Dreams Get Real

A diverse bunch of projects hit our radar this week. And each brings out subconscious desires in wicked ways:

Cloud in a Box – Beautiful shots as visitors pass through Antony Gormley’s dreamlike 2ft visibility fog filled room.

Fairy Tale Protection – Unabashed AIDS awareness spot drives home a serious point with hysterical abandon. Director Wilfrid Brimo hits it out of the park for the third year running. (NSFW)

Falling Down – Denis Darzacq tosses models out the window and captures them gloriously in flight, right before they go splat.

Inside Swoon – One of the few females at the top of the graffiti world, Swoon shows us what inspires in an awesome talk. Her show at Deitch was genius. (part 2 here)

Playing With Your Emotions – Fabulous love letter to games that make you feel. By short film maker Thuyen Nguyen. (via GameSetWatch)

4 Responses to “Dreams Get Real”

  1. 1 Aparna Pappu

    Loved the swoon stuff – the talk was illuminating and some of her work is really fantastic and some of it I don’t quite get.
    Loved all the stuff – except the love letter to games. Slick and all but not being a gamer – yes I know shoot me – I just don’t get the whole love/fascination/obsession thing with video games.

  2. 2 Jason

    I love Swoon, too. I’m on the lookout for her stuff whenever I go downtown though I’ve seen less of it lately (she seems quite the world traveler now).

    I know what you mean about games and emotion. Having grown up with them, I have a bit of a different perspective but I can still put myself in the place of an outsider sometimes and see how silly it must all seem. There are some new types of games that you might connect with, though. For instance, activist games like Darfur is Dying.

  3. 3 Quynh

    Aparna, I don’t consider myself a gamer either, but I must admit there are some video games that that conjure up sensations that are very distinct and unforgettable, like Rez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rez) and Ico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ico). I find myself thinking about these games again and again though I never have time to actually play them again. It’s really not that much different from reading an engrossing, escapist novel which, as a bookworm, I’m sure you can relate to.

  4. 4 Aparna Pappu

    thanks for that perspective on gaming Q. have added the links on my must read list.

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