‘Useless’ art.. and why Luke Syson loves it

TED talk by Luke Syson: ”Useless’ art.. and why he loves it

‘Luke Syson was a curator of Renaissance art, of transcendent paintings of saints and solemn Italian ladies — serious art. And then he changed jobs, and inherited the Met’s collection of ceramics — pretty, frilly, “useless” candlesticks and vases. He didn’t like it. He didn’t get it. Until one day …’

Draws attention to the question of what art is and what it is ‘for’. To explore imagination as well as what we can see?
What makes it mean something and why first impressions aren’t everything.

Zimoun : Compilation | Will be featuring in Brighton Festival 2014

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.

The work of Zimoun can be seen at Brighton University from the 3rd of May to the 25th of May as part of Brighton Festival 2014.

Looking at things a little closer | Macro Kingdom

“The minute is a special place, unseen microcosmos within a unseen universe bind us together. Our creative vision is to continue our conversation with the Macro Kingdom.. an ongoing poem in the tradition of the two previous films.”

A short clip but the potential for a little inspiration is huge.

Font Men

Typography and font can absolutely make or break a piece of design or art, understanding that, can completely change the way a person uses a font. If you’re into graphic design then you should definitely know this, font’s can play a pivotal role in the creation process of a design. This little clip shows how Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones view fonts, for them it becomes a lifestyle. If you do graphic design, you should definitely sit and watch this clip, it may help you with how you use type creatively…

Making War Horse.

Just under 3 minutes of great footage exploring the behind the scenes making of War Horse. This will appeal to theatre lovers and prop designers alike! When getting a good look at the building of the puppet horse, the movement of it is incredibly accurate and the design is obviously incredibly well thought out. Based in The National Theatre in London, the play has been running now since 2007 and has proven to be one of the most popular plays to visit in London.

How Do You Feel (About Art) ?

A quick 1 minute 48 second clip that asks a number of New Yorkers their opinion on art… Sounds simple, but it comes up with some entertaining and vastly different answers when they’re only allowed 3 words.

Just a nice little look at the simple views, from the general public on Art.

Brighton Fringe 2014 Coming Soon! / 2012 Teaser

With Brightons extremely popular Fringe festival coming up, it feels only suiting that we give you a taster of what to expect… With stacks of Art, Theatre, Dance and other visual stimulation being on offer at Fringe it is Englands largest arts festival and lives up to the name! It’s a great way to gain inspiration and creative thoughts + it’s just a cracking day out…
3 May – 1 June 2014