Mexican artist Pedro Reyes presents a musical instrument crafted from discarded firearms as part of his ‘Imagine’ project at his studio in Mexico City. The assortment of guns came from a cache of seized weapons collected by the police and army that Reyes transformed into musical tools.
“Landfill Harmonic” is an upcoming documentary about a tiny village called Cateura, built atop garbage, in Paraguay. More specifically it is about Luis Szaran, Favio Chavez Moran, and a group of children who play in an orchestra with instruments made of trash. I got a little emotional watching this.
Co-produced and directed by Wolf&Lamm
Creative Direction & Art Work by Ben Roth
Concept by SIZARR
DOP: Kaleb Wentzel Fisher
Xavier Fauthoux won first prize in the Music Video ChallengeSpecial Xavier James Brown organized by Saatchi & Saatchi. A beautiful tribute animated.
“James Brown is a force of nature, a gift from heaven. he invented funk, it was a symbol of freedom and success for millions of black Americans who combataient for their civil rights, who saw him as a source of hope and pride. ‘
A sculptor/director/makeup-artist/musician, Chris Cunningham use his latest Laser-Fueled Robo-Sex Ballet to express his creativity .
From his formative years sculpting alien heads for Ridley Scott to his recent “jaqapparatus1” robotic performance-art installation, seminal music video director-turned-artist Chris Cunningham retraces his varied and critically acclaimed career in this personal, self-directed short. One of an elite group of directors alongside Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Jonathan Glazer who redefined MTV in the 1990s, Cunningham elevated the pop promo to a burgeoning art form with daring and disturbing music videos for the likes of Aphex Twin, Björk and Madonna. While his peers graduated to the big screen, Cunningham went underground, quit making promos and commercials, and spent the best part of a decade experimenting with fusions of film, music, art and technology that culminated in a string of live audio-visual performances at festivals in Japan and Europe. For “jaqapparatus1”, his first installation unveiled last month at the Audi City London high-tech concept store—a shadowy, sci-fi set involving two laser-firing robots locked in what seemed like a brutal mating ritual-cum-war—Cunningham cast two Talos motion-controlled camera rigs as his anthropomorphized protagonists. “Mounted on the robots heads are powerful lasers which they use to attack, repel and communicate with each other,” explains Cunningham, “a kind of duel, a surreal mating display which sees each machine trying to dominate the other.”
Some scientist did an experiment on a squid which naturally do not possess ears to listen to cypress hill .Watch video to see how do they respond .
During experiments on the axons of the Woods Hole squid (loligo pealei), we tested our cockroach leg stimulus protocol on the squid’s chromatophores. The results were both interesting and beautiful. The video is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the caudal fin of the squid. We used a suction electrode to stimulate the fin nerve. Chromatophores are pigmeted cells that come in 3 colors: Brown, Red, and Yellow. Each chromatophore is lined with up to 16 muscles that contract to reveal their color.