Andy Scott is a Glasgow-based artist specializing in large-scale public art installations. One of his most ambitious projects is ‘the kelpies’, a set of two horse heads based on the mythical scottish creatures of the same name. Looking at the project you may be thinking that the two welded-steels sculptures aren’t that big, but if you look closely, you will notice small people standing at the base of the sculpture. The reason for these small people is because these sculptures are actually scale models.
Perspectives is a project by BaseMOTION. They interviewed people and edited the spoken portion of the footage out. Perspectives leaves only body language, pauses for thought, and interjections to do the communicating. It is actually quite interesting to watch because of the serious topics and how you see the interviewees think and respond.
Thirty-nine years ago, a 14-year-old named Jerry Levitan managed to talk his way into John Lennon’s Toronto hotel room. Impressed by the kid’s chutzpah, Lennon obliged him with a five-minute chat that covered war, peace, and the newly arrived Bee Gees.
Last year, Levitan teamed up with filmmaker Josh Raskin to make I Met the Walrus
images from Michael Wolf's new book The Transparent City
Michael Wolf deliberately chose what he calls a “no-exit composition,” where the eye never leaves the overlapping building surfaces. There’s no way to find a comforting horizon that might give the building some context. “You can never go off the building surface and find the sky,” Wolf says. “I make these images so that the only escape is to peer into one of the windows.” link
A team of University of Michigan researchers has recently created a set of electron microscope images of carbon nanotube structures depicting images of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. John Hart, leader of the research team says it wasn't a political statement, but an attempt to draw attention to what is possible these days with nanotechnology, and imaging at the very small scale. I'll take him up on this invitation and share with you some other images of very tiny things in our world. For visualizing the scale, most measurements below are in microns - one micron is a millionth of a meter - human hair is approximately 100 microns thick.
“My concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur and the relevance to me with that issue as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries there that were kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent, the relevance was Alaska’s investment in Darfur with some of our permanent fund dollars.”
In the video to See the Light, the new single from the indie duo the Hours, Sienna Miller dons a hospital gown, gets trapped in a glass case in a bag shop, smokes, talks about suicide, cries a lot, undergoes an MRI scan, and smears herself in cow's blood in front of four eviscerated, wall-mounted bovine carcasses. If this last image brings to mind that master of artful gore, Damien Hirst, that's no accident. Hirst, a friend of the band, was art director on the video, made by American History X director Tony Kaye.link
Sydney-based film makers Jason van Genderen (director), Shane Emmett (producer), and John Roy (music composer) created this incredible short that just won $20,000 and Best Film at Tropfest NY 2008. It was shot on a total budget of $57, and captured using cellphones, nothing else.
RANDEL PLOWMAN is AN ARTIST LIVING AND WORKING IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY. A COLLAGE A DAY IS AN ONGOING PROJECT THAT INVOLVES CREATING AND POSTING A NEW 4" X 4" COLLAGE TO THIS SITE EVERY DAY. EACH COLLAGE IS OFFERED FOR SALE AND COST $25.00
Using digital technology, graphic designer Hans Weishäupl has carefully reconstructed portraits of 13 dictators over the past 100 years. However, the photo montages, which measure 1.8 m x 2.3 m do not contain a single piece of original picture material, but are made of countless tiny, specially shot portraits of the citizens of the country the dictator ruled over.