To create a duet with nature one must first cover themselves in bees. Well this is how Sara Mapelli achieves it, and her work truly is a duet. Mapelli dances with 10,000 bees covering her body like a living garment with her body moving in reaction to the push and pull of the bees vibration. As an energy therapist she uses these performances to exemplify the connection we have to nature and calm her clients fear of this. The result is simply mesmerizing, I can only say "Buzz On."
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These artists have shaped shaped how I view the world and now there is a movie to document them all in one place, Troublemakers. Just watching the trailer for the first time I got chills. Land Art: bridging the artist with the natural and using the greatest canvas of all, Earth. These artist created something larger than themselves and though physical pieces were formed it is the experience, the pilgrimage, that is the true value. Some I have journeyed to already and after viewing this documentary the fire has been lit to visit them all with a 2016 roadtrip! What are your 2016 plans?
"The Dukha people living in Northern Mongolia have a magical vibration with the animals in their region. The type of bond they have with their eco-system is one that the world needs to learn about and remember. They embrace their rugged terrain, utilizing trained reindeer and wolves. Golden eagle are taught to hunt for their clan. This is better than any movie, it’s a throwback to the past that is almost unbelievable to witness." David Wolfe
Hamid Sardar-Afkhami seamlessly captured this intimate relationship between nature and tribe through his lens. Moving forward from the above sentiment the Dukha people aren't just a throwback to the past but a glimpse into the possibilities of the future. The Dukha don't have to be just a lost tribe doomed to extinction but could be the role model for continued existence of life on Earth. I am awestruck.
An art experience created by design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast uses moss covered virtual reality helmets to take participants on a journey to see the forest through the eyes of animals. Human vision is made up of rods, cones, and a combination of red, yellow, and blues. Compared to other creatures this gives us a pretty limited spectrum of vision. With the help of these creature helmets viewers can experience the vision of super-sighted animals like the frog, owl, and dragonfly (whom experience color in twelve wavelengths as opposed to our three). These helmets relay real time artistic renditions of what your surroundings might look like to these creatures, created using remote sensing technology, CT scans, and drone footage to manifest these real time sense inducing visions. Strap these moss helmets on, open your eyes, and see like it's the first time you've used your eyes.