Lifelines, Chiharu Shiota’s installation is a tribute to freedom

Lifelines, Chiharu Shiota’s installation is a tribute to freedom

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

We have already talked about Chiharu Shiota‘s installations before, and we will continue to do so as long as the artist continues to make them. The last one, entitled Lifelines, is exhibited in Berlin in front of the Revolutionszentrum Podewil. The last work of the Japanese artist, always composed of a dense network of red threads, was made inside a van. Inside the cabin there are also two chairs where the public can stop and admire the spider of fabric that surrounds them. 

The artist gave no explanation for this work, leaving the spectators free to interpret it, a freedom that the German people achieved exactly one hundred years ago, with the end of the First World War and the Berlin Revolution. The realization of this work in Berlin, just in the year of the hundredth anniversary of this event, is not by chance at all. 

Lifelines continues to demonstrate how the technique used by Chiharu Shiota, although already seen, is always surprising. 

Lifelines Chiharu Shiota | Collater.al
Lifelines Chiharu Shiota | Collater.al
Lifelines Chiharu Shiota | Collater.al
Lifelines Chiharu Shiota | Collater.al
Lifelines Chiharu Shiota | Collater.al

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Short video for Breakfast – Purl, welcoming who is different makes us stronger

Short video for Breakfast – Purl, welcoming who is different makes us stronger

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

Purl is one of the Pixar shorts that are part of the brand new SparkShorts project, which allowed creatives, video makers and animation lovers to present their own animated short. In this case Purl is the work of Kristen Lester, writer and director, who took the opportunity to tell her personal experience in the workplace, which was immediately common to many other women. 

Kristen wanted to give back to her audience the feeling you get when you’re the only woman in the room at work, or on the whole floor, when you suppress your true nature to look like others as much as possible, start to take an interest in sports and change your physical appearance. 

In the short, it is Purl, an exuberant ball of pink wool, who suffers all this. Hired in a start-up where only white men work, Purl immediately realizes that there are two options: either to leave or to become like them. So the ball decides to change, copying in all respects his colleagues. When, however, Lacey, a new yellow ball, arrives to work there Purl will be forced to choose which side to be on. 

The ending is surprising and is the proof that accepting what is different does not undermine our personality or our work, but only makes us stronger, so why ever be afraid of it?

Purl Pixar SparkShorts | Collater.al
Purl Pixar SparkShorts | Collater.al
Purl Pixar SparkShorts | Collater.al
Purl Pixar SparkShorts | Collater.al
Purl Pixar SparkShorts | Collater.al
Purl Pixar SparkShorts | Collater.al
Purl Pixar SparkShorts | Collater.al
Purl Pixar SparkShorts | Collater.al
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Malcolm T. Liepke paints the deepest emotions

Malcolm T. Liepke paints the deepest emotions

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

Malcolm T. Liepke is a self-taught 1953-born artist from Minneapolis known for his splendid style paintings strongly influenced by John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Diego Velázquez. His work summarizes the lessons of these great artists that he reinterprets to represent the deepest emotions of portrayed subjects.

His protagonists are beautiful women in glamorous settings, captured with fluid and full-bodied brushstrokes that reveal a certain sensuality of a voyeuristic type. The technique used by Malcolm is to take a cue from a photograph, which is then processed in the form of a painting. Each portrait contains emotions of joy, pain and love (the couple scenes are very reminiscent of Toulouse-Lautrec), arousing empathy in the viewer.

If you want to stay tuned, visit Malcolm T. Liepke’s Instagram here.

Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
Malcolm T. Liepke, dipinge le emozioni più profonde | Collater.al
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Curt Montgomery, cool and minimal tattoos

Curt Montgomery, cool and minimal tattoos

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

Tattoo artist Canada-based Curt Montgomery is known for his minimal style, which never gives up being cool. His favorite themes are illustrations that deal with death, sex and realities. In every drawing he performs there is always a touch of irony, of veiled genuine sarcasm, accentuated by a fluid, soft and clean stroke.

Minimalism becomes the most immediate type of language to communicate with others in an original and fresh way. Glasses of wine, roses, faces and the inner chaos inside us, become works of art to be worn with great naturalness. If this artist interested you, take a look also at Sanja Stojkov‘s works.

Follow Curt’s work on his Instagram profile that you find here.

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Short video for Breakfast – Coldsore and the typical teenage problems

Short video for Breakfast – Coldsore and the typical teenage problems

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

From Caitlin McCarthy‘s animated short Coldsore you can extract two morals, one sadder than the other. The London-based director and animator shows us a classic scene that could happen in any high school in the world. On the one hand there is the beautiful and popular girl who even when she contracts a viral virus such as lip herpes does not lose her charm, on the contrary, her companions admire her even more because it means that she kissed someone. On the other side there is the marginalized girl, shy and invisible, who when she discovers that herpes is transmitted by kissing desperately seeks someone on the Internet who is willing to kiss her. 

In the end even the naive protagonist contracts the virus, but the school queen has already passed and she remains the idiot who managed to get herpes transmitted by someone. 

The first, sad, side that the video highlights is the condition that some teenagers live in high school, who are so conditioned by what the most popular ones do that they want to imitate them in every way, regardless of the dangers. 

The second, perhaps even sadder, truth lies in the fact that for many boys and girls the internet is the only source of knowledge and comparison, and their despair leads them to believe everything they read on sites or on social networks. 

Coldsore is a video that makes you think, to watch and to watch again. 

coldsore Caitlin McCarthy | Collater.al
coldsore Caitlin McCarthy | Collater.al
coldsore Caitlin McCarthy | Collater.al
coldsore Caitlin McCarthy | Collater.al
coldsore Caitlin McCarthy | Collater.al
coldsore Caitlin McCarthy | Collater.al
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