Everything Went Black

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Thursday 21 June 2012

It is so good to see some old fashioned film again. I always had a passion about those kind of people that are just making art from nothing. It’s hard to make art while not thinking about what you will have to eat tomorrow. This is the way that true, original art is born.

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Be The One: a video made from hundreds of images

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By Patrick Louwerse in Video on Thursday 21 June 2012

Today’s most common communication device – a blog – is used as a modern zoetrope to tell a little love story in a world compelled by a mysterious force. This video shows an apocalyptic vision, with photos, newspaper clippings, and other multimedia. Hundreds of images pass by and takes you backward in time, where you […]

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Dark Side of the Lens

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Tuesday 19 June 2012

This is one of the best narrative short films I’ve ever seen. The image, compositions, and voice-over all come together so flawlessly. Little wonder it has won so many Film Festivals, including Best Cinematography and the Action Sports Category at the Vimeo Awards 2012. Just turn off the lights, crank up the speakers and enjoy.

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Varuo: the mystifying new single by Sigur Ros

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Tuesday 19 June 2012

Sigur Ros are back from the northern corner of the world to enthrall us with their new mystifying single, Varuo. With deep piano chords, soft percussions, child like harmonies and Jonsi’s haunting vocals, Sigur Ros triumph again in Varuo. Sigur Ros’ music is enough to transcend any language barrier leaving you calm and refreshed. Well worth […]

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New single from French songwriter Nadeah

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By Nadeah in New Music on Tuesday 19 June 2012

This song is about a suicidal girl who, just as she’s about to down a bottle of pills, meets a guy called JC, thinks it’s a sign from God and moves in with him, only to have her car, computer, and the Nitrazepam pills stolen from her by her fraudulent savour. I was on a […]

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Short film about New York-based artist Christine Sun Kim

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By Lee Basford in New Film on Tuesday 19 June 2012

Todd Selby has created a fascinating short film on the New York-based artist Christine Sun Kim, who produces work exploring the physicality of sound. She incorporates performance into the act of creating sound, where feedback becomes physical, something to be experienced with the body. Being deaf since birth, she cannot hear the sounds herself, only see and feel […]

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The Marmalade: the beauty of high speed photography

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Friday 15 June 2012

This is one of the most mind-opening videos that you will see in a while, simply because you can see how far the technology of filming has been upgraded in the past four years. Perhaps for the first couple of seconds you will think that the video footage was made on the computer with the help […]

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09232011: a slow motion film by Matei Plesa

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Friday 15 June 2012

There is a big probability that if you use a slow-motion camera, you will make art. This video is my demonstration of that theory. If I put the same video at a normal FPS, like 25fps for instance, you wouldn’t be so impressed. I think we will always try to find things that the human eye normally ‘can’t capture’ […]

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Brussels Express: a documentary about bike messengers

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Friday 15 June 2012

Do you remember those ugly documentaries from the 90s? Yes? Well, this is not one of them. This documentary is about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe.

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Unusual black and white photographs of the female body

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By Samy Sfoggia in Video on Friday 15 June 2012

Tono Stano was born in Slovakia in 1960 and lived in the Czech Republic. He is an art photographer, mainly known for his black and white photographs of the female body. He made a series of surreal portraits entitled White Shadow. Produced on an old-fashioned 24x30cm large-format camera, his photographs are analogue paper negatives that […]

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Mothers of the Disappeared: a video by Rachael Cassells

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By Lia Tsamoglou in Video on Friday 15 June 2012

Rachael Cassells directed my video, but she mainly works as a photographer. She uses slide film to capture the depth and graininess associated with her subjects. She’s recently released a short film titled Mothers of the Disappeared, which is a collection of portraits of mothers from Ciudad Juárez in Mexico and their stories of the loss […]

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Video shows what popular food looks like when flattened

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By David Bergmans in Video on Friday 15 June 2012

What does popular food look like when you flatten them? Kay van Vree and Hugo de Kok experimented and found out. Their video shows just how tasteful flattened eggs can be. Music by Ivo van Dijk and Sophie Ansems.

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Facebooks: a portrait of Mark Zuckerberg made from books

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By David Bergmans in Video on Friday 15 June 2012

What do you get when you take 36 heavy books (Game of Thrones), seven days, and lots of snap-off cutter blades? Exactly: a portrait made of books, starring the face of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. This is a great new project by Malaysian artist and architect Hong Yi.

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Venezuelan band Al Cruzar La Calle

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By Flora Francola in New Music on Thursday 14 June 2012

Al Cruzar la Calle means ’across the street’ in Spanish. This is a lovely band from Maracaibo, Venezuela. The melancholy voice of Linda, and her sweet guitar with keyboards, and the occasional intervention of bongos from Heberto, are the perfect combination to dance or smile of sadness on a crayon-coloured afternoon.

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Sigur Rós’ Varúð: directed by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 14 June 2012

Icelandic band Sigur Rós are on a roll with their Mystery Film Experiment series, where they’ve invited 12 different directors like John Cameron Mitchell, Ryan McGinley and Ramin Bahrani to create music videos for their latest studio album, Valtari. This music video by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir features a mountainscape holding its own amidst weather changes and random figurines […]

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