Category: Art

Choros: A Transfixing Experimental Dance Film by Michael Langan & Terah Maher

Choros: A Transfixing Experimental Dance Film by Michael Langan & Terah Maher video art dance

Choros: A Transfixing Experimental Dance Film by Michael Langan & Terah Maher video art dance

Choros: A Transfixing Experimental Dance Film by Michael Langan & Terah Maher video art dance

Released three weeks ago after a year on tour at various film festivals, Choros is the latest experimental art film from director Michael Langan the explores the movement of the human body, specifically the motion of dancer Terah Maher. Choros follows in the steps of Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne-Jules Marey, and Norman McLaren, all of whom spent years studying the physical moment of animals and humans through film. Langan takes the next step using new digital innovations to layer some 32 sequential instances of a single movement and then stretch it out over time. Set to Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, the 13-minute video is pulsating, hypnotic, and flat out lovely to watch. You can read more about it over at Short of the Week.

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Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli wood waves water sculpture ocean glass

According to the New York Times sculptor Mario Ceroli is one of the least known yet most influential artists of the Italian post-war scene. His work spans over forty years and I encourage you to take a deep dive into his website to explore his wide range of installations and sculptures. Two of his most beautiful works depict crashing waves sculpted from thin layers of precisely cut wood and glass titled La Vague and Maestrale. The energy present in the works is remarkable as if any moment the materials are going to crash into the gallery floor. Also, if you’ve ever been to the Adelaide Botanic Garden in Australia you may have seen a similar piece by sculptor Sergio Redegalli called Cascade. (via connaissance des arts, claudio, and tate_ellen)

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Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Karma: A Tower of Blinded Men Rising into the Sky by Do Ho Suh sculpture multiples

Towering 23 feet (7 meters) into the sky, Karma is a recent sculpture installed in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art by Korean sculptor Do Ho Suh (previously). Captured here in a series of photographs by Alan Teo, the piece depicts a tower of piggy-backed men, each successively covering the eyes of the man below him, creating an illusion that the blinded tower seems to stretch to infinity like a fractal, although technically it was made from 98 cast stainless steel figures. The artist is known for his work with multiple figures, creating tornadoes, chain link fences, and frequently multiple small figures supporting the weight of what appears to be a pair of corporate or governmental shoes. A smaller broze version of Karma is also on view at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo. (via my modern met, alan teo)

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New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

South African artist DALest and his wife Faith47 just completed these great new avian-themed pieces as part of Pow Wow 13, an annual contemporary art movement in Hawaii. See lots more coverage over at Arrested Motion. (vi arrested motion)

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Seb Lester Demonstrates Medieval Blackletter Calligraphy

Seb Lester Demonstrates Medieval Blackletter Calligraphy typography calligraphy

In this brief video graphic designer and illustrator Seb Lester demonstrates a form of Medieval blackletter typography that was used commonly in Europe from 1150 to around the 17th century. From a person whose handwriting is almost completely illegible, almost every stroke of his pen looks like a complete miracle. (via vimeo)

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The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry illustration drawing

A peek inside the sketchbooks of Michigan based artist and illustrator Pat Perry reveals a fascinating world where the natural world seems on a direct collision course with the urban. Silhouettes of people and wildlife are filled with rich, textured stories that seem to be representative of dreamlike memories. The detail in Perry’s work is undeniably amazing, even the images above don’t quite do it justice, spend some time scrolling (horizontally) through his sketchbook blog to see what I’m talking about. I recommend following Perry on Flickr, Facebook or via his blog, and he has numerous reasonably priced prints available in his store including may of the works above. He also did a great interview a while back with Amir from Beautiful Decay which you can read over on the Huffington Post. (via booooooom)

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Surreal Self-Portraits by 22-Year-Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

Surreal Self Portraits by 22 Year Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago surreal portraits conceptual black and white

I was astounded to learn that 22-year-old Hungarian photographer Noell S. Oszvald who lives and works in Budapest picked up a camera only a year ago. The gifted artist has shared only two dozen or so images with the world via Flickr but they already show an accomplished grasp of composition, editing and digital manipulation. Oszvald tells Alice over at My Modern Met that she chooses only to work in black and white because she finds color distracting from her conceptual ideas. She also mentions that she wishes for viewers of her work to find their own meaning and interpretation of each image. “I don’t want to tell people what to see in my images,” explains Oszland to My Modern Met, “this is the reason why I never really write any descriptions other than titles. It shows what I wish to express but everyone is free to figure out what the picture says to them. It’s very interesting to read so many different thoughts about the same piece of work.” See many more of her photographs here. (via my modern met)

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