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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This 400 year old Greenland shark, looking about as you might…



This 400 year old Greenland shark, looking about as you might expect a 400 year old animal to look. (Source: https://ift.tt/2Nn4GS7)

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吉澤ひとみ、飲んでいた缶チューハイは「度数9%」だったと判明・・焼酎ソーダ割りも2杯飲んだと供述

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「モーニング娘。」の元メンバー・吉澤ひとみ容疑者が逮捕された事件で、吉澤容疑者が缶酎ハイのほかに、焼酎のソーダ割りを2杯飲んだと供述していることが新たに分かった・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9909567.html

When you’re the always the cold one in the relationship….



When you’re the always the cold one in the relationship. (Source: https://ift.tt/2NYKw06)

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本当に燃え上がってしまう可能性が高い、機動戦士ガンダム(ミニ)

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 「もえあがれ、もえあがれ、燃え上がれ、ガンダム~」というメロディを耳にしたことがあるだろうか?

 これは1974年に放映されたテレビアニメ『機動戦士ガンダム』のオープニングテーマ曲「翔べ! ガンダム」なのだが、ガンダムを見たことがない人でもこの曲を知っている人は多いだろう。

 で、何が言いたいのかって、このガンダム本当に燃え上がってしまう率が高そうなのだ。なんたってダンボール製だからね。

 だが形状は非常によくできたモビルスーツで、
 ちゃんと動くこともできるんだからね!
続きを読む

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「庭を荒らすサルを追い払うため」 クロスボウでヘッドショット、彦根市の男を書類送検

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滋賀県彦根市で6月、頭に矢がささった野生のサルが見つかった事件で、県警彦根署が、クロスボウ(洋弓銃)でサルを撃ったとして、彦根市内に住む無職の男(68)を鳥獣保護法違反容疑で彦根区検に書類送検していたことがわかった・・
続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9909524.html

Special needs pup enjoys positive reinforcement during…



Special needs pup enjoys positive reinforcement during rehabilitation walk (Source: https://ift.tt/2OyWB9n)

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安室奈美恵さん、親しい人に「勢いで引退と言ってしまった」と漏らしていたことが判明

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「安室の復帰の可能性は、と問われれば、100%ある、と断言できます」安室奈美恵(40)をよく知る音楽関係者はそう言った。9月16日をもって、芸能活動から引退した安室。だが彼女を知る人のほとんどは、「完全な引退などありえない」と声を揃えるのだ・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9909546.html

Swing swing swing (Source: https://ift.tt/2xs6Ipj)



Swing swing swing (Source: https://ift.tt/2xs6Ipj)

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横尾忠則さん、美術館職員の30分遅刻に立腹しホテルに引き揚げ 制作進まず個展が延期に

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兵庫県西脇市の岡之山美術館は18日、市出身で国内外で活躍する美術家・横尾忠則さん(82)の特別展の開催を延期すると発表した・・ 続きを読む

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scrub a dub dub, tiny horse in a tub (Source:…



scrub a dub dub, tiny horse in a tub (Source: https://ift.tt/2NQFN0K)

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