Tag Archives: Art

A Human-Robot Dance

During a TED Talk event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Taiwanese choreographer and engineer Huang Yi performed an absolutely gorgeous pas de deux with an emotionally responsive, intricately reticulating single arm robot affectionately named KUKA.

For this performance, KUKA was programmed to move not only in harmony with both the graceful movements of the dance but with the sound of Joshua Roman‘s cello solo.

Huang Yi’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the partnership between humans and robots and it’s beautiful. Art has no rules and this is visual poetry to me.

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From Russia With Surrealism

Andrey Tyurin is an 18 year-old Russian artist who has an unparalleled talent combining two of his passions: photography and photoshop, to create fantastic and surreal art. 

Andrey is known for his “darkflawless” profile on Instagram, and seem to have a promising way to success ahead.

I love the unconventional, I love his sombre creativity and the darkness behind his pretty face. His work deserves more attention, and I deserve another Russian man! 

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The Agoraphobic Traveller

Kyrgyzstan

Anxiety disorders can leave a person so crippled with fear of the outside world that they feel scared to even leave their own home… Tell me about it. I was also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder months ago.

Bur, for Jacqui Kenny, a New Zealander living in London who suffers from agoraphobia, it’s an affliction that took away her dreams of wandering the globe and photographing its many hidden corners.

When Jacqui discovered Google Maps, however, she found an inventive way to explore far-away lands such as Mongolia, Chile, and Senegal, without ever setting foot outside her flat.

Each time she stumbles upon something that inspires her, she takes a screen-capture, edits the photo to bring out its latent beauty, and posts it on her Instagram page, The Agoraphobic Traveller.

Tunisia

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Arizona, United State

Arequipa, Peru

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Gate To Talas Oblast, Kyrgyzstan

Since going viral with her minimal and peaceful cropped portraits, Jacqui has teamed up with Google to promote the usefulness of Street View, and even made a brave voyage to New York City to show her work as a gallery exposition…

Okay all images are gorgeous, and I love the “creativity” of screenshots and make it look nicer, BUT… An EXPOSITION for “photographs” (more like images) she captured online seems pretty unfair to real photographers who spend their time and money travelling the world to get those images first hand, and expose their talent.

Again, very elegant images, yet, they feel lonely as the lady who captures them.

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María Martha Serra Lima Has Died

María Martha Serra Lima, the Argentine singer who sold more albums in the history of her country, died yesterday at 72 in Miami where she lived for 30 years.

The artist could not overcome two operations on her spine to which she submitted a month ago.

She said then that she was “very scared” with the intervention, but she made the decision to go to the operating room to avoid being paralysed.

María Martha Serra Lima was an icon of romantic music during the 80’s, and one of the first women to jump to the international scene from Buenos Aires.

Yo soy débil y fuerte a la vez, con virtudes y defectos y que…

Her voice sounded at Madison Square Garden in New York and her records were a hit in most Spanish speaking countries.

A sad day for music, but heaven just got more romantic. RIP legend!

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The Greed Of Fashion Industries On Billboards

Over 1, 000 people DIED after clothing factory building (the Rana Plaza) collapse in Bangladesh.

3 of the 4 biggest tragedies in fashion history took place in Bangladesh in 2013 due to complete NEGLIGENCE.

It is considered the deadliest garment-factory accident in history, as well as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history

When companies are making factories to lower product prices, the owners can do nothing but agree and work faster and cheaper. If not, the retailer will have this done somewhere else. The only way out is to cut costs, by reducing wages for employees, lowering the working conditions and safety, produce with no respect for the environment.

“We are actually profiting from their need to work, to use them as slaves, and I’m not saying that we shouldn’t give them the work, but they have to be treated with the same respect as our children or friends. They’re not different from us ” – Livia Firth.

If you didn’t know about that tragedy here’s a trailer from a 2015 documentary.

Igor Dobrowolski is a talented artist born in Jelenia Góra (Deer Mountain), Poland who depicts social and political issues in his paintings and murals.

In his work Igor explores topics such as death, depression, war and children, the problems of the poor and homeless and the lack of empathy.

His latest work are billboards displayed them on the streets of Warsaw (Poland,) that shows the greed and horrors of the fashion industry.


A very powerful project! Epic. Sad. True. 

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Homogenic 20th Anniversary

20 years ago Björk unleashed her third album, Homogenic.

The album came out of an extraordinary four-year period that saw her first two albums (1993 Debut and 1995 Post) mesmerise music pundits.

Debut and Post were art-pop totems of the 1990s, but Homogenic was infinitely more experimental and introverted, arguably the antithesis of those two and personally my favourite.

Five singles took Homogenic’s message into the world, starting with “Jóga” at the outset of the fall of 1997 and continued on with “Bachelorette,” “Hunter” and “Alarm Call”. 

Sadly (because society is fucking basic) the commercial ground Björk had gained with her previous albums was summarily lost with Homogenic’s offerings.

But popular music trade and protocol were the least of Björk’s concerns, which is why she’s a real artist to me. Against the industry she made the music she felt, not whatever commercial imposed to her.

Homogenic was an album to be experienced in its entirety, and it cannot be touted as anything less than cinematic. 

The cover artwork for Homogenic is a story in and of itself. Björk approached two legends: photographer Nick Knight and the late fashion genius Alexander McQueen.

I have few favourites from the album, but Unravel was my everything! 

One of the most intriguing, innovative, unique, and out-there performers in music history. A TRUE original, Björk!

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Heidi Klum, Halloween’s Queen

Halloween is almost here and many of us are beyond excited about it, but no one like her, the QUEEN of Halooween Heidi Klum.

Heidi has been wowing  and terrifying  party-goers and trick-or-treaters since 2000, and as you can see from her awesome outfits, the model/actress/fashion designer takes the Halloween game very seriously indeed.

In fact, you’re not even allowed to go to her now-famous Halloween parties in New York if you’re not dressed up (actually, most of us probably aren’t allowed to go to her parties even if we were dressed up, but still).

Below some of her best costumes.

From biblical snakes to controversially dressing as Kali the Hindu Goddess, Heidi has no shortage of ideas when it comes to All Hallows’ Eve.

The only question is, what will she dress as this year?

I love how over the top she goes and how different each of her costumes are. Kudos to the make-up artists and all the talent involved in these costumes.

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