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Haunting Photos of the German Countryside Reveal Scars Left from WWII Bombs

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Henning Rogge, “#45 (Bulau)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 24 x 29 1/8 inches (all photographs courtesy the artist and RH Contemporary Art)

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Henning Rogge, “#41 (Rotterbach und Hacksiefen)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

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Henning Rogge, “#1 (Stolpe-Süd)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 24 x 29 1/8 inches

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Henning Rogge, “#54 (Altwarmbüchener Moor)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

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Henning Rogge, “#58 (Projensdorfer Gehölz)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

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Henning Rogge, “#66 (Mascheroder Holz)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

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Henning Rogge, “#79 (Münsterbusch)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

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Henning Rogge, “#83 (Beerenbruch)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Although WWII ended almost 70 years ago, its legacy lives on: in photographs, memories and on our landscape. Walk through the forests of Germany and you’ll see craters or, scars, as German photographer Henning Rogge calls them, that are the aftermath of bombs being dropped from planes. Rogge has been tracking down these craters and photographing them, capturing moments, after decades have elapsed, of earth slowly healing her wounds. An unknowing hiker might easily mistake them for small ponds and nothing more, which is perhaps why these masked scars are so haunting. Rogge’s photographs are part of a group show titled The Beautiful Changes, which is on display at RH Contemporary Art in New York City through September 13, 2014. (via Hyperallergic)

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9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day

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This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide. (via Lustik)

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Fine: The Birth, Life, and Death of a Soldier (As Painted on a Hand)

Fine is a new animated short by Milan-based animator Virgilio Villoresi that tells the brief story of a soldier as painted on and pantomimed by his hands. The whole idea is a little silly in its description but Villoresi’s attention to detail in the painting, gestures, and editing really elevate this short into something pretty remarkable. (via vimeo)

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Weapons of Mass Creation

Justin Kamerer aka Angryblue re-released two of his great Weapons of Mass Creation prints with cooking and art themes and added a new one: Music. The three screenprints have editions of 150 and will sell out pretty quick so head over to his shop. (via omg posters)

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Children’s Book Characters Arm Themselves for the Looming Fairytale Apocalypse

As if loose pages from an old Disney script were accidentally left on the set of Terminator 3, these children’s book and cartoon characters including Whinnie the Pooh, Piglet, Daffy Duck and others have clearly armed themselves for the looming fairytale apocalypse. These welded stainless steel plate sculptures are by Korean artist So Hyun Woo, many of which are from his July exhibition at Song Eun Art Space aptly titled Cruel Fairy Tales 3. My hunch is that among regular readers of Colossal, for all the people who find these unbelievably wrong or plain weird, there will be an equal sized group who finds them juuuuust right. (via song eun art space, art hub, and staart)

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Best Coast: Gone Again

I usually like to give you a few screen shots to show what happens in a music video, but I can’t ruin the surprise for this one. The latest video for Best Coast directed by Daniel Garcia. (via cliptip)

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Cats in Tanks

This is why you never, ever give tanks to cats. This will probably become required internet viewing over the next couple days or probably hours. A project by The Whitehouse Post.

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