dance interventions in a village school
There’s a chap in Tampere called Juhana Nyrhinen who makes electric Kantele out of skateboards. The Kantele is a traditional Finnish instrument, like a simple harp or zither. Juhana’s instruments take the kantele to the next level. You can buy these, and other interesting instruments, at his website: Mäsä Universe.
This wonderful and dark short dance film by Shantala Pèpe uses simple techniques to maximum effect. Shantala’s twisted and dynamic choreography sits beautifully with the reverse action, camera movement, dramatic lighting and intensely claustrophobic sound design by Antonin De Bemels.
Messages From Elsewhere – An Alien Graffiti is a collection of 26 sigils or elaborate glyphs of great beauty and strangeness, intercepted by Richard James Biddle and committed to paper with ink, charcoal and correction fluid, published by Timglaset editions. Its a lovely little book that sits somewhere between language and painting. Richard is an old friend…
This video, directed by Paris-based Alexandre Courtes and featuring music from Cassius, Pharrell Williams and Cat Power, juxtaposes images in order to connect ideas, simultaneously forming beautiful collages and thoughtful statements on the way we live and communicate in the 21st century.