The First of the Last

The Museum of Santa Maria Novella is drawing some much needed attention to women artists with the restoration and display of Plautilla Nelli’s “Last Supper.” One of the first paintings of the famous biblical scene painted by a woman. Painted about 70 years after Da Vinci’s famous work, Melli’s version is being displayed to the public […]

Cloud Services

When we think of cloud services we’re usually thinking about some sort of online file storage system. Not so for visual artist, Berndnaut Smilde. Smilde instead offers to put clouds in your room – or where ever else you might like one. Combing just the right amount of dust and water vapour a cloud will […]

Podcast Recap

Television recap podcasts are increasing in popularity and can provide interesting insight to your favourite tv shows. Some are better than others though and some are best avoided. Which to avoid? Well sadly it seems to be the officially sanctioned ones. Unofficial podcasts are still run by fans, but the best podcasters will still criticise […]

The Bizarrely Normal

Photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini have that very particular trait where you’re not sure if what’s going on in their photos is quite normal or very weird. It seems to be in their facial expressions and posture. It seems that at least they think they are being normal.

Expanded Shrinked Wrap

Haruhiko Kawaguchi raised eyebrows with his tight looking photo shoots of couples wrapped in plastic in an exploration of claustrophobic love. Expanding on his Laura Palmer ways, he’s now into not just wrapping people, he’s now taking on entire households. Photo shoots have to be conducted very rapidly for obvious reasons. Despite all the sucking […]

In Your Language

To celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages, radio station Double J has decided to shine a light on musicians who keep their traditional languages alive through their art. As part of Double J’s The J Files program they built a playlist called Songs In Language. Featuring arts such as Gurrumul, A Tribe […]

Storming Into Film

Photographer, Mike Olbinksi is at home photograhing your typical wedding or portrait shot. The background of the above photo reveals another interest: The weather. Namely, stormy weather. It’s not just still photography. Olbinski takes spectacular videos of nature at its savage best.