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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

Neil Simonton

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Neil Simonton is SHFT's Editorial Director. He has a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from McGill University, a Law degree from the University of British Columbia, and a keen layman's interest in art, design, and culture. Neil lives and works in Vancouver, B.C....read more

First Aid Kit "America" Video

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Swedish sister duo covers Simon & Garfunkel hit

 Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit put themselves on the indie music map with covers of bands like Fleet Foxes and R.E.M. Their latest cover comes in the form of Simon & Garfunkel's "America," a staple of their live show. In a statement, the Söderberg sisters explained the appeal of the song: “The structure of the song and the melody just make for an epic journey. The lyrics are......read more

The Clash's Paul Simonon Arrested for Oil Rig Occupation

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Rock star went undercover with Greenpeace to protest Arctic drilling

Greenpeace has revealed that veteran rock bassist (The Clash, Gorillaz) Paul Simonon was among the activists arrested in June for occupying an Arctic oil rig. Simonon had joined the Greenpeace crew anonymously, working as an assistant cook. The oil rig, operated by Cairn Energy, one of Europe's largest oil and gas companies, was boarded on June 3 by the Greenpeacers, who demanded that the......read more

Wide Open

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From The Chemical Brothers (Feat Beck)

Move over Flashdance, we got the Chemical Brothers. From Dom&Nic...read more

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