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In 1952 the designers Ray and Charles Eames produced a pack of 100 cards, half picture, half pattern. The images were what the Eameses called “good stuff “. They searched through the pictorial information of the day to pick 100 good things.
Since then the flood of information we have unleashed is rising far faster than anyone expected. Communications are doubling every 34 months and storage every 40 months. Information has been expanding at this rate for the past decade.

 

With so much stuff, how are we to decide what is good.

 

The Filter is looking for good.
What is good?
Why is it good?
Why is it of worth?
Why does it deserve to be shared?
Why is it interesting?
What was its influence?

Olafur Eliasson

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Your Waste of Time 2006

 

Your Atmospheric Colour Atlas 2009

 

Umschreibung 2004

Serpentine Pavilion 2007

the Weather Project 2003

Olafur Eliasson is a Danish installation artist born in 1967. In contrast to Duchamp who used the gallery to transform the urinal into an art piece, Olafur Eliasson uses his installations to build an atmospheric heterotopia in the gallery or in the space. Especially, he focuses on natural phenomena such as fog or light effect. His notable exhibitions in London were the Weather Project (2003) in Tate Modern and Serpentine Pavilion in 2007.

Website   http://www.olafureliasson.net/index.html

Ted   http://www.ted.com/talks/olafur_eliasson_playing_with_space_and_light.html

Exhibition in MOMA Youtube

David Lynch

David Lynch (1946) is a film maker who also works within art, music, writing and directing.

Lynch is best known for his films ‘Eraserhead’ (1977) and ‘The Elephant Man’ (1980) along with the TV series ‘Twin Peaks’ (1990).

Videos:

Weather Report-

‘Catching The Big Fish’ (a semi-autobiographical audiobook in which Lynch describes how transcendental meditation aids his creative process)- 

Sean Pecknold

Sean Pecknold is a director, animator, photographer and amateur scientist based in LA. He is directs a group of other creates called ‘Grand Children’ who work together to produce fabulous stop-motion animations. He has had his work shown at film festivals around the world, many being in the US last year. He’s produced works for the likes of BBC Knowledge, The New York Times Magazine, X Box and National Geographic, alongside producing animations as music videos for bands such as The Fleet Foxes (where I first came across his work) and has been shown on “It’s Nice That’. He has won awards for his animation such as the ADC Young Gun award for creative under 30 and Best Music Video award for his animation ‘The Shrine, An Argument’.

Pecknold was not trained as an animator, he took classes in Photography and Design, but has always love watching animations, so new somewhere this is exactly what he wanted to do. He loves being able to play around with objects and make them move, he states ‘it’s worth the painstaking process for the end result’. He mainly works with paper but sometimes emplys clay as he love the way the light falls onto it. He has begun using a multiplane camera technique, something seem in Disney animations and used to give a greater depth to 2D stop-motion. Multi-plane allows for pieces of the animation to appear far away or close up.

Even though Pecknold was never trained in animation, he appears to be a natural, to him he feels this is due to playing with toys as a child. If you watch a range of his earlier work compared to his recent work you can see a huge increase in quality and skill, his latest video was a whopping 8 minutes long and took him and his crew 7 months to create, but the result is beautiful! I think I love it so much because of the fluidity of the moving paper (it is hard to tell it is actually paper!), and the light sources he uses. He employs different colours to set encourage emotions. ‘The Shrine, An Arguement’ also involves the work of artist Stacey Rozich, who did the character design. The theme of the story is a painful breakup, the song has a dark narrative which inspired Pecknold’s animation, along with 70’s animation, Gods and Mythical Creatures.

Check out his website! http://seanpecknold.com/

Metamodernism

“The ecosystem is severely disrupted, the financial system is increasingly uncontrollable, and the geopolitical structure has recently begun to appear as unstable as it has always been uneven. CEOs and politicians express their ‘‘desire for change’’ at every interview and voice a heartfelt ‘‘yes we can’’ at each photo-op. Planners and architects
increasingly replace their blueprints for environments with environmental ‘‘greenprints’’. And new generations of artists increasingly abandon the aesthetic precepts of deconstruction, parataxis, and pastiche in favor of aesth-ethical notions of reconstruction, myth, and metaxis. These trends and tendencies can no longer be explained in terms of the postmodern. They express a (often guarded) hopefulness and (at times feigned) sincerity that hint at another structure of feeling, intimating another discourse. … We will  argue that this modernism is characterized by the oscillation between a typically modern commitment and a markedly postmodern detachment. We will call this structure of feeling
metamodernism.” (from Notes on Metamodernism, 2010)

Metamodernism a new dominant paradigm in contemporary art and culture. As a structure of feeling (rather than a movement or manifesto) it is expressed in the form of sensibilities, and (specifically in cinema) one of these sensibilities is the quirky.

Notes on Metamodernism

Quirky, Tone and Metamodernism

Metamodernism, Quirky and Feminism

Films to watch:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry)

American Splendor (2003, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini)

Adaptation (2003, Spike Jonze)

Napoleon Dynamite (2004, Jared Hess)

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson)

Submarine (2010, Richard Ayoade)

Eagel vs. Shark (2007, Taika Waititi)

 

Koji Yamamura – Animation Creator & Illustrator

Born in 1964 in Nagoya, Japan.

He loves children’s fantasies. His command of different techniques using his hand drawn pictures, clay, and sounds has made him one of the leading names in the animation world. Especially in the Japanese animation context, he stand out with his poetic quality and his capacity to provoke reflection through humor. Visually and Verbally pleasure.

<ep.1″The Pacusi Family”, ep.3″A Picture Book”, ep.4″Brushing Teeth”, ep.14″Vehicles”, ep.16″Soft Cream”>(1994)- Broad casted on NHK Children’s TV show

 

 

(1996)—on NHK children’s TV show

(2002) –Oscar Nomination

Links:

Yamamura Animation Website —Yamamura Koji- website

Animations

“Pacusi” (1994)—pacusi ep1,3,4,14,16

“Bavel’s Book” (1996)—

“Mt.Head” (2002)—

“A Country Doctor” (2007)—

“Pieces” (2003)—

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Il Sung Na (나일성) – A children’s book illustrater

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He has created children’s books a lot such as ‘Hide and seek’, ZZzzz, Brrr etc.
He advertised ‘Haggis’ company which is baby’s a diaper brand.

Especailly ‘Hide and Seek’ has been nominated for
the Nottingham Children’s Book Award 2012, and also ‘ZZzzz’ has been nominated.

His works are all relate with young generation, those books are good to read.
Because illustrations are soft, colourful and the animal’s shapes designed a bit iconic.
It means that his illustrations influens to cultivate children’s emotion, creativity in positive way. Add I like it as well:)

By the way, He graduated from Kingston University and finished at Illustration & Animation course. He is an senior of us:)

If you want to know more..Go to his homepage – http://www.ilsungna.com

Don Hertzfeldt

Don Hertzfeldt is an american (sorry) animator with a delightful attention to timing, an embracing storytelling ability and a refreshing sense of humor.

In our searh for good, Hertzfeldt conveys serious stories in really stupid ways. He also uses no computers for the animation, photography and effects in his films. Ain’t that jolly great, all you artsy farts? <3 Also, music by the lovely Pjotr Tsjajkovskij.

Here’s some more animations by Don Hertzfeldt. (His ugly website.)





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