Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Urushi Craftsman

Urushi Craftsman • Directed by Hirokazu KISHIDA.

Hirokazu KISHIDA was born in 1975, at Kyoto prefecture. In 2000, he graduated from major in sociology at Ritsumeikan Univercity in Kyoto. Since 1997 he has been actively shooting a movie and photo at Myanmar and Japan. Kishida wishes to express the invisible reality of human life existence in the world with documentary, and aspires to commit to his subject as hard as possible.

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Glaz

The story of Vladimir Kurashov, a young photographer from Moscow.

In 2003 his left eye was seriously injured in a street fight. After multiple surgeries, the young man’s normal vision still did not return. Vladimir focused on photography to distract himself from the trauma. A few years later, in the summer of 2012, the Moscow based gallery “Glaz” presented the photographer’s first public exhibition “Poetics of the locality”.

Director, Camera, Editor: Maxim Tomash • Shot on 16mm film • Moscow 2013.

Can City

Short film about a mobile aluminium foundry casting stools from waste on the streets of São Paulo.

Studio Swine has made a collection of aluminium furniture from street materials of São Paulo. Using a mobile foundry to smelt aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil collected from local cafes as a fuel. Waste collectors known as Catadores mine the streets for materials to produce a furniture series with vernacular aesthetic, providing a portrait of the streets.

The Can Stools are made simply with sand casting technique using readily available construction sand from local building sites, and by casting an assemblage of objects found on the streets. The furnace and the tools are made with salvaged materials.

Can City creates a system where Catadores (waste collectors) can use this free metal and free fuel to produce an endless range of individually crafted aluminum items // The film is by Juriaan Booij.

Mark Wagner // Money Is Material

The collage artist makes us question the worth of taking something at face value.

More on The Avant/Garde Diaries.

Directed & Produced by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott • Artwork by Mark Wagner.

Justin Boyd: Sound & Time

Justin Boyd, Department Chair of Sculpture and Integrated Media at Southwest School of Art, shares his connection with sound and how he uses it to create original works of art. Inspired by his sensitivity to sound at a very young age, Boyd has been recording and working with sound and music since the mid 90s. Boyd actively captures field recordings for integration of sound with found objects. This documentary was produced in association with Southwest School of Art.

Geology of Shoes

Project is taking inspiration from sediment layers and from effects of erosive processes in nature as well as from traditional shoe making techniques. Special construction method has been developed and used across the collection. Multiple layers of leather scrap pieces are added on the last and subsequently sanded down to achieve the final shape and unique colour pattern of the shoe. Colour scheme is influenced by old geological maps.

Design & Concept: Barbora Veselá.

The Mystery of Flying Kicks

Murder, sex, drugs, art, politics… sneakers hanging on telephone lines have become a powerful urban symbol, inspiring genesis theories both hilarious and sinister. In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation • Directed by Matthew Bate.

The Mystery of Flying Kicks is the result of a unique digital collaboration between the filmmakers and the international public.

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ilov.tv // #3. Rousselot – I’ve Got Caligraphy

_The project: ilov.tv is an online documentary series produced by Several Studio.

welov. Documentary, welov. Arts & Design, welov. Street Art, welov. Photography, welov. Music, welov. Paper, welov. Performance, welov. Histories, welov. Beers and welov. People.
That´s why we started with ilov.tv.

_The chapter

Ricardo Rousselot is a designer and calligrapher born in 1936, at “El Chaco”, Argentina. After several years living and working in Chicago and a few more at Buenos Aires, he was seduced by Barcelona, the modernism, the sea, the mountains… And that was 38 years ago.
This documentary talks about how ink as the path, never ends if it’s full of passion and love. This is the story of a restless pen that travels between the purity of art and it’s industrial application … as bluesmen sing, “I’ve got calligraphy”.

Direction: Alex Guimerà – Executive production: Flextatowa&Guime – Script: Alex Guimerà & Juan Pajares – Photography&Edition: SeveralStudio – Music: Fábel.

Who Lives There

Art+Practice has released the 14th episode of The Amerikans: “Who Lives There”.

Filmed on location in Wellington, Ohio, this episode shares the vision of Dawn Reese, miniature artist, dollhouse builder, and owner of Dolls and Minis: a store with over 20,000 miniatures.

Peter Bellerby // The Globemaker

Directed by Charles Arran Busk & Jamie McGregor Smith.

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