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A rather unusual post for QBV, but this video is aesthetically so beautifully done that I had to post it. Since we don’t have a category for sports it will be filed under Food, Performance and Video. :)

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I am really impressed with Arthur Cadre’s performance in this video, made by Alex Yde. Not only are his moves absolutely incredible, but to see how Cadre is in control over every inch of his body and how he seems to defy gravity, is truly amazing and inspiring.

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PressPausePlay, directed by David Dworsky and Victor Köhler, is a documentary film focusing on the democratization of culture and raises the question if that development will automatically lead to better art, film, music and literature or if true talent instead is flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?

You can download this quite beautifully made movie here.

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Just came across this photo diary by the Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi and thought it was just great. If Natsumi Hayashi isn’t taking a picture of herself levitating, she is taking a photo of one of her cats not levitating. Check out her blog for more work.

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Liu Bolin started his series entitled Hiding in the City in 2005 after the Chinese authorities shut down his studio located in Beijing. His most recent work took place in front of a mural by Kenny Scharf in New York City. You can see the video here. Some of Liu Bolin’s work is currently shown at the Eli Klein Fine Art gallery in  NYC

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So.. I was at a party last night, is a reactive light installation by Andrea Cuius and Roland Ellis commisioned by the poet Sabrina Mahfouz for her solo show Dry Ice.

30 tungsten lamps with intricate filaments are suspended above the performer. The arrangement pitches toward the audience forming a luminous ceiling, such that the stories might be told from beneath the sheets or within an alcove.

A microphone captures the audio, which is analysed real time producing the canopy’s illuminating reactions. The analytical software is controlled live to allow the poetry and the light to united in performance.

Photo by Andrea Cuius

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Public Sculpture Sound is an interactive sound installation by Narcelio Grud. I really like the idea, to animate people to do something unexpected.

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This is a rather interesting fusion of classical music (the swan), played by the Chinese cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a turf dance performance by the Los Angeles based Lil Buck.

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