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Erebus – adapted from Russell Maliphant’s amazing Rodin Project

“EREBUS” is a film collaboration between award winning choreographic director Russell Maliphant and film directors Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones.

Adapted from “The Rodin Project” a full-length work of contemporary dance by Maliphant, inspired by the work of Auguste Rodin. Maliphants’ work is characterised by a unique approach to flow and energy and a concern with the relationship between movement, light, music, form and dynamics.

The future/past philosophy behind film makers Du Preez & Thornton Jones informs levels of abstraction and mystery that resonate and challenge notions of beauty. Their subconscious homage to classicism and surrealism convey the pair’s vision of ‘dreams in reality’.

The trio worked with a multi-award-winning team on EREBUS including director of photography Tim Maurice Jones, editor Xavier Perkins, art director Robin Brown, musician James Lavelle, and costume designer Stevie Stewart, amongst others.

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In Greek mythology, Erebus was a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness. Hesiod’s Theogony places him as one of the first five beings to come into existence from Chaos.

It was also the part of Hades you went to immediately after dying. Erebus is darkness.

Here’s Wordsworth:

“Not Chaos, not
The darkest pit of lowest Erebus,
Nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out
By help of dreams—can breed such fear and awe
As fall upon us often when we look
Into our Minds, into the Mind of Man—
My Haunt, and the main region of my song.”

STATIONPARK – one day skating with Kilian Martin

One day skating with Kilian Martin in Madrid, 2012.

If Michael Flatley listened to dub step…

Riverdance + Crave You (remix) = something that’s quite hard to take seriously.

But of course it’s

very

very

important.

I gotta get my bus, so I’m gonna show you some powermoves real quick

Unnamed sound sculpture by Daniel Franke

“The limits of the Kinect’s unintended uses are explore again in this beautiful experimental piece by Daniel Franke. Using three Kinect’s, Daniel recorded a dancer going through a routine before feeding the point data into a visualizer, adding sound distortion, random seeding of frames and post processing. The final performance is an uncanny visual spectacle, featuring a flowing form attempting to maintain a solid shape with every reset.”

“The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer, as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.”

(VIA)

Burmese cat dubstep. Purrfect.

The human spirograph

Amazing post here from BOOOOOOOOOM showing human spirograph Tony Orrico, an artist who performs for up to four hours at a time without pause. Couple of vids at the bottom.

Utterly, utterly bonkers of course, but kind of amazing. In the last video, he has a bandana. I reckon Jeff Bridges would play him in the inevitable movie biopic.