Short video for Breakfast – Absence, in a surreal world absence strengthens the heart

Short video for Breakfast – Absence, in a surreal world absence strengthens the heart

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

The video Absence, signed by the animator, Alex Goddard, is halfway between a creative exercise, an experimental video, and an illustrated poem. Everything starts with the quote “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” and then, while the narrating voice continues to praise a poem in rhyme with this phrase, the images follow the words.

But as we all know, sometimes to make a rhyme you have to sacrifice reality, and then we are accompanied in a world that is becoming more and more surreal, but where the only thing that remains seems to be a deep sense of loneliness, lack.

What Alex wants to convey to us is a deep sense of bewilderment and sadness, but without forgetting that it is in periods of absence that the heart is strengthened.

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Don’t Forget to Breathe, hypnotic installation by Doug Aitken

Don’t Forget to Breathe, hypnotic installation by Doug Aitken

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

Doug Aitken continues to amaze with another incredible installation, the hypnotic Don’t Forget to Breathe. We had left the artist in Switzerland, where he had created spectacular Mirage Gstaad mirror house, now we find him in a sunny California for the launch of new site-specific work, created in collaboration with RYOT, a media company specializing in the production of virtual reality and augmented reality.

The installation presents three human figures created using the opaque resin and illuminated through LEDs programmed and synchronized with audio components that accompany the multisensorial work. About this artwork, the artist said:

“The absence of commercial logos, goods and consumers renders the store haunting and minimal. A memorial to time past”.

Don’t Forget to Breathe will be exhibited from February 8th to 17th at 6775 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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Laura Callaghan illustrates street style evolution

Laura Callaghan illustrates street style evolution

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

Laura Callaghan is an Irish illustrator who tells women through stories made of colors, atmospheres, and fashion. All her tables present an obsessive search for color combinations, the physiognomy of each female character and the most appropriate styling based on the background-context.

Her careful look retraces various phases of street style with a preference for the 80s and 90s; this is paradoxical considering that initially, the artist was afraid to use too much color, while now it has become the key element of her compositions that are specially designed to enhance bright tones. As the artist says:

“Sometimes you need to put together the ugliest color combinations to see what works”.

The experimentation of unusual combinations makes Laura’s creations even more interesting and transforms them into the story of style and femininity. Even when her characters are found in homes or places that do not refer to the street world, they always manage to result from the underground and metropolitan mood.

Find out more about her Instagram profile, which you can find here.

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Hongi – The breath of life, Millo’s new work in Whangarei

Hongi – The breath of life, Millo’s new work in Whangarei

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

A few days away from Future, Millo‘s mural that brought art into the shantytowns, artist published on his Instagram profile a photo of Hongi – The breath of life, the latest work done at Whangarei in New Zealand. In his mural we see a boy and a girl brush at the same time with nose and forehead: it’s Hongi, the traditional greeting of Maori.

During the greeting, the breath of life (in the local language called “ha”) is exchanged and mixed, becoming something more than a simple formal gesture, or a symbol of spiritual sharing on both protagonists souls. As Millo explains on Instagram:

“Through the exchange of this physical greeting, one is no longer considered “manuhiri” visitor, but rather “tangata whenua”, one of the people of the land”.

The work expresses very well the concept of exchange, strengthened by the blue trail that embraces the two protagonists who don’t see the surrounding world and even their respective bodies but feel the soul of the other merge into something bigger.

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Pokeeeeeeeoh and the fascinating art of hand poke

Pokeeeeeeeoh and the fascinating art of hand poke

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

Looking at the very straight lines and the perfect details you would never believe that Pokeeeeeeeoh tattoos are made entirely by hand, without using any kind of machine. The Swedish tattoo artist is a representative of that group of tattoo artists dedicated to the ancient technique of hand poke.

Tattoos are made by pricking the skin with a needle dipped in ink. The shadows, the thickness of the lines and the heaviness of the ink are given by the size of the needle used and by the pressure of the artist, therefore by his ability.

It is a fascinating art, like his works that portray simple and linear subjects, sometimes with a veil of humor, but never excessive. They are impeccable poems made of ink, indelible over time because such a beautiful work should never be erased.

Discover other Pokeeeeeeeoh’s works on his Instagram profile

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