Björk Exhibition 

  

 

There’s Björk exhibition going on at MoMA right now and I finally made myself go and enjoy. There are few parts to this exhibition, I saw (experienced, rather) this film “Black Lake,” a song from Björk’s new album Vulnicura (2015); and this cinema room that screens a retrospective in music videos, from Debut (1993) to Biophilia. What a trip! I was immediately falling and sinking in Björk’s world… she is truly an amazing artist. Blew my mind.

Looking forward to the other part of the exhibition… gotta get back there soon.

DUMBO Arts Festival 2010 (Nights)

One more post from DUMBO Arts Festival… nights!

For 3 nights, we enjoyed arts everywhere in DUMBO, it was so fun and inspiring. Some photos are taken by my iPhone + night time so apology for a bit of a fuzziness…

Projected art on Manhattan Bridge:

Short film was playing all throughout the weekend on a parking lot on Jay Street:

And this was pretty awesome — a projected guy was crawling all over the Manhattan Bridge!

In case you don’t know what you mean… the crawling guy was created in a computer (see the laptop?), kind of like a stop motion graphic, and as the guy crawls, this person behind the laptop was moving the projector so that the projected guy looked like he was actually crawling the bridge. Up, down, ceiling and everywhere. I thought it was really awesome!

This was an interactive art we enjoyed — you just move around and make the light streaks — pretty fun!

Me and my friend in here, can you see us? :)

These sculptural works entitled Animas by Seth Wulsin were great!

Animas is a series of painted three-dimensional portraits that explore the interior dimensions of mind and soul in the embodied physicality of space. Animas portray the presence of human materiality through a non-existent, yet visible volume. Each portrait is built up from cross sections of sculptural forms painted onto multiple mesh screens that are superimposed onto one another, generating an image. The image changes its character depending on the distance and angle of the viewer in relation to it, giving the sense that a single portrait contains numerous faces.

The face changes when you move around…

Another one we found:

7 layers of screens — amazing!

Apparently, he is one of the winners of the Festival — congratulations!

I can’t wait for next year’s already… :)

Proceed and Be Bold!

Laura from Brown Finch Films contacted me last week because they featured my LWYL poster as a part of their etsy article, Proceed and Be Bold: A Documentary. I was so happy to hear that and of course I checked out the article and right then, I found out that the film is about a letterpress printer who quit his corporate job at the age of 40 to follow his dream of becoming a letterpress artist. I was immediately drawn by this film, this article, I thought I really had to watch this film! (see the traler below)

and over the weekend, I got the DVD (Thank you, Laura!!! You can buy it here.) and watched it – it was so great!! Amos’s work and his story are truly inspiring, very honest, very bold, it shows how much fun he’s having and how much he is just open to whatever he feels, thinks, and he is just creating and creating. There are a lot of interesting racial points, too, makes you think and rethink.

I enjoyed a lot because I don’t think I ever saw a documentary film about a letterpress printer and the press he was using looked the same, wood types, the tools… a lot of things were familiar to me. He brings his press (1000-2000lb!) to his street shop and let people try the press to print a letterpress poster – that is just amazing!! No one would ever do that except him! He is great. Full of life, full of energy, I could feel it through the film. I was inspired.

“Don’t be an artist. Artists are full of themselves. Just make stuff. Just quit your job or whatever you hate doing, and make stuff, damnit.”Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

SMFA Traveling Scholars

We went to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston last Saturday for the opening of the SMFA Traveling Scholars — this very noble scholarship award that our friend Niq received from School of the Museum of Fine Arts — and of course to see him and his film for this exhibition!

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston :: entrance is on the other side, but back side is already great.

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The entrance:

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Big head statue :: there was another one on the other side and that one had opened eyes.

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Our friend Niq’s work description:

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“Film comes alive when projected but exists as material in its dormant state. In ‘Sunburns’ I am exploring the intersection of materiality and visuality. Solar energy has been focused through a magnifying glass and its imprint burned into the film. Projection transforms the process; the light of the projector takes the place of the sun and the eye becomes the receiving surface.”Nicolas Brynolfson

How interesting. The film was really interesting and beautiful to me, every burned frame was different and created an amazing art. It was like watching a slide show of painting, but it also had a rhythm.

His projector:

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OK, there was no way to capture his awesome film nicely on my camera in the dark, but here are some that I tried… these are the creation of Niq and the sun.

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There are 6 more artists’ work in this exhibition, they are all different type of art, if you are in Boston area, this is going on until May 3rd so you should go check it out.

Congratulations again, Niq, for this great film, great exhibition!!