Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
His work is frantic. As if he were painting with his heart racing. His life was as tumultuous as…
The Charles Bukowski Tapes by Barbet Schroeder (1987)
The Wind From Hastings
For On Space Time Foam, his new installation at the HangarBicocca, Saraceno conceived a large transparent membrane (which he amusingly calls la lasagna) that visitors can get into.
First Look at Miyazaki’s New Manga
The 72-year-old legend, Hayao Miyazaki, has said to retire after his latest film, The Wind Rises, releases. Well, The Wind Rises was released in June of Japan and will release early next year in the United States, but it seems like Miyazaki is enjoying his “retirement,” by working on something new: a manga based off of samurai in the Warring States era of Japan. No word on this manga releasing soon, but it’s a promising bit of info for those wanting more from Miyazaki, post-directing!
Beyond Fest 2013
7:30PM - Aero Theatre
Live Musical Accompaniment by Cliff Retallick
1922 / Directed by: F.W. Murnau
F.W. Murnau reinvents the story of Dracula as a silent German Expressionist fable and the result is one of the greatest horror films ever made. Max Schreck is astonishingly creepy as the vampire, and Murnau’s frames ooze eerie atmosphere in this hugely influential tale.
Presented by The American Cinematheque and Amity
Tokujin Yoshioka's 'Crystallized Project': 6 Months of Tonal Vibrations of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Expressed in Crystal
“Nature shows us a beauty that exceeds our imagination,” says Tokujin Yoshioka. “The forms of nature are unique and cannot be reproduced. This endows them with mysterious beauty and makes them fascinating to us”.
As part of the Japanese designer’s large-scale one-man show at MOT in Tokyo, Yoshioka has installed a peculiar work he calls “a painting.” Looking much more like a bed of water than a painting, the piece is actually 6-months’ worth of crystal that have been growing, layer by layer, inside a glass tank. It’s truly a work of art that has been ceded to the hand of mother nature.
But the crystals haven’t just been sitting there quietly. Throughout the whole time they’ve been exposed to the music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, Swan Lake. The tonal vibrations and pulsations materialize within the crystal, dictating its final form.
According to Phenom World, a Netherlands based manufacturer of electron microscopes and other high-tech imaging tools, “crystals exposed to music showed differences in size, form and structure of the surface. But what exactly about different frequencies and rhythm vibrations causes the change still remains a mystery.
“I believe that a design is not something that is completed through being given a form, but rather something that is completed by the human heart. I also feel that incorporating the principles and movements of nature into ideas will become something important in future design.”
text source: Spoon & Tamago
This ‘Haunted House’ is not like any you will have seen before and comes in the form of a spooky gallery of paintings that at first seem ordinary but soon turn out to have some hidden surprises in store. The concept behind Torafu Architects’ ‘Haunted Play House’ is to challenge perspectives and norms where rules are broken as children are actually encouraged to run, shout and touch – activities usually forbidden in a gallery or a museum.
Waves by Daniel Palacios (2006): The high point on the concept of visualizing sound. From the exhibition “Visualizing Sound:
A long stretch of rope is hold tightly between two poles. Left to its own devices, the rope remains immobile and soundless. But as soon as visitors approaches, the rope starts spinning, hissing and adopting sinusoid and times, almost menacing volumes. The installation physically represents a series of waves in space while generating sound by the very physics of motion. By cutting through the air, the rope at once creates volume and produces sound, configuring a single element.
in “the day after tomorrow: images of our earth in crisis, j. henry fair documents stunning images of the toxic industrial processes polluting our planet in the hopes of ultimately effectuating change in consumer behaviour.
as fair writes, “i began to photograph all these things with an eye to making them both beautiful and frightening simultaneously. …they are captivating in the same way that timeless pieces by the great abstract expressionists are. …[and] because [they] are so beautiful, people want to learn more about what is going on in each image.”
he continues, “they bring into sharp relief the catastrophic damage wreaked by the production of oil, coal power, and paper - the products most of us consume, in some form or other, on a daily basis. …so, [if seeing the fifth and seventh images, for example] means we all demanded toilet paper be made from old newspapers instead of blithely purchasing brands made from old-growth forests, those forests would be saved as would all of the animals who live there.”
photos are of the following: 1. particulate matter separated from the extracted bitumen of the tar sands in fort mcmurray, alberta, canada; 2. the BP oil spill in the gulf of mexico; 3. bushes intruding into a pond where the world’s most widely used herbicide is manufactured. luling, louisiana; 4. ash waste at a coal power station in canadys, south carolina; 5. aerators agitate the waste from a pulp mill in baton rouge, louisiana, turning the liquid to a foam. this plant manufactures popular brands of paper towels and printer paper; 6. mountaintop removal in kayford, west virginia; 7. waste from a paper mill in zachary, louisiana; 8. many different compounds, including different types of oil, emerge from the subaqueous macondo well in the gulf of mexico; 9. containment impoundments for the by products of washed phosphate after its extraction in wauchula, florida; 10. "red mud" bauxite waste from aluminium production containing significant amounts of heavy metal contamination in darrow, louisiana