Saturday, July 31, 2010

by Noriko Ambe
Paper is the theme of my August Blog. One of my most favorite of all mediums and materials.

Starting with  the August Featured Sites. See a preview of the documentary Between The Folds, then check out all the extra behind the scene stuff below.   The web sites are next, were you'll see how this humble material paper in the hands of  these extraordinary creative artists, scientists, and teachers, can produce such provocative, inspiring  and expressive works.
From there onto the documentary "Between the Folds" by Vanessa Gould.  This film chronicles the story of 10 fine artists and scientists. Editorial review ... "Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science." 
I have included some clips, an interview with the director Vanessa Gould, plus some extra goodies from the Independent Lens/PBS web site. 

If you are so inclined to watch this movie and you have an account with, you can "watch instantly" from the Notebook Theatre for $2.99.  And if you really like the film please purchase it by simply clicking the button under the DVD image.  Show your support for the director, it took her five years to produce and make this film.
In the Artist Imagination section I have three clips, of three extraordinary paper artist who's web links are listed in August Featured Sites.
Enjoy! for My Commuter Friends ... three versions of the same song, With a Little Help From My Friends, starting with Ringo who was recently feature at The Artist Den in concert.
A paper computer? Pranav Mistry will grab your attention and your imagination with his talk.
Foodie this great episode is from the "big island" of Hawaii.  I think you will find it very yummy & informative, particularly if you are Hawaiian.
Live! at The Club -- Esperanza Spalding if you like jazz and a new voice she will blow you away.  Also  Madeleine Peyroux follows with songs from her CD "Bare Bones".
Well enough! ... these are just some of the highlights.

 I hope you enjoy your adventure.  And I really hope this gets your imagination and  your creativity going and fired-up!

1 comment:

  1. your poems are quite interesting.... keep it up, steve...miss you.