Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It's something that I've been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.
The video is as it came off the memory card and there has been no manipulation whatsoever. Technically it was quite a challenge to get the final result. I shot it on a Canon ID MkIV in video mode with a Canon EF 500mm f/4L and a Canon 2x extender II, giving me the equivalent focal length of 1300mm.
Economies of Disease workshop and performance by visiting artist Marie Garlock
The Economies of Disease workshop and performance held on Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm at the FIU MBUS Gallery was developed alongside live audiences and started with the observation of the relationship between disease and consumer capitalist campaigns like the "Pink Ribbon" breast cancer movement. It is an experiment to explore collective and performance-based responses to medical and corporate organization of illness. The workshop is based on Marie Garlock's performance-centered work with persons facing life-threatening cancer and inspired by Geraldine Ondrizek's Inner Space, Global Matter exhibition.
This short film will tell a story of tragedy and hope, a story of 1564 Jewish Sifre Torah (Scrolls of the Law), which were rescued from a disused synagogue outside Prague, and brought to Westminster Synagogue in 1964. Here they were carefully restored by a special scribe and sent across the world on permanent loans to be reused in religious services or honored as memorials to the Czech communities decimated in the Holocaust. It was the Nazis themselves who assembled and guarded these holy writings, perhaps to be shown as relics of an extinct race?
The story is one of hope after despair, of reconciliation and understanding, which will remind the world of the horrors of Europe during Nazi occupation and show the next generation that the Jewish religion will always live on.