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“In Focus: Still Life” is a selection of remarkable photographs from an installation of wonderful still life photographs presently on view at The J. Paul Getty Museum Center for Photographs. The collection presents a survey of some of the innovative ways photographers have explored and refreshed this traditional genre. During the 19th century, still life photographs tended to resemble still life paintings, with similar subjects and arrangements. Beginning in the 20th century, still life photographs have mirrored the subjects and styles that have more broadly concerned photographers in their time.
In addition to early experiments of pioneers of the photographic medium, some of the works that have been newly acquired by the Getty Center are presented here: “Still Life with Triangle and Red Eraser” (1985) by American Irving Penn, “Lorikeet with Green Cloth” (2006) by Australian Marian Drew, and “Blow Up: Untitled 15” (2007) by Israeli Ori Gersht. Gersht loosely based his “Blow Up” series on traditional floral still life paintings. His arrangements of flowers are frozen and then detonated; the explosion is captured using synchronized digital cameras, with the fragmentary detritus caught in remarkable detail. This contemporary approach to still photography belies the notion of still life as something motionless, as it explores the relationships among painting and photography, art and science, and creation and destruction.
This piece also presents the acclaimed experimental video “Still Life” (2001) created by the English artist Sam Taylor-Wood, a three-minute short film that focuses on a classically composed bowl of fruit as it decays. Also, there’s a pen. “Still Life” has been said to be one of the most classical works in contemporary art, carving a permanent record for itself in art history with hardly any commentary. This is not just a Still Life; it is based upon a particular type of still life painting that developed during the 16th and 17th centuries in Flanders and the Netherlands, part of a classical genre that contains symbols of change or death as a reminder of their inevitability. Its focus was upon confronting the vanity of worldly things through often subtle signs of elapsing time and decay.
Sam Taylor-Wood’s film represents yet another step in that direction: the image, beautiful as ever in Taylor-Wood’s universe, decomposes itself. By the end of the short film, nothing is left but a grey amorphous mass. But upon closer inspection, one detail distinguishes this picture from its predecessors. The plastic ballpoint pen, a cheap contemporary object. One that doesn’t seem to decay and doesn’t seem to be a part of the universal process of self-disappearing life. Is this what is really left here to stay after we are gone, this nothingness, this ridiculous attribute of ourselves?
This piece includes a number of stunning high-resolution color photographs, a slide show and the short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/still-life-photography-courting-surprise-and-allegorical-meanings/“In Focus: Still Life” is a selection of remarkable photographs from an... more
Three suspects arrested after forming an international team which included six members of Dubai police.
Dubai Police arrested three suspects, between December 10 and December 12 accused of drug trafficking and money laundering, the three suspects are connected to an international gang that spans across the UAE, South Africa, United Kingdom, and The Netherlands and communicated through cryptic messages via telecommunication methods.
"We haven't found any drugs here but the involvement of the three suspects with drug trafficking crimes overseas is not acceptable and punishable according to the penal code article number 21," said Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Chief of Dubai Police, during a press conference on Monday.
Dubai Police arrested the three suspects after forming an international team which included six members of Dubai police. The investigation took over a year in order to track the gang's modus operandi and their activities.
Three suspects were arrested in Dubai, (A.S) who is considered the mastermind and his accomplices (M.A) and (K.A). According to police sources, A.S who is of Asian origin but carries an European passport and other undisclosed passports which might be partially-forged was arrested in a European country and jailed for five years in drug-related crimes before coming to the UAE and resuming his activities.Three suspects arrested after forming an international team which included six members... more
Recently Complete News Updates Today The Story of England is a grown-up version of Mr Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill. Mr.Rudyard Kipling , who was born on this day in 1865, is one of several authors who have ridden the choppy seas of being connected to the empire.Recently Complete News Updates Today The Story of England is a grown-up version of Mr... more
These are five nine-second animated short films on the topic of Christmas that were created by Treat Studios, a London-based collective of young animators. The general theme of the animated shorts was to surprise people with something really Anti-Christmas, and to transform something boring into something amazing. The films are really fun to watch and will surely provide you with much merriment!
This piece includes a number of high-resolution colorful pictures, as well as the five wickedly funny animated short films.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/five-shots-of-scrooges-anti-christmas-bah-humbug/These are five nine-second animated short films on the topic of Christmas that were... more
women in the UK suffer from Raynaud’s to some degree. Many sufferers have never seen a doctor as they are unaware that their condition has a name or that there is anything that can be done to help.women in the UK suffer from Raynaud’s to some degree. Many sufferers have never... more
“Invisible Light” is the latest music video by the Scissor Sisters, an erotically charged wonder produced by Nicolás Méndez from the Barcelona collective, CANADA. The high production values of incredible cinematography, along with an exploration of vintage-style montage, work perfectly. This jaw-droppingly epic collaboration is a joy to behold, a perfect pairing of visual and musical talents.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution color photographs, as well as the stunning music video.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/the-scissor-sisters-invisible-light/“Invisible Light” is the latest music video by the Scissor Sisters, an... more
December 18,2010 by Sarah Lieberman:Hoodwatch Media affiliate Chicago| It's no secret that in this life we will surely die someday,but sometimes, a time spent in life is too short. Some time over the labor day weekend, Atlanta rapper, and music composer Lord Hector Diono was remixing a previous release in his studio in Decatur Georgia when he received a phone call from a chief insider to his music nucleus, Mr. Dwight Wash of Forrest,Mississippi about 7pm Saturday September 4, this year. Hector was informed that his good friend and confidant Leteaka Coston had passed away earlier that morning from a massive heart attack,dead at the age of 29. Today we announce Hector's decision to release a piano composition he wrote in memory of Miss Coston to the entire world. The single is entitled "I Hope You Shine"(A Letter To Lateaka Coston) and will appear on itunes, one of many music outlets contracted to the rapper he'll use to spread the word about how much Miss Coston meant to him and his closest friends. The free version is available now at http://lordhectordiono.bandcamp.com/track/i-hope-you-shine-a-letter-for-lateaka-coston Hector told his online media staff October 18, 2010, "plain and simple, this will not stand,she was too damn young to go like this". Since then the rapper and music composer has been trying to complete the music project he deemed at times too hard to carry out. Lord Hector finished the project on Saturday December 4, 2010 and sends his deepest regards to her family and life partner Drama Franklin.The record will be released on his indie label; Dark Town Music Group and distributed by Island Def Jam Music on Christmas Day December 25, 2010(Updated December 25, 2010) Now Available on Napster.com| http://music.napster.com/lord-hector-diono-music/album/%E2%80%9Ci-hope-you-shine%E2%80%9D-%28a-letter-to-lateaka-coston%29---single/14079656#s_module Story by by Sarah Lieberman [UPDATE] by Jess Glass August 22,2011 Lord Hector Diono commemorates the 30th birthday of his fallen friend Ms. Lateaka T. Coston, Marietta, Georgia who would've turned 30 years old on August 24, 2011. A memorial tribute single released Friday August 19,2011 entitled "Reach For You" http://www.amazon.com/Reach-For-You-Memorial-Tribute/dp/B005HZV37C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314010447&sr=8-1 The single is another attempt to add some closure for our CEO whom I spoke with on August 2, 2011 and came to my own conclusion that he is still very much affected by the sudden loss of Ms. Coston but shows improvement on the length of time he can actually talk about her demise. This single will also list as a free download for family, friends, and interested listeners of this latest composition which will be available August 24, 2011 http://islanddefjam.bandcamp.com/track/happy-birthday-lateakareach-for-you [STORY] by Jess Glass August 22,2011| Hoodwatch Media affiliate Athens,GeorgiaDecember 18,2010 by Sarah Lieberman:Hoodwatch Media affiliate Chicago| It's no... more
2010 final Painter and decorator Matt Cardle becomes a pop star after winning the X Factor, beating Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction.He was the bookies’ strong favourite but after laryngitis and a late surge from rival Rebecca Ferguson, it was touch and go for a while back there. Still, stubbly painter and decorator Matt Cardle, 27, is the newly-crowned winner of The X Factor.X Factor 2010 final Painter and decorator Matt Cardle becomes a pop star after... more
Banks are jeopardising the country’s economic recovery by restricting lending to households and businesses, a report by the Bank of England warns today.Since the credit crisis began, high street banks have lent less to customers, blaming a fall in demand for new loans, mortgages and other typesBanks are jeopardising the country’s economic recovery by restricting lending to... more
Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, attempted to start a fire at the entrance of the Supreme Court during the student protests against tuition fees.Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, attempted to start a... more
Amazon, the shopping website, was unavailable in several countries for a period on Sunday night with a group of “hacktivists” who are sympathetic to the WikiLeaks website thought to be responsible.Amazon, the shopping website, was unavailable in several countries for a period on... more
In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with the Harlem Community Choir, recorded their message against war as a peace anthem, a song that has also become a Christmas standard: “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” According to the John Lennon Museum, Lennon wrote the song as an attempt to get people to see war at a grassroots level and for them to take responsibility for the world around them.
So this is now the beginning of the Christmas season. And what have you done? The opening lines of the song, sung so nonchalantly by Lennon, serve as a call-to-action for us all. The holidays become critical moments in the year for personal assessments, to review our choices. And to make things better. If you want it.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution photographs, as well as the classic Christmas music video.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/john-lennon-happy-xmas-war-is-over/In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with the Harlem Community Choir, recorded their... more
“WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)” is a documentary short film created by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. As 1969 came to a close, Lennon and Ono’s ideas about their protests against the Vietnam War grew beyond printing a few posters. As Ono notes in the documentary, Lennon was the one who dreamed big. “I said let’s have T-shirts,” Ono remembers, “and John said, ‘Let’s buy billboards.’” The posters were displayed as billboards in twelve major cities across the world. And the message appeared not only in mass-produced posters and postcards, but also in large newspaper ads, as well as on the radio and television. It was the first major multimedia campaign for peace.
In 1971, Lennon and Ono, with the Harlem Community Choir, recorded their message as a peace anthem, a song that has also become a Christmas standard: “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” According to the John Lennon Museum, Lennon wrote the song as an attempt to get people to see war at a grassroots level and for them to take responsibility for the world around them.
So this is now the beginning of the Christmas season. And what have you done? The opening lines of the song, sung so nonchalantly by Lennon, serve as a call-to-action for us all. The holidays become critical moments in the year for personal assessment, to review our choices. And to make things better. If you want it.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution vintage photographs, a memorable slide show and the documentary short film. In addition, access is provided to the full version of the new feature-length documentary film, “LENNONYC.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/happy-christmas-war-is-over-if-you-want-it/“WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)” is a documentary short film created by... more
“Orion House” is an inspirational 6-minute short film by the East-London-based designer, film-maker and self-taught photographer Christopher Hewitt, the most recent contribution to a series of works based upon the theme, “Life is Good.” The film is a visually meditative story that attempts to evoke strong positive feelings and make people “think differently” and make new decisions, following their intuition and soul, not simply cold calculations.
“Orion House” tells the story of a man and a woman, each of whom has lost something very important in their life: the man has lost his brother in a car accident, and the woman has moved to London from Portugal and it’s difficult for her to feel home in the noisy and big city, where nothing belongs to her. One day the two lonely strangers happen to meet, perhaps to start something new together or maybe just to begin a new phase in their lives.
This piece includes color photographs, as well as the very heartwarming short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/orion-house-good-things-can-happen/“Orion House” is an inspirational 6-minute short film by the... more
Manufacturer and marketer of processed foods, primarily canned vegetables, fruit and tomato products.Del Monte, the US food production and distribution company known for its "man from Del Monte" ads, is set to be taken over by a group of private equity ...Manufacturer and marketer of processed foods, primarily canned vegetables, fruit and... more
“Baby Time” is an HD-3D short film, part of the Philips Parallel Lines series of films. The Phillips collection consists of original short films using the same brief six-line dialogue, which this year was: “What is that? It’s a unicorn. I’ve never seen one up close before. Beautiful. Get away, Get away. I’m sorry.”
“Baby Time” is a very creative, slapstick short film directed by Cédric Petitcollin, which won the People’s Voice Award in the 2010 Philips Global Film-Making Contest. The film tells the story of a hapless actor clad in a unicorn costume, who is trying desperately to reach his wife in the hospital before she has their baby.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution color photographs, as well as the wickedly comical short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/baby-time-a-slapstick-race-against-time/“Baby Time” is an HD-3D short film, part of the Philips Parallel Lines... more
“The Foundling” is a recently premiered HD-3D short film, part of the Philips Parallel Lines series of films. The Phillips collection consists of original short films using the same brief six-line dialogue, which this year was: “What is that? It’s a unicorn. I’ve never seen one up close before. Beautiful. Get away, Get away. I’m sorry.”
“The Foundling” is a creative and richly detailed historical piece directed by Barney Cokeliss, which was shot in collaboration with the award-winning team of stereographers that also worked on the 3D blockbuster, Avatar (2010). In the film, an abandoned boy has a chance reunion with his long-lost mother in the drama set within a traditional touring circus in 1930s England.
Includes high-resolution color photographs and the HD short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/the-foundling-a-spectacular-cinematic-saga-of-loss-and-recovery/“The Foundling” is a recently premiered HD-3D short film, part of the... more
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“The Piano” is a widely acclaimed 3-D animated short film by Aidan Gibbons, a touching retrospective of an older man’s experiences, loves and losses in life. His reminiscences derive from the evocative imagery created by his piano playing, the music of Yann Tiersen’s evocative and reflective “Comptine d’un autre été: l’après midi.”
This piece includes a number of color photographs, as well as the masterful animated short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/the-piano-a-remembrance-of-things-past/“The Piano” is a widely acclaimed 3-D animated short film by Aidan... more
The great austerity auction of state-owned assets has commenced after a pair of Canadian pension funds splashed out £2.1bn to acquire High Speed One, the UK's high-speed rail link.
Read More: http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2010/11/uks-great-austerity-sell-off-of-state.htmlThe great austerity auction of state-owned assets has commenced after a pair of... more