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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.