Sunday, September 10, 2006

Are You Experienced?


Looking skyward at dawn under the undulating form of the stainless steel clad Experience Music Project. The EMP's exterior is covered by 21,000 uniquely shaped shingles that catch and reflect the light. The building was designed by Frank Gehry, and commissioned by Microsoft's Paul Allen to honor Seattle native son, Jimi Hendrix, and the popular music of the 50s to the present. "Are you experienced?"
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17 comments:

Pierre said...

I Kim, I've heard about the EMP. I think the exposition is about Hendrix and Dylan at the same time... Two fantastic people of the 20th century! I should fly to Seattle at once to discover it before it ends :)

Kate said...

I LOVE Gehry's buildings! We have one on the U of MN campus, which I think is pretty conservative, compared with some of his other buildings. I'd love to see yours!! Fun perspective on your foto.

bob said...

Lovely abstract effect

Meg Nakagawa said...

I've just been to a friend's abstract paining show, and he kept telling me to listen and to hear the paintings, and when I failed at that, to see if I see residual patterns/colours after staring at the paintings... Whatever.... Love the building, but I'm feeling a tiny bit seasick....

Ame said...

I think so, I have four kids! LOL! ;-) This is an amazing thing Kim! Just read the fun facts...love the "twang!" comment! What a visual smorgasbord! (Is that how u spell it?) And yeah, it does kinda make ya want to pop some Dramamine! (=

Neorelix said...

Now, that is fantastic! That is truly original!

Kim said...

Thanks for your kind comments!

Pierre- The main Hendrix and Dylan collections are permanent, so don't rush. I believe, and there is SO much more-- pay the $$ for the headset tour, it is SO worth it!

Kate- I would love to come your way and see it! The EMP just excites me. I've loved this building since I first laid eyes on it when here for a conference a few years ago.

Bob- I bow to the master. . .Thank you.

Meg- Abstract. . .I just look at line and color and value and shape and see what moves me in someone's work. I'm in a Contemporary Quilt Art Association and get to see so many really wonderful pieces. The more you see, the more it speak to you, I guess. Hey, I almost named this Virtigo!

Ame- Godd grief, woman! I dub thee City Daily Photo bloggers best female standup comedian! "Infinity always gives me virtigo. . ." B. Cockburn ( almost named it that.)

Neo- High praise coming from one whose work I very much admire. Many thanks.

-Kim

luggi said...

The EMP is a blast! We had to drag ourselves away when we were there.

photo-effe said...

great photo!

Edulabbe said...

Wow!!! The architecture is AMAZING!
The visual effect is beautiful!
Love that building. I checked the videos on the webpage. Nice.

Ryan of OC Photos said...

Nice perspective on this building.

kostas said...

I love this kind of photography!Design,art,abstract,textures,I think are more close to art expression.
Thank you too much for your great blog.
Regards from a sunny Thessaloniki.kostas.

anne said...

I think i'm getting a bit dizzy looking at this photo...

DXBluey said...

Kim,

Great shot. I also agree with a lot of comments here, love the abstract feel to this.

If I ever manage to visit Seattle I have to visit EMP. Are you guys just blessed with the best music history...!??!

photowannabe said...

Love the abstract quality to the picture. Gehry is great.

Jenny said...

Now I've figured out how to beat the system so I can come back and say, AWESOME picture - it looks like silk!

macky said...

The curving is a nice touch. Frank Gehry's architecture is the product of super computer!