Saturday, January 30, 2010

yep, it makes no sense, but what does anymore?

is inventing,
taking risks,
breaking rules,
making mistakes,
having fun.

Mary Lou Cook
community activist,
calligrapher and author

Unlike the usa, here's a talent
show that looks worth viewing:
"Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist
who just won Ukraine's
version of "America's Got Talent."
She uses a giant light box,
dramatic music,
imagination and "sand painting"
skills to interpret Germany's invasion
and occupation of Ukraine during WWII."


ratatouille's archives said...

Hi! C.M.,
Nice quotes by Mary Lou Cook and
Ryunosuke Satoro. Very interesting collage too...Thanks, for sharing!

Oops! The sounds bar is is my computer.

I hope to rectify that shortly!
Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit

Take care!
DeeDee ;-D

Anonymous said...

Heh, looks like that baby may have been experimenting with something other than milk, wot? And cool tune, as always :)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Great quote Coffee King!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

hey I recognize an item in that collage! love the baby!

kseniya's work is awesome - thanks for turning us on to it.

hey, once I got into the link from democracy now, I realized I did see 'the people speak' a while back on pbs!!

have a great weekend - expect it's a cold one there as here, but at least it looks like we may have a rerun of yesterday's great weather - no wind, so temps in the teens aren't bad at all!

Tom said...

amazing..and seeing the tears of the audience...the horrors and trials many Europeans endured through those dark years!

Anonymous said...

"yep, it makes no sense, but what does anymore?" lol.

Anonymous said...

... and Kseniya Simonova's sand drawing was one of the most touching things I have ever seen. Thank you, CM. :)

tony said...

Kseniya Simonova's is very moving.Im impressed.
British (& i imagine American) TV.Talent Shows are dross.Nice To Know The Whole World hasnt dumbed-down.

lettuce said...

that is extraordinarily beautiful and moving. wow

Merle Sneed said...

That was an amazing video! Thank you for finding and sharing it.

Tess Kincaid said...

Simonova's work is amazing.

ratatouille's archives said...

Hi! C.M.,
The video was restored and all I can say is...Wow!
I must admit that I'am not familiar with artist Kseniya Simonova, from the Ukrainian.

But, I really like her uses of the giant light box, dramatic music,(I was unable to hear the music...)
imagination and "sand painting"
skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII."

Very emotional reaction from some people in the audience.

Thanks, for sharing!

California Girl said...

I don't often know what you mean but I like what you do! :)

Sam Juliano said...

That certainly puts the word 'creaticity' in quite a multi-faceted context, but I couldn't disagree. Sounds like Ms. Simonova richly deserves her citation! Love the picture of the toddler! Ha!

Anonymous said...

P.S. I nominated you for the Happiness 101 Award! Stop by to pick it up!

layers said...

great collage and quotes.
I saw this Youtube video before and it is very moving and amazing-- I am always amazed at what artists come up with using new ways to express themselves

Coffee Messiah said...

Thanks for all your kind comments and for taking a look at the video!