An Intimate Short Film Highlights 2020’s Crises through Exquisitely Surreal Scenes

 Animation #climate change #COVID-19 #short film #surreal #technology #video September 22, 2020 Grace Ebert  Set to subdued music, Nicolas Lichtle’s short film titled “à la fin…” is an unusually ethereal depiction of the crises climaxing in 2020. The delicate animation flows through a series of lightly-hued scenes that explore reactions to COVID-19, the wildfires raging across the planet, and the endless distractions of technology. “It’s a moment of introspection, very intimate, staged through a succession of small moments imbued with poetry, absurdity, and sometimes surrealism…” Lichtle writes. Many…

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“Negative Space” by Artist Huntz Liu

Los Angeles-based artist Huntz Liu moves from paper to wood with this collection of new pieces (click here to check out Liu’s previously featured work if you haven’t already). “Negative Space” is an exploration of scale and experiment in a material that is less limited in terms of thickness and depth — amplifying layers already fundamental to Liu’s work while adding new dimensions and literal weight to his creations. See more images from “Negative Space” below or on display at Giant Robot virtually or via limited capacity in-personal viewing until…

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“The Painted Wall” by Photographer Jared Landberg

A selection of images from “The Painted Wall”, by photographer and educator Jared Landberg. Born and raised in Indiana, Landberg is currently based in Indianapolis, where he teaches at the Herron School of Art and Design. His practice exists at the intersection between landscape and studio photography, joining the two in the creation of a distinct visual style. “For me, image making is a deeply experiential and speculative process,” he explains. “The foundation of my practice is grounded in a woven combination of empirical observations guided by visual experimentation, as…

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MIMOSA: An Optimistic Collection of Temporary Installations Take Over Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

 Art #cross-stitch #installation #language #piñatas #public art #wire September 23, 2020 Grace Ebert Justin Favela’s “Libertad (Freedom).” All images courtesy of Group X, shared with permission An eclectic array of installations recently popped up at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, transforming the historic neighborhood into a temporary wonderland teeming with quirky characters, large-scale interventions, and optimism. A life-size piñata shaped like a 1984 Thunderbird is parked on 12th Street, cross-stitched roses trail across the brick facade of Building 99, and a typographic message casts shadows on a pavilion in…

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