Macro Shots of Glitter and Ink Simulate Dramatic Astronomical Events
April 24, 2022

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The last time we checked in with filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov he was soaring high above Iceland, capturing stunning aerial views with the help of a drone. In his latest short, Velocity, he zooms into ethereal mixtures of soap, ink, glitter, and alochol that appears to simulate a combination of biological and galactic phenomena. The driving idea behind the film’s creation was simply the idea of “a colorful journey though uncharted cosmos,” says Sherbakov. More Continue reading

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An Abandoned Farmhouse Transformed Into a Life-Size Dollhouse by Heather Benning Reflects on Ideas of Home
April 22, 2022

A sight familiar to those who travel along the old roads and by-ways of the North American countryside, an abandoned farmhouse is a touching reminder of changes in the landscape and the people who live there. Based in rural Saskatchewan, artist Heather Benning has spent the last several years making work that explores themes related to the impact of large-scale, industrialized agriculture on local communities, family farms, and a sense of home. In 2007, this took the shape of “The Dollhouse,” a monumental artwork constructed within a dilapidated homestead near the tiny town of Sinclair, Manitoba, that had been empty since the 1960s. More Continue reading

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78,846 Photos of the Sun Are Stitched Together into a Mesmerizing Timelapse of Its Movements
November 19, 2021

Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, filmmaker Seán Doran composed an entrancing timelpase of the sun’s glowing coronal loops during a month-long period. The video project compiles 78,846 ångström-171 photographs from August 2014 that show the bright, curved structures, which are made of hot plasma, as they burst upward. Colorized in gold in the timelapse, the arced loops often form a bridge between dark sunspots, or places where powerful magnetic fields breach the surface and flow into the massive star’s atmosphere. More Continue reading

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