Urban Plant Tags

While I was trying to brainstorm for Project 4, I poked around the internet looking for examples of art interventions in real life and found this piece. The artist put oversized plant labels next to structures commonly found in cities, such as lamp posts, fire hydrants, benches, and traffic signs. I found the piece to…

Narratives 2.0

Narratives 2.0 visualizes music, from Queen’s “We Will Rock You” to Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5.” I believe that the artist, Matthias Dittrich, used Java and Processing to analyze the music using the same process for each analysis, creating different but connected images which are really interesting and almost organic. Here’s his description of what he did:…

Light-Paint Piano Player

Here is an animated video of a little light-paint man playing the piano. The designer wrote and recorded the music first, and then went in and used an LED keychain to draw the light-paint man. After stringing together the photographs and coordinating with the music, you’re left with this video! It reminded me of our current…

Doomocracy

Pedro Reyes, a Mexican artist who uses sculpture, architecture, video, and performance in his work, is collaborating with the Creative Time, a New York public art organization, to put together his “Doomocracy” exhibition – also know as “The Haunted House of Political Horrors.” The haunted house will critique various aspects of society through parts of the exhibit. For…

In Your Arms Music Video

This video kind of reminded me of the cutout animation video we watched in class. The video below is the music video for “In Your Arms,” a song by Kina Grannis. She used stop motion to film the video, with jellybeans making up the scenery in the background. It’s really fun to watch and a…

World Food Programme

I found this video that was very similar to the Unmasking a Killer video that we watched together in class. Both videos were made by Noma Bar, a graphic designer, illustrator, and artist who creates awesome images by manipulating negative space. I think we all really enjoyed the Unmasking a Killer video, so I wanted…

Beyoncé’s 2011 Billboard Awards Performance

Beyonce’s performance during the 2011 Billboard Awards, from a visual and artistic point of view, is stunning. She stands in front of a screen that  uses black and white shapes to create the illusion of recognizable objects through the use of positive and negative space, and these visuals are coordinated with her dancing to create a…

World of Tomorrow

  World of Tomorrow is an animated sci-fi short film by Don Hertzfeldt. He recorded his four-year-old niece Winona Mae while she was drawing and playing and used the recording to help create her character in the film. I found this over the summer on Netflix — I thought it was a little strange at first,…