Capturing Memories in a Jar
Creativity is more than just being different … making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. ~Charles Mingus
I’m such a little kid sometimes. My next “official” post isn’t scheduled until this Monday, but while looking for something else, I happened to come across this 4 min TED Talk that quite simply blew me away and I just couldn’t wait to share it with you!
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo is an American video artist who creates installation pieces of “miniature people” encased inside ordinary objects such as suitcases, blenders and more.
His work focuses on memorialization and, more specifically, the act of leaving one’s imprint for the next generation. Call it “artwork with consequences.” An idea which Barcia-Colombo renders visually by “collecting” human beings (alongside cultural archetypes) as scientific specimens.
Check it out …
I hope you enjoyed this presentation as much as I did. If you’re a video fan you may also be interested in another TED Talk by Cesar Kuriyama: One Second Every Day. It’s a little longer, and not quite as visually entertaining, but I love what Cesar is doing with video. It’s something anyone can do, and I’m a BIG believer in creating more special “moments” in our lives.
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