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The Long Take Film Noir meets archive footage in this visual retelling of award-winning poet Robin Robertson’s dramatic lyric of historic Hollywood Scottish-born writer Robin Robertson’s thrilling narrative poem The Long Take is set in the now vanished era of mid-century Los Angeles. Video editor Paul Martinovic constructs a backdrop of meticulously researched archival footage against which […]
Julia Ohrmann: Bansuri Mehdi Aminian: Ney, Setar, Vocals Sudhir Bunda: Tabla March 2017 Bucharest, Romania This creation is trying to demonstrate common musical roots of Persia and India through the medium of two wind instruments, the Bansuri (India) and the Ney (Iran), played by Julia Ohrmann and Mehdi Aminian. India and Persia are among the […]
In Hollywood, everything is magic and make-believe, even sounds. When you watch a film that immerses you completely in its world, you’re probably hearing the work of sound artists. If the work is done right, you won’t be able to tell that the “natural” sounds on screen are manufactured with studio props. That’s the challenge […]
When Helle Schröder and Martin Janekovic (XTH-Berlin) signed a 199-year lease on some land along the old Berlin Wall, they had a permit to build a row house, but despite the two shared walls, they wanted something that felt airy and light-filled. Solid glass and steel girders helped them avoid solid walls on the front […]
We might think of Performance Art as something completely different to what’s usually shown in museums. We’re used to museums (like us) collecting and showing objects, but performance is live and ephemeral. It happens and then it’s gone. But more and more, we’re showing this sort of thing. In this series, we invited art […]
George Condo was part of the 1980s wild art scene in New York. In this video, recorded in his New York-studio, the iconic artist shares his life-long love of drawing and thoughts on his artistic expression, which he describes as “artificial realism.” ”I kind of draw like you’re walking through the forest, where you […]
How wise words from the past could influence future generations. This is the first excerpt from an upcoming book of letters from Arnold Marsh 1890 to 1977, this one to his sister Sylvia. The topic is mostly about children, their education and their place in the community. Written while he was in Juneau, Alaska in 1917, […]
When the young group of Vivood architects discovered an abandoned animal preserve perched on a hillside in the stunning Guadalest Valley (Alicante, Spain) they knew they’d found a home for their landscape hotel. With only a year to be up and running (and an angel investor waiting), they began constructing the rooms in a factory […]