Photo of the Day: The Red 24-Hour Emergency Exit

Photo of the Day: The Red 24-Hour Emergency Exit

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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Photo of the Day: Gothic Wings of Desire

Photo of the Day: Gothic Wings of Desire

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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The Gay Village: A Summer of Excitement, Cool Music and Transgressions

The Gay Village: A Summer of Excitement, Cool music and Transgressions

Everyone here’s gay.
What else could I write?
I don’t have the right.

The Gay Village is a short film (with music) directed by Daniele Napolitano at Cut Studios, promoting Rome’s Gay Village Summer Events.  The Gay Village has just settled in for a whole summer of excitement, cool music and transgressions.  Got some fetish?  ‘Cause there’s a lot in here.  Just step in and don’t feel ashamed of enjoying (or of not enjoying).

The Gay Village: A Summer of Excitement, Cool music and Transgressions

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Photo of the Day: Camp-Bus

Photo of the Day: Camp-Bus

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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So Deep In Your Room: Make Them Be Dead

So Deep In Your Room: Make Them Be Dead

Blue moon,
You saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.

-Elvis Presley

So Deep In Your Room is the new short film by Jacob Mendel, a work that continues and extends the themes of some of his earlier films, such as The Waking Artist (2009) and Rooms (2008).  The Waking Artist followed a day in the life of a desolate, joy-deprived man who was incapable of feeling or showing any sense of exuberance, while Rooms portrayed life as no more than reminiscent echoes from the past.  Mendel describes So Deep In Your Room as a morally decadent tale about a failed love triangle, told in a multi-screen cinematic narrative.  This stark film noir emphasizes moral ambiguity about sexual feelings and love.  It presents a life of extreme asceticism, through the dark, heartless imagery of Eros (love) collapsing into cold-hearted Thanatos (death).

So Deep In Your Room: Make Them Be Dead

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Invent: An Orchestral Symphony Conducted by Computer Workstations

Invent: An Orchestral Symphony Conducted by Computer Workstations

Invent is an animated 1 1/2 min. short film created by Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth for the  2009 D&AD Student Awards, sponsored by Hewlett Packard.  The theme of the competition was to present an idea promoting the computer workstation’s ability to bring to life whatever the creative mind might conceive.  Invent created a synchronization of printers, which became an orchestra in a grand aesthetic symphony conducted by the computer workstations.  Music in the film is Hold Me Back by the Round Table Knights.  Printer party anyone?

Invent: An Orchestral Symphony Conducted by Computer Workstations

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Éole: The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

Éole: The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land
From which we sprung.

Life, to be sure,
Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is,
And we were young.

-A. E. Housman

Éole is a wonderful short 3D animated film by the young French filmmakers Aurélien Martineau, Etienne Métois and Moana Wisniewski.  The story is about a yellow-shirted sailor on an aircraft carrier who unexpectedly  encounters a red kite.  The film presents a metaphor for the choice between a way of life always standing in readiness for imminent war, versus some different kind of life.  The way of the kite is peacefully poetic, one in which the sky is only the lower limit.

Éole: The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

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