Creating photographs without a subject or a camera may sound ridiculous but the resulting large-scale images by photographer Brittany Nelson speak for themselves. “Alternative Process” is the result of various experimentations with historical photographic processes like Tintype, Daguerrotype, Mordancage, and Halochrome. More images below. Also, video of Nelson talking about the chemistry processes behind her work!
Artist and experimental musician Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno Demonstration is exactly what it sounds like! Dunning demonstrates his incredible hand-made method for making techno music: layering locked records, analogue synths, even mechanically triggered percussion. Watch how it all comes together below!
Funny little animation by London-based artist/animator Joseph Atkinson (a.k.a. José Fatkinson). Made in his final year of art school, check out “The Journey” below!
How does one build a clock that will last 10,000 years? Well, “the golden boy of MIT” Danny Hillis and his team of engineers/generational thinkers have some answers. In fact, The Clock of the Long Now is already under construction and is set to be placed in the West Texas mountains. English musician, Brian Eno, has helped with a 10 bell arrangement that will chime a different sequence each day for 10,000 years.
Aside from those technicalities though, the project addresses larger questions about the world and our place in it. Especially in light of recent events, this project demonstrates a refreshing optimism toward the future and celebration of our capacity to take on the most insurmountable problems. Watch the short video portrait below!
Super fun vibes throughout this video by director/cinematographer David Bertschinger Karg and incredible filming by Yoann Hamonic, Stephan Maurer, Nathan Avila, Liam Gallagher, Ryan Scardigli, Jesper Borg, and Flavio Brombach. Watch the projectDETOUR crew trip through the Alps, below.
Mexican-American artist, Ramiro Gomez Jr.’s work showcases the contributions of domestic labourers in the Los Angeles area, by placing them into the scenes of luxury they are responsible for maintaining but appear largely absent after their work is done. Part of The Atlantic‘s American Dreams series, this video portrait by Kelly Loudenberg, gives insight into the personal motivation behind his work, featuring Gomez’s parents who are Mexican immigrants themselves, working jobs similar to those he depicts. Watch the full documentary short below!
Epic live performance of “Volcano” by the always incredible, Woodkid. Recorded at Zenith de Paris and directed by Katya Mokolo. Woodkid has also (finally) recorded a studio version of the instrumental track, which is currently available for free download on his website! Full video and link below!