Brendan Ravenhill’s Versatile Ada Sconce

A new short film explores the method behind the dynamic yet minimal piece

The works of LA-based designer Brendan Ravenhill stem from a process involving many people. The Ada Sconce, for example, goes through metal-bending, hole-punching, and powder-coating before its assembly in Ravenhill’s Glassell Park studio. To offer a peek into this way of making, Ravenhill and his team have created a mini-documentary that follows how the minimal yet versatile light fixture is produced. “Ada is a celebration of …

National Geographic Documents Rachel Rossin’s Use of Tech in Art

One of the most important minds in virtual reality today, artist Rachel Rossin’s work has redefined perceptions about the medium and its capabilities. In a short documentary that clocks in just under three minutes, National Geographic sits down with Rossin as she explains her attempts at delivering a randomness that mimics life. The artist takes tactile work into the digital realm and also pulls physical …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

BDSM headphones, bathroom walls made for women, cute UPS trucks and more

1. Frieze Week’s Brooklyn Art Fairs As with all super-powered art fairs, NYC’s Frieze stirs such excitement in the city that a range of other fairs have cropped up at the same time (including three in Brooklyn) ultimately yielding what is referred to as “Frieze Week.” Hyperallergic ventured to Red Hook’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair and Greenpoint’s Moniker and Other Art Fair. Their findings—visible …

Another Side of Grace Jones in New Documentary “Bloodlight and Bami”

In filmmaker Sophie Fiennes’ latest documentary, “Bloodlight and Bami,” the auteur follows icon Grace Jones. For five years, Fiennes captured Jones’ charm and power, but also insights into her rarely seen sides—for example, time at home with family in Jamaica. Even Grace Jones super-fans will find something new here. As Anna Cafolla puts it, “There is never a question though as to which side is …

Documentary on Trans Icon and Activist Marsha P Johnson

Trans icon, activist and one of the West Village’s most adored figures, Marsha P Johnson was not only an important voice in the LGBTQ+ community, she was a beloved human. Since her untimely death in 1992, there’s been a lot of suspicion surrounding the idea that she killed herself—with rumors of murder at the hands of shady cops, the mob or others circulating. “How to …