Things We Love
We tend to think we are completely different than people used to be, that the world is completely different. it's one of the reason I love historical sports footage. There's always an intriguing juxtaposition between a foreign, long since past era, and people simply doing many of the same things we do today. This clip has no sound (and the Bears lost), but I think it's fascinating. It's not accidental that we still tell many of the same stories from past decades, centuries, milenia. We haven't really changed all that much since time began, yet change is there nonetheless.
I love both the installation, and the window into the process of creating it. As Onishi says, the process is not the same as the finished work. But seeing the process does not detract from seeing the finished work either. Worth noting however, there is a world of difference between opening up the process of creating and the marketing/fundraising driven "Open Rehearsals" some performing arts orgs have tried. Anyway, hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Let me know what you think.
In this video by Walley Films, Japanese artist asuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create a monumental, mountainous installation, "reverse of volume RG," that appears to float inside of Rice University Art Gallery.
In his installation, "reverse of volume RG," Yasuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space.
This time-lapse video documents Yasuaki Onishi's Rice University Art Gallery residency from 20 March through 10 April, 2012, during which he and an assistant created "reverse of volume RG."
As you may have noticed, we've been doing a series of posting things we love. A lot are things I find, but some are also shared by other folks in the Halcyon family.
It's pretty easy to get jaded at the current state of the world and forget about the amazing stuff all around us. So I thought a simple thing to do is just post one thing we love a day.
While we're at it, I'd love to hear from you. What are some things you love? Send us your links, pics, gadgets, ideas--your things you love at firstname.lastname@example.org and if we think they're cool and others will enjoy it too, we'll spread the love by posting it for all to see.
A simple idea, but sometimes those are the best.