The collage artist makes us question the worth of taking something at face value.
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Directed & Produced by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott • Artwork by Mark Wagner.
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.
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.
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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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.
Directed by Charles Arran Busk & Jamie McGregor Smith.
With CDs, VHSs and old cassette tapes stacked head high, Rainbow Music is a hoarder’s paradise. However, its quirky owner, known as ‘The Birdman‘, knows exactly where everything is. Amidst the Starbucks and Subways popping up on every corner of the East Village, Rainbow Music maintains its mom and pop feel, and is a hidden gem to its patrons. Due to the weak economy, online music sales and pirating, and the changing neighborhood, this charismatic curmudgeon is struggling to sell what he has in his store. Despite these challenges, The Birdman carries on to his own tune.
A documentary by Jessie Auritt.
THE MAGNETIST is a short documentary about Micke, also known as ‘The Magnetist’, whose life revolves around cassette tapes.
Most of Micke’s time is spent on varius tape-related projects; he blogs about them, he makes music with them and he got a monthly tape club in his hometown Stockholm. Sometimes it’s a struggle. Here we get an insight to Micke’s life as a tapeologist and joins him to his tape-only club to find out the motivation behind his interest.
“Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before.
The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece.”
Directed, Filmed & Edited: Michael Shainblum // Music: Bassnectar – Butterfly (Ft. Mimi Page).