Ínsula, a collaborative GIF set between Chilean artist Jon Jacobsen and Colombian fashion artist Daniel Ramos Obregón shows the transformation of one body affected by its inner projections.
Ramos Obregón and Jacobsen found their subject, dancer José Tomás Torres, on Facebook and did all their collaboration on Ínsula over social media, bringing the GIF set’s message about online persona in full circle. Ínsula was presented at Quartier Général Centre d’art Contemporain in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland earlier this year as part of the programming for the exhibit Monsieur L’ordinateur where Jacobsen also showed his 2014 artwork, The Present.
by JADE MOYANO
This documentary took three years to make and is filled with breathtaking segments of our earth, landscapes broken up by interviews with 2020 people from 60 countries. the sequences are shown without an introduction of name or country or language. Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand hopes that removing personal identifiers will draw focus to our similarities.
“It’s a complicated movie to watch and a long one too, but all along you’ll find fundamental and profound stories. I hope these will inspire many to have a greater generosity towards the world. It’s not only about us. It’s truly about living together and to live together is what ecology is all about,”
"We can’t depend on politicians who are not risking enough because they are worried about their next electoral campaigns. We are the only ones capable of changing our own personal consumption routines and we are the only ones who can really teach our children that more doesn’t always mean it’s better". - Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Human is the first feature film led by two non profit foundations, it was fully financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, which backs entrepreneurs in science and culture, as well as humanitarian projects. Produced in collaboration with Arthus-Bertrand’s ecology-focused foundation GoodPlanet, Human appears conceived as a sort of public service; according to the film’s website, its distribution is designed to be made under “the freest conditions to the widest possible audience.”
To see Human is Humanizing and it will change how you see yourself.
It’s a good reminder of how small we all are in the grand scheme of things.
Inspired by traditional Japanese Mizu Shingen Mochi, The Raindrop Cake is the product of New York City–based chef Darren Wong, making this intriguing Japanese cult dessert from mineral water and gelatin (or agar) and served with roasted soybean flour and sugar cane syrup. “It’s a light, delicate and refreshing raindrop made for your mouth” Im curious to taste it now!
The Raindrop Cake is a stunning piece of translucent food design, as whimsical as its name implies. Whether the ethereal dessert qualifies as an actual “cake” is another question, and some have likened it to a breast implant or a head-scratching waste of its almost zero calories.
In Brooke Holm’s photographic series ‘Arctic’, she explores the unique landscape of the northernmost region of the world. On an expedition that started in search of beauty, silence and isolation, Holm discovered more than just a visually arresting natural environment.
There was an obvious fragility to the North that awakened an inner desire to protect it. Holm’s work reveals the Arctic’s rare aesthetic in an effort to raise awareness, not only of its existence, but also of the prevailing impact of a changing climate. The exhibit will be on view from August 8 to September 27 at Koskela in Sydney, Australia.