the university, working directly with the kids and the artist in testing out a range of fantastic and fantastical ideas has been a real eye opener for us.
Nick Slater, Director of Radar at Loughborough University, who commissioned and organised the project, says After 7 months of soul searching, sporting experimentation and hard work 1 artist, 8 sports technologists and 15 young people from the village of Barrow upon Soar will finally launch their new sporting product on 14 June as part of Loughborough University's Centenary Day. It should be a fantastic day for all and people will have the opportunity to test out the new product in one of Loughborough's many sports pitches.
The new sporting skins are currently in production and will be officially launched at the University and in the village on the 14th June. Kathrin Böhms artists group public works will create a specially designed shop unit in which the products will be available alongside products that have been made in collaboration with other villages across Europe.
Kathrin Böhm is an artist. She holds a Masters degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London and a Masterstudent degree from the Academy of Fine Arts, Nurenberg.
Kathrin Böhms work is focused upon public art and participatory methodologies. It examines the role of artists and art production as a tool for the exploration and construction of social and environmental networks and sites. Working collaboratively Böhms work covers a broad terrain addressing questions such as the relationship between art and architecture; artistic practice within rural environments; modes of interdisciplinary collaboration and the representation of engaged art practices within institutional art spaces. Her work also seeks to create public spaces or sites to foster discussion and new modes of cultural exchange and interaction amongst the public, workers within related disciplines and fellow artists.
Kathrin Böhm has exhibited both her individual and collaborative works and projects internationally. Projects include Park Products at the Serpentine Gallery, London, The Spatiality of Informal Networks A touring exhibition and part of the Hayward Gallery's British Art Show 6 and And Millions and Millions, Sodium and Ashphalt: Contemporary British Art at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City and Museo Marco, Monterrey, Mexico.
Kathrin Böhm has been selected for numerous Awards.
May 20, 2009
Francis Bacon's Provocative Works Featured in Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sotheby's To Offer Tuyomyo, a Bench by Frank Gehry in June
"Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City" Takes Visitors 400 Years Back in Time
Early Bob Dylan Poem Highlights Christie's Pop Culture Sale on June 23
Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition 2009 Courtyard Sculpture Installed
Vitra Design Museum Shows Antibodies: The Works of Fernando & Humberto Campana
AIA Selects the 2009 Recipients of the Small Project Awards
Museum Uses Technology + New Media to Connect with Visitors
Augusto Giacometti, Cuno Amiet, Paul Camenisch and Ernest Bieler in the Spotlight
MoMA Presents Weeklong Run of DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation
DAZ in Berlin Opens Exhibiton on Contemporary Architecture as well as Urban Tendencies in Istanbul
Andrew Wyeth's Last Painting, 'Goodbye,' to be Published
Important Painting by Charleston-Born Artist Louis Rémy Mignot On View Now at the Gibbes Museum of Art
A Festival of Books: Christie's Offers a Collection of Illustrated Fete Books
A Rare Frederic Church Work Highlights American Paintings Sale
Sotheby's Next Sale of Asian Art, to be Held on June 11 in Paris
Art Changes Football Forever
Indianapolis Museum of Art Commissions Judith G. Levy for Efroymson Pavilion Installation Series
Dutch Prince and Princess to Open Major Exhibition of Historic Dutch Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Graduate Students Share Scholarly Achievements June 5
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- The Morgan receives a major Renoir drawing unseen for over 50 years
2.- A rare piece of U.S. paper money estimated at $2 million highlights Stack's Bowers Galleries auction
3.- $578K Rolex tops Morphy's $4 million Fine & Decorative Arts & Jewelry Auction
4.- Haunted by colonial past, Belgium's Africa museum reopens after revamp
5.- National Gallery of Canada acquires The Foursome (The Partie Carrée) by James Tissot
6.- Spectacular show presents magical and dream-like atmospheres by Bosch, Brueghel, and Arcimboldo
7.- National Gallery of Art elects Kaywin Feldman as its fifth Director, succeeding Earl A. Powell III
8.- National Portrait Gallery to stage major new exhibition on the women who shaped Pre-Raphaelite art
9.- Unique exhibition on Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck opens in Turin
10.- Exhibition at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum presents works by Victor Vasarely
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.