Via Give Props Documentary, this is magnificent!
Mad Props to the Flow Arts Instiute Who have been busy building an awesome community in North America over the 5 years since MoM went dark. More posts about F.A.I. soon.*
“I’ll be standing around, wishing I were still relevent, and heckling everyone, with the jaded old f**ks.”
There is an imaginative and magical place that exists in Nantes, France, an artistically inspired cross between the visions of Jules Verne and Leonardo DaVinci. A company called Les Machines has built enormous robotic marionettes, that walk, fly, cry, and even spit. These creatures are entirely built of exposed wires, wood and steel with no plastic to be found in any of their work. The Machines of the Isle is created by two artists, François Delarozière (La Machine) and Pierre Orefice (Manaus association). Delaroziére used to be a part of the company Royal de Luxe, but broke off his association with them in 2008 to develop his own company, La Machine.
“The Bureau of Nonverbal Communication is a multidisciplinary organization that seeks to regulate and protect all nonverbal communication in the U.S. The tools and systems demonstrated in this film are intended to assist in your understanding and appreciation of Dance.”
Chief Creative Director, Writer, Choreographer: Dana Wilson.
Other videos on the youtube channel of the Bureau.
We need more props with built in spirit level bubbles…for extra precision.
Wintergatan is a Nordic band that has been building this marble song making machine for a couple of years using hand cut wooden cogs. The whole Marble Machine was built and composed by Martin Molin, on their youtube channel they have 10 videos of the building process.