Tuesday, October 28, 2014

THE 3D CO2 PAINTING SCULPTURE AT KONGENS NYTORV


On October 10th in connection with Copenhagen Night of Culture, an Award Show to hand over the official Guinness World Record Certificates done on September 25th, was held on Kongens Nytorv in the centre of Copenhagen. Other than the Award show, it was also the opening/revealing of the 3D CO2 Painting. The painting is the 3D illustration of the CO2 route through Copenhagen that was done in 2009 in connection to COP15. The following images are from the building of the artwork and from the Award Show.


The artwork was produced in collaboration with Christian Riis (above) of Grounded Craftwork on the Islands Brygge District of Copenhagen.


Glue Spirals was done to connect the different layers of plywood. The Glue was supplied by Dana Lim.


It was a great puzzle to connect the many layers and road layers


Lasse Daugaard Bentzen assisted in the production


Familiar shapes showed up


Shapes seen in other cities skylines


The white primer supplied by Danish company Beck & Jørgensen


The White and Grey KNOxOUT paint was supplied by Boysen Paints in the Philippines


The Grey layer was rolled on top of the first layer of White



The ORANGE CO2 route painted into the Copenhagen Street landscape


Jacob Hartmann from Sharing Copenhagen gave a helping hand


The 16 square meters was added, one by one. In above image Jesper Fuglsang Mikkelsen in the brown leather jacket, while his son Adam Benjamin is up on the ladder filming the process.


The Copenhagen Night of Culture fell upon Kongens Nyorv (The Kings New Square)


To lighten up the wall, a Tesla Model S from Carl Nielsen, a BMW i3 and several electric scooters and MC's from EV Scandinavia used their electric headlights.


The Hollywood Actress and Producer Kristina Korsholm hosted the Award Show


Sten Jauer of LAND Design Lab, who designed the logo for the Electric Bridge - Guinness World Record event also came by the event.


The Electric Bridge Banner was also up for a weekend after the opening.


Will Gurley (above) who is the mastermind behind the design of the map over Copenhagen. He also created ther files, to be transferred into a digital form that can be turned into instructions for the laser cutter to cut out the city from the plywood.



Close Up


The Information Sign supplied by Cotter, who also helped laser cut out the shapes in the plywood.


To read the text, click the image to enlarge


Close up of KNOxOUT


Close Up 2


The whole line up of THANKS TO the collaborating partners. Click on image to enlarge.

Many Thanks also to Mimi Larsson from METRO and her Byens Hegn Team!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

OFFICIALLY AMAZING - LARGEST PARADE OF ELECTRIC CARS - NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD


The Guinness Word Record attempt held on September 21st 2014 has been officially recognized!
KPMG found 160 Electric Cars that was part of the parade, to live up to the rules set for the record.
The the above webpage HERE


The above photo by John Krøll shows the parade as it enters Peberholmen as part of Øresund Bridge.


The above banner was displayed as part of the event.


On that very same day in New York City, the People's Climate March took place. The above spread is from the newspaper called "Planet News" that was distributed during the march, by the people behind Center for Planetary Culture. If you click on the above image you can read more about CO2 Green Drive, under the image of the Electric DeLorean and Intentional Art headline.



The above video about the Climate March



The above video about Cool Construction/Byens Hegn that is a Copenhagen Urban Street Art Initiative.


On October 10th 2014, there will be an Awards Ceremony on Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. It happens to be on the same day as Copenhagen's "Night of Culture", where many thousand people roam the streets to engulf themselves in Culture. The above image is the artwork created by Will Gurley and Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen, and will be created in collaboration with Svend Sømod, Lasse Bentzen, Anna Vibe and Christian Rømer Riis of Grounded Craft Work. The Award Show will be hosted by Hollywood actress and Film Producer Kristina Korsholm and Sharing Copenhagen's own Jacob Hartmann.


The CO2 symbol was initially created by nearly 100 Electric Cars for the first CO2 E - Race/CO2 Green Drive Performance in connection to COP15 in 2009. In above image you can see the CO2 GPS tag that was shown LIVE on the Globe on Rådhuspladsen. More HERE.


The 3D CO2 painting will be placed in the above spot, where the event will also be held.




The colors of the KNOxOUT Paint that will be used for the artwork is "A Breeze of Grey" and "Purifying White". The painting is 4 x 4 meters and according to the producers of the paint, it will be equal to planting 16 threes. See more in below video.



See the above paint LIVE and Come and Join the event!

More about the Facebook event page HERE

UPDATE! 


Will Gurley in front of the 3D CO2 Painting


The CO2 3D painting next to The Electric Bridge Banner 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

THE ELECTRIC BRIDGE - GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT ON ØRESUND BRIDGE - BETWEEN DENMARK AND SWEDEN



The video of the day made by Casper Strunge and his team from &FILM, collaborating with the Drone Master Thomas Knudsen from Epic Media, calling the shots from above.


The Electric Bridge sticker who was placed in the windshield of each participant of the Attempt. The logo was designed by the Danish legendary Graphic Designer Sten Jauer of LAND DESIGN LAB.



The line of Electric Cars on the Øresund Bridge going into the tunnel of Peberholmen by John Krøll from Virtual Works


See the above 360 Earth Peberholmen Mashup as an interactive experience HERE



See the above 360 Earth Spiral Mashup as an interactive experience  HERE



The Parking Lot at Field's was the canvas for the Spiral of Electric Cars. 



The inspiration for the Spiral is Sacred Geometry and the Fibonacci Spiral that is a universally occurring concept in nature and all life forms.


The inspiration also came from a simple google search for "car" and "spiral" where the above image popped up.


Having the inspiration in place, it was key to also figure out how it could be documented from above. When talking to Thomas Knudsen, who is one of Denmark's best Drone Operators, it became clear that the Spiral should be documented by Thomas and his magic Drone, as seen above.


Color coordination was attempted, and worked, at least in the middle where an Orange Dot was created.
Now the question is, if we shall turn in an application for the record for the worlds largest "Spiral made out of Electric Cars".


Above Jesper Hyuk Larsen, who is the in-house photographer for CO2 Green Drive and The Traingle Project. In it, he is on a B BIKE and part of the Mr Green Performance, that was done on Union Square in April 2014. See more of Jesper's photography below:


Vice-President of the Copenhagen City Council and spokesperson Lars Weiss (S) standing next to a Tesla Roadster. Lars also represented and talked about the Fehmarn Belt Days, along with the Eco Friendly Highway between Germany, via Denmark, through Sweden to Norway. (photo Jesper Hyuk Larsen)


Steven DeVincent and his partner US Ambassador Rufus Gifford participated in a Tesla Model S.
(photo Jesper Hyuk Larsen)



Rufus also held a speech at Copenhagen Pride on Rådhuspladsen earleir in 2014, speaking both Danish and English to the cheering crowd.


Jakob Hougaard (S), Vice President of Engineering and the Environment in the City of Copenhagen. He participated with his own Nissan Leaf, being an avid and authentic electric car driver, along with representing Sharing Copenhagen.


Jens Mandrup from The Capital Region of Denmark also joined the day representing Copenhagen Electric and the Capital Region's Electric Car Initiatives.


The Los Angeles based Danish Actress and Film Producer Kristina Korsholm drove the above Tesla Roadster, putting the pedal to the metal of the drag race capable Electric Jetplane, flying over the Øresund Brige on the way to Malmø. It had to be charged urgently, so it would even be able to get back over the bridge again for the attempt 2 hours later.


The two hours were spent visiting and joining forces with Øresund Electric Car Rally, that had their closing event on the Hyllie Station Square next to Emporia. They also helped Kristina with charging her, or actually Carl Nielsen from Clear Drive's Roadster. We were happy to hear that our good friend Martin Messer Thomsen of EV TEST won the 2014 Rally! Se more images from the 2014 Øresund Electric Car Rally in Malmø HERE. Thanks to Per Lundgren of OECR and his wonderful Swedish Team!


On top of the Emporia Rooftop, there was Yellow Plexi Glass that gave the tinted view over the Øresund Bridge, Turning Torso and Kronprinsen. All well known skyline profiles of Malmø, even if many still miss the Kockums Crane that once dominated the skies of the city.


Once the participants of the Attempt came back to the Field's parking lot and completed the Spiral Formation, there was SOUP. The Potato Soup, with bacon and bread was made by Ærø Chef Keld Fuglsang Mikkelsen and Copenhagen Chef Lotte Monberg and sponsored by the BILKA inside of Field's.
Their slogan for the day was "BILKA LI ELBILER".


After a flash of rain, right when the participants took off from the Field's parking lot, it got dark and the day was over. Did we set a Guinness World Record? At this writing moment we are not sure. There was 218 participating Electric Cars in the day and 160 could be 100% verified by KPMG being part of the parade and were re-checked and counted as the left the Field's parking lot. Please stay tuned for new updates soon.