sept 082009

Here is a nice video and story with a happy end (for the story). It all started as a little animation project made by Esteban Diácono, inspired by the song called Ljósið by Olafur Arnalds. Esteban put the video on Vimeo and something magical happened : Olafur Arnalds watched it and liked it so much he decided to make it the official video for its song.

Here is below the official video without the quotes that were inserted in the former version. Enjoy.

Ólafur Arnalds – Ljósið (official music video) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.

août 012009

Try looking  for Banksy on the Internet, and as in Terry Gilliam’s movie Lost in La Mancha, you’ll never get close to the man. It sucks, but that’s life. So instead of telling you who is Banksy or write stuff like « Banksy is great, Banksy is a genius », I’ll just say something i’m sure : Banksy doesn’t want you to know who he is. Today, the only little thing we know about the guy  is through his pieces of art. That is quite odd in itself as you certainly know most artists want you to know them more than their production. We are living in a world where we have to know the artist before knowing his work. We have to appreciate the artist to appreciate the work. Here, we only have the work and no artist.  Is Banksy a woman ? Is (s)he alone ? Is Banksy the name for a collective ? Can a (wo)man alone be as creative as him (her) ? Who cares ?

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juil 082009


L’artiste néerlandais, et néanmoins joufflu, Olivier Otten nous invite à le manipuler via une série de vidéos interactives. C’est suffisament rare pour être signalé. En plus, aucune indication n’est donnée. Le visiteur doit donc trouver comment et à quel moment interagir avec lui. Sur les 13 vidéos proposées, il y en a plus de la moitié qui valent franchement le coup. Ce genre de procédé devient de plus en plus simple à réaliser et on peut donc facilement imaginer que les sites amateurs utiliseront cet artifice avec plus ou moins de brio. A vous de vous faire votre propre opinion maintenant. [SelfControlFreak via EverlastingBlort]