“Chinese new media artist Yang Yongliang was classically trained in Chinese painting and calligraphy from a very young age but uses digital tools to capture that time-tested aesthetic. Traditional Chinese culture permeates his cutting-edge creative process, using new techniques and software to interpret older forms, like Chinese landscape paintings.”
Lexx, always comin’ with it.
A digital collage I finished last night, inspired by MUGPUSH music…
Shabazz Siddhartha // Yoshi’s SF // 02.02
Official video directed by Lisa Dunn
Good stuff on the Permanent Vacation label.
Music by Brandt Brauer Frick
Art concept and Illustrations: Danae Diaz
Hand drawn animation: Danae Diaz, Benjamin Karré
Computer animation, compositing and editing: Patricia Luna
3D design assistant: Maria Diaz
Sound design intro and outro: Lenard Gimpel
A contemporary vision of Africans, Africa and those related to the continent and its peoples in the areas of culture, art, fashion, architecture, design, music, photography and more.
Image by Ashkan Honarvar
I’m really excited Uncle Boonme… is finally screening here at the YBCA on Feb 23rd, a sneak peak engagement. I will likely end up watching it again at the Sundance Kabuki theater (via San Francisco Film Society) the first week of March (4-11) as well.
Apichatpong Weeasethakul is a Thai filmmaker. He was awarded the top prize, the Palm d’Or, at the Cannes Film Festival last year with Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives. He previously received Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2002 with Blisfully Yours.
Although he garnered attention and international acclaim amongst world cinema circles throughout the ’00s, his films were not successes in his home country and have been highly censored by the Thai Censorship Board due to themes deemed inappropriate. The most controversial being a scene where a Buddhist monk was depicted strumming a guitar and two others playing with a flying saucer in Syndromes and a Century.
His films are quite minimal, experimental with structure, and use deliberate pacing. All of them mostly take place in rural settings in Thailand, exhibit beautiful scenery, and deal with themes of transformation and memory. Conceivably an acquired taste, even for foreign film aficionados, but I would highly recommend watching Syndromes and a Century, which I’ve gone back to many times just to hear a mesmerizing piece of Thai folk music in one scene.