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Video: The Facility

Detained inside an infamous American detention center as the pandemic spreads, a group of immigrants organize in protest to demand protection and release from confinement.

August 13, 2022 · 3 Comments

Video: On Running – Nicola’s Spirit

It’s rare in sport to go out on top, to make the final chapter of a sporting career worthy of all the chapters that preceded it. But, Nicola Spirig has made a habit of doing the seemingly impossible.

August 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Terry Blackhawk: So Here

So here I’ve gone and reframed your painting, the one of the street with its tilted telephone poles, the street that led me into sleep so often now bordered by an eggplant purple, very trendy and advised by the decorator to pick up the purples and greens of other pieces in my room…

August 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Clouds over Corippo

Watching Clouds Over Corippo (2019) feels something like seeing a series of Romantic landscape paintings brought to haunting life.

July 31, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: Abigail Disney | Dignity isn’t a privilege. It’s a worker’s right.

In this bold talk, activist and filmmaker Abigail Disney imagines a world where companies have a moral obligation to place their workers above shareholders, calling on Disney (and all corporations) to offer respect, dignity and a living wage to everyone who works for them.

July 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Durango

Durango follows Aaron and TJ through aimless days spent diving from cliffs, lighting fireworks and chatting about girls, as the siblings’ uncertain future lingers in the background.

July 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Mike Schneider: New Orleans | Ragging Home

Romare Bearden, 1974

July 24, 2022 · 5 Comments

Video: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Red Right Hand

Past the square, past the bridge
Past the mills, past the stacks
On a gathering storm
Comes a tall handsome man
In a dusty black coat with
A red right hand

July 23, 2022 · 5 Comments

Anna Hennessey: I saw my baby as a river flowing through me, and gave birth

I imagined a large river cascading down a mountain through my own body. The image was strong in my mind and my body was calm.

July 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Indigenous Elders Predicted Climate Crisis. Will Native Voices Finally Be Heard?

Indigenous communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change, yet they still struggle to be heard by governments around the world. Their spiritual teachings might help civilization to change course and prevent disaster.

July 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: 7 Spectacular Moths in Slow Motion!

Shooting seven different moth species at a whopping 6,000 frames per second (fps) – compared with the standard 24 fps for film and television – the biologist Adrian Smith guides viewers through the incredible biophysics of moth flight.

July 9, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: state of America (a visual expression)

This visceral piece dedicated to John Singleton unfolds the journey of a black youth moving through the chaotic American landscape into his manhood.

July 4, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: Chico Marx Plays Beer Barrel Polka (from A Night in Casablanca, 1946)

Leonard Joseph “Chico” Marx (1887 – 1961) was an American comedian, actor and pianist. He was the oldest brother in the Marx Brothers comedy troupe, alongside his familial brothers Adolph (“Harpo”), Julius (“Groucho”), Milton (“Gummo”) and Herbert (“Zeppo”). His persona in the act … Continue reading

July 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: The Circle (a visual poem)

The circle evokes time, or more precisely, the fragments of time that pile up in a vast scenario of unique moments and memories. It is an introspective journey of wonder and imagination through these glimpses of time.

June 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

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