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3 October Share your
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Maleonn: In a complicated and chaotic world

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

Ma Liang aka Maleonn, born in Shanghai, China in 1972. This talented Shanghai based photographer has gained a kind of cult following because of his fable-like photographs. His images, in color and black and white, are often created with props, actors and a strange mix of hues, colors and theatrical sets.

The physical outward world is more and more complicated and chaotic. In such a ridiculous age shaped by plastic values, lots of things that are profound and noble are becoming doubtful. I’m trying to use my own way to reorganize this age in my eyes. I’m dancing with the music of the times exaggeratedly and ludicrously, even a little artificial. But, that is our irresistible fate. All that is just the plastic feeling surface. During the process of building up the work, what supports me is still the self-thinking and inspections towards the human being as an individual.

My work is my inner world. The moments in my works really have been existed in my fantasy. Sometimes I painted them one day before shooting. I painted so quickly even surprised myself sometimes. They are so clear in my mind that every detail exists there. I’d love to imagine and thinking all the day. I believe that I have a complete world inside my heart. With my 30 years growing, this world is being constructed more and more complicated. What I’m doing is to turn the images of this world into reality, that’s all.

Ma Liang is a graduate of the Fine Arts College of Shanghai University where he studied graphic design.

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2 October Share your
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How to eat your Apple by Erick Oh

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Poetry

Erick Oh is a Korean animation artist based in California, USA. He spent most of his life in Korea where he started producing a variety of work, in which the boundaries were blurred between media and contents. Even though it is in animation where Erick feels most comfortable as his main tool to communicate and interact with the viewer, he would not consider himself only as a film maker but as an artist who continues trying to expand the definition of animation and art.

‘How to eat your Apple’ is an extension of Erick’s recent illustration series in the form of an animated poem. It is without a protagonist, a defined narrative, set point of camera view or any other aspect of mainstream film language; ‘How to eat your Apple’ surrealistically portrays human nature and its essence in the circle of life, its change and death as shown by re-compositing various symbols and objects. This piece flows more like a moving illustration than an animated film, and connects to Erick’s other static illustration pieces and written stories which finally culminates to one big quintessential question on life.

28 September Share your
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ADA – analog interactive installation by Karina Smigla-Bobinski

Under - Art, Inspiration

Analog interactive installation / kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski.

ADA is an analogue interactive installation made of a giant ball filled with helium, covered in charcoal spikes. As the ball drifts around the space, charcoal marks accumulate on the walls. Visitors can push the ball around the space freely, but the results are never predictable.

21 September Share your
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Graphic design can change your life

Under - Design, Inspiration, Typography

Uncover handy analogies to music, the rhythm of spaces and the silence between characters with Erik Spiekermann who is talking with Gestalten TV about the process of designing typefaces, Graphic Design and it’s impact on everyday life.

19 September 1
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Marya Korneeva photography

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography
17 September Share your
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Introducing Social Business

Under - Inspiration, Media, Miscellaneous

Bangladeshi economist, founder of the Grameen Bank and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient Professor Muhammad Yunus introducing social business.


15 September Share your
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Outside In by Stephen van Vuuren

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography, Technology

Outside In is a non-profit art film by Stephen van Vuuren that takes audiences on a journey of mind, heart and spirit from the big bang to the near future via the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn. Currently in production after years of development, Outside In aims for global release late next year.

Composed entirely of still photographs using innovative visual techniques developed by the filmmaker, Outside In stretches the boundaries of the motion picture. The film will feature powerful music by Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber and melds non-narrative visual poetry and science documentary into a rich experience for audiences.

Using hundreds of thousands of still images manipulated to create full motion, using ‘2.75D’ photographic fly-through technology. The film will be presented in beyond Hollywood quality 5.6K resolution on massive screens and concert-level surround systems to audiences in giant screen institutions, IMAX theaters, planetariums, museums and select 4k digital cinemas.

… and here is how it is done:

13 September Share your
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Many Steps by Takayuki Akachi

Under - Geography, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Takayuki Akachi from Tokyo travelled around the world and recorded ‘steps’ across various cultures to compile a candid musical.

12 September 2
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The wonderful world of watercolor maestro Alexander Votsmush (P-3)

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

Here comes the third and last part of the watercolor series by Alexander Votsmush.

View Part 1 and Part 2.

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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.

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