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Tag Archives: Creativity
What an extraordinary and creative woman! I hope they let her wear her goggles in her grave.
“In August 2013 my friend Zina asked if I could shoot a video for her portfolio. She needed something that would showcase her work but also tell a little bit about her personality and her interests. We had two days to shoot and edit, so we shot an interview and smashed something together to meet our deadline.
On November 20, 2013 Zina passed away due to a hiking accident in Ouray, CO. After the funeral I revisited the footage and made this short as an attempt to capture her personality and creativity. I never planned to release it online, but now I have a chance to share her and her creations with all of you! For all who are part of the Zina Lahr love bomb, this is for you!”, Stormy Pyeatte says.
These painted face are extraordinary! It is an ongoing collaboration between make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan and Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov. And yes, the last one is a pixelated Mona Lisa. The first one made me look for minutes.
Such beautiful stitchings!
These pieces are made by Connecticut based artist, illustrator and designer Andrea Farina.
OMG. Listen to this! So fascinating. The world is indeed united…
Composer Jim Wilson recorded the sound of crickets. Then he slowed down the recording – revealing something amazing!
The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear in the recording is the crickets themselves.
The recording contains two tracks played at the same time:
1/ The first is the natural sound of crickets played at regular speed
2/ The second is the slowed down version of crickets’ voices
“I discovered that when I slowed down this recording to various levels, this simple familiar sound began to morph into something very mystic and complex…….. almost human,” Jim Wilson says.
Buy the recording of “God’s Chorus of Crickets” here.
My friend Henrik sent me this link saying, that this might be a hoax. Sigh. Check it out – and make up your own mind. Or don’t care at all, and keep listening to this amazing chorus Personally I don’t really mind, if it’s a hoax. Listening made me think about the universe, and how I believe, that there are so many lives on different frequencies, that we can’t – as humans – see or hear.
“Instagram is an incredible resource for all kinds of images. I wanted to create structure out of this chaos. The result is a crowd source short-film that shows the endless possibilities of social media.
The video consists of 852 different pictures from 852 different Instagram users. If you are one of them, shout and I will add you to the credits”, creator Thomas Jullien says.
Big thanks to Morten for showing me this!
Austrian artist Aldo Tolino folds sculptural objects from photographs. He is also a philosopher and thinks creatively about his works. This series is called “Pro und Kontrabass”; Every image can be printed, therefore every image can be folded.
Aww. Cute! In New York City, every subway conductor has to point at a certain area at each station to show that they’ve fully arrived and are paying attention. Yosef Lerner decided to bring a smile to the faces of these conductors.
Three creatures go in search of food in the woods but find that there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.
Table Manners is director Rebecca Manley’s first foray into the word of live action puppets.
If you didn’t see this video last week, do it now! But be prepared: The cuteness factor is extremely high! And it’s hilarious too.
I must have seen this, like, 30 times by now. And I laugh every time.
I want a kid like this!
This is the most inspiring 36 minutes you can spend today:
John Cleese is speaking about Creativity!
John Cleese tries to explain creativity and how to become more creative. The background of his lecture is scientific, the guide based on his own experience.
For the Danes; there’s Danish subtitles on this one…
Big thanks to Mikkel for showing me this.
Los Angeles–based photographer Diane Meyer’s photographs seem to be ordinary snapshots of family members and scenic outings until you notice what looks like pixels, but is actually Diane Meyer’s own embroidery.
Tired of seeing her work on screen only, in 2011 Meyer began to embroider directly onto the surface of her photographs in swatches of color that look like pixels, albeit big, fuzzy ones, giving her photographs an undeniable physical presence.
The series is called Time Spent that Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, and she starts with family snapshots from her childhood in rural New Jersey. Then Meyer cross-stitches over a face or a patch of landscape. The landscapes are both sensual and ironic, and their effect is to make you think about color as an abstract notion, whereas the family photos have an emotional heft as faces blur and break apart.
Diane Meyer says, “The images show naive, ideal moments – Christmas morning, posing with a new bicycle – when, in fact, our childhood was fairly traumatic.” Moreover, the work was prompted by Meyer’s worry over her brother, who languished in a coma recently after an accident. What if all he could remember of the past when he woke up was family photographs?
“The past and memories are something that slip away gradually and disappear,” Meyer says. Her embroidery obscures the faces of her family and chunks of her landscapes, even as it reveals something about the way photography arrests the past. The sensation is of seeing into three worlds at once – the glassily precise world of the photograph, the warm, homey world of embroidery, and the ambiguous non-world of the light-emitting diode and its basic building block, the pixel. Meyer’s work shows once again that photography can capture memories even as it obscures them.
Each year in rural parts of Japan, heaps and heaps of straw left behind from harvesting rice are put to artistic use in the creation of giant straw sculptures. The farming communities, most notably those in Kagawa Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture, hold a Straw Art Festival that invites visitors to playfully view and engage with the colossal assemblages.
Made in the likeness of towering beasts, both real and fictional, this year’s festival proved to be a big hit. Visitors were met with anything from an open-mouthed shark veering its menacing jaw out of the ground to a giant wallaby allowing children to sit in its pouch. There were also additional structures replicating ships and tanks that visitors were invited to enter. Luckily, each of the sculptures are sturdily built like thatched cottages with wooden frames covered in the dried stalks of grain, allowing audiences to physically interact with them.
Now, this is a fun idea for Halloween. Maybe not for the kids themselves, but for the adults. Meet these cool kiddos dressed up as Jesse Pinkman and Walter White of the series Breaking Bad.