Some holiday watching for our subscribers. The simple life is more than a lifestyle, but a philosophy we need to embrace. Sorry we can’t deliver the entire documentary download but its available online either through Netflix or to purchase. Enjoy xx
Visually and spiritually this is a beautiful thing. Taking a festive moment at RAYGUN and sharing. xx
Last night the short film attached below about Brizilian artist Helio Oiticica’s work by Ivan Candose, showed at the IMA (Institute of Modern Art, in Brisbane). Writer and critic Susan Best spoke, introducing the film; Best has recently published a book called ‘Vizualising Feeling, affect… Read More
By ABC Open Producer Miranda Grant, yes, the same amazing lady who taught Tarn and I to make short films. This film was created as part of The Range, and shown at ‘Art Battles’. It is lovely, well worth the few minutes.
LEE WALTON This short film documenting Lee Walton’s ‘Experiential Declarations’ opening was made by Aidan Rayn, a wonderful film maker who has been making short films for ‘The Range’ Festival. THE RANGE The Range festival curated by Ashleigh Bunter, of A. Bunter Projects has just finished. The 9… Read More
Last night was the last viewing of Honey Biba Beckerlee’s film Diplopia. Imagine everyone sitting on the floor on cushions or bean bags with a glass in their hand (champagne shaped) and the film on repeat. There were a few new faces who loved sharing and the discussion, Tiffany explained… Read More
I just watched this film for the first time after it being recomended to me by Bryann Ellis a few years ago in Graduate school at UNCG. Why did I decide to watch this now you ask? I was going through my grad school notes and stumbled upon the name of this short film.
Here’s the link ,
How does Wikipedia describe the film?
Powers of Ten is a 1968 American documentary short film written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames. The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten (see also logarithmic scale and order of magnitude). The film is an adaptation of the book Cosmic View (1957) by Dutch educator Kees Boeke, and more recently is the basis of a new book version. Both adaptations, film and book, follow the form of the Boeke original, adding color and photography to the black and white drawings employed by Boeke in his seminal work.
After watching this film I was reading something in CABINET MAGAZINE that mentions the film. Through out the article called, Adventures in the Vertical the writing contains some great ideas about perspective and seeing scale. The article is a review of the W. Watson-Baker’s 1935 book, World Beneath the Microscope. Later on the same article goes into depth about the film the Eames husband and wife team made but keeps the ideas of scale and perspective in the dialogue. The I deas I like best and take away from the reading are about the mirror between traveling into outer space and inner space as part of one dialogue in the terms of scale. Mark Dorrian puts it best when he says, “… this in turn endows the film with a strange circularity, almost as if the poles of the vertical line along which we have passed were bent to meet one another. ”
Check out the film on You Tube by clicking the link above and enjoy!
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