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A Short Film Collages Chicago’s Past and Present in a Profound Look at the City’s History of Activism

 Animation History Music #activism #collage #music video #short film #video April 19, 2022 Grace Ebert  A palimpsest of history, politics, and art, a short film by Lisbon-based director João Pombeiro is an ode to the Midwest’s largest city and its people. “Chicago” travels across time periods and neighborhoods in a poetic collage of …

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In ‘No Strings,’ Willie Cole Transforms Instruments into Abstract Animals and Figurative Sculptures

 Art Music #birds #dogs #found objects #guitars #instruments #pianos #sculpture March 17, 2022 Grace Ebert “Piano Bird” (2021), piano legs, keys, and wiring, 34 x 32 1/2 x 42 inches. Photo by Joerg Lohse. All images courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York, shared with permission Artist Willie Cole is known for transforming discarded …

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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year: A Stop-Motion Music Video Tells the Warm and Fuzzy Story of Woodland Friends

 Animation Music #felt #music video #short film #stop motion #video December 23, 2021 Grace Ebert  Illustrator Phoebe Wahl and animator Andrea Love teamed up to gift us with a delightful stop-motion short full of cozy felted sweaters, wooly swirls of steam puffing from teacups, and (too much) snow just in time for the …

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Abstract Shapes Respond to a Relaxing Melody in a New Animated Music Video for Janek Murd

 Animation Music #music video #video November 15, 2021 Grace Ebert  Colorful shapeshifting animations dance across the screen in an experimental music video for a newly released single by Estonian musician and composer Janek Murd. Created by the design studio Tolm, a collection of floating orbs, speckled discs, and a mishmash of flexible rings …

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A Mesmerizing Animation Spins Through Banknotes From 23 Countries in a Hypnotic Look at What Cultures Value

 Animation Music #currency #music video #video September 9, 2021 Grace Ebert  An endless loop of lines, ornate motifs, emblems, and historical figures converge in a hypnotic animation by Los Angeles-based director Lachlan Turczan. Paired with Blake Mills’s subdued track “Money Is The One True God,” the music video is comprised of high-resolution scans …

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Through Totemic Sculptures and Sound Art, Guadalupe Maravilla Explores the Therapeutic Power of Indigenous Ritual

 Art Documentary Music #health #installation #performance art #sculpture #sound #video August 11, 2021 Grace Ebert  In 1984, eight-year-old Guadalupe Maravilla left his family and joined a group of other children fleeing their homes in El Salvador. The Central American country was in the midst of a brutal civil war, a profoundly traumatic experience …

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