Aesthetics of sci-fi science stations and micro organisms.
Black Tarmac around a yellow cover
Film by Tacita Dean in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. The lights are out in the Turbine Hall at the Tate and its as if a giant piece of film is propped up and backlit. In fact it is a projected looping film shot on 35ml with panoramic cinemascope lens turned on its sideContinue reading “Film”
A packet of mineral bath salts from the thermal springs in Beppu, Japan. The sacred hot spring pools are coloured turquoise blue, milky white and ‘hell’ red by the mineral content in the water.
50 000 year old make up has been discovered by archeaologists in South Eastern Spain. Most surprisingly, it is thought that the make up was used by Neanderthals. The team has uncovered a thorny oyster shell containing the remnants of pigments. The pigments, made of ground minerals and mixed or stored in the shell palettes,Continue reading “Neanderthal cosmetics”
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