And now, an amazing quote from Ira Glass, courtesy of Bekki Jam. Please believe how true this is.
“Nobody tells people who are beginners, and I really wish somebody had told this to me, is that if you’re watching this video you’re somebody who wants to make videos, right? And all of us who do…
Rosaline de Thelen’s Homos Luminosos
Spanish artist Rosaline de Thelen borrows and bends fiber optic technologies to create her haunting Homos Luminosos: floating human forms made of shimmering light. Currently on display at the Kinetica Art Fair in London*, de Thelen’s various fiber optic creations have been capturing audiences for some time, but to imbue the medium with human characteristics certainly introduces a special, even poetic element to her artworks. Homos Luminosos are at once sculptural and ephemeral, their physicality resolving and vanishing as visitors move about the space. It comes as no surprise then that reactions to de Thelen’s work range from childlike fear to spiritual reverence (indeed, one exhibition in 2011 had her work installed in a church). De Thelen is able to contemplate the mysteries of light and illusion while also satisfying our taste for technology.
- Erin Saunders
*Kinetica ended March 3rd of this year — thanks for the correction hellenias!
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This show looks very promising. Music I have loved since childhood played by amazing artists. Check Miguel Atwood-Fergueson’s page here.
So glad I did not miss out the experience to witness The Experiment that night. Nice guy gave me a poster to boot. A definite highlight of the year.
I first heard about Robert Glasper 2 or 3 years ago, a little after his album Double Booked came out. Once I got that album, it was over; I the first time I had ever heard jazz like this, not that I’m the biggest jazz head. Of course there are groups that explore the same are as the Robert Glasper Experiment, but no one sounds like Robert Glasper unless they did their homework and transcribed him a lot (like maybe Axel Tosca). It is too bad that I have missed all of his gigs in southern California.
I first saw them doing newer material on a stream from Monterrey Jazz Festival, it had appearances by Terrance Blanchard and Bilal. They played their arrangement Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. These was the little teaser to hold over till his album came out.
The Experiment was introduced on Double Booked, but on RCDC’s (Robert, Casey, Derrick, and Chris the members of the Experiment) new album Black Radio has garnered quite the news and following, for good reason. Chris Barton, writer for the LA Times gets close to describing RCDC’s significance in music today.
Glasper grew up in church playing piano in Houston. He then went to New School for college, a great jazz school in New York. He is busy from working for so many stars in the hip hop genre, I can name drop but then it will just be a long list look up his album credits if you’re really interested.
It was great hear Glasper’s growth as a piano player. And the musical direction that he is heading is something I can appreciate and enjoy. The album leaves a listener wanting more, and he fills that void if you get to witness them live. Do not miss out on The Experiment. I know that I always try to be aware when they’re around because I know it will be a great show.
The same person also captured the chalk art that was drawn for World fest, a celebration of culture. I had half a mind to take pictures myself and add it, but I just did not get around to doing it. Glad someone else was active!
I missed out on seeing the exhibit, but at least someone decided take pics. There is more great stuff on this blog too. Follow the link to see some artwork.