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SAMSARA Theatrical Trailer

SAMSARA will be in theaters across the USA August 24th.

For full theater and international release dates visit barakasamsara.com/theaters

ABOUT SAMSARA:

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry.

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

Expanding on the themes they developed in BARAKA (1992) and CHRONOS (1985), SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

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Diorama Maps by Sohei Nishino

Today’s artist creates his works using his memory as layered icons of the city.. working on that over the years with passion he has come up with a unique way of expressing his love for what he does.. Each map in order to be formulated in the way he wants may take several months for completance.

Below you can examine his finished works on various big cities of the world on and on with his way of work and the duration of each workpiece

njoy

Berlin [August - December 2011]

”The creation of a Diorama Map takes the following method..

Hong Kong [January - April 2010]

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Death is Home

very cool short (actually super short) animation by Topsafe.London

“We worked with animation studio ILoveDust on this short animation with Horfe last year. It took a while to get the final tweaks done- but finally we can share it with you.

Thanks to everyone at ILoveDust for making it happen!

There is also new t-shirts & prints by Horfe at the site as well.”

I, pet goat II

Ok, probably one of the best things ive seen recently!

A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.

Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3d animators, the film takes a critical look at the events of the past decade that have shaped our world.
Download the wallpapers on our site.
heliofant.com

Original soundtrack “the Stream”, written and performed by Tanuki Project.
thetanukiproject.com

Some of the stellar artists that worked on the short: strob.net, huguescoupal.com, sebastienlarroude.com, arnaudbrisebois.carbonmade.com, daverand.com

Animation is about half keyframe animation and half motion capture.
Motion capture recording by Lartech.

First Contact // Denis Olivier

comparing the artists thoughts on his first contact with photography as a child — onandon –

with his current works. njoy!

“My first encounter with photography took place when my parents performed some strange static dances with an object in front of their face. Later they would close themselves up in a special room under the house for long periods of time, and no one was allowed in.

They diligently made sure that they were left to their own devices while inside.

One day I was given permission to enter the room and allowed to stay, but on the condition that I didn’t move or went out.

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Image of the Day ● John Frame at the Huntington Library

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The Eagleman Stag – Animation level : 99

yo little pokemons,

Its clear by now that you only click the “like” button on stoopid SS articles like “tree houses” or “10 best photos of my dog” needing no specific intellectual level to appreciate.

However now is time to share something hard to the core.
The work of Mikey Please who worked his ass off to come up with this piece of work!

< Big up to Mikey from la FG.team >

Enjoy ☟

+ some still.frames from the Eagleman.Stag

Charles Matton recreations – Box a Room

[April 27 – May 25, 2012 ]

On the occasion of the Gallery Weekend in Berlin, the Galerie Michael Haas will open its exhibition with works, or rather boxes, by Charles Matton. The boxes seduce the viewer into an idiosyncratic, imaginary and to some extent very bizarre world

”Born in 1933, the son of a gambling addict who spent his life trying to defeat zero at roulette, his childhood saw a mixture of poverty and luxury, living first in Paris and then Monte Carlo, where his father took over the management of the Hotel Excelsior.

Matton exhibited in his native Paris in the early 60’s before turning to magazine illustration and book publishing. He continued to create art for himself and a small circle of collectors while he worked in New York alongside Jean-Paul Goude to oversee the design of Esquire magazine. He reemerged as an artist in 1983. Although Charles Matton began his career as a painter, he also worked as a draftsman, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker and writer – something that is evident in the way all these creative processes are merged in his later work.”–Anna Bang

Charles Matton — Boite

Rear Window II – model \ set design

holla peeplz,

we have previously posted about le “Rear Window” and how Jeff Desom  recreated a panoramic view from the original footage (link to article)

This time the action is coming from Marialuisa Pacini and her modeling skills where she really gave life to the already famous shots of the film.

Enjoy the model

Ferdinando Scarfiotti // Toys

Holla, this one of the post that should be classified under “creative inspiration” or something like that; you get the point.

“By 1987 Scarfiotti was firmly ensconced in Los Angeles, but he returned briefly to Italy for a terrific little picture called Mamba. The plot is a vicious treat: Gregg Henry plays a sneering, self-contained software magnate who elects to punish his ex-lover (Trudi Styler) by penning her within her apartment in the company of a drug-crazed snake. The mamba has the luxurious advantage of an hour in which to puncture its prey before overdosing on venom, but it finds in Styler a resourceful opponent. The loft which Scarfiotti designed for Styler is a riot of postmodern design flourishes in the seriously playful style of Ettore Sottsass, accordingly making merry with conventional notions of architectural syntax. It is a kind of erotic fantasy for subscribers to Blueprint, so much so that, when in the course of her frenetic flight from the mamba, Styler scatters her furniture and tarnishes her pristine floors, the viewer feels a sharp and unexpected pang of sorrow.

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This was no idle threat, so to speak. Scarfiotti’s touchstone for Toys would be the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero, a crackerjack of all trades whose inventions included patterned waistcoats, bolted books, sets for Diaghilev, and covers for Vanity Fair. The choice was inspired. Depero had also been a compulsive maker and illustrator of figurines, and, with Giacomo Balla, penned in 1915 Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe, hymning a new world order ’run according to the principles of the Futurist toy’. M Depero’s joyful paeans to fighting dolls (not nearly so grimace-worthy as Marinetti’s conviction that war was a form of hygiene for civilisation) gave Scarfiotti a line straight into the highly coloured whimsy Toys required.

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