Volumes is a new 4K experimental art film by artist and director Maxim Zhestkov (previously) which explores the laws of nature through the interactions of billions of spherical particles. As the digitally produced elements collide they transform into a series of brilliant colors, morphing from black and grey orbs to pink, blue, and white balls and back again. The spheres combine to create sweeping waves that disperse and meld back together in large, amorphous forms. [...]
“Up & Up” (stylised as “Up&Up”) was released as the third single by Coldplay from their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams (2015).
The music video, directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, was released on May 16, 2016 and would go on to win ‘Best Visual Effects' at the 2016 MTV Music Awards, as well as a 2017 Grammy nomination for ‘Best Music Video'.
“That song ‘Up&Up' is kind of our defining [...]
Photograph via StugotzLobos on reddit
Sometimes a new perspective can cast something familiar into an entirely new light. That was the case for me and this close up of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the oldest of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and the only one to remain largely intact.
Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially [...]
“Amazonian,” all images provided by Dan Lam
Dan Lam (previously) creates brightly colored sculptural blobs that appear to drip from their installation on shelves. The polyurethane foam and epoxy resin works are covered in thousands of tiny spikes which are applied using a piping bag and acrylic paint. Lam creates time-lapse videos of this application, which offer satisfying peeks into her labor-intensive process. Lam has an upcoming solo exhibition at Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland, Oregon [...]
Brooklyn-based furniture designer and sculptor Matthias Pliessnig creates sumptuous, twisting benches by steam-bending hardwood. He first developed the process in 2006 while studying wooden boat building techniques at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when he realized that by flipping his boat-inspired creations over, he could use the hollow form as a sturdy bench. Once he has designed his works using Rhinoceros 3-D software, Pliessnig places a strips of wood into a tube filled with hot steam. [...]