László Moholy-Nagy

Light Space Modulator

“This piece of lighting equipment is a device used for demonstrating both plays of light and manifestations of movement. The model consists of a cube-like body or box, 120 x 120 cm in size, with a circular opening (stage opening) at its front side. On the back of the panel, mounted around the opening are a number of yellow, green, blue, rot, and white-toned electric bulbs (approximately 70 illuminating bulbs of 15 watts each, and 5 headlamps of 100 watts). Located inside the body, parallel to its front side, is a second panel; this panel too, bears a circular opening about which are mounted electric lightbulbs of different colors. In accordance with a predetermined plan, individual bulbs glow at different points. They illuminate a continually moving mechanism built of partly translucent, partly transparent, and partly fretted materials, in order to cause the best possible play of shadow formations on the back wall of the closed box”. László Moholy-Nagy

Robyn Moody

Wave Interference
Any image can be made to elicit any emotional response based on the soundtrack that accompanies it. This is a fact that filmmakers have exploited for years; a soundtrack can make an image cheerful, or nostalgic, or (in a minor key) induce feelings of melancholy or dread. Wave Interference combines a beautiful and elegant vision of a wave of light with a gradually changing melancholic soundtrack;

LING LI TSENG

The Search of The Glow
Sprinkling the mist while attaching the tree trunk. Interweaving a scenery with the forest which is inside the deep mountain. Sight with clarity or blur. Light stream lead the mysterious mist to venture the forest. Found a light object under the crowd of trees which is constructed by blend woods. Wood sticks are overlapping and winding as a hollow pinecone. Its construction and pattern go well with the line of the treetop. It’s a whispering between human and the nature.

Jan Kriwol and Aneta Faner

Melancholia
Cette série est le fruit d’une collaboration entre le photographe polonais Jan Kriwol et la designer Aneta Faner. Inspirée par la gravure « Melancholia I » d’Albrecht Dürer, cette création dévoile un polyèdre mystérieux, dont la luminosité semble réagir à l’ambiance sonore, et semblant symboliser la mélancholie. Un rendu très réussi à découvrir à travers plusieurs clichés ainsi que de courtes vidéos au sein de l’article.

LARS VON TRIER

لارس فون ترير
拉斯·冯·特里尔
라스 폰 트리에
לארס פון טרייר
ラース·フォン·トリアー
Ларс фон Триер
melancholia
Truth be told, the best thing about Melancholia is its title. In an era where pop therapy abounds, true melancholy and its affinity to beauty needs to be rehabilitated—and of course differentiated from the more banal categories of “mental illness” and “depression.” In a pivotal phase of German Romanticism exemplified by Novalis’ poetry, the quintessentially melancholy category of “longing” is linked with a quest for the “unattainable.” Yet there’s also a tangibly utopian element to Novalis’ melancholy, personified by his dictum, “All representation rests on making present that which is not present.” Or as Max Blechman puts it in his essay “The Revolutionary Dream of Early German Romanticism, the Romantics pantheistic faith points to how art and religion are fundamentally one and the same activity. For is not art the desire to see the real in the ideal, to enliven the ideal behind the real, to transform unconscious idealism into conscious idealism—and is this not done through faith in the ideal?”

John Tavener

Darkness Into Light
Anonymous 4
Chilingirian Quartet
“Despite critics tagging Tavener as a “holy minimalist,” Anonymous 4 member Susan Hellauer says “that his music is very difficult to perform — but very beautiful as well. It actually floats. It appears out of nowhere, and then it floats back into nowhere” Anastasia Tsioulcas

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY

Алехандро Ходоровский
La Montaña Sagrada (holy mountain)

Não é fácil digerir o cinema de Alejandro Jodorowsky. Menos ainda talvez seja escrever qualquer coisa a respeito de seus filmes. E a situação pode ficar ainda mais complicada quando tratamos de A Montanha Sagrada. Pode-se dizer que o filme representa o auge da confluência criativa entre Jodorowsky, o cineasta e Jodorowsky, o mago. Nunca antes um filme fora tão bem sucedido ao capturar a poderosa essência imagética dos símbolos místico e religiosos. E vale notar aqui que religioso não tem nada a ver com crenças institucionalizadas, mas com o aspecto humano que lida com tudo o que é misterioso, invisível e sobrenatural.

KIM HOLTERMAND

Кима Холтерманда
קים הולטרמן
Church of the Holy Cross

Kim Høltermand navigates his world as if he’s the last man on Earth. He records built environments, simplifying the buildings and structures that interest him down to their simplest geometric elements. Wrapped in an atmospheric stillness, he removes all signs of passing from his subjects and hints at human intervention without ever allowing us to witness interaction. He leaves only symmetry and form.

arata isozaki

أراتا إيسوزاكي
이소자키 아라타
矶崎新
АРАТА ИСОДЗАКИ
qatar convention center
Arata Isozaki’s initial concept was based on the holy Islamic Sidra Tree, which symbolizes the end of the seventh heaven. Huge steel columns create a tree-like appearance and an illusion of two trees supporting the roof canopy. The columns of the building grow from two concrete bases along the façade and divide into four branches. These have octagonal cubes as structural cores.

formento & formento

Japan Diaries
“As outside observers, the Formentos’ stylized images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan- blurring the aesthetics between tradition and the ultra modern, fantasy and reality. The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image from Japan Diaries exists as if it were a still taken from a Japanese film noir, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.”

KISS & CRY

NanoDanses
FILE FESTIVAL

All the people we meet during our life time – what happens to them? An old woman’s memories of her past loves come to life in this magical miniature world. The gentle, melancholy story unfolds in real time before the audience through dance and live film. A set of highly expressive dancing fingers take centre stage. Choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey and film director Jaco Van Dormael have given their imaginations free flight. The projected miniature world that forms this ”nano performance” captures every nuance of human emotion. The audience also have the opportunity to follow, step by step, the making of the live film. The carefully crafted, diminutive stage settings are brilliantly expressive.

melissa coleman

Holy Dress

NICOLAS SCHÖFFER

ニコラ·シェフェール

Cet intérêt pour le dynamisme artistique a été initié par les cubo-futuristes puis intensifié et solidifié par les artistes constructivistes, tels que Naum Gabo, Anton Pevsner, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy et Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, soucieux d’ouvrir les trois statiques. -Forme sculpturale dimensionnelle à une quatrième dimension du temps et du mouvement. Et c’était aussi l’intention de Schöffer. En 1948, il a commencé à explorer la spatio-dynamique, plus tard en 1957 la luminodynamique (en intégrant la lumière, la musique, le film), et depuis 1959 l’élément du temps aboutissant aux travaux cinétiques (chronodynamique). Schöffer cependant, venant bien après, a bénéficié des théories cybernétiques (théories des systèmes de rétroaction principalement basées sur les idées de Norbert Wiener) en ce qu’elles lui suggéraient des processus artistiques en termes d’organisation du système qui le manifestait (par exemple, la causalité circulaire de boucles de rétroaction). Pour Schöffer, cela a permis à la cybernétique d’élucider des relations artistiques complexes à partir de l’œuvre elle-même.

ALWIN NIKOLAIS

Noumenon

A truly universal artist, the American Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993) devoted his life to a radical form of staged art he called “dance theater.” Inspired (perhaps unconsciously) by the experiments of Bauhaus members such as Oskar Schlemmer and László Moholy-Nagy in the 1920s, Nikolais devised a style of abstract dance that encompassed costumes, stage sets, choreography, lighting, and music, all under his control. Also in 1963, Nikolais met analog synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog, who was at the time just starting his business in New York. He was fascinated by the sounds of Moog’s machines, and with the money provided by a a Guggenheim Fellowship, Nikolais bought the first ever commercially produced Moog synthesizer. It was the primary sound-source for all of Nikolais’ scores from 1963 to 1975. The instrument is now housed at the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.