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Nomadism

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media, Photography, Poetry

Traveller, photographer and cinematographer Marty Mellway compiled this truly inspiring piece of work with clips from his travel videos. The end result is a fascinating fusion of music, poetry and photography – a very intoxicating mix for creative and curious minds!

I use photography and cinema to capture what I see and feel. I live a lifestyle of almost perpetual motion only stopping for short breaks before heading back on the road. I travel as much and as often as I can. My films are a tribute to this incredible world and everything it shares with us. I’m so inspired by the idea of cinema and photography, the very act of capturing light energy and making it mean something is just so incredible and profound – Marty Mellway

… and yes, below is the beautiful poem in this video by Lord Byron (George Gordon) 1788–1824 – narrated by Tom O’bedlam.

SO WE’LL GO NO MORE A ROVING

So, we’ll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we’ll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

View more of Marty Mellway’s work here.

17 February Share your
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How Art Works?

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media

This brilliant short video by Billy Gallery provides insight into how the world of art works, its problems and what could be the solutions. It might be controversial to some but overall an excellent attempt to address the current state of art affairs.

11 September 1
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Buenos Aires: Las Calles de Borges

Under - Inspiration, Literature, Media

Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark – Jorge Luis Borges

A little homage to the great Argentinian poet Jorge Luis Borges by Ian Ruschel. The video was shot in the winter of 2010 in Buenos Aires and Capilla del Señor, Argentina.

8 September Share your
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Heliotropes

Under - Inspiration, Literature, Media, Nature, Technology

Heliotropes, a film by Michael Langan based on the poem by Brian Christian, documents the parallel goals of man and nature through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light.

My Mother’s Coat

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Literature, Media

This beautifully illustrated and animated short is directed by Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits highlighting an emotional story.

My Mother talks to me about post-dictatorship Athens, her struggle to adapt to the greek mentality, her memories of motherhood, and her longing to go back to her small town in Italy.

20 July 1
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Dreams come true

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media, Photography, Poetry



‘Dreams come true’ is a visual poem directed by Damián Perea and presented for the candidature of the city “Las Palmas de Gran Canaria” for the European Capital of Culture 2016.

3 February 2
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The Immigrant

Under - Inspiration, Literature, Media, Poetry, Technology

Poetry and robots together in perfect harmony by Autofuss.

20 January 3
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I Write …

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, My Musings, Poetry, Typography

I write - Words by C. C. Carpenter II / Typography Asif R Naqvi

I Write
I write, I erase
I learn, I forget
I live, I learn
I love, I hate
I come, I go
I sleep, I wake
I do, I am.

Poetry: C. C. Carpenter II, Typography: Asif R Naqvi, Type: Goudy Old Style BT

6 December 3
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Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s cut book art

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Literature

I wrote about Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s amazing antique book art earlier this year. Now, here comes his latest work which is also up for grab.

The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book. As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened.

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9 April 8
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Alexander Korzer-Robinson and the notion of inner landscape

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Literature

Dorothy L. Sayers once said:

Books…are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.

What Gods May Come and The Frogs Of Our Labour - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

What Gods May Come and The Frogs Of Our Labour - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s art is sort of an extension to what appears to be a lobster shell to Dorothy L. Sayers. His work giving life to something that is usually left to rot.

Originally from Berlin now living in Bristol (UK), Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s art focuses on the notion of the “inner landscape”. Creating engaging and inviting fine art pieces from generally discarded antique books, his work provides insight into an unknown dimension within books.

As we remember the books from our own past, certain fragments remain with us while others fade away over time – phrases and passages, mental images we created, the way the stories made us feel and the thoughts they inspired. In our memory we create a new narrative out of those fragments, sometimes moving far away from the original content. This is, in fact, the same way we remember our life – an ever changing narrative formed out of fragments. This mostly subconscious process of value judgements and coincidence is what interests me as an artist and as a psychologist.

Meyers - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Meyers - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

How the books are converted into art pieces?

The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book. As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened.

Beastiary - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Beastiary - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Brockhaus 3 and Brockhaus 2 - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Brockhaus 3 and Brockhaus 2 - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Pleasant Peasants - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Pleasant Peasants - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Alexander Korzer-Robinson