Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

mad men, the Carousel.

"A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper."

brevemente em Portugal.

"The concept behind SHOWstudio was developed by photographer Nick Knight and graphic designer Peter Saville; they envisioned a website that would take viewers ‘behind the scenes’ of creative spheres such as fashion and art, allowing them to view the entire creative process as it happened by harnessing possibilities of the Internet."...

"SHOWstudio's key interest has been in investgating the potential of motion imagery, interactivity and live image-making in order to inject the fashion editorial with modernity and new ideas. The first key live project was staged in December 2001 when nine models were dressed and groomed, then put to bed in hotel rooms and webcast overnight as they slept."...

"SHOWstudio’s founder, Nick Knight, says that the site ‘… is based on the belief that showing the entire creative process—from conception to completion—is beneficial for the artist, the audience and the art itself.” SHOWstudio’s move to real-world, interactive projects builds upon this initial manifesto."...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Discover Various Artists!

In a manner of speaking, by Nouvelle Vague

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

"Se a juventude soubesse, se a velhice pudesse.."

Henri Estienne

Monday, September 08, 2008

Rythm is the key

Number One, Jackson Pollock

Our inate sense of timing. What separates mankind from the rest of the animal kingdom? Toolmaking or language? None has been proved quite unique enough, quite a few creatures use tools, and chimps seem to learn language. The fundamental aptitude is Rhythm.The capacity of taking up a rhythm or to catch it from someone or something else. Only human beings, it seems, imitate and enjoy rhythm in this way.”there is not a single report of an animal being trained to tap, peck or move in synchrony with an auditory beat.”
People do it all the time. Even when they are not thinking about it, in their heartbeat, in their breathing. Is that where we get it from? Is that how we clap, march, or waltz?. It is in fact very hard not to fall into rhythm. Rythm can be not only enjoyable but intoxicating, ecstatic. And it all seems to be part of a peculiarity of the human brain. That is, we not only perceive rhythms – we also rapidly internalize and reproduce them. And like that, we create internal templates, reproducible ones. We are incredibly good and tempos in music, for example.
And it is not only music. Comedy, although it might seem as a cliché, depends incredibly on timing. Timing in comedy, comes down to the intuitive manipulation of the rhythmic flow, so that the punchline comes at just the right, unpredictable moment! It's incredible how many comedians also performed in a rhythmic musical idiom. Spike Milligan was a trumpeter, Mel Brooks was in fact a drummer, and Peter Sellers worked as a drummer and dancer. What goes for comedy goes for acting too, where, if not everything, timing is crucial. Or even poetry, explaining the relation between rhyme and rhythm, both deriving from greek, they belong to the sense of measure, motion and stream.
Rhythm is in all art. The cutting in movies, the repetition or non repetition of some paintings or arquitecture elements and maybe even in our everyday life. So a question remains, is it all a matter of rhythm?

adaptation from “Daily Telegraph” September 2008