La Imagen e interpretación de los grandes protagonistas de la historia varía sensiblemente al paso de los años y de las generaciones. La voluntad de ser objetivo al juzgar los procesos sociopolíticos, y en especial si estamos involucrados, es un ideal que raras veces se cumple. Es casi imposible ser objeto y sujeto de nuestro propio conocimiento. Toda gestión política trascendente va de manera indefectible unida al dolor, la injusticia y la muerte. ____________________________________________________________________________ Image and interpretation of the great protagonists of the story varies appreciably over the years and generations. The desire to be objective in judging social and political processes, especially if we are involved, is an ideal that is rarely fulfilled. It is almost impossible to be object and subject of our own knowledge. All important political management is unfailing so attached to the pain, injustice and death.
Green Pedestrian Crossing created by Jody Xiong
The China Environmental Protection Foundation developed an outdoor campaign, displayed on the street, to creatively promote this message. They decided to leverage a busy pedestrian crossing; a place where both pedestrians and drivers meet.
The campaign involved laying a canvas 12.6 metres long by 7 metres wide on the ground, thus covering the pedestrian crossing with a large leafless tree. On either side of the road, beneath the traffic lights, were placed sponge cushions soaked in green, environmentally friendly, washable paint. As pedestrians walked towards the crossing, they stepped on the green sponge, thus leaving green foot imprints on the canvas of the tree. Each ‘green’ footprint on the canvas looked like leaves growing on a bare tree, which made people feel that by walking they could create a greener environment.
The ‘Green Pedestrian Crossing’ was carried out across 7 thoroughfares in Shanghai. The campaign was then extended to 132 roads across 15 cities in China, with a participation exceeding 3,920,000 people.
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Cinemagraph is the name of the creative idea realized through images Gif by Kevin Burg and photographer Jamie Beck . The idea is to marry the high-level photography with Gif animated and enclose in a micro frame a moment, a movement, an emotion, to quote supermodel Coco Rocha “is more than one photo, but not quite a video. “
Beth Cavener Stichter (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 16) caught our attention with her raw sculptural style. The artist forms animals by hollowing out blocks of clay, giving her subjects a raw, unrefined appearance as if they sprang from the material itself. In her latest body of work for her second solo show at Claire Oliver Gallery, “Come Undone,” Cavener Stichter refined her aesthetic, creating animal sculptures that are more stylized with deep grooves and glazed with different shades of gray — a departure from her minimally embellished work from the past. Take a look at a few images from “Come Undone,” which opens September 13 at Claire Oliver in New York City.