Still Life Trekking across 24,700 hectares of forest to visit remote ice-blue lakes, Still Life pits reality against fiction; snowy white owls juxtaposed with taxidermy hares, stunned by flood lights in the dead of night. Shot in Harz National Park, Germany, filmmakers Florian Fischer and Johannes Krell were inspired by the much-loved nature documentary format, hunting out theatrical dioramas of idealistic replicas found in natural history museums. “The Blauer See is a disused lime works where a lake accrues every spring,” say directors Fischer and Krell, of their most surprising discovery
Each day until Christmas, the editors of T share a new holiday gift idea.
I Love Kuduro It’s a few years since Buraka Som Sistema brought Kuduro’s notorious ‘batida’ to a global audience. As new documentary I Love Kuduro delves into the history, legacy and vitality of the movement, director Mário Patrocinio discusses his passion for the Angolan dance movement. Kuduro has a very special way of taking things from the West—electronic music, world music—and reinventing them
Tom Kondrat is a Polish-born photographer who recently moved to Taiwan. Right after moving, he developed a fascination with typhoons from the reports he would here on the news and stories from the locals
The art world too global for you? Each week, Interview highlights in pictures the shows you’d want to see—if you could jetset from one international hub to the next.
In his series “Audiences”, photographer Thomas Struth placed himself in the position of some of the world’s most famous pieces of art. Struth explains, “I sometimes wished I could be the painting looking at the faces of the audience”. For one week, Struth set up at the Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence, Italy in front of Michelangelo’s famous “David” sculpture during it’s 500th anniversary
Following their signature hybrid of ambient and indie rock, the latest track from Brooklyn-based band Snowmine is beautifully haunting from beginning to end.
Taryn Manning, the singer-songwriter, fashion designer, former karate champion, and actress, is now 36 with bleached-blonde hair.
Ry X: Sweat “With ‘Sweat’ we wanted to convey a sense of rawness that inherently lives in this track, a live take in a bathroom studio,” says Ry X of his latest video, co-directed with long time collaborator Dugan O’Neal. “I tend to go more linear with ideas, Ry wants go as abstract as possible but the same creative energy is there,” adds the Los Angeles-based director O’Neal.
Here, courtesy of the National Book Foundation, a video montage of the evening’s best moments from behind the podium.
A series from the Brooklyn-based photographer Zachary Smith captures the meta sight of tourists snapping their own shots.
For the past two years, Irish artist Oliver Jeffers has explored the fickle, yet forgiving nature of human memory through his live performance and painted series Dipped Paintings , which we recently experienced firsthand .
‘Tis the season to stay inside, but don’t let that stop you from having fun.
The English Chanteuse is here to cast a spell on you.
Nas: Time is Illmatic In 1994, New York rapper Nas released his critically acclaimed debut album Illmatic , a prophetic tale of street stories boasting a relentlessly gifted lyricism that would cement the record as one of the greatest debuts in hip-hop history. The son of Mississippi blues musician Ola Daru, Nas was a teenage high-school dropout when he was discovered by Columbia Records A&R rep Faith Newman, who spent over a year and a half tracking down the prodigious vocalist after hearing a guest verse on park party anthem, “Live at the Barbecue” by Main Source: “Verbal assassin, my architect pleases,” went the stand-out one two punch. “When I was 12, I went to hell for snuffing Jesus” Ten years in the making, Nas: Time is Illmatic is the feature-length documentary as seen in our teaser by director One9 and music journalist Erik Parker celebrating the rap classic’s 20th anniversary.
On Saturday, the Arcangel-composed series “Dances for the Electric Piano” will be staged for the first time in the United States. Listen to it here.
A short film based on “Happyokay,” an “art happening” that took place in Bushwick earlier this month, premieres here.
At the core of all documentary photography is a story—no matter how monumental or minute that story may be.
Becoming Billy Name “Billy lived in the Factory for 10 years, and was Andy Warhol’s lover for a while, documenting everything,” says director Alexa Karolinski of Becoming Billy Name, a short documentary that turns the lens on the archivist and artist who spray-painted and covered the Factory silver. “He was the one who cradled Warhol, waiting for help after Valerie Solanas shot him.” Scrolling through a list of Warhol disciples, what strikes most is how many of them are no longer with us: they burned bright in the hothouse atmosphere of the Factory but many did not make it out the other side. One who did escape was Billy Name (née Billy Linich) the erstwhile Poughkeepsie-born documentarian of the scene who ditched Warhol and co by leaving a succinct note on his door and never returning