Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pilobolus – The Human Alphabet

The human body as a medium to communicateYes It was the first impression we get when we first saw this amazing kind of alphabet. Hand movements, or other body movements, maybe it's just a little reaction expressed by humans in response to somethingBut Pilobolus Alphabet? By twisting their bodies into impossible positions, the members of the Pilobolus Dance Theater (based in Washington Depot, Connecticut) have recreated 26 letters of the alphabet. It’s just amazing!

The goal its self is clear to us, communication and aesthetics, art. We can't imagine how these dancers can do it all, just like the letter 'R' which is quite complicated, but together with John Kane, the photographer of this project, they were able to convince the public that there are no photoshop used to create all combination.

The human alphabet photos, were used in a book aimed at children and adults alike. Called “Pilobolus – The Human Alphabet” this collection of human letters aims to show off the theater’s talent and inspire young dancers.

                                     Pilobolus – The Human Alphabet, 2005.

About the Pilobolus Dance Theater...

"Pilobolus began, in 1971, as an outsider dance company, and quickly became renowed the world over for its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration. Nearly 40 years later, it has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century.
The company now revolves around three nuclei of activity: PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE, the umbrella for a series of radically innovative and globally acclaimed concert dance companies; THE PILOBOLUS INSTITUTE, unique educational programming for schools, colleges, and public arts organizations as well as a series of classes and leadership workshops for corporate executives, employees, and business schools; and PILOBOLUS CREATIVE SERVICES, a division specializing in a wide range of movement services for film, advertising, publishing, commercial clients, and corporate events." (

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

50 days 50 meals

We've just got the latest update from the new project of Andrew Vanover, a photographer who was featured on the post in last March. Thus, the name of the project is 50 days 50 meals. Many people dream to go around the world, and there are many ways that can be taken to make it happen. Together with his friend, Austin Simmons, they do it through food, so this time the food is a universal language that they will use during their journey to more than 12 countries. Below is the information we get from their official website about what they actually do in the project 50 days 50 meals: 
"50 days 50 meals is an initiative involving conversation, consumption and compilation. With food as a universal language, we intend to engage individuals from multiple socioeconomic backgrounds using the bistro table as common ground. Everyday for 50 days, we will seek out an individual/family with whom there is no connection (perfect stranger) and engage with them by either purchasing and/or preparing a meal for them."

The project will be documented through photography that is also accompanied by interesting stories behind them. Perhaps some will be displayed on this blog if it's allowed. In the meantime, you can follow this amazing journey via For fast updates, follow their twitter account @50days50meals and facebook 50days50meals.

*You might want to read:
Interview with Andrew Vanover, March 2012.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Flamingo Body Painting by Gesine Marwedel

Flamingo Body Painting by Gesine Marwedel

      We've seen a lot of body painting works created by several artists in the world. Some of them we recognize as the best, especially in terms of concept and execution. This "Flamingo Body Painting", photo taken by Thomas van de Wall, is one of them. Honestly it immediately reminded me of the amazing body art of Guido Daniele, but in another way that is also impressive. Unfortunately we only found a few similar works of body painting that Gesine has created, this may be caused by the complexity of this theme, or this is her strategy to work, which makes it look more exclusive. However we really admire the creativity and perfect execution of artist Gesine Marwedel's take on the flamingo.