Yellow Arrow was developed by Counts Media, Inc. The project grew out of an interdisciplinary collaboration between artists based in New York, Berlin and Gothenburg, with backgrounds in avant-garde theater, documentary performance, site-specific installation, non-linear narrative, experimental cartography, and interactive media.
The Dark Side Of The Lens is a short film that shows a side to surfing that few of us, as observers or surfers, will glimpse: the life of the photographer. Renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith worked with Allan Wilson (director of photography) from the Astray Collective to show what drives him to spend countless hours in cold and hostile waters in search of a single shot…“I wanted to create that something that would give insight into what it takes to grind out a living as a water-based photographer in the surfing industry,” Smith explains, “to provide a short, experimental glimpse into life lived in the shadow of what is, for me, an obsessive pursuit.”We at (echo)witness love the message of the film: “If your life is spent simply observing and documenting what you see, are you ever really present? It’s this willingness to go unnoticed, to hide in the shadows and sacrifice personal notoriety for the sake of one’s art…”
Dentsu London has created this amazing video for Canon’s PIXMA colour printer range…This project features “surreal ‘sound sculptures’ made of dancing droplets of paint captured in extreme detail as they react to sound waves” and was created in collaboration with biochemist/photographer, Linden Gledhill…Watch the “making-of-video” and the final result below…find out more about Dentsu London here!
In his work, Age-Maps, Bobby Neel Adams explores differences in people at different times in their lives by splicing together a childhood portrait with a current one. His work is so compelling that it’s sometimes difficult to stop looking at the images. Check out his site, here.
In another series, Family Tree, Adams applies his technique to immediate family members such as fathers/sons and mother/daughters, with fascinating results…
Kate MacDowell quotes C.S. Lewis to describe her art…We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words–to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. – C.S. Lewis.With that in mind, her hand-sculpted porcelain sculptures inspire creativity and thought…check out her portfolio on her site, here!
Emily Leonard is one of our favorite local artists here in Nashville. From her site: “Emily Leonard’s paintings transcend any singular goal; they present themselves with an unusual clarity and apparent depth. They are at once landscapes and contemporary paintings.” Her work is featured in a new book called Speak for the Trees, where she wrote something we really identify with, “I am always looking for something to unfold, to know again what I have known forever. I am always looking for that which has always been, for salvation and to let it settle at my body.”You definitely have to see these works in person to appreciate their beauty and mystery. Her current exhibition is at The Rymer Gallery through Jan. 2nd 2010…so try to see it before it’s too late!