SebastiAn is coming out with his new album called Total later this year and he’s just released the music video for his first single Embody. As always the video is directed by Ed Banger artist extraordinaire So-Me who does an outstanding job with..
Watch it, it’s great.
Felice Varini is a Swiss artist who is known for his geometric Anamorphic Illusions. Anamorphic Illusions are images which only make sense from one view and can only be truely appreciated from a certain vantage point. His pieces range in scale from covering a small area in a room to covering a cityscape.
Varini tends to use simple geometric forms: squares, triangles, ellipses, circles, rectangles, and lines. These forms are usually created in one of the three primary colors: red, blue or yellow, occasionally employing some secondary colors, as well as in black and white. He justifies his choice of simple geometric shapes and basic colors by saying “If you draw a circle on a flat canvas it will always look the same. The drawn circle will retain the flatness of the canvas. This kind of working is very limiting to me, so I project a circle onto spaces, onto walls or mountain sides, and then the circle’s shape is altered naturally because the ‘canvas’ is not flat. A mountain side has curves that affect the circle, and change the circle’s geometry. So, I do not need to portray complicated forms in my paintings. I can just use the simplicity of forms, because the reality out there distorts forms in any case, and creates variations on its own accord.
The streets of Vercorin, a small ski town in Switzerland, were painted by design legends Lang Baumann. The painted streets were intended to be a powerful juxtaposition against the old world feel of the charming town.
L. A. artist Michael Kalish has created an amazing and intricate tribute to the Greatest Of All Time, Mr. Muhammad Alli. For this portrait of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, the artist Michael Kalish uses 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of stainless steel cable, and 2,500 pounds of aluminum pipe to construct a 22-foot-high installation that took three years to complete.
The idea for the project came to Kalish as he was falling asleep one night in 2008: an array of custom-made, teardrop-shaped speed bags suspended in midair that, from just one vantage point, align themselves like pixels into an image of Ali’s face. But the LA-based artist, best known for crafting portraits of American icons out of license plates and other found objects—he counts Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger among his collectors—knew he couldn’t construct such a large-scale installation on his own. So he retained architectural firm Oyler Wu to design the structure in which the bags are suspended. (At the unveiling ceremony, Ali will hang the final bag.) Read More…
Tick Tock is a very challenging short film directed by a student for the 2011 Emory Campus MovieFest.
What would you do if you had five minutes to live? Trace a young man’s few minutes of trying to fulfill his highest potential.
Never have I put in so much effort into a single film. This short film is the result of hundreds of hours of work from many people. It was originally made for Campus MovieFest. It is definitely the most ambitious and biggest scale project I’ve done thus far. Watch in HD and with good sound! And watch my other films!
We won Best Picture at the Emory finale. We will be competing internationally at Hollywood in June!
Filmed with a 5d mark ii with 24-70mm lens on a steadicam merlin. We did 36 takes to get the right one. Yes, the film is all in one take. All shot on Oxford College of Emory campus.
The company behind Scotch brand plastic tape holds a contest which invites people to create sculptures out of their product. Pictured above is one leading entry called “The Big One”.
Andy Ellison posts animated images of food on his site Inside Insides. What you see here is an MRI of an onion. The bright spot that appears is actually a bruise! You can also see MRI scans of bell peppers, green beans, persimmons, and much more.
Kathe Fraga’s French Wallpaper series are inspired by the mesmerizing motifs found on hand-painted walls inside grand old Parisian mansions. In addition to wallpapers and coverings, Fraga also draws inspiration from the patterns found on vintage kimonos, hand-worked embroidery, and hand-blocked wall panels.Each piece resembles an aged decorative fresco panel adorned with birds and flowers, vines and leaves in a modern Chinoiserie style.
Montreal-based artist Isabelle Hayeur has created “fire with fire”, a site-specific video project in Vancouver, Canada. Consisting of 3 Blu-ray players and video projectors, the piece is a 15 minute video loop that simulates a fire in a four-storey heritage building in the downtown eastside. The area is the city’s oldest neighborhood and one of the most run-down; many lives have been consumed due to years of homelessness, drug abuse, prostitution and violence. “Fire with Fire” is intended to bring attention to the derelict history of the sector while recalling the destructive event of the great Vancouver fire in 1886.
Designer Amaury Gallon was sponsored by the Dutch Flower Council to create unique bubble gardens that offer passersby a bit of respite from their concrete environments. The designer created four bubble sanctuaries, each with a different environmental inspiration. One of the gardens hosts a jungle, while the other features hundreds of orchids woven into metal structure that wraps around the igloo-shaped structures. Serving as walk-in greenhouses, the structures were part of an exhibition called the “Ma Bulle, Ma Plante, & Moi.”
Ivy Noise is an ongoing series of interactive sounds installations by the Italian artists Daniela di Maro and Roberto Pugliese.
Electric wires climb the white walls, following not a casual pattern, but a defined one, after an accurate study of the growth of the ivy. Black lines design organic forms; branches form which unusual flowers blossom: conical speakers of various dimensions. A previously defined sound scape is given forth by some of these peculiar buds which acts as a background to the acoustic improvisation, determined instead by the human presence. Every noise is being captured by a series of microphones and random samples are taken in real time by a custom designed software, and rendered back through the speakers. Voices, steps, movements, nourish the installation. The totally synthetic sound, generated by this technological parasite creates however the illusion of being in a natural environment. A psycho acoustic journey, in which nothing stands still; everything is being transformed in an unstoppable and impromptu process of metamorphism. An experience which through multisensory stimulation creates a relation between man and technology, hypothesizing not only a peaceful coexistence of the two elements, but even an Eco-sustainable hybridization, reinforced by the use of recycled materials.
Shinichi Maruyama has been involved in many worldwide advertising campaigns, utilizing his expertise in ice,liquid/splash, and specializing in movement in his works.Years of lighting research and the advancement of retouching have made it easier to have a strong idea of exactly how a photo will look even before the shoot begins.
For Maruyama, the spontaneity of the process is what he finds most exciting. “Each stroke is unique, ephemeral. I can never copy or recreate them,” he says. “I know something fantastic is happening, but I can’t fully understand the event until I look at these captured afterimages.”
Shinichi maruyama was born in 1968 in Nagano, Japan. He started his professional career in Tokyo in 1993, 10 years later relocating his studio to new york city in search of more global opportunities. Specializing in splashing and energetic movements within shots, Maruyama has become highly sought after for his expertise in this field expanding his career into Europe in 2005.