“A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike pas de trente-deux.
In the tradition of Marey and McLaren, Michael Langan and Terah Maher combine music, dance, and image multiplication to create a film that enhances our perception of motion. “Choros” delivers a visually mesmerizing narrative in three movements, following a dancer’s (Maher) experience of discovery, euphoria, and rebirth through this surreal phenomenon. Featuring music from Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians.”"
“Small Worlds is Loutit’s most ambitious project to date, documenting the world’s great cities, landscapes and monuments of the ancient world in miniature. In a time of population explosion, impacts to our environment, and concern over limited resources our world feels smaller than ever. But through Loutit’s lens the world seems simple and uncomplicated, the differences between people are reduced, and obstacles seem easily overcome. By presenting a view of the world from ‘the outside in’ Loutit aims to tell an inspirational story of mankind working together as one. We will see cities being built, the world’s great events, and daily life all in Loutit’s trademark style of miniaturization.”
and on the Lion City
“For ‘The Lion City’, the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant heat and humidity that hits you whenever you leave the comfort of air conditioning in Singapore.”
It’s just like a Miniatur Wunderland version of Singapore. Love it!
The film “Yangon Calling” introduces the main protagonists of the punk rock scene and shows their life in Myanmars’s underground. During six weeks, the filmmakers Alexander Dluzak and Carsten Piefke filmed secretly and without authorization in Yangon, using small cameras. They accompanied the punks to their homes and met their friends and families. They went along with them to work in the tailor shop and tattoo studio, to rehearsal rooms and secret illegal concerts. They spoke with punks who had sat in jail during the military dictatorship and saw them fight their frustration with heroin.
Yangon Calling is a film about life in an authoritarian state, about personal tragedy and the struggle for freedom in a country where punk is still true rebellion.” — (Stefan Fahler)
Roy Wang’s latest project, 天下/ Universal Balance, is a kinetic sculpture that questions the necessity of individualism and the importance of the individual in a society highly shaped by external influences.
To execute his ideas, Roy cross-fertilized the Eastern philosophy of Daoism withWestern techniques, resulting in a piece that combined art and science in its technical execution. As stated by the artist:
“Daoism talks about the concept of Qi (气), which soundly depicts the idea of flux. At the same time, it fundamentally hinges on the idea of dualism, emphasizing on the integration of opposites, naturalism with human actions as a means to attain transcendence. In this case, Daoist ideologies allows the emphasis of coexistence between opposites in a constant flux, forming a universal balance (transcendence), which is also the title of the project.“
The sculpture is also created with the four treasures of the Chinese literati – ink well, ink, rice paper, and rice paper – as inspiration. The outcome is captivating; intricate flowers blossom and collapse across a smooth black plain of ink amidst a background of solemn drumbeats.