26.02.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: “Waterballet – Shortcutz” by Artist Kamiel Rongen

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Apparently this was filmed inside a fish bowl, but I honestly have no idea what I’m looking at. It feels real (whatever that means). This audio visual experiment is part of filmmaker and musician Kamiel Rongen’s Hyde Park project. The artist describes these works as a series of landscapes. Watch the video below.



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

  • novadeviator

    it’s upside down!

  • Would be really interesting to know what kind of fluids he used, from a technical POV. I’m guessing he used hot water for some effects… Anyway, it’s really creative!

    • yea some really ingenious effects

    • Most likely oil-based paint, but any non-water based paints would do the trick.

  • Yeah, it’s definitely upside down with some large photos in the background distorted through the glass – looks like some kind of acrylic that forms a plastic shell over the surface. Super fun and beautiful – great work!

    • Ezequiel Olvera


  • Looks like oil paint being dripped into a fish tank of water, filmed upside down. Oil and water don’t mix, hence the little blobs. BBC4 had a similar ident (water-based paint being dropped into water) for an art series a while back.

    • someone pointed out on facebook wax was used – never would have thought of that!

      • Anna Grunduls

        you can get the same effect using window colour for kids :)

  • This is an upside-down video of the surface of an aquarium. They drop paint from above.

  • Rupert Philbrick

    Gelatine can be used to thicken some of the substances – or to create films over the water too!

  • Rupert Philbrick

    In terms of the tracking of shots, could well be in post production, cropping into the footage, and then just playing with speed, reversing etc. But beautiful no matter what tricks! and everyone else with the inverted image, pictures behind the fish tank etc = spot on I’d say.

  • Marcos Velez

    Reminds me of trapper keeper graphics, rad!

  • Ashton Ireland

    Feels like a soap opera.

26.05.17 by Jeff

Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara Photographs The Same Locations Repeatedly Over 40 Years

No heat, landlord in front of New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1980

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2015


Photographer Camilo José Vergara has committed more than four decades of his life to his photographic archive project “Tracking Time”. Year after year he has returned to poor, minority communities around the United States to re-photograph them from the same vantage points. In 2013, Vergara was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and was the first photographer ever to receive this honour.

See more images of his incredible project below.

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26.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Miwon Yoon

Lovely work by Korean artist Miwon Yoon. See more images below.

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26.05.17 by Staff

“Solo Together” by Artist Paula Crown

Artist Paula Crown creates 150 ceramic replicas of those iconically cheap disposable red cups for her latest sculptural installation, inviting us to consider the complexity of the mundane and the temporality of togetherness. See more images from “Solo Together” below or on display at 10 Hanover gallery in London until June 8.

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26.05.17 by Staff

“Light Barrier” by Artists Kimchi and Chips

An otherworldly audio-visual phenomenon by South Korean artists Kimchi and Chips (aka Mimi Son and Elliot Woods). Constructing an elaborate apparatus out of hundreds of projectors, mirrors and speakers the duo experiment with the materialization of objects from beams of light. Check out more images and video below!

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26.05.17 by Jeff


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