04.02.14 by Jeff

“Move Mountain” animation by Kirsten Lepore

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One of the most talented artists I know, Kirsten Lepore, has finally released her CalArts graduate thesis film and it is incredible. “Move Mountain” is a masterpiece, a wonderful story about healing, expertly told and gorgeously animated. This is what it looks like when a filmmaker has complete control of her craft.

I interviewed Kirsten last year and we talked about her previous films, and briefly about how a song by The Knife kinda inspired “Move Mountain” (read the interview here). She remains one of only a few people to ever guest post on Booooooom, and her post of hand drawn animations is still one of my favourites in the history of this site (see it here).

Check out those links, turn up your speakers, turn down your lights, and enjoy her film below!


 

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Joost Koster

    Wonderful! So much details

  • Alicia Reyes McNamara

    love it!

  • Ben

    Did I just see the Eagleman Stag dude make an appearance!?

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      yes, the dance sequence has many characters from other popular animations

  • Michiel

    Very well done. You should watch “oh willy”, it’s my favorite stop-motion animation, and it won a ton of prizes.
    trailer: http://vimeo.com/34891933
    full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM13X1PIT4s

    enjoy!

  • Tim Breese

    The camera motion is flawless & the main character is so well done. Definitely one of the best stop motion films I’ve ever seen.

  • phoebe

    so lovely! intoxicating visuals. a story that could easily be muddled by words but conveyed pitch-perfect through film.

  • robot gallardo

    the medicine is the journey, the journey is the medicine

  • Ezequiel Blurpenstein

    Wow, that is utterly brilliant. I wish I have kids some day that can see this, and I wish I could visit that place and live there for a while, looks nice and peaceful. Fantastic film!

  • RosannaG

    Wow, brillant visuals

    – touching.

  • http://queestodoesto.tumblr.com/ Andrea Tapia Gleiser

    wow! love it!

  • Aaron Bumgarner

    Beautiful!

  • Morijah Oslund

    Koooool! Loved it!





29.05.16 by Staff

“NGURAALAMI” by Artist Otis Hope Carey

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Otis Hope Carey explores his indigenous heritage in a series that mixes 1960s optical art with themes of home and dreams of safe passage for his ancestors and the Gumbaynggirr people. His first solo exhibition, “NGURAALAMI,” will be on display at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills (Sydney) starting May 27th. More images and video below!

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27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli

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A selection of images from Maria Baoli’s latest series, which involves a mirrored triangle highlighting simple daily gestures that usually go unnoticed. More images from “Kaleidoscopic” below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng

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Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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