Performance Art

tags: A Story Told With Sand, art, performance art, sand animation, storytelling, wow, Kseniya Simonova, streaming video Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. This is the most unique piece of performance art I've ever seen.
tags: !Kung, ÇʼOÇKung, beatbox, beatbox girl, performance art, linguistics, streaming video This woman is ridiculously awesome: she beatboxes for the camera. I have never seen anyone better than her. Which of course, makes me wonder if she might be the one Westerner who is able to learn to speak the !Kung language, ÇʼOÇKung, fluently? Any linguists out there who might know if she has been contacted about learning to speak the !Kung language?
tags: slow motion raspberries, silliness, opera, streaming video This streaming video is pure silliness. Opera meets flappy lips. Hell yeah. [1:04].
tags: Microcosmos, Radiohead, music, All I Need, nature, streaming video This wonderful streaming video shows an unlikely combination of a series of clips from the 1996 French film, Microcosmos, with Radiohead's "All I Need" as the accompanying soundtrack. It's really beautiful. The editor writes; "The sensual pace and delicate melody of the song reminded me of a world much smaller than ours, with all the love and violence we experience. All credits go to the film and Radiohead. Hope you like." [3:54].
tags: elephant picasso, wow, animal behavior, streaming video This is an absolutely amazing video of an elephant painting a picture of .. an elephant holding a flower! [8:28]
tags: Swan Lake, acrobats, ballet, streaming video I love ballet, especially Swan Lake, but this rendition with Chinese ballet dancers who are also very accomplished acrobats is simply beyond description. Perhaps the most impressive moment is when the prima ballerina is on pointe on her partner's head! [7:21].
tags: Performance Art, streaming video Wow, this is a really amazing video of an artist at work on the stage -- redefining the phrase "performance art"! [5:29]