Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Terrifying Life-Sized Victorian Dolls in London

Written by Valentina on . Posted in performance


“The 10-year-old sisters have been spotted at various locations and subway stations, including Charing Cross Tube Station, Oxford Street, Regent ‘s Street, and Hamleys, the world’s oldest and largest toy store. The sinister duo are part of a marketing stunt by illusionist Derren Brown to promote a new attraction he will open next spring in Thorpe Park…]

(Images courtesy Tim Anderson/Taylor Herring via Flickr)


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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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Sponsored Video: Angry Birds, shouting is killing

Written by Valentina on . Posted in games, stuff, technology, video

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Angry Birds is the game of the moment, no doubt about it. Everyone loves it, regardless of the age. Its amazing success is due to an incredible combination of addictive gameplay, amazing graphics and hilarious sound effects.
Recently Angry Birds, developed by the Finnish game company Rovio, had teamed up with the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, Samsung, enabling members of the public to play a specially designed crowd game on Samsung’s iconic Piccadilly Circus screen.
In the video above you can see what happened in London on Good Friday (6th April 2012), during a special Easter event. People had the chance to play a very special version of the game, using only their voice to activate the slingshot and kill the annoying little green pigs. The game could be played by shouting into the Samsung Galaxy Note, that was connected wirelessly to the big Samsung Piccadilly Circus screen. An innovative, fun, and highly social way to play Angry Birds, and also, to discover the features of the Samsung’s new device. The system has been designed in such a way that the louder the crowds shouted, the further the Angry Birds fly across the screen and the higher the score. Isn’t it fun?
Also, the members of the Samsung team, wearing giant Angry Birds masks, invited the public to try out all the many functionalities of the handset and took pictures with the Samsung Galaxy Note that were sent to the big screen and later posted to the Samsung Mobile UK Facebook page.

[This post has been sponsored by Samsung]