Richard Vermaak`s SkeleWags

Kleine Skelettfiguren, wunderschön dargestellt und direkt in den Kontext der vorhandenen jeweiligen Fläche der Umgebung integriert, das sind Richard Vermaak`s SkeleWags. Der aus Südafrika stammende Künstler definiert seine Straßenkunst so:

“Skelewags originally started as a Dia De Los Muertos inspired art forum project. After I had completed the first piece, I found that something about these characters really clicked with me. They had a certain doomed innocence about them that really appealed to my twisted sense of humour. I continued to develop their little world within ours, largely for my own amusement. This started out with the search for interesting textures to use as backdrops for the scenes and quickly progressed to the point of interpreting the surfaces or objects from a different perspective.”

“Designing within restrictions encourages creativity and right from the start I established rules pertaining to the creation of the Skelewags. Neither the photographs nor the environments are allowed to be altered, propped or edited in any way. The illustrations are the result of an idea triggered by the environment. If there are loose stones or garbage or stains in the scenes, that was how they were found. This way the environment leads to the actions rather than coming up with an idea and fitting an environment to it.”

“Each piece is a frozen glimpse leading the viewer to make their own deductions as to what may have or is about to transpire.”

|Richard Vermaak`s SkeleWags|


Highspeed footage of flying paint.

Illustrations by Alex Pardee

Alex Pardee

Alex Pardee

Alex Pardee

Alex Pardee

| All Images © Alex Pardee |

Twenty Million Killed

“Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.”

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) | Iwdrm

Cat Out

Cat Out // Directed by: Germán Cuervo.

❖ Graphics Interchange Format #01

/ Blade Runner (1982) // Animated Image © Iwdrm /

/ Speace Invaders V.1 © Lexis-Barant /

/ Gif by Violent by Design /

Weltweiter Flugverkehr an einem Tag im Zeitraffer

In diesem Video sieht man den gesamten Flugverkehr eines Tages auf der Welt timelapse`d.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Toller Videozusammenschnitt über eine Fahrt mit der Schmalspurbahn “Darjeeling Himalayan Railway”, die von Siliguri nach Darjeeling führt. Sie ist auch unter dem Namen “Toy Train” bekannt. Die Dieselloks sind mit einer sehr lauten Hupe ausgestattet, die auch die Hupen von indischen LKWs deutlich übertönt. Da die Strecke meist durch Wohngebiete und am Straßenrand verläuft, wird quasi permanent gehupt, um Passanten und unvorsichtige Autofahrer vor dem Zug zu warnen. Die Bahn wurde 1999 von der UNESCO als Weltkulturerbe eingestuft.

Vor einiger Zeit hatte ich bereits eine Dokumentation über eine 7,5 stündige Fahrt mit der Bahn von Bergen nach Oslo, gefilmt aus der Fahrerkabine und unterlegt mit elektronischer Musik gepostet.

Life Trickles In Everywhere

“Your hiding place isn’t watertight. Life trickles in everywhere.”

Persona (1966) | Iwdrm

Independent Shortfilm: Ghost

“Ghost” is a independent shortfilm finished January 2011, shot in Viborg. Containing a simple story with a strong visual universe, using mostly atmosphere and moods. Avoiding dialogue and story telling rules, the film played around with the structure and tried to make the outer world reflect the inner feelings of the characters. This little ekspressive and experimental film was the end result.