It is one of a kind feeling when you are surrounded by the silence that is filled and trembling with music living inside it! This is exactly how it feels being around these giants. Giants in the physical and metaphysical sense. I’ve seen these before. On a paper… on a screen.. in a ‘coffee-table-book’ size……
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magic and fantasy and labour of creating the first animated movement
Charlotte Lotte Reiniger was a German film director and the pioneer of animation. Her film “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” that she begun making in 1923 and released in 1926 was the first and the oldest surviving feature-length animated film. Reiniger made more than 70 films over her career. Reiniger fled Germany to England in…
Brain – the most marvelous machine in the known universe
“Traveling across 500,000 neurons, the images took two years to complete. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Dunn and Edwards developed special technology for the project. Using a technique they’ve called reflective microetching, they microscopically manipulated the reflectivity of the brain’s surface. Different regions of the brain were hand painted and digitized, later using a computer…
“Show them life, and they’ll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it.”
“What is art?,” asked Tarkovksy. “Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that none the less reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice.” “Never try to convey your idea to the audience,” said Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, “—it is a thankless and senseless…
strincussion [strings+percussion] = magic
Yaybahar – completely acoustic, electronics free, instrument designed by Görkem Şen, with sounds like electronic universe of stones and metal.
micro world. macro beauty.
THE DIATOMIST is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement. Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification. Klaus Kemp has devoted…
Hands of Bresson
“The things one can express with the hands…” – Robert Bresson “A work of archival criticism that forgoes the language of rigour for that of rapture… here are hands – votive, tender, purloining, trembling – that make me want to raise my own hands in gratitude to this mysterious poet.” – Sukhdev Sandhu, Sight &…
Draw on the Moon
“We should never hesitate. Even in a tiny tiny mark there is a mark that matters!” – Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson collaborative art project Draw on the Moon
Light: a viable paint pigment
“Light is the brush and the environment is the canvas.” – Jeremy Jackson aka Tackyshack
This is a perfect moment to start reading. With your ears! Amazing new work “Zapis” (for twelve percussionists ) by Milica Djordjevic.