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Hiroyuki Hamada: Sculptor

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Hamada vs Hamada: An Interview with artist Hiroyuki Hamada by Jeff Hamada

Hiroyuki Hamada

I always get excited when I find an artist whose work I want to follow.  Hiroyuki is one of them.  Richard Gailbraith wrote an article: Japan:Creative – Introduction, on CEMENTUM in August 2012, in which he included a statement of Hiroyuki’s work.  I cannot say it better then him, that Hiroyuki’s work “oozed sci-fi whilst retaining an intrinsic ‘Japaneseness’ about it.  It connotes to me Zen gardens and the post apocalypse at the same time.”  Jeff Hamada, from Booooooom,  ‘randomly came across Hiroyuki Hamada’s work, following a link from Newstoday.’  He shares the same name but in terms of immediate family they are completely unrelated. After seeing his amazing work he thought it would be fun to contact Hiroyuki and see if he would allow him to interview him, I mean how could he say no to family?

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Waters of Life

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi スクナビコナ

“We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion…This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need. So long as we practice these in our daily lives, then no matter if we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in Buddha or God, or follow some other religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy.”

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama (via samsaranmusing)
Happy New Year 2013!…
Jan

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Calender…Alex Xie

Alex Xie
Calender. Stretch of time

I haven’t posted for an approximate month…moving into a new apartment has absorbed my time…

Used up my ‘calender’,

Put me in touch with the immediate minus cyberspace.

My work is accomplished, ying yang has come around,

And I am balanced again and glad to be back.

 

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Photo Narrative Winner: Forrest

Photo Narrative Winner: Forrest.

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MUTANT WEEDS BY LUZINTERRUPTUS

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Artist: Luzinterruptus
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Mutant Weeds, the latest guerrilla lighting installation by Luzinterruptus, is a comment on environmental pollution. Instead of dimming the green illuminated signage that denotes the presence of a pharmacy, the city of Madrid allows such lights to shine more brightly, thereby ensuring that the surrounding area is bathed in a green glow. Using fluorescent sticks formed into blades of grass, Luzinterruptus planted a garden of the near future, where a new, photosensitive species grows up from the sidewalks, nourished by the lights.  – by sabine7 / April 2, 2012

I am sharing this because of this installation’s statement on environmental pollution (and the fact that I have always been obsessed with neon).  – j. quigley

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Voluptuous Sleep » Ann Arbor Film Festival

Voluptuous Sleep » Ann Arbor Film Festival.

The AAFF is proud to present Betzy Bromberg’s new feature film  Voluptuous Sleep, “a powerful and transportive meditation on the nuances of light, sound and feeling evoked through the poetic artifices of cinema — an emotional tour de force.” – Steve Anker

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The Arousing of Thought » Ann Arbor Film Festival

 

The Arousing of Thought » Ann Arbor Film Festival.

If you can possibly catch any of the films at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and are in the area, try to see the film directed by Luciano Zubillaga (London, England).

An act of faith sets the pace for a structure, a protocol of work and a wordless semantic form of writing. Then a 1991 music theme remix develops into an epic narrative with semi-abstract starships and battles over a white space.

Filmmaker in Attendance

 

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