ordiri: “Submerge” installation by squidsoup, consist of 8064 LED light chains
"Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass."
Daniell Koepke (via perfect)
Oscillate is a thesis animation by SVA student Daniel Sierra. WOW.
"The more we contemplate questions of performance enhancement, the more evident it becomes that the unconditioned quest for “more” leads us to a wrong understanding of the good life. Properly understood, the good life is a life of balance: between high performance and relaxation, between daring changes and the acceptance of boundaries. Our humanity partially stems from our ability to recognize flaws and embrace them nonetheless. Humans aren’t machines. We don’t become better persons by working more quickly."
"Efficiency is important, but so is leisure. In the best cases, the quest for the fulfillment of goals goes hand in hand with an openness to the unpredictability of life. As humans, we mature by encountering resistance. We learn by making mistakes. True beauty only becomes visible in relation to the proverbial beauty spot. We become unique through our little flaws, not through a quest for perfection. Indeed, who would love a perfect person?"
海田宏明 - Holistic Strata
Hiroaki Umeda, a choreographer who has been attracting attention in Japan and abroad with his “visual performances” blending imagery, sound and dance, presents his brand new dance piece at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]. Holistic Strata is a YCAM original production developed with the Center’s expert staff during the artist’s stay in Yamaguchi, with the aim to break new ground in the filed of body expression integrating media technology.
Based on his own set designs mixing imagery and sound, Hiroaki Umeda equivalently combines in his pieces elements of light, sound, and the human body. For his audiences, these performances are opportunities to experience their own bodies’ primary reactions triggered by intensely stimulating light and sound.