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Edgar Martin’s photos of hydro-electricity plants in Portugal

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By Dawn Schuck in New Photography on Monday 3 June 2013

I visited the Diffusion Photography Festival in Cardiff, UK, this week. A huge highlight was seeing Edgar Martin’s large-scale photographs of hydro-electricity plants in Portugal. Each image is created using a long exposure on a large format film camera (often 30 minutes or more) and Martin lights the scene himself by using a flashgun. The […]

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Eat Art for Breakfast: series by Ida Skivenes

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By Dawn Schuck in New Art on Monday 3 June 2013

Norwegian artist Ida Skivenes likes to eat art for breakfast. Personally, I usually favour honey or strawberry jam, but Skivenes prefers her toast with a spot of Surrealism or Impressionism, re-creating famous works from Salvador Dali and Vincent Van Gogh. Apart from being visually appealing, they look pretty yummy, too.

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The opening of Casino Royale in Lego

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By Dawn Schuck in Video on Wednesday 22 May 2013

James Bond (and Lego) fans will no doubt get a kick out of this re-make from Bricktease. Created using scenes and figures entirely composed of Lego, the first few minutes of the opening scene of Casino Royale is surprisingly accurate and super-clever. The fight scene is particularly brilliant/hilarious. Go Lego-Bond, go!

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The Man Who Lived On His Bike

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By Dawn Schuck in New Film on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet, cyclist extraordinaire, is the Man Who Lived On His Bike, eating, sleeping and riding his two-wheeled chariot for days and days across Montreal. Effortlessly edited and energetic, this film is steadily gaining award-after-award. One definitely worth watching.

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Can Google answer the Meaning of Life?

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By Dawn Schuck in Cool Websites on Friday 3 May 2013

Philosophers ask lots of questions. The Internet offers a mammoth amount (and then some) of knowledge. In this series, I pop Unanswerable Questions of Life into Google Maps and take a Streetview screenshot of the destination Google directs me to. Discover the meaning of life, see where we go after death and find out if […]

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Devil Panda got your Jimmy Choos?: animation by Jo Ratcliffe

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By Dawn Schuck in Video on Friday 3 May 2013

So this is what happens when big brands hire artists for new campaigns: devil pandas run off with lovely shoes. Naughty panda. This Jimmy Choo commissioned short animation is directed and illustrated by Jo Ratcliffe, in collaboration with artist Rob Pruitt. Pruitt says: ‘I think there is a certain amount of role-playing fantasy that goes […]

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The Crappy Family: illustrated by Amber Dusick

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By Dawn Schuck in Cool Websites on Friday 3 May 2013

I accidentally stumbled across a Crappy blog, which comes with Crappy pictures. The blog and sketches are written and drawn by mother and wife, Amber Dusick. She illustrates parenting stories that draw on her experience of child tantrums, doctor’s visits and general daily family life. It’s honest, brilliantly bad (she swears) and quite touching. Parenting: […]

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The Art of Video Painting: new work by Steve Carr

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By Dawn Schuck in New Art on Friday 3 May 2013

Steve Carr’s Screen Shots from his Mystical Realisms; Modest Gestures series provide thought-provoking visuals that play upon the painting process itself. Carr’s left hand holds a balloon filled with paint. His right hand then slowly-does-it inserts a needle into the balloon. The balloon bursts in slow motion to reveal the containing paint as it falls […]

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