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Anton Ginzburg Searches for Mythical 'Hyperborea'

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Venice Biennale exhibit considers idyllic northern paradise

In Greek myth, there's a place that's so far north that it's beyond the cold. Hyperborea ("beyond the North winds") is a land of eternal springtime, where the flowers are always in bloom and the sun never stops shining. Recent Russian news reports claim Hyperborea actually existed on the shores of the White Sea, not far from the snowswept sites of Soviet Gulag prisons.  At......read more

Antonin Kratochvil: Glaciers

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Lovely collection of scrap wood furniture. Wow.

Czech-born photographer Antonin Kratochvil has built an esteemed reputation on a portfolio of dark, gritty images capturing moments of upheaval and tragedy. His latest series, simply titled Glaciers, doesn't depart from his vision. Shot in the Patagonian wilderness of Chile and Argentina, the black-and-white photo essay is a beautiful but grimly honest look at a region imperiled by climate......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-15-10

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Weekly links: Muji, the art of SoCal bike culture, and Bjork and Antony on the environment.

Muji is one of the most influential brands working in sustainable design today. The eco-minded Japanese retailer sells nearly 5,000 products in hundreds of stores. A new monograph from Rizzoli tells the Muji story. A new group show at UCR's Sweeney Art Gallery explores the growing cultural impact of the bicycle. Re:Cycle: Bike Culture in Southern California is up until the end of the year.......read more

Hudson River Project

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An epic quest by James Bowthorpe to row the Hudson River from its source to NYC -- in a kayak made of recycled waste

Adventurer extraordinaire and record-setting cyclist James Bowthorpe is busy prepping for his next madcap quest: a journey down the 315-mile length of the Hudson River in a kayak made of NYC construction waste. "We see cities as something separate from the wilderness, but the former evolved from the latter," says Bowthorpe, who undertook a similar expedition down the Thames. "I’m......read more

Sublime Landscapes by Antony Crook

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UK photog turns his camera on lonely figures in vast landscapes

We first heard about New York-based filmmaker and photographer Antony Crook via Thirty Century Man, the film he made of his friend James Bowthorpe cycling through Norway. Soundtracked by Mogwai (he did the cover art for their last LP too), the short clip beautifully shows off Crook's affinity for big, dramatic landscapes and lonely figures passing through them. Crook's photography treads similar......read more

Antonym - Beyond The Waters

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Directed by Spotlight

In Antonym - Beyond the Waters, Johan Perjus and Fresteh Piltan take surfing to the most unexpected of regions on our planet, the desert. By taking the action of surfing and changing the context, Johan and Freshteh present a film that explores creativity but also our dependency on our oceans....read more

Mogwai "The Lord is Out of Control"

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Darkly alluring video from director Antony Crook

After the epic 2010 video for Mogwai's "How To Be A Werewolf," director Antony Crook has collaborated with the Scottish indie legends on a video for "The Lord is Out of Control," off of their upcoming album Raves Tapes. The song is vintage Mogwai, all liquid distortion and sparkling guitars beneath soft, processed vocals. The video, which premiered on Noisey, emphasizes the weirder, darker side......read more

Texas Plant Captures, Then Reuses Carbon

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The Skyonic plant near San Antonio is expected to capture 83,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year from a cement factory.

Amid the calls to capture carbon to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit. At Capitol Aggregates, a cement plant near San Antonio, the Skyonic Corporation of Austin, plans to open a $125 million factory next week that will make industrial chemicals. Instead of mining natural deposits of carbon found underground, the plant will capture the carbon emitted from......read more

Beautiful Photos of 'Another Place' by Paul Sutton

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UK photographer captures Antony Gormley sculptures in all their glory

Off the shores of Crosby Beach in northwest England, a series of life-size figurative sculptures stand in the shallows staring at the sea. The cast-iron figures are part of Another Place, an installation by British artist Antony Gormley. Now, the keen eyes at Colossal alert us to these striking photos of the installation by Paul Sutton, who spent the past few months capturing the sculptures amid......read more

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