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I can't remember when I first learned about Chinese artist Liu Bolin, but I've never been able to forget him... Even though I couldn't really see him... Actually, especially because I couldn't see him. His self-portraits have him blending in with a diverse array of backgrounds, so much so that sometimes passersby don't know he's there until he moves. For me, they evoke sensations of isolation and the harsh reality of how we objectify ourselves and each other. There's something about seeing someone painted like that, like an object, that screams out: you can't hide humanity. I find it so powerful. Not to mention the sheer artistry and dedication it takes to create such pieces. They're absolutely breathtaking, beautiful and unforgettable. Here's a sampling of his photographs and a short video:


i came across this little gem of a video the other day and thought i'd share it in honor of dennis hopper's passing and in celebration of kipling's moving and noble ideals...

street art that moves

i recently saw a really cool documentary called megunica, which followed street artist 'blu' across central america. it was pretty low key, not much story, but the visual narrative was stunning. blu's art is pretty spectacular. just check out this painted wall animation: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGaqLT-gO4&feature=related[/youtube]


so many reasons why this video rules. but proceed with caution: you will not be able to get this song out of your head! i promise. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/11691174[/vimeo]

bad romance

i'm so in love with this video... her raw expression juxtaposes lady gaga's artifice so beautifully.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWe07krS8_E[/youtube]