Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #120

Start your Monday off right:

  1. A mirrored dark room with floating lamps doesn't feel particularly inspiring but I could only imagine how crazy it would feel to  stand in the middle of the "Forest of Resonating Lamps". I am surprised no one created a VR version of the exhibit. 
  2. Photographer, Nicholas Bruno, suffers from sleep paralysis which means that he will wake up but be unable to move for a while. The disease also comes with complex hallucinations and intense fear. He turned his nightmares into photographs as a way of dealing with them.
  3. Pixar teamed up with the Khan Academy offering a class, Pixar in a Box, on store telling and animation. I am definitely adding this class to the my to-do list. 
  4.  Omar Z. Robles combines the beautiful urban landscape of Puerto Rico with elegant movement of local ballet dancers in this series
  5. Sarah Kay is a spoken word poet whose mastery of words just grabs you from the first sentence. Her youtube channels is a great way to spend a hour.   
  6. A paper engineer may seem to an odd job title but it perfectly fits Aliaksei Zholner. He crafted a working pipe organ out of paper and a balloon. 
  7. “Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. You must not be your own obstacle. You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You must own the environment, the phenomenal world around you. You must be able to freely move in and out of your mind. This is being free. There is no way you can’t open up your creativity. There is no ego to speak of. That is my belief.”
    —Zen Buddhist nun, Jeong Kwan, CHEF’S TABLE, S03E01
  8. The quote above came from the first episode of the latest season of Chef's Table. I can't recommend the series enough. I don't watch much tv but I binge every season as soon as it hits Netfilx. 

  9. My lack of art knowledge might be showing but I had never heard of John Baldessari before this short documentary. I loved his slogan, I will not make boring art. 

  10. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Jake Shivery from Blue Moon Camera takes about the beauty of analog equipment as it cycle thorough his great large format images.