Danny MacAskill: Freestyle Trip to Internet Phenomenon


Danny MacAskill

This film was made by a Stephen Higgins, a filmmaker based in New York City, for YouTube’s 5th birthday last May 2010.  It features trick cyclist Danny MacAskill, also known as inspiredbicycles, simply doing sort of freerunning with a bicycle.  Danny MacAskill became a street trials sensation after his video was seen by millions of people on YouTube. (Videos and more photos after the jump) Continue reading “Danny MacAskill: Freestyle Trip to Internet Phenomenon”

Chiral: Projection and Paper Sculpture

This art in motion was premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan from June 15th to 18th 2010 as part of the Tripolar Exhibition.  See how the projection and paper sculpture produce visually stunning animation that can only be attained using a 3D CGI software. This brilliant projection artwork was created by Robert Seidel.  More photos and video after the jump.

Chirality is when the property of a figure is not identical to its mirror image. Chirality is a scientific term describing a structure that is not identical to its mirror image. “Chiral” collects cinematic etudes, which develop various conceptual approaches in order to expand the two-dimensional image into space. They are projected onto a sculpture (510 x 260 x 370 cm) and a screen (250 x 200 cm) made from handmade Taiwanese paper and develop very different lives on these configurations of the same material.

The amalgamation of volumetric lights sets ideas from Chinese calligraphy into motion and melts them with influences from European Art Informel as well as impasto painting to an abstract-organic sculpture.  (source: 2minds.de)

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Eminem Recovery: The Real Slim Shady Discovered

Eminem’s seventh studio album Recovery may not qualify as one of his best albums but it has been one of the year’s defining albums as it is hugely successful in beating competitors in the race for the top spot on music charts and enjoying strong sales.  The album also defines a whole new Eminem as an artist as he goes introspective, turning the microscope on himself rather than rallying against other artists.  This time around, it’s different for the American rap star.  At any rate, fans will definitely consider Recovery as one of the best albums Eminem’s ever made.  Read the Eminem Recovery review here.  Video and album covers after the jump. (source: BBC Music)

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Out of Time: Freerunning

There has been some questions raised between the differences of parkour and freerunning. Parkour and freerunning may come from the same place or they may be one but they are not the same. Parkour is the art of moving from A to B in the efficient and fastest way. While Freerunning uses Parkour techniques, its goal is more focused on freedom of movements and theatrics – to execute movements as flashy as possible. Watch the amazing video “Out of Time” after the jump.

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