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ACiD RAiN

1 Apr

Read: shortoftheweek.com/2019/11/24/acid-rain

Whisper by Ro Maiti

18 Feb

A whisper of the wind carries with it the unsolvable mystery of spirit that exists in the natural world. As forest nymphs swarm the screen, we follow my main character in this piece and we learn of the restricting obligations in our urban world that cause us to- time and again, fall back to obsessive traits like logic and rationale, which are diseased with ego. We are left as beings who are unable to comprehend or value the beauty and enigmas that nature provides to us.

The Turning Point

15 Feb

Betty Boop: Snow White (1933)

11 Jan

Weval – Someday (dir: Páraic Mc Gloughlin)

6 Jan

SUNLOVE

1 Jan

If there can be only one video I could to share with you, it would be Jean-Jacques Lebel’s 1967 30-minute “Sun Love”. A crazy voodoo-level pagan surrealistic experience. Unfortunately, I was never able to find a digital copy. I was exposed to artist-activist Lebel in Centre Pompidou’s retrospective a couple of years back. And as you might have guessed, I became somewhat obsessive about it. When I shall get my hands on the footage, I will generatively machine learn the hell out of it! PM IF YOU HAVE A COPY. In the meantime please enjoy this rare footage of Soft Machine performing naked at the 1967 Sun Love happening in Cogolin, near st. Tropez, on the French Riviera.

“The Picasso part lasted an hour, that depended on the Soft Machine, and afterwards there were happenings, concerts… An American actor told us ‘come back to my place, I’ve got a swimming pool’, so we went and we created a happening which took the piss out of the faux-mystics, and we made a pseudo ritual to the rising sun, we took the piss out those people who were taking the piss out of the hippies, it was Sun Love…” (Lebel)

Happy 2020.

An Object at Rest [by Seth Boyden]

24 Oct

“An Object at Rest follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature’s greatest obstacle: human civilization. My final thesis film at CalArts!”

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