Heavily influenced by the otaku culture of sexually explicit manga, Kunikata's work adopts the genres conventions to explore and communicate issues of abandonment, masochism, and depression. Often filling notebook after notebook with nightmarish depictions of cruelty, Kunikata's personal drive to pr
Perhaps the best way to introduce Murakami's work is through DOB, the character at the center of most everything the artist has done during his seven-year ascent to art stardom. The artist's little leitmotif, DOB is a Mickey Mouse-like, cartoonish and clueless creation whose name derives from the sla
Picture cascading waterfalls of women, bedecked in identical glittering costumes and moving in eerie unison. Picture abstract, kaleidoscopic shots that slowly reveal themselves to be composed of live, dancing bodies -- dancing bodies in pools of water, on rotating stages, in the middle of grandly the
The year was 1919, the locale was Soviet Russia, and the mood was positively revolutionary. Luckily for him, Dziga Vertov was on the right train, filming Soviet Chairman Mikhail Kalinin on a propaganda tour.
As a young filmmaker and theoretician, Vertov was at the forefront of a roaring debate a