Posts Tagged ‘death’

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

Written by Andrea on . Posted in animation, design, video

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

How will the Universe die?
Everybody dies. The universe too? Well, probably. What are the current theories about the end of everything? And how creepy exactly are these theories? (Spoiler: very creepy). But there might be hope…

Philipp Dettmer is an information designer based in Munich, Germany.

‘I lend visual form to complex subjects from all kinds of fields. Using educational film, infographics and illustrations, I strive not only to make knowledge more accessible to audiences, but also to convey memorable insights and reveal new connections within the subject matter’

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

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The Aesthetics of After Life

Written by Andrea on . Posted in art

Project Womb by Diddo

Project Womb provides the comfort of knowing that your story is told in your own words, pictures and videos. And shared with the world. It’s a container for impressions and memories you can record and update over your lifetime. A collection of personal insights and experiences that can inspire future generations for many years to come. [...] In essence, Project Womb is a media-driven time capsule that makes sure your life story lives on.
Read more about The Womb coffin here.

Diddo is an artist and designer whose work spans the spectrum from engaging conceptual art to intriguing product design.

Project Womb by Diddo

Project Womb by Diddo

Project Womb by Diddo

Project Womb by Diddo

Project Womb by Diddo

Project Womb by Diddo

Project Womb by Diddo

Javier Pérez – En Puntas

Written by Andrea on . Posted in art, performance, video

Javier Perez - En puntas

“A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre.

The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.

Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death.”

Javier Perez - En puntas

Javier Perez - En puntas

Javier Perez - En puntas

Javier Perez - En puntas

Javier Perez - En puntas

Javier Perez - En puntas

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Paul Koudounaris: Heavenly Bodies

Written by Andrea on . Posted in Books, photography

Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudounaris

Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls-this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies. Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.

Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudounaris

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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