Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday's Three on Art

Today, Thursday's Three offers a trio of art-related videos.

Shirin Neshat: The Power Behind the Veil ~ Iranian-born Shirin Neshat talks with the Louisiana Channel about Middle Eastern culture, the role of women in society, the female body, and her own work.

Symphony in D Minor ~ Taking their inspiration from the arcus cloud formations preceding thunderstorms, husband-and-wife team Chris Klapper and Patrick Gallagher spent more than a year hand-making large-scale kinetic sculptures of cast resin, steel, sound, and video. The result is an interactive installation in which viewers become both musician and conductor of a self-contained thunderstorm. As shown in the video below, by pushing the cylindrical pieces, viewers activate the visual and sound elements of the sculptures, each of which functions as a separate instrument. 

Images and additional information about the installation can be found at the Symphony in D Minor Website.

'SYMPHONY in D MINOR' from Patrick Gallagher on Vimeo.

Symphony in D Minor on FaceBook

Elements of Art: Line ~ The KQED Art School has produced a series on visual literary, titled Elements of Art, that examines line, form, space, shape, color, texture, and value. Running under 5 minutes, each of the videos is available at the KQED Arts Website (click on the category Visual Arts) and on YouTube

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