Donnerstag, 23. April 2009

Gods Must Be Crazy

Wonderful movie. So unique.

I had seen the series on TV when I was very little. I had only vague impressions left from it in my mind. I just saw the first, original movie once again. It's amazing that a film like this really exists, must have been a very interesting production.

Some more details here:

And 6 years ago, our hero died apparently:
'Gods Must Be Crazy' star N!xau dies

I think seeing the stark contrast between two lifestyles like at the beginning of the movie is really something worthwhile. It's very meaningful, it's enlightening and thought-provoking. Actually thanks to YouTube you can already see it here and now:

Not the best quality, but it's not bad either. I recommend seeing the whole movie in a better quality though. And I'm not sure why but I really love how the children dance and sing at 4:10. If I can convince a few friends I'll try to do the same dance with them. It looks like fun.

Mittwoch, 15. April 2009

Daito Manabe

He's a japanese, innovative, high-tech artist-like person. I found his work quite impressive.

This is his website:

I didn't yet check it out but I looked at his Youtube channel and seeing some of his videos convinced me that he'll be a much more famous guy one day, if he can keep doing his thing. He plays with the muscles' signals and uses the body's electricity to make noises/music for example:

And vice versa:

It's all still pretty experimental obviously, they're works in progress, but I think the potential is also obvious. He has many more videos on YouTube.

P.S. Discovered through Derren Brown's blog:

And this is also interesting: