A Moving Rendition Shares the History of the Little Rock Nine through Dance

 Dance History #black and white #short film #video October 1, 2020 Grace Ebert  In a powerful rendition of Elizabeth Eckford’s historic walk to school in 1957, dancer Kendi Jones moves gracefully along a sidewalk. “The First Day” is shot in black-and-white to mimic the iconic photographs of Eckford as she passed through crowds of angry White students, teachers, and community members on her way into a formerly segregated school. Eckford was part of the Little Rock Nine, a group of Black students who were the first to integrate…

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Steph Lau – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of personal and commissioned work by New York-based artist Steph Lau. While Lau’s personal drawings involve physical mediums like sketchbooks and textiles, the things she creates for herself usually end up fuelling the 2D and 3D digital pieces she gets commissioned to do. As she states further: “I’m endlessly inspired by the timeless artistry of nature, and our relationship with it across different cultures. These days, I find joy in discovering new ways of blending together the different worlds I’m immersed in, whether it be art, beauty, history,…

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Inside Information: Cross-Sections of Retro Technology Reveal Historical Moments of Iconic Objects

 History Illustration Music #infographics #movies #posters and prints #shoes #technology October 2, 2020 Christopher Jobson The distinctive Arriflex 35 IIC is one of the most significant motion picture cameras of all time, and a favourite of the Hollywood new wave of cinematographers of the 60’s ad 70’s. The hand held camera was famously beloved by Stanley Kubrick whose 1971 cult classic, A Clockwork Orange, was shot almost entirely on the Arri 35 IIC. As part of an ongoing series titled Inside Information, UK-based design studio Dorothy explores some of…

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Miniature Mixed Media Lace Works Depict Pastoral Scenes in New Work by Ágnes Herczeg

 Art Craft #found objects #lace #mixed media October 2, 2020 Christopher Jobson All photos © Ágnes Herczeg, shared with permission Working within a scale of just a few small inches, Hungarian artist Ágnes Herczeg (previously) threads together fragments of wood, seeds, and wire with delicate lace work to form pastoral scenes inspired in part by her surroundings in a small town near the river Danube. This year Herczeg utilized more tree bark and golf leaf, and developed her abilities with silk thread to create pieces even smaller than before.…

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