26.04.11 by Jeff

Gabi Rivett

And the award for greatest photo album on Facebook goes to “The Lying Down Game” by Gabi Rivett. Kinda like this but more fun.

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook

The lying down game by Gabi Rivett aka the greatest photo album on Facebook













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Very interesting is how these shots are approached with a sense of humor, though at the same time they’re dead serious.

  • hahahaha! these are awesome… i especially love the one where she’s in the bushes. NICE!

  • wish they used a dslr.

  • Intriguing

  • wtf ? brilliant!

  • KingDukas

    Reminds me of Storm Thorgerson.

  • adam

    fun/funny.. just cant help but help wish they were shot better

  • luke
  • haha nice!!

  • lapetitefaon

    ahahahaha, OH MY GOD! these are brilliant, my favorite boooooom post in a while, just what a simple, funny, well executed idea, the one in the bushes is too funny

  • Christine

    This is called Planking.

  • ross

    hahaha, so funny, though I’d hate to be the one in the bush. Cool concept!

  • Really fun. Reminds me a bit of Erwin Wurm.

  • my friend courtney did this back in 2009 and left a comment on one of the photos that said, “lying down game!”. she was totally wasted in the photos. all of the pics i’ve seen since, these are the earliest documented. SO GOOD.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=238685796656&set=t.677128607&type=1&theater

  • repsaj

    this is called planking…





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Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread

 

Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.

Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!

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