I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life. Dr.Seuss

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

For inspiration ...found on Vimeo

This is truly fascinating :

| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert (Lo-Speed) from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.
Pete Eckert is a totally blind person.  But through his photography, he proves that he IS a visual person, he just can't see.  Artists Wanted is proud to present this truly inspiring portrait of the artist.

The Ice Book (HD) from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.
The Ice Book is a miniature theatre show, a pop-up book that comes to life as if by magic.

It tells the story of a mysterious princess who lures a boy into her magical world to warm her heart of ice. It is made from sheets of paper and light, designed to give a live audience an intimate and immersive experience of film, theatre, dance, mime and animation.

We created the show during a four month artist residency at the Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen in Germany. All we had was a 5D Mark ii, an old Macbook with After Effects, some builders lights and a green cloth that we improvised as a makeshift green-screen. Before we started we had no idea how to make pop-up books let alone how we could combine them with projections. With a lot of care, love and arguing the idea eventually came to life.

For information on touring dates in 2011 please check the website: www.theicebook.com

Davy & Kristin McGuire



  1. me too! But is is really amazing, I have a great admiration for this man.