Oh this is the perfect thing to watch on a Friday afternoon…Double Rainbows!
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…”
Nashville has sunk with a record rainfall of over 13 inches in the last 48 hours. We at the (echo)witness headquarters stayed mainly dry but due to no power in the last 24 hours, we have escaped to higher grounds. We hope our fellow Nashvillians are safe and can return to some kind of normalcy soon!
Guru, a.k.a. Keith Elam, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer…One of the great rappers of all time, he was only 43 years old. His contributions to thoughtful and intelligent hip-hop, with his group Gang Starr and through his incredible Jazzmatazz albums, will be remembered for a long, long time…R.I.P. Guru…
Created by Jonathan Harris and Sep Mavar, We Feel Fine “is an artwork authored by everyone. It will grow and change as we grow and change, reflecting what’s on our blogs, what’s in our hearts, what’s in our minds.” In their words, We Feel Fine is an exploration of human emotion on a global scale and if you have not visited their site yet, please do so by clicking here!
Matt W. Moore recently contacted us about his new series of canvas paintings. We LOVE hearing from all sorts of creators and artists out there…we firmly believe that it is all about taking in our surroundings and spreading ideas, with our own personal mark upon them…read a little bit more about Matt below and check out his portfolio here!If you are an artist and would like to be featured on (echo)witness, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org