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Tweeted today by Roger Ebert. <3


Feb. 1st, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
That is stunning. I wish I understood everything that it meant - I'm sure I'd be sobbing, too.
Feb. 1st, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
Me too. All I can glean from the YT comments is that it is WWII, referred to as "the great patriotic war" by commenters from the region, and the images depict the experiences of ordinary people. It makes me want to learn more about the war from that perspective.

I was amazed that it worked on an emotional level -- even for me who has little connection to the story -- and on a purely aesthetic level. The talent and skill and vision of the artist are incredible. I felt like I was in a trance, watching the first time.
Feb. 1st, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
It is very trance-inducing.

The only thing I've seen like it is - there's a sculptor in my denomination who's made pieces for many of our institutions - there's one in front of my uni's science complex that represents the seasons and the generation of life, and he's done the sculpture of the Good Samaritan that's in front of Loma Linda University.

Anyway, he did a program at my church once called The Ages of Man - it had a narrated/musical background, like this, and he had a block of clay that he sculpted into a baby's face, then went through all the ages, through old age, into a 'death mask', and then changed it to represent new, perfect, life after resurrection.

It was incredible.
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
That was incredible! I don't even have words. I have to be honest, I kind of teared up there at the end. Really beautiful.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
I did too!

It's not only the images she creates, but the performance aspect of it. Her movements are like a whole other dimension to the piece. And the fact that the images are temporary and transitioning from one to another, in real time. She's really an artist.

She has a YT channel too; I'm going to check out some of her other stuff.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
I'll definitely have to check out her YT channel! She's amazing.