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26 October 1
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Made by Humans | Universal Everything

Under - Art, Media, Technology

Made by Humans by Universal Everything. 16k video loop, 36 channel Iosono surround sound, Hyundai Vision Hall, South Korea

And, here is an amazing and inspiring documentary about the minds behind Universal Everything.

18 October Share your
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Cascades | Ryan Teague

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The movements of a music box ballerina are reinterpreted in a groundbreaking video for British composer Ryan Teague using electromegnetic fields, sub zero temperatures and 2000 volts of electricity.

8 October Share your
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Thomas Shahan and tiny wildly-beautiful beasts

Under - Inspiration, Nature, Photography

Here comes some amazing arthropod photography by macrophotographer Thomas Shahan. Based in Oklahoma, US, Thomas has been taking portraitures of tiny wildly-beautiful beasts since 2007. His work has been featured in leading magazines and TV shows around the world. With a BFA in printmaking from the University of Oklahoma, he spends his spare time wandering in the wilderness finding his subjects and waiting patiently for the perfect moment to snap.

The video below is an introduction to high-magnification macro photography by Thomas Shahan offering an innovative approach and what it takes to become a successful photographer.

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20 August 1
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Guardians of Russian Art Meseums | Andy Freeberg

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Long fascinated with the gallery and museum worlds, Andy Freeberg often turns his camera on the dealers, gallery patrons, artists, museum guards, and their interplay with the works of art themselves. His project Guardians, about the women that guard the art in Russian museums, won Photolucida’s Critical Mass book award and was published in 2010.

In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

Andy Freeberg was born in New York City where he learned at an early age to be a critical observer of the world and the people in it. After studying at the University of Michigan, he began his professional photography career in New York taking portraits for such publications as The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Time, and Fortune, photographing the likes of Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, and Neil Young. Freeberg has recently emerged on the contemporary art scene as a wry commentator on the art industry itself. Freeberg’s work is in many public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Portland Art Museum, the George Eastman House, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

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15 August Share your
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Interactive ‘Starry Night’ by Petros Vrellis

Under - Art, Inspiration, Technology

Petros Vrellis brings Vincent Van Gogh’s famous ‘Starry Night’ to life. The user can interact with the animation with music responding to the flow. The whole piece is put together with the help of openFrameworks.

This interactive animation is also available on iPad as an app – just in case you really fancy interacting with it rather than watching it move.

11 August Share your
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Artificial Paradise, Inc

Under - Media, Motion Graphics

Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed a unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten… what is he searching for?

Directed, edited and composited by Jean-Paul Frenay.

The Wizard of Oz experimental video installation

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First 2 minutes of an experimental video installation “The Wizard of Oz” by Dennis Neuschaefer-Rube.

The video installation shows the movie “The Wizard of Oz” 5829 times side by side. The movie is arranged in rows from left to right and time shifted by exactly one second each. The video starts at the top left, with the first second of the film and finishes bottom right with the last second of the film. The projection is in a continuous loop that repeats every 98 minutes.

A computer voice speaks the whole subtitles of the film in a 68-minute loop.

So Where’s Home? A film about third culture kid identity

Under - Media, Miscellaneous

This short film about third culture kid identity was Adrian Bautista’s final senior thesis project at Georgetown University for his film & media studies minor.

So Where’s Home? explores the unique perspectives and identities of Third Culture Kids, people who have spent a significant portion of their childhood overseas. The purpose of this short documentary project is to understand why third culture kids struggle to answer the question of “so where’s home?” and the implications this difficulty has on personal identity.

Pointe Shoes

Under - Art, Miscellaneous

A very informative and interesting short documentary by Galen Summer for New York City Ballet illustrating how important the shoes are to a dancer’s performance.

The story of ballet shoes, from the factory to the stage. Filmed on location at Freed of London & the New York City Ballet.

25 May 1
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The Eagleman Stag

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The Eagleman Stag is 2011 BAFTA award winning short film by director/writer Mikey Please. It’s mostly made out of some strange white stuff, found in the back of a stress cushion. Mikey worked with his brother Bendict Please who composed the soundtrack and score, as well as the vocal talents of cult actor David Cann who lends his voice.

If you repeat the word ‘fly’ for long enough it sounds like you’re saying ‘life’. This is of no help to Peter. His answers lie in the brain of a beetle.