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06.27.14 Sophie Weiner

Future Unfolding is a new game from Berlin’s Spaces Of Play studio, the people behind Spirits among others. The game is an impressionistic exploration of natural surroundings, based on the landscape designers Mattias Ljungström and Marek Plichta grew up around in rural Sweden and Poland. The preview promises vivid colors and sound-interactive environments with sublime, shifting music. Future Unfolding is […]

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06.24.14 Sophie Weiner

In partnership with Brightest Young Things, Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema has announced a series of surrealist movie screenings this summer. Starting this weekend with our fave Jodorowsky‘s Holy Mountain both Friday and Saturday at midnight, the screenings will feature films like David Lynch’s Inland Empire, Jarmusch’s Dead Man and a collection of surrealist shorts including classics by Dali and Maya Deren. […]

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12.05.13 Andy Cush

For In Dreams the above three-minute “experimental documentary,” director Samuel Blain asked people to talk about their most vivid dreams while lying in bed. Then, he created animations of the dreams’ imagery and superimposed them over his subjects’ faces. The stories themselves are as boring other people’s dreams always are–there’s even one about teeth falling out–but […]

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07.29.13 Julia Dawidowicz

The work of UK-based Carl Warner brings us back to the pre-Photoshop days, where all it took was a camera, everyday objects, and some imagination to produce a truly otherworldly photograph. It’s no surprise that Warner cites Dali as one of his influences:  his series “Bodyscapes” seems to borrow the idea of flesh as medium […]

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07.16.13 Julia Dawidowicz

With its talking mushrooms, carnivorous flowers, flying turtles and neon-rainbow highways in the sky, it was only a matter of time before someone made the connection between Super Mario World and surrealism. Super Magritte is a Tumblr project that re-envisions classics from the Belgian surrealist master in the 8-bit style of our favorite mustachioed Nintendo hero. We […]

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05.28.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Swiss artist Till Rabus pays homage to Salvador Dalí with his deliciously bizarre series “Surrealist Camping Lunch.” In Rabus’ anthropomorphic food-themed reinterpretations of paintings like The Metamorphosis of Narcissus and The Temptation of St. Anthony, Dalí’s signature stretched elephant legs become eating utensils and his metaphorical egg becomes… an egg. Rabus’ work just made an internet resurgence, thanks […]

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03.12.13 Marina Galperina

This is a pretty girl. Her face is bursting with geometry, folding out on itself, blooming outwards, sporing delicate mutations… another eye, another lip, another eye, another lip… Photographer Alma Haser‘s Cosmic Faces series is contra-magical surrealist. After taking portraits of her subjects, she prints and prints and prints their faces, constructing complex origami structured mirroring and distorting their […]

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03.26.12 Marina Galperina

And small business is a flying bunny. Also, it’s a goldfish. With mud on it. Any questions? Former presidential hopeful Herman “Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” Cain has dropped another “anti-stimulus” video riffing off the “this is your brain on drugs” classic. So, there’s this little solemn girl and a bunny that gets catapulted, and then the evil doppelgänger of Ira Glass shoots it […]

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08.23.10 Marina Galperina

Young artist Xu Di sculpts the egoism of society out of rotten meat and sea creature flesh for his photographic hallucinations. See them before they deteriorate. See them before you deteriorate. “Vivid as Fruit,” Xu Di, Sep 10 – Oct 10, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai […]

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08.09.10 Marina Galperina

People-infested, mechanical egg salad sandwich anyone? There’re all kinds of Boschian parades going on at CoproGallery in Santa Monica right now with two simultaneous shows. Naoto Hattori’s “Super Bionics” is all about the twisted mythology of biology. Rob Sato’s “Muscle Memories” shows how thoughts are beef. See Sato’s explanation (and a preview gallery) below. […]

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