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Ephemeral Snow Art by Simon Beck

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Recent work from Europe's famous snow walking artist

Simon Beck dons snowshoes before walking around in freshly falled snow to create these massive, ephemeral art installations. The British artist, whose  work spotted on Colossal, has been making the installations since 2004: Each work takes the 54-year-old artist anywhere between 6 hours and two days to complete, an impressive physical feat aided from years of competitive......read more

The Unseen Sea

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Simon Christen's stunning time lapse portrait of San Francisco.

How can you bummed about fog when it looks this good? Shot by Simon Christen over the course of a year, these stunning time-lapse images capture the Bay Area in all its fog-drenched majesty. Nicely scored by "Mary's Song" from Nick Cave. Check out the waves of fog rolling over the hills at 2:00. Crazy beautiful. ...read more

Adrift

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Watch Simon Christen's time-lapse love letter to San Francisco fog

Here's a fantastic bit of personal work from San Francisco photographer Simon Christen. For two years, each morning when the weather looked promising, Christen would get up at 5AM and drive to the Marin Headlands, where he would hike the ridges to capture time-lapse footage of fog and mist rolling over the Bay Area. The result is Adrift, a gorgeous filmic tribute to an amazing natural phenomenon.......read more

Charity: Water Vid

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Great promo short for one of our favorite charities, featuring music by Beck.

What's the number one cause of disease in the world, causing more death than all forms of violence combined? If you guessed unsafe water, you're correct. Your reward is this sweet charity: water PSA. Check out the time lapse at 1:30, fantastic! ...read more

Doug Aitken: Song 1

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A mesmerizing video of the recent outdoor installation at Hirshhorn Museum

With Song 1, New York artist Doug Aitken transformed the drab concrete exterior of Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. into a panoramic canvas for a mesmerizing audio-visual spectacle. The site-specific installation, which ran until May 20, featured 11 high-def video projectors working in tandem to blanket the building’s entire surface with video. The song in question is the 1934 standard......read more

Tame Impala, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"

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Mindmelting animation features 1,000 plasticine collages made by hand

The new video for "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," the second single from Tame Impala's landmark Lonerism LP, carries on with the swirling, psychedelic visual aesthetic on full display in the Aussie band's previous video. This time, however, directors Joe Pelling and Becky Sloan take a handmade approach, individually making 1,000 plasticine collages that are......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s......read more

RETHINK - Contemporary Art and Climate Change

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Art exhibition in Copenhagen explores the interesection of art, culture and global warming.

I recently met Beth Terry, the author of a great blog on plastic pollution called Fake Plastic Fish (the definitive resource on our culture’s obsession with plastics) at a very sobering event – the return from an expedition to Midway Island with photographer Chris Jordan, who traveled there with a film crew to document the “plastic graveyard.” Midway is literally......read more

Ars Natura: Lea Turto

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Finnish artist's felted trees unlock the mystical past of her homeland.

The Finns are a thoroughly modern people. They are world-famous for their uber-modern design aesthetic and are wont to include any historical references of any sort in their architecture or design. And while the country revels in its modern history, it is next to impossible to find any information on the ancient roots of the Finnish people. In contrast to Norway and Sweden, Finland is not......read more

MAKE TV: Kinetic Wave Sculptures

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Reuben Margolin’s kinetic art.

Reuben Margolin is a visionary Bay Area artist who creates totally singular kinetic wave sculptures from a variety of found materials. Graceful and mesmerizing, Margolin’s work is inspired by natural reference points like water droplets, wind gusts, and ocean eddies. Here, MAKE: television takes a look at the artist and his process. ...read more

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