• 18th century art – 21st century interpretation

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 30.8.2012
    art-culture
    18th century art – 21st century interpretation

    Rakugo (落語) is a traditional Japanese performance art which could be considered the ancestor of the American stand-up comedy; the basic difference is that the performer-protagonist isn’t standing but he is kneeling on a pillow and, using his voice, a fan and a handkerchief, brings to life to (invariably very old) comic tales.

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    tags: blogging / world / society

  • Earth Celebration

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 23.8.2012
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    Earth Celebration

    They have played many times in Greece too; touring is an inseparable part of their art, not just for the obvious financial reasons but because Kodo (鼓童) the percussion ensemble from Sado Island in Western Japan had always in its core the idea of communication with as many peoples and cultures as possible. 

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  • On being sane in sunny places

    Posted by Anna Zarifi 20.8.2012
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    On being sane in sunny places

    When David Rosehan, published his article called "On being sane in insane places” containing the results of his now famous 1973 experiment on the validity of psychiatric diagnosis, he had no idea it would inspire so many spinoffs.  Let alone artistic ventures in faraway lands. 

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  • Is Marina Abramović making a music video clip?

    Posted by Anna Zarifi 20.8.2012
    art-culture
    Is Marina Abramović making a music video clip?

    It’s a fact. The self proclaimed "grandmother of performance art", Marina Abramović stars along Willem Dafoe and Carice van Houten,  in the video clip for the previously unreleased song «Cut the World», from Antony and the Johnsons' upcoming live album.

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    tags: blogging / video

  • Donate to watch a film

    Posted by Anna Zarifi 3.8.2012
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    Donate to watch a film

    An interesting initiative runs from the 1st to the 15th of August in 3 open air cinemas, near the centre of Athens. 

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  • The art of science

    Posted by metamatic:taf_editor 2.7.2012
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    The art of science

    Ferrofluids are colloidal liquids made of nanoscale iron particles that become strongly magnetised in the presence of a magnetic field.

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  • Great Masters Gallery

    Posted by communispace 20.5.2012
    art-culture
    Great Masters Gallery

    Topofart is a web site selling reproductions of works by famous artists; it is unique in that besides the usual methods of reproduction of art works (i.e. various types of printing) visitors have also the opportunity to purchase copies created by hand by artists who collaborate with the company.

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