Posts tagged Art
Sigur Rós - Valtari
Sigur Rós ‘Valtari’ Mystery Film Experiment: Valtari by Christian Larson
Written & Directed by Christian Larson. Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Cinematography by Mattias Montero, Costume Designer Lydia Kovacs, Produced by Noreen Khan.
Bjӧrk - Mutual Core
Leonardo DaVinci’s anatomical studies
Did you/do you ever sit in class and draw on your arms, hands, and pretty much any other available surface? Chooooosan, a Japanese university student, began much like the rest of us, by doodling eyes on her hands during study breaks. But she has since taken this activity and elevated it to an awesome and unsettling artform. Using acrylic paint, she her face and hands develop disturbingly convincing extra eyes and mouths. Sometimes she appears to run on batteries. Sometimes her skin opens with a zipper.
this is super beautiful
Dysphynia Cuprina 12”x12” Ink on Wood!!!
this is pure awesome
It’s all about how you spend your time, not where you’re at on the graph.
I’m not familiar with Part & Parcel’s work, but this was fun to watch, and I liked the concept the information focused on.
I haven’t seen Waiting for Superman yet. I’m pretty sure I have it…I just need to hit play. So perhaps some of that film touches on this. But, while I think the concept (played along with that cheerful song) is a nice one, it would only work in a system where every teacher truly gave a damn about the students. In a world where the time and supplies spent on this were affordable, and altogether this was economical. It’s another one of those things I couldn’t personally just vote “yes” on, because it is surrounded by layers of other problems that have yet to find reasonable, logical, and (at least mostly) permanent solutions.
Also, just to say, I think school days should start later. I was always so frustrated growing up, with the struggle of waking up early and being on-task at 8am, and then having to go to bed at 9pm, when my body functioned naturally on more of a 11am-11pm schedule. There’s plenty of research that’s been done on this, and articles written about sleep cycles, and the developmental stages. Around puberty, in general, our biology and sleep cycle changes, and I’m one of those people that thinks we ought not to fight our biology, but work with it, and I think kids would be less “dumb” (as people so often think them to be) if we weren’t forcing them to fight what they can’t control as it is. The education system just needs an altogether overhaul. Taking the one we have, and extending the school day would just be stupid in my opinion.
These are two beautifully written and animated shorts addressing the issue, and raising awareness of (commercial) overfishing. Both pieces address the need for something to be done, and while the first merely encourages the viewer to be a more politically pro-active citizen, the second speaks of a future with “smaller vessels, employing more people.” A future where we will “take our time to catch more fish without wasteful by-catch,” and mass overfishing will be prevented thanks to new regulations and ” lawfully designated fishing zones.”
I’d like to talk about that concept. I felt that watching that second video was sort of like American WWII propaganda posters.
The imagery and message being very emotional, and not without giving the viewer a great sense of hope for the future. It pulls you in, no? The conclusion of the video…I mean look at the final shot:
“Bamboo sushi, sustainable, detectable, possible.” (with a blissful smile)
Is it really? I’m wondering just how efficient a system like that would be. Let’s see…the huge commercial fishing vessels, trawling away all the sea life, evidently ignore the regulations set in place.
So then, the solution is to…oh, I see, invent all new regulations.
Because why would they ignore these new regulations? In fact, we’ll get rid of the large commercial vessels. (And, how is that, exactly?) Everyone will need proper fishing licensing to “curb rampant pirating of fish.” Why didn’t anyone think of that before?! It’s so simple!
Honestly, I can’t help but see this information (meaning the conclusion to the Story of Sushi) as a crock of crap. That’s not to be pessimistic, or pro-commercial fishing, which I’m not. I have been very much interested in saving marine life, and I’ve dipped around in research on various related environmental topics. I absolutely love the ocean, and I love marine life. But clearly this script was written to sway our opinions, feelings, and trust in our governing bodies, leaving us hopeful for the future and as if to say that this will be taken care of. Almost, putting you at ease. Just think, “sustainable.”
Fact of the matter is, well…what is the fact of the matter? Is this hack solution actually “sustainable?”
How does time seem to pass for you?