These are a few of my favorite things
This week has been inspiring to say the least, so in this post there is Star Wars (African edition), a watch that helps you slow down, and a performance artist I should have discovered years ago.
1. Star Wars Re-imagined in Africa
3d artist Evgeny Rusolovski, drew inspiration from Africa to create this African Totem C3PO. How great?
Nobody knows, was he born from sand melted with sunrays, or made an appearance where the sun have the other name. When he appeared, he gave people the chance to understand the language of birds and animals, to hear the whisper of wind and the song of the water. He brought the knowledge.
2. A Watch that helps you take your time.
Hautlence (a luxury watchmaker) just released their latest 'timepiece, LABYRINTH and describe as an "entirely essential yet fundamentally useless object." Designed to make the wearer slow down and take some time out, the LABYRINTH is an old-school game, worn on the wrist like a watch.
3. Marina Abramović
I know I am way late to the party, I only got to know of her this week. She is called the grandmother of performance artists, an absolute legend she has been creating art for 4 decades. Now I never really liked performance art, it just seems so self centred, narcissistic, and just based on shock. Marina Abramovic's work however is the exact opposite, it is sacrificial, compassionate and transcend her self.
Her work, The Artist is Present, was shown in MoMA in NY in 2010, where she sat silently with an empty chair opposite, gallery visitors were invited to come and sit and stare in her eyes for however long the wanted (needed?).
750 000 people came over the three month period, many were moved to tears.
Watch a video of the work, and an interview regarding it. Her TED talk last year is also super inspiring. (Just some context, the man in black used to be her romantic partner and created many works with her)
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here