Marina Abramovic describes herself as the “grandmother of performance art”. In 2010, she launched her show “The Artist is Present”, a 736-hour and 30-minute static, silent piece in which she sat immobile and invited people to take turns sitting opposite her.
For many years, she was in a relationship with fellow performance artist, Ulay Laysiepen. In 1988, they decided to end their relationship by each of them walking from one end of the Great Wall of China, a total of 2,500km, and meeting in the middle, wherein they embraced each other and said goodbye.
22 years later, Ulay made a surprise appearance during the opening night and this is what happened.
Bobby McFerrin plays… the audience. The musician demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale and how our brains are wired with regards to musical notes and our mind’s expectations.
Artist Olly Moss designs this poster for the 85th Academy Awards chronicling each and every Best Picture winner in history.
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Google just released an exciting new video showcasing their much-anticipated Project Glass.
The future has definitely arrived.
UK artist Jamie Poole constructs portraits made up of poems printed on paper and shredded into individual words.
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Love is in the Air is a video project shot and directed by director tandem Wriggles and Robins.
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Paperman is an Oscar(r) nominated short film that introduces a groundbreaking technique of blending computer generated imagery with traditional hand-drawn animation.
A classic love story set in New York, crafted by a small team over at Disney.
Deep Green Sea is an artist collective that work in film and animation. Their ‘Art of Making’ series showcases the creation of art, in a condensed, fascinating fashion.
From their Vimeo channel:
The “Art of Making” series aspires to display and highlight people who go against the spirit of today’s pessimism and desperation. They dare to dream and create with zeal and imagination.
Check out more of their work here.
Hero is a drawing by Miguel Endara of his father made up of 3.2 million ink dots.
(Filmed, edited and directed by Miguel Endara)
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