1. When video artist Bill Viola was 6 years old he fell into a lake, all the way to the bottom, to a place which seemed like paradise. “There’s more than just the surface of life.” Viola explains. “The real things are under the surface”.

    American Bill Viola (born 1951) is a pioneer in video art. In this interview, Viola talks about his development as an artist and his most important breakthroughs. As a child Bill Viola felt that the world inside his head was more real than the outside word. Viola discovered video in 1969. The blue light from the first camera he experienced reminded him of the water in that beautiful lake he almost died in when he was 6.

    The first video piece Viola did on his own was “Tape I” from 1972, when he was still at university. Viola replaced the university art theories with his own secret underground path, through Islamic mystics, to Buddhism, to Christianity and finally to St John of the Cross. It was a very liberating experience for him, when he first started calling his artworks what they actually were to him.

    Viola once felt that home videos should be kept separate to his artwork, but the sorrow of his mother’s death, and the difficulty of understanding this transition from life to “disappearance”, slowly changed his point of view. He realized that things could not be kept separate. Viola now sees the cameras as keepers of the soul, he explains. The medium holds onto life, a kind of understanding of feelings, keeping them alive.

    Bill Viola was interviewed by Christian Lund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in London, 2011.

    (Fuente: channel.louisiana.dk)

  2. Simetry in Wes Anderson’s movies.

  3. 7knotwind:

    'drawings' on dry lake bed / salt flats in Nevada
    Jim Denevan (also featured in my AAD guest curator spot)

    (vía avoidbuilding)


  4. "- Ma tu che lavoro fai?
    - Io? Io sono ricca.
    - Bellissimo lavoro."

    // Paolo Sorrentino

    - La Grande Belleza

  5. "I would gif you everything"

    La galerie Le Salon accueille la première exposition parisienne du travail de Natalia Stuyk, artiste multimédia basée à Londres. Auteure de nombreux gifs et vidéos, elle a travaillé pour des marques de modes comme House of Holland ou Kenzo, et réalisé des clips pour Basement Jaxx et Roses Gabor. 


  6. myampgoesto11:

    Colorful installations made from spices by Naz Shahrokh 

    Naz Shahrokh currently lives and works in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She was born in Tehran, Iran in 1969, she spent her childhood in Paris, France, and adolescent years in Los Angeles, CA. She received a BFA and an MFA in Painting, and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, where she later taught Fine Arts and Art History from 1998 to 2008. She joined the faculty at the Performing and Visual Arts Department at the American University in Cairo, Egypt in 2004-2006, and recently joined the Art & Design Department at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2008.

    Past exhibitions of her work include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; The Rotenda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado; the Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. Past awards for her work include the Change Inc. (the Rauschenberg Foundation) Grant, Captiva, FL, and the Artist-In-The-Marketplace Fellowship, the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY.

    Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, TimeOut Abu Dhabi, the Connecticut Post, the Advocate and Greenwich Time, Contemporary Practices and ART PAPERS, and is included in private and public collections internationally.

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  7. criterioncollection:

    La Pointe Courte (dir. Agnès Varda - 1955)
    Persona (dir. Ingmar Bergman - 1966)
    Love and Death (dir. Woody Allen - 1975)
    Mulholland Dr. (dir. David Lynch - 2001)

    So cool.

    (Fuente: strangewood)

  8. myampgoesto11:

    Damien Hirst & Alexander McQueen Collaboration 

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of McQueen’s iconic skull scarf, 30 limited edition designs have been exclusively produced and are available from November 15th.

  9. archatlas:

    Greenland Reflections Michael Quinn

    (vía myampgoesto11)

  10. // Sebastien Tellier

    L’Amour et la Violence