Archive for May, 2012

Speech is the Mirror of the Soul


Title: “Speech is the Mirror of the Soul” (Publilius Syrus)
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There is no Love that is not an Echo


Title: “There is no Love that is not an Echo” (Theodor Adorno)
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Normality is Death

A piece inspired by Theodor Adorno’s and John Maus’ teachings (using Maus as a model).

As colorfully attractive Normality looks at the first sight, it’s a very limited state of mind, resulting in the Death of the person’s intellectual and other progress. On the piece, Society on the left, and Authority on the right, both safely situated on the well-defined terrain, keep the person bound to Normality, masterfully blinding him of all the possibilities on his back, which are as endless as the Universe itself.


Title: “Normality is Death” (Theodor Adorno)
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When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you


Title: “When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you” (Nietzsche)
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…and They Lived happily ever after

Not a great high-art photo-montage, I was just having fun with this one.


Title: “…and They Lived happily ever after”
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John Maus – “The Crucifix”

My second unofficial music video for John Maus. This one is animation too, but abstract-geometric instead. Made me realize the many limitations of Sony Vegas Pro when it comes to animation (I’m moving to After Effects).

If the Vimeo 1080p version is too slow for you, you can try 720p on YouTube.

Alice’s Choice

This is my favorite collage from the ones I made so far. Not only because of the final result, but also because I paid a lot more attention on the technical merit of the collage. I worked on it all day, I forgot to even eat and drink (I got dehydrated).

The idea came to me in a dream 2-3 nights ago. For those who didn’t get any clues by checking the picture, this is Alice, of “Alice in Wonderland” fame. Only, it’s a very twisted version of the famous book. Look at the objects carefully and think of what (or who) they could represent!

The collage could be interpreted in various ways: not only as Alice winning the Queen, but also thinking hard if she should replace her as the new Evil Queen! Or, for those who never read the book, this could be some poor Alice in the modern world, pondering if she should wear the outfit, and… I’ll leave the interpretation open on this one.


Title: “Alice’s Choice”
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Space Travel


Title: “Space Travel”
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Split Opinion

A magazine illustration-type collage.


Title: “Split Opinion”
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Summer Dreams

I’m getting the hang of the “common” collage style, as found on hipster blogs. It’s actually easy to do collages in that style. It’s the Julien Pacaud style (retro-futuristic story-based surrealism) that’s almost impossible to replicate…


Title: “Summer Dreams”
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