Archive for May, 2012
Well, its here again: searing heat, freezing water, jelly rolls and mosquitoes. Although the proper start of Summer isn’t until late June, Memorial Day Weekend in the US is the unofficial spark of mid-year festivities surrounding the fire in the sky – namely, the opening of swimming pools. (Personally, I frightened guests at two different bathing locales this past weekend.) So, let’s pay homage to this annual tradition with a few favorites from recent years:
Swimming Pool by Alexandra Hetmerova
On Time Off by Bill Porter
And while many of us are preoccupied with the elasticity of our swimming garb, let us also remember the true reason for Memorial Day and pay respect to those who have served and lost their lives for our freedoms.
• Related: The Tourists by Malcolm Sutherland
As powerful as it is seemingly simple, Yoann Lemoine (aka Woodkid) once again develops a vibrant grayscale storyline through an intense and sensorial concoction of cinematic mastery for his latest EP, Run Boy Run.
A continuation of theme and technique from the previously successful Iron, Lemoine stirs an extremely persuasive brew. If the general concept of determination through adversity isn’t cause enough to like Lemoine’s work, then revel in the imaginative wardrobe, towering landscapes, and epic cinematography.