Steven Kraan sits at home in Rotterdam drawing weird comics every day. The comics are about Kung Fu cats, Smoking Carrots, deformed spider children and, erm, Nicolas Cage. When he’s finished drawing his comics, he puts them up on Facebook for the world to see. And the world is absolutely loving them.
Film director Harmony Korine (Gummo, Trash Humpers) is working on a new film called God’s Joke. This time his film will be financed by crowd-funding through Cinema Reloaded, a project hosted by the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Formed in New York and now based in Rotterdam and Berlin, SMAQ is a collaborative studio for architecture and urbanism by architects Sabine Müller and Andreas Quednau. Here they have created an interesting installation called Bad (bath) in the Solitude Palace Gardens in Stuttgart with the premise of creating a usable sculpture which entwines a 1000 metre long garden hose throughout a timber structure.
Just a few days ago, Benjamin Verdoncke climbed out of the human-sized nest he’d been residing in for the past seven days. The Belgian artist took six weeks to build the nest, which hung fifty metres high against a skyscraper in Rotterdam.
Photographer Desiree Palmen takes some pretty amazing photos of people that have been camouflaged in their surroundings. It’s a simple concept, and not necessarily radical, but the Rotterdam-based artist does it well enough for the resulting images to be rather striking.