Paintings by artist Alexander Tinei. More below.
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The French port of Le Havre is run solely by men, dockers whose work has been passed down from father to son for generations. The first image, of the three men in shipping containers represents three generations of the same family. JR chose this specific location to continue his Women Are Heroes project, creating a giant image of a woman’s eyes on a 363-metre long container ship. It took 2,600 sheets of paper to complete the image, which will travel all the way to Malaysia.
The artwork brings the first woman to the port, and the film pays tribute to all the men who helped create it. Watch filmmaker Guillaume Cagniard’s gorgeous document of the project, “Rivages”, below!
This video makes me proud to be Japanese. Hebocon was a contest held last year in which 31 “technically ungifted” Japanese people built robots and pitted them against one another in a sumo-style tournament. The crappier a robot was, the more respect it was given. One girl forgot her robot on the train, on her way to the tournament, and went and had a beer instead. She was praised for her ” act of supreme crappiness”.
Robots that made it to the venue to battle were actually penalized if they were deemed too high-tech, and there was a trophy, designed by a third-grader, for the most low-tech robot. The winner of the tournament ultimately felt ashamed for trying too hard. Watch the video below, at the end you can see all the robots in action (I love their names).