Category Archives: FILM & ANIMATION

Helsinki & Kauniste

A few snapshots from Helsinki here, which I sailed into from Tallinn.  I was given a ‘traditional’ Estonian send off which meant I was rolled onto the ferry at 7am, after no sleep and surrounded by a curious scent of vodka … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Jurri Arrak

I first came across the work of Estonian artist Jüri Arrak through friends of Kuriosas 50 Watts in the US who unearth all kinds of beautiful and crazed book illustrations from around the globe. These images of Arrak’s children book … Continue reading

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1920’s German Silent Film-making book

I came across this wonderful original film tome from the 1920’s on a recent trip to Berlin   I spotted it nestling at a Kreuzberg fleamarket and was drawn in by it’s cover, finely crafted using delicately cut out paper … Continue reading

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The Holy Mountain

   Still having a lie down a few days after watching Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult 1973 film The Holy Mountain. Dazzling, inspired and insanely psychedelic scenes aplenty, it definitely commands a healthy number of late night revisits.

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Len Lye

Very excited to be introduced to the work of highly unique and pioneering experimental film maker Len Lye.  His early voyages into the world of colour which must have astonished his audiences in the 1930’s         The … Continue reading

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Russian children’s postcards

Some Russian postcards that look like animation stills picked up in Lviv, Ukraine and looking to date from the late 60’s from the text and postmarks on the back.   Re. the boy on the first card – I wonder if … Continue reading

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