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Amazing Art Documentary

Brooklyn’s Famous Green Lady Explains the Obsession Behind Her Life Devoted to the Color Green

June 29, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Sweetheart really loves the color green. In fact she loves the color so much, there are not many objects in her life that aren’t marked by its vibrancy. From her braided hair to her rounded spectacles, Sweetheart’s life is dyed green. For this simple reason she has been nicknamed “The Green Lady,” and embraces the name and the joy it brings to others by continuing her passionate collection of all things green.

“I think people really, really like to believe that you like something enough to really carry it through,” says Sweetheart in a film created by Great Big Story about her obsession. “When you are young you tend to think you look good in black, but as you get older you realize that color is so fun. I will continue to be green because it is so positive. I think when it is not, then I’ll change to my next favorite thing.”

You can learn more about the artist’s life, and the 20-year span of her collecting, in the short film created by Great Big Story above. (via Laughing Squid)

 

 



Art

Portraits Painted on Film Negatives by Nick Gentry

October 29, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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British artist Nick Gentry (previously) created a new series of portraits by painting on cut film negatives, part of an ongoing effort to repurpose obsolete media—he’s widely known for his paintings on floppy disks—which he uses as a backdrop for his portraiture. The new pieces are part of an upcoming show titled Synthetic Dreams at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami in November. You can see some of Gentry’s most recent work in his online gallery.

 

 



Documentary Photography

One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day

July 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This trailer is the first glimpse of One Day on Earth, an ambitious motion picture shot by thousands of filmmakers in every country in the world on a single day: October 10, 2010. The trailer alone includes footage from 90 individuals and organizations. The producer/director Kyle Ruddick is currently editing down 3,000 hours of film and is asking for help via Kickstarter to complete the project. I don’t know about you but it gave me chills.

 

 



Documentary History

The Accidental Sea: A post-apocalyptic hell-hole

May 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is a surprisingly lovely short film by Ransom Riggs that documents the rise and fall of a small community around an accidentally formed lake called the Salton Sea in the California Imperial Valley. Sit down, give it five minutes of your time, I promise it won’t disappoint. (via coudal)

 

 



Design

The Inception Chair

May 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Inception Chair by RISD student Vivian Chiu is a series of ten interlocking chairs made of ash, meant to mimic the dream-within-a-dream concept from the 2010 film Inception.

Taking the chair archetype and placing within it chairs that are progressively smaller. Each chair has hand cut grooves on the inside edges of its seat frame as well as notches in the seat back. These grooves range from 1/2” wide to 1/8” wide. The mechanism works so that the pegs fit into the grooves of the chair one size bigger and slides into place so that the horizontal edge between the chair seat and back line up. The simple mechanism allows the chairs to be taken apart and put together with ease.

What a fantastic project. I’ll take ten. Or one. Whatever. See more photos here. (via notcot)

 

 



Animation Photography

Preview for Noise

March 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is a teaser trailer for an upcoming stop motion short film called Noise by Polish filmmaking duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski. Via their blog:

Film inspired by the theoretic work of George Berkeley and basics of synesthetic perception.
It’s a game of imagination provoked by sound. Individual sounds penetrating into the apartment of the main character relieved of their visual designates evoke images distant from its origins.

See more screens from the film here. (via lookva)

 

 



History Music

Holly Throsby’s worldwide collaborative music video shot on Super 8 film spanning 37 years in 11 countries

February 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A few weeks ago we established what my wife thinks of Holly Throsby and then today I discovered this new video for Throsby’s latest single What I Thought of You which may have just made Megan’s mind explode completely. Directed by Yanni Kronenberg, the video is a worldwide collaboration filmed on Super 8 by 20 people between 1974 and 2011 in Australia, America, Canada, The United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Greece, Iceland, Ukraine, Sweden and Brazil. (via theo)