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Movie Tuesday: Magic at MoMA, Ilana Shafir, and "The Ultimate Mosaic"

On 08, Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | In Et cetera | By man-admin

We are sure you have much better things to do . . . but a little video inspiration never hurt anybody. Today, we have three very different movies for you.

The first is a short — 30 Seconds to be exact. It’s the work of Thilo Hoffman who is exploring this format in a thousand ways. This one is entitled “30 Seconds at MoMA: Staff- Sean Brown” Ever wonder how they turn on the lights at MoMA? Behold the magic! Thanks to Tyler Green’s Modern Notes for the Tweet that led us here.

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The second film comes as a recommendation from Sonia King. It is a lovely walk through the world of Ilana Shafir, internationally renowned mosaicist, ceramicist, painter, and inspirational teacher. This video is but one of 8 about Ms. Shafir that you can see on YouTube — we were equally captivated by the one covering her enchanting ceramics. (9 min. 35 sec.)

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You may want to pull out the popcorn and head for the couch the next film — but “Holy Trinity’s Pantocrator: The Ultimate Mosaic” is a must see. This documentary provides a comprehensive look at the process of creating the largest mosaic face of Jesus Christ in the Western Hemisphere, this documentary will tell the story of how Holy Trinity’s Pantocrator finally became a reality, becoming one of San Francisco’s treasured landmarks. Produced by Anthony Catchatoorian” At 20 minutes long, you may want to bookmark this post and come back to it later, but DO IT. You won’t be sorry.

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Enjoy — Nancie

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  1. George

    Thanks for sharing these. Ilana has a slew posted, and they give great perspective to her current work. Scale of that Pantocrator just scary – and so long in the making. Sustaining vision for so many years is so impressive. I'm astonished that the alignment of sheets working out to the periphery can be maintained. Was Italian fabrication studio referenced? If so, I missed it.

  2. Maureen

    That first video was such fun. Glad he had a good grip.

    The other two videos are treats, too. Thank you!

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