List of Monumental sculpture projects 2015

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

tv mobile phone, Taiwanese Arts and Crafts tradition at Temple Festivals

At Taipei airport, found a book
tv-mobile-phone; if the real thing looks v gd, then its really v useful for me; but it must look good in reality, must inspect if i find one!

espèces d'espèces

Espèces d'espèces - extrait 1 - VF from Denis van Waerebeke on Vimeo.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Chinese Magazine links

Sunday Robot doing the Bruce

Saturday, 19 January 2013

sl vs OpenSim

Swannjie commented:

sl has been a very interesting creative platform for me, as an online real time social network creativity platform. The real time aspect of it is its strength which comes with a very expensive cost - and that is, time. For important exchanges, an email is a much more effective tool. For shared good memories sl holds a special niche in that we do see 3D objects as if we were visiting in real life. For most people, the graphic rendering is not good enough when compared to real life; if people were to speak real time, then they go into real life! A pale version of real life at the same cost - time - is too expensive for people to "play". sl is more interesting than OpenSim because of the people. OpenSim doesn't have enough people traffic for it to be interesting. A lot of the artistic sims have disappeared over time, which makes "the world" seem like a visitable "movie" and not a place that could be revisited. Above all, its because it takes too much time for too little continuity, and if people bothered to learn about the sl ways, how could it be applied/re-used in real life? Etc etc. Lastly, health wise, its very bad for people to be sitting in front of a computer all day if they actually took vw life seriously. How could sl be healthier for the physical body?

alien in animation

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Bruno Bozzetto, Spaghetti Westerns

Italian and Germans by Italian artist Bruno Bozzetto


A Fist Full of Dollars

Genre: Spaghetti Westerns: Sergio Leone dir w Clint Eastwood
A lot of the actors are Italians who took on English names to make it more American.
The story is an unofficial remake of Kurosawas film, and incurred a lawsuit.  

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

non Chinese singing in Chinese

Richard Williams
Richard Williams

Beatles, All my loving; Amy Winehouse

All my loving

Eyeworks Festival : experimental animation; Art Brut in Lausanne; Sin City: Graphic Novel Frank Miller

    Annecy Animation Film Festival 2013
       The International Animation Film Festival will take place from Monday 10th to Saturday 15th June 2013    
       and the Mifa (International Animation Film Market) from 12th to 14th June 2013

   Art Brut Museum in Lausanne

Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation 2012 Preview Trailer from Eyeworks Festival on Vimeo.

October 27, 2:00 pm, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Free admission

Takuto Katayama - Dissimilated Vision

Piotr Kamler - Une Mission Ephemere

Mirai Mizue - Modern No. 2

Edwin Rostron - Visions of the Invertebrate

Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart - Begone Dull Care

Al Jarnow - Celestial Navigation

Ksenia Stoylik - Tomatoes  selected for 17th Open Russian Festival of Animated Film 2012.
Suzdal (Russia) - 29 February 2012 - 04 March 2012

Frank Film (1973) 发布人 Lost_Shangri_La_Horizon
Frank and Caroline Mouris - Frank Film

October 27, 7:00 pm, DePaul School of CIM, 247 S. State St., Lower Level, $10 admission
Special guest animator Nancy Andrews will present three of her films, Behind the Eyes (2009), The Haunted Camera (2006), and Hedwig Page, Seaside Librarian(1998)

October 28, 1:00 pm, DePaul School of CIM, 247 S. State St., Lower Level, $10 admission
Note: This program features disturbing content and is not recommended for children. 

Erik Alunurm, Mihkel Reha, Mari-Liis Rebane and Mari Pakkas - Breakfast on the Grass
Jenna Caravello - The Room with no Corners
Adam Beckett - Flesh Flows
Thorne Brandt - AGOD 2012
Naomi Uman - Removed
Keiichi Tanaami - Sweet Friday
Atsushi Wada - The Great Rabbit
Jim Trainor - The Fetishist

October 28, 4:00 pm, DePaul School of CIM, 247 S. State St., Lower Level, $10 admission

Oskar Fischinger - Composition in Blue
Lillian Schwartz - Pixillation
Johan Rijpma – Division
Kawai + Okamura - Columbos
Peter Burr – Alone With the Moon
Semiconductor - Black Rain
Tomonari Nishikawa - Market Street
Daina Krumins - Babobilicons
Leif Goldberg - Horse Holograph
Darko Masnec - I Already Know What I Hear
Stuart Hilton - Six Weeks in June
Immanuel Wagner - Baka

Looping works from Jo Dery and Joe Tallarico will be playing on monitors in the theater lobby throughout the festival weekend.

Festival sponsors:
The Video Data Bank
Spudnik Press

Poster designed by Sonnenzimmer
Programs designed by Ivan Brunetti

/////////////Eyeworks is a festival focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation. Festival programs showcase outstanding experimental animation of all sorts: classic films, new works and rare masterpieces. The Eyeworks festival is held annually in Chicago, with additional curated programs presented in Chicago and other cities throughout the year.
The Eyeworks programs showcase a range of animation techniques, including paper cutouts, stop-motion, 3D computer animation, and a wide variety of hand-drawn methods. The content of the films is even more varied, and includes cosmic abstraction, psychedelic characters, geometric patterning, and surrealistic narratives.
Eyeworks celebrates animated moving images that express unusual vision, unusual approaches, and unusual style.
Festival directors: Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré


Sin City  2005
Frank MillerRobert Rodriguezand 1 more credit
Frank Miller Graphic Novel

-愛是怀疑+Price Tag - Americansingers 美國組合Metro, Singaporean jazz

Price Tag - 

Jessie J

Monster voice! Jessie J acoustic

Momo Wu

Monster Voice: Jessie J
Monster voice! see UK The Voice

Amy Winehouse

All my loving: Beatles

Amy winehouse


Saturday, 12 January 2013
Pang Long :  Two Butterflies
Der Osten ist Rot  (The East is Red)
story about the folk song the East is Red
piano The East is red

Friday, 11 January 2013

Life style: hotel living til the end of your days: Thatcher

Tennesee Williams (at the Elysée, New York, where he famously choked to death on the cap from a bottle of eyedrops), Vladimir Nabokov (the Montreux Palace Hotel in Switzerland) and General McArthur (the Waldorf-Astoria, New York)...

Some great names have made a lifestyle of it. Omar Sharif has lived in hotels since his early 30s. Coco Chanel moved into the Ritz hotel in Paris during the war, along with many Nazi officers, and remained there for much of the next 30 years. The actor Richard Harris lived at the Savoy hotel in London. When he was finally carried out on a stretcher in 2002, he is said to have remarked to passersby, "It was the food."

Larry Fine of the Three Stooges was such a relentless partier – and his wife so reluctant to clear up after him – that they lived exclusively in hotels for many years, even bringing up their daughter that way. (In this, she was not alone. America's former vice-president Al Gore, a senator's son, grew up more or less entirely in hotels.) But by far the most eccentric hotel resident was Howard Hughes, who spent much of his later life living in various penthouses, often naked but for a well-placed napkin. Even the eventful life that Alan Partridge led in Linton Travel Tavern seems uninteresting by comparison.

At around £70 per night, for instance, it is cheaper for you and your lucky partner to live in a double room in a central London Travelodge than to rent many two-bedroom flats nearby. That includes bills, remember, plus all the breakfast you can face. The cheapest room at the Ritz, meanwhile, costs £285 per night – or a little over £8,500 per calendar month.

48hr Film Festival + Filmapalooza Festival

mochau Wu Momo, Etta James, Eartha Kitt

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Stone age Cave stop motion animation, Deconstructed 3D animation, Octocat, David O'Reilly; But that was yesterday, Michael Molinari; architecture animation

stone age animation in cave paintings (stop motion)'Reilly_(artist)

Please Say Something from David OReilly on Vimeo.

"That was yesterday", an online game by Michael Molinari.

Online free flash game

Deconstruction of Deutsche Bank

Sunday, 6 January 2013


top 20 routine

top 20

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Old Movies : Margaret Talbot

December 31, 2012


1. “La Promesse” (1996) is the third feature film by the Dardenne brothers, and the first to establish their distinctive tone (unflinching but compassionate), territory (grubby working-class Belgium, particularly the down-at-the-heels industrial city of Seraing), and method (writing their own screenplays, filming in sequential order, minimizing the cameras and other apparatus on set as to work more directly with their actors). Like last year’s “The Kid with a Bike,” the moving and utterly absorbing “La Promesse” illuminates the moral struggles of an adolescent boy. In “La Promesse,” it’s the fifteen-year-old Igor (Olivier Gourmet), and the emotional engine of the plot is Igor’s dawning realization that his father’s treatment of the immigrants who work and live illegally in his tenement is unconscionable. The Criterion Collection’s DVD includes an excellent interview with the directors in which they describe their technique. They explain how they started off as documentarians, filming interviews with people in the projects, which they screened in parking garage or the stairwells every weekend. They drew on those interviews to develop the characters in their feature films, including those like Igor—“Kids on their own who have to find their own moral compass,” as one of the brothers says, “their own respect for other human beings.”
2. The 1927 silent movie “Wings,” the winner of the first best-picture Oscar, came out on DVD and Blu-ray this year, looking splendid. “Wings” was directed by the gifted and hard-driving William Wellman, who was himself a flyer with the Lafayette Escadrille in the First World War. Not surprisingly, what’s best about the film are the flying sequences—midair dogfights that dodge in and out of massive cumulus clouds, planes that arc and spiral earthward, the thrilled and terrified faces of the young actors Richard Arlen (as David) and Charles (Buddy) Rogers (as Jack) in the cockpits. As Wellman’s son, William Wellman, Jr., explains in an accompanying documentary, the scenes look like they were shot in midair because they were. The two actors learned to fly, pushing a button to shoot their own closeups, while a safety pilot crouched down in the rear cockpit. Poor Rogers threw up every time he landed. Wellman’s own recent memories of the war, along with the coöperation of the U.S. Army and the lavish spending of the studio—Wellman had two hundred and twenty aircrafts, along with zeppelins, observation balloons, and five acres of land in Texas to score with trenches and pockmark with explosions—make for battle scenes that feel immediate and realistic. Though the It Girl Clara Bow is peppy in the role of Jack’s love interest, it’s the bond between the two airmen that packs a tender punch.
3. After the success of “The Artist” last year, I’m counting on enough toleration of silent movies that I can cite one more: “Show People,” from 1928, released on DVD by the wonderfully busy Warner Brothers Archives. The DVD has no special features, but the quality of the transfer is good, and the movie is fizzy fun from start to finish. One of the first films that Hollywood produced about itself, “Show People” stars Marion Davies as Polly Pepper, a Southern girl who finds success as a pie-catcher in slapstick comedies but decides that she must remake herself as the classier Patricia Pepoire, star of big-budget costume dramas, deployer of a mincing expression that makes her resemble a muskrat. Like Davis herself, Pepper turns out to be much better as a goofy comedienne. The movie is full of cameos by people playing themselves—including its director, King Vidor, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.—and of sly self-referential bits, delightful glimpses of Hollywood Boulevard and environs in the late twenties, and amusing behind-the-scenes moments, like the actor dressed as Moses getting cranky in the commissary line.
4. “Les Enfants du Paradis”—the movie you either saw in college at the insistence of some foxy Francophile or pushy cineaste in your dorm or never saw. It’s O.K.: now’s your chance to see it in a print restored from a patchwork of sources so that it gleams.
Marcel Carne’s 1945 movie is about show people, too—in this case, the carnival artists, actors, courtesans, and mimes of nineteenth-century Paris. It’s both the greatest movie ever made about the life of the stage—universal, in other words—and quite specifically, almost ridiculously French. As the director, Terry Gilliam, says in an introduction to the new Criterion Collection DVD, every person in this poetic movie speaks beautifully about life and love. (“Never look back at the past, my love,” says a street thief to the woman he admires. “It leaps at your throat like a mad dog.”)
The extras that come with this DVD also include a 2009 making-of documentary that’s definitely worth watching, since the story of how “Les Enfants du Paradis” was filmed, in occupied France, is fascinating. Many of the eighteen hundred extras were Resistance agents who were using the movie set as cover; both the set designer Alexandre Trauner and the composer Joseph Kosma had to work in hiding because they were Jewish. With food, but not fabric or fashion, strictly rationed, the costumes were sumptuous and the crew was often starving. Arletty, the film’s star, was carrying on an affair with an officer in the German Luftwaffe, for which she would be censured as a collaborator after the war. (“My heart is French,” she said under interrogation, “but my ass is international.”)
5. One of the happiest developments for old-movie fans in the past decade or so has been the rediscovery and rerelease of pre-Code movies, hard little gems from the early thirties, before strict enforcement of the Hays Code. The DVD collections that have come out so far—like TCM’s great “Forbidden Hollywood” collections—have featured a lot of Warner Brothers movies, which is all to the good, as far as I’m concerned, since they’re my favorites, with rat-a-tat-tat direction by the likes of William Wellman, Mervyn LeRoy, and Michael Curtiz, a terrific ensemble of actors, and plenty of cheerful vulgarity and stylish gangsters.
Now, though, TCM has put out a new collection of pre-Code movies from Columbia Pictures, which showcases a different array of actors and a handful of movies that haven’t been circulating as much on the pre-Code circuit. Of the six in the package, my favorites were “Ten Cents a Dance” (1931), “Virtue,” and “Three Wise Girls,” (both from 1932). “Ten Cents a Dance,” with Barbara Stanwyck, is worthwhile for its glimpse into the world of taxi dancers—a job that Stanwyck herself once held. “Virtue” is a well-told story with Carole Lombard as a prostitute who marries a cab driver (Pat O’Brien) willing to overlook her past. (The opening sequence in a courtroom was later cut by the censors, apparently because they considered it disrespectful to the American judicial system. In this version, we see a blank screen for a couple of minutes, with audio.) “Three Wise Girls” is a lively, girls-in-the-big-city tale starring Jean Harlow, and, though she’s never been one of my personal favorites among the pre-Code actresses (for me, the big five are Stanwyck, Lombard, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, and Glenda Farrell) nobody wears satin with more sensual authority. Those close-fitting thirties gowns look like liquid mercury on her, and I love the scenes with she and her gal pal (Mae Clarke) modelling clothing at a high-end shop.

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Friday, 4 January 2013

great dialogue: Shanzhai in Shenzhen
MIC = made in China