Choros: A Transfixing Experimental Dance Film by Michael Langan & Terah Maher | Colossal

  Choros from Michael Langan on Vimeo. Released three weeks ago after a year on tour at various film festivals, Choros is the latest experimental art film from director Michael Langan the explores the movement of the human body, specifically the motion of dancer Terah Maher. Choros follows in the steps of Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne-Jules Marey, and Norman McLaren, all […]

Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs Colossal

Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion. The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering […]

Geoffroy Tory

    Véritable icône bibliophilique, artisan du livre moderne, promoteur de la culture graphique, Geoffroy Tory reste et demeure un inclassable. Imprimeur officiel de François Ier, illustrateur attitré de Du Bellay, créateur de la cédille, de l’apostrophe et des lettres accentuées, ce maître de la mise en page est un père spirituel pour un grand […]

Fingerings

Judith Ann Braun’ s Fingerings are done with fingers dipped in charcoal, sometimes using both hands simultaneously to the extent of arms’ reach.  In this way they are gestural inscriptions of my body, developing a vocabulary of mark making with these simple means. http://judithannbraun.com/default3.asp

Help

The album cover features the group with their arms positioned to spell out a word in flag semaphore. According to cover photographer Robert Freeman, “I had the idea of semaphore spelling out the letters HELP. But when we came to do the shot the arrangement of the arms with those letters didn’t look good. So […]

‘250cm line tattooed on six paid people,’ Santiago Sierra

Espacio Aglutinador Havana December 1999 Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich In 1999, Spanish artist Santiago Sierra paid six unemployed young men in Cuba to take part in one of his installation pieces. The men were offered $30 each to participate, and stripped to their shorts to become a part of another of Sierra’s human experiments, this […]

Arthur Mole’s Extraordinary Mass Photography

Published on 4/14/2008 under Art – 56,844 views Almost a century ago and without the aid of any pixel-generating computer software, the itinerant photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectacles that choreographed living bodies into symbolic formations of religious and national community. […]

Raven Smith

Raven Smith’s performance-based photographs train a sharp eye on themes of identity, vanity, myth making and notions of the ideal. Smith’s work is both elegant and irrational—fundamentally stripping down complex notions of how we build our own image in the face of our personal and collective histories or myths. Smith catalogues his decisive misbehaviors with […]