Vimeo Staff Pick: Body of Songs: The Nose Images: Seán Vicary…



Vimeo Staff Pick: Body of Songs: The Nose Images: Seán Vicary Music: ‘nose song’ by Sam Lee & Llywelyn ap Myrddin The Body of Songs project brings together major musicians and scientists to create a songs inspired by the body’s organs. A select number of artist-animators have also been invited to collaborate with the musicians and scientists, undertaking their own journey of discovery. When I first heard a rough mix of Sam Lee & Llywelyn ap Myrddin’s nose song I was transported. It was literally a sonic version of that all-consuming experience of smelling; of surrendering to a moment…and then, the intensity impossible to hold or maintain, it slips away and fades. In this animation I have aimed for the visual equivalent: exploring the poetic landscape evoked by the physiological process of olfaction, fusing the scientific and the lyrical whilst also suggesting a fictive/autobiographical subtext drawn from my personal experience of coping with my Mum’s dementia. While researching the work I visited genetics and smell expert Dr Darren Logan at the Wellcome Trust Sanger institute and was impressed with his step-by-step description how we smell. I expanded upon this as the structure for an impressionistic journey through a composite dreamscape of smell and memory. When we smell ‘something’ the volatile molecules travel up the nose, triggering olfactory receptor neurons which send signals on a long journey into the brain’s olfactory bulb and out into the olfactory cortex, which passes information to other parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus where olfaction-memory processes occur. I was visually inspired by striking electron microscopy of various parts of the olfactory system which possessed a fabulous abstract quality, reminding me of other natural forms; corals, roots, trees, hills etc. I used these as a guide to construct animated visual metaphors for different parts of the process, collaging natural found objects (rocks, flowers, shells etc.) together to create an internal dreamscape through which my stop-motion animated ‘molecules’ could travel. The olfactory sensor neurons are the only part of the brain that touches the outside world, and smell is the only sense that bypasses the logical mind, avoiding the cortex (where we make decisions) and feeding straight into the sub-cortical regions where we experience emotions. This is how molecules of smell can act as a key that momentarily unlocks the door to deeply experienced forgotten memories. The past few years I have watched the slow decline of my Mother into dementia: She had once been a passionate gardener constantly filling the house with the scent of flowers from her garden, and now as I sat with her in the care home, among the thick odors of disinfectant and urine, I thought about the transportive quality of smell. My cousin recently gave me a large bag of decaying 8mm films containing footage of my Mum’s childhood in India, all shot by my Grandfather from 1935 -1944. These flickering little snippets of Himalayan picnics provided the inspiration and source material for my animated olfactory signals, triggered on their journey through a half-remembered landscape by molecules of Balsam and Jasmine. /// Disclaimer: The Official Vimeo Team Staff Pick can not reflect our personal selection or interest at the moment

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steammanofthewest: French science fiction dime novel, Les…



steammanofthewest:

French science fiction dime novel, Les Aventuries du Ciel (The Space Adventurers) No. 1, September 18, 1935, Le Mystère de l'Observatoire de Paris (The Mystery of the Paris Observatory) by R.M. de Nizerolles (Marcel Priollet), art by R. Houy (apparently influenced by Frank R. Paul). The adventures of young Tintin (not that one) in outer space. The series ran 108 issues. It was later reprinted with color covers. In 1955 it was adapted into a comic strip by René Giffey.

The Steam Man of the West

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温厚なタモリを怒らせた芸能人ww 「こたつ布団に卵をこぼし・・」

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タモリはゲスト共に、足立区にある一灯式の信号機を見つけると「あのスピードでずーっと何十年もやってるんだよ。誰からも褒められることなく……。今日、初めて褒められたんだよ」「40年、あそこに立って、パッ! パッ……! 誰もできない」と感慨深く語った・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9859153.html

ららぽーとの駐車場でとんでもない高額料金を請求されてる人ww 投稿ツイートに衝撃走る

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車買った方が早い説。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9859378.html

DCN Pick: Florence + The Machine – Big God

Big God Directed by Autumn de Wilde. Choreographed by Akram Khan and Florence Welch. Produced by...

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Adorable :3 (Source: https://ift.tt/2ttk42y)



Adorable :3 (Source: https://ift.tt/2ttk42y)

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教師が「みんなスマホ隠し持ってんだろ!今日は取り上げないから早く出して連絡しろ」と言った結果ww 投稿ツイートが反響

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校則は破るためにあります。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9859724.html

「ちびまる子ちゃん」 まる子のクズすぎエピソードが大反響ww 友蔵も巻き込む行動に「いつにも増してクズ」

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テレビで山本リンダが歌っているのに合わせて踊っていたまる子は、机にぶつかってお茶をこぼしてしまう。お母さんから文句を言われると、「お母さんだって失敗することあるでしょ。人間誰だって失敗はするもんなんだよ。もっと大目に見てくれたっていいでしょ」と開き直る・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9858764.html

【動画】 クマに襲われ生還した男性、今度はサメに襲われる

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1年前にクマに襲われながらも生還した男性が、今度はサメに襲われた。4月19日、ディラン・マクウィリアムズさん(20歳)は、ハワイのカウアイ島沖でボディーボードをしていた。突然右足に鋭い痛みが走り、マクウィリアムズはサメに襲われていることに気づいたという・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9859306.html

Baby’s reaction to seeing mom’s twin (Source:…



Baby’s reaction to seeing mom’s twin (Source: https://ift.tt/2tr2D3n)

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最近「内部が白っぽいトンネル」が増えている理由ww

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トンネル内部といえば、オレンジの照明で照らされたやや薄暗い空間を思い出すかもしれません。しかし現在は、なんとなく白っぽく見えるトンネルが増えている気がします・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9859332.html