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Only Lovers Left Alive (trailer)

A story centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Writer: Jim Jarmusch (screenplay)

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska

123 min

Drama | Horror | Romance

Sam Jinks sculpts hyper-realistic portraits for Art Stage Singapore

Emotional vulnerability is both the theme and result of australian artist Sam Jinks' hyper-realistic sculptural portraits. Each humanoid artwork is carefully and meticulously constructed from silicone, fiberglass, resin and calcium carbonate, and their details ripened by biological mediums like human hair, demonstrating an abundance of anatomical and physiological accuracy. Avoiding straightforward portraiture by casting his anthropocentric figures large-scale, smaller-than-life sized, or interlaced with animal parts suggests to the observer a curious sense of intimacy with the subject. They narrate brief, and often private moments in time — life cycles and different stages of development create generations of figures frozen in time. Jinks will be included in the ‘Platforms Australia’ exhibition at art stage singapore 2014, presenting a self-portrait work in the group exhibition.

The Signal Barn by Jun Igarashi Architects

Farm Tomita in Hokkaido, Japan, is a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike with fields of colorful flowers and luscious gardens. It also had an entrance that was unclear, confusing and ineffective, a problem that japanese practice Jun Igarashi Architects solved with the creation of an entry portal  – a signal to the premises. The signal barn is a series of elongated house-like wooden structures taking its language from the existing structures of the complex, larger-than-lifesize signs signaling the entrance and parking – a proper introduction to an established site.

Lana Del Rey  ”TROPICO” / short film

A tale of redemption told to the music of ‘Body Electric,’ ‘God’s and Monster’s,’ [and] ‘Bel Air.’”

Starring:  Shaun Ross, Lana Del Rey

Dir:  Anthony Mandler

Rob Sweere suspends The Hub in a forest

Hidden within a forestscape, dutch artist Rob Sweere has realized ‘The Hub’ a soothing meditation chamber, which provokes an organic experience for the visitor that lies inside. Six, taught steel cables connected to nearby trees suspend the immersive red form from the surface of the earth. The person lying within can view the sky, framed by the tops of the towering trees, through a gaping mouth at the object’s crown. Openings on either side of the structure surround the interior with natural light, as well as reveal fragments of the woodsy landscape that encompasses it. Created from aluminum and polyurethane, the habitat’s therapeutic objective is characterized by its silhouette and aesthetic: a grate-like opening at its base allows air to flow inside and hovers the daydreamer just above the ground, merging the visitor and environment as one. ‘The Hub’ is a permanent artwork specially designed for the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands.

Noah (2014)  Trailer

The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins

Akane Moriyama suspends transparent Cubic Prism in Texas

Gently responding to wind movements and rain drops, ‘Cubic Prism’ by Stockholm-based designer Akane Moriyama is a large cube-based structure made out of three different colors of textiles. Suspended between two buildings at the Goldsmith Hall in the University of Texas, Austin, the piece reacts to environmental factors, as the geometry of a rigid cube is replaced with soft semi-transparent fabrics. The installation’s opacity changes according to the way natural light is filtered through it, mixing the different colors – the transient prism continuously shifts its visual appearance. hanging naturally between the surrounding buildings, the hammock-shaped structure dramatically influences the nature of the square below.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - trailer

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past to change a major historical event that could globally impact man and mutant kind.

Director: Bryan Singer

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

A-Art House by Kazuyo Sejima for the Inujima art house project

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima has completed ‘A-Art House’, a transparent, walk through pavilion with vibrant pink, red, and yellow floral motifs encompassing the exterior skin. The archetypal sculpture allows entry at one point, granting access to either the interior of the clear acrylic ring, or entry into a small rest area at its core. The organic enclosure is fitted with two silver stools, for pause and contemplation. Fusing art and architecture, the ethereal space has a delicate flower pattern on its facade, whose semi-translucent chroma visually reveals the landscape to viewers standing inside of the volume. The anatomy of two sheer walls and ceiling exposes the entire panorama of surrounding scenery.

 ‘A-Art House’ is designed as a part of the Inujima Art House Project, an initiative developed thorough a collaboration of Sejima and art director Yuko Hasegawa to beautify the village on the island of Inujima in Japan by installing exhibition pavilions among the traditional houses. Three art galleries opened in 2010 — f-art house, s-art house, and i-art house — which display special artworks. Two new galleries have opened in 2013 — a-art house and c-art house — which will exhibit works by five artists. 

Gorgeous Satellite Photos Of The Earth From The European Space Agency

Other than NASA, the European Space Agency is a good source for photos taken of, or from space. 

Their ‘Observing The Earth’ archive is a treasure trove of breathtaking photographs of Earth taken from space. Each photograph is accompanied by a short writeup detailing each location or phenomena.