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Photography

Rosemary Laing’s Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape

August 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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First off: yes, these are photographs, no Photoshop at work here. This set of five panoramic photographs by artist Rosemary Laing shows the framework of an inverted, partially-completed building (though at times the photographs themselves are inverted) embedded in the Australian landscape around Cooma, New South Wales. The series, entitled Leak, examines ‘the encroachment of suburban development and the socio-economic and environmental pressures on the Australian landscape’ and each photograph is named after characters in Patrick White’s novel The Twyborn Affair (ie. Jim, or Prowse). Read more over on Art Blat. Aside from my love for skewed and dramatic perspectives in photography, these images are tickling many wonderful parts of my brain right now. I can only imagine the larger impact of seeing these as they’re meant to be seen as enormous prints, framed in white on a gallery wall.

 

 



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.

 

 



Music

Asking New Yorkers What Song They’re Listening To

May 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Tyler Cullen made this fantastic video where he approaches random people wearing headphones on the streets of New York and asks them what song they’re listening to. The whole thing is delightfully engaging as he overlays the video with the music they respond with. (via laughing squid)

 

 



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)

 

 



Music

Optimist: The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Festival of Colors

April 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A captivating and idyllic video shot by Brian Thompson of the Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. Huge smile on my face. Music by cellist Zoe Keating.

Update: Here another great video of the event. (thnx, hunter)

 

 



Art

The Parking Ticket Emotional Reclamation Project: Guerilla Artist Inserts Artwork into Parking Tickets

April 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Parking Ticket Emotional Reclamation Project (PTERP) is a project recently started in Brooklyn, New York by an anonymous artist (whom we’ll call Dave) that has recently expanded to Boulder, Colorado as part of the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts. The idea is pretty straightforward: Dave organizes the creation of artworks by fellow artists, children, or anyone that wants to take a stab at dulling the anger/rage an individual encounters when discovering a parking ticket left on their car. After its creation Dave scours the streets covertly stuffing the one-of-a-kind artworks into parking violation envelopes.

Here’s a huge gallery of work recently created and distributed in Boulder. Via email Dave says he doesn’t stick around to see people’s reactions, however he mentions this recent encounter:

I was distributing some final tickets on The Hill in Boulder before I left, and as I was walking away from the car to go into Roma Cafe the dude who’s car it was walked up and had obviously seen me messing with his windshield. I said “You got a ticket but you also got something else” and was walking away. His friend was like “Is that the parking ticket thing?!?!” (They had heard about it). They were psyched. He said it made his day.

To learn more about PTERP you can check out the official website and their Facebook page, or watch the video below.

 

 



Amazing

Crowdsourced Sunset

April 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A one-minute sunset comprised of hundreds of photos found via Google image search by Jasper Elings. (via i like this art)