1. Piccolomini Library, Siena, Tuscany


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    The Piccolomini Library, famed for its beautifully preserved Renaissance frescoes, is entered from the nave of the Cathedral in Siena. As well as the famous frescoes, the library also houses an important collection of illuminated choir books dating from 1465 to 1515 and a Roman copy of the hellenistic sculpture “The Three Graces”. The library was commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Piccolomini to honour his uncle, Pope Pius II, and it was decorated with frescoes by Pinturicchio and his assistants in 1502-07. The wall frescoes depict events in the life of Pope Pius II and the vault is ornately decorated with grotesques and mythical scenes. Pinturicchio invited his friend the young Raphael to assist with the work, and he included representations of Raphael and himself in several of the frescoes. I made this movie from stills taken with my Panasonic ZS40 camera on a visit in June 2014.

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    • Sir Phonesalot, Cartoon Network Ident


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      © Raphaël Haab, Théo Barmettler, Constantin Vilsmeier, Hochschule Luzern D&K/ Cartoon Network, tous droits réservés, raphaelhaab.ch

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      • Raphael Fellmer : Vivre sans argent


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        Reportage France 5 - Emission C'est Notre Affaire

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        • Retrospectiva Raphael


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          Retrospectiva Raphael

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          • Heather D'Agostino: Logic and Beauty / Ross School Grade 12 Lecture Series


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            Each year faculty and mentors present to Ross School seniors as part of their recapitulation of the Ross Spiral Curriculum. Heather D'Agostino is Dean of Mathematics at Ross School. She received her master’s degree in educational technologies for instruction design from New York University in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from SUNY Albany in 1991. Heather’s love of teaching and curriculum design has brought her through different roles in public education in New York City, corporate training and development at Chase Manhattan Bank, and finally a teacher at the Ross School.Although she has taught mathematics for most of her Ross career, Heather has also taught technology integration and yoga and has worked as an editor on the Ross curriculum. rossinstitute.org ross.org Ross Institute / Ross School East Hampton, NY

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            • Amor e Progresso


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              Amor e Progresso by the artist Raphaël Grisey is a video essay made in 2014 on the Templo da Humanidade ("Temple of Humanity") in Rio de Janeiro, one of the three still existing temples of the Positivist community in Brazil. Positivism was founded by the French mathematician, philosopher and critic of religion Auguste Comte (1798-1857) as a post-revolutionary and post-enlightenment philosophy trying on one hand to include different social bodies newly appeared after the french revolution and during the beginning of the industrial one and at the same time trying to frame it into a model of social organization based on order, progress and altruism. Followers of Comte and the Positivist Church played an important role in the dissemination of republican ideas, as well as in the end the overthrow of the monarchy and the proclamation of the Brazilian Republic in 1889. At the same time close to liberalism, and calling for social justice, Positivist ideology gained considerable influence in the political and social fabric of the Brazilian Republic. The motto Ordem e Progresso ("Order and Progress") graces the Brazilian flag and is still a state doctrine. Grisey's film presents documentary footage that shows the current state of the temple next to found footage that gives an insight into the origins of Positivism, the associated “Religion of Humanity”, their representations and their transfer in the (post-)colonial Brazilian context. Raphaël Grisey is a visual artist and film maker, working with experimental films, video installations, video-essays, documentaries and publications. His work gathers or produces narratives around specific geographical and social contexts and displacements using politics and forms of memories, language, landscapes and bodies within the editing of images and sound.

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              • 1 an en 3 minutes


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                musique : ©Radical Face 'Welcome Home' 2007 Morr Music

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                • Our New Neighbourhood Is A Stranger


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                  ATELIER PICA PICA / RESIDENCY PART 2: «OUR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD IS A STRANGER» WORKSHOP WITH E.B. ITSO, MAGNUS VIND & SUPE FMK During a week, Atelier Pica Pica and their guests, each produced their own book and participated at a common publication. The drawings and photographs are printed with a RISO machine, an ancient Japanese printer released in 1986. These micro editions will mainly tell the stories, through photography, of the paths usually less travelled. Those heirs of Rimbaud are inexorably attracted towards the rough civilization in the landscapes. Sometimes they leave an artistic track, revealing the hidden beauty of the place. It’s also a way to get in touch with these environments, feel its underlying forces. It’s an existential quest made by travel and sharing. Like E.B. Itso wrote on an abandoned facade in Norway: "It's not down on any map, true places never are".

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                  • To dear Charlie


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                    Capturing London in it's natural beauty "To dear Charlie" is an experimental piece about dealing with lost and allowing yourself to move forward with life without letting a situation hold you back from living. Asare Simms Limited

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                    • Renaissance people / Art by Rainer Schoch / Renaissance-Menschen / Malerei von Rainer Schoch


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                      The artists of the Renaissance didn't only copy ancient archetypes but also revitalized them in the spirit of their time. Therefore I try to revitalize those pictures and tell you: "I create a new visual reality - coined in the spirit of the greatest artists of the Renaissance - connected with time-critical symbolism and topic." My pictures should arouse an observer's reaction and this reaction must cause his own reaction - i.e. to have a critical look at my own work. Concerning my revitalized renaissance-pictures I'm often asked: "What's all this, what's that for, what's that supposed to be, what the hell?" What's the reason for it, that contemporaries are often no judge concerning artistic works -- epochs later you'll shake your head in disbelief. Let's drop the subject that no simple rules do exist what art is and not - an everlasting dispute. I think, it is deeply rooted in the fact humanity is caught in present imaginations and ways of thinking. An artist's mastermind and fantasy are often beyond these limits and thoughts of his present. Sometimes he's ahead of the times or he is able to remark connections that should remain secret for normal people. You can't change your view, too. You can't neither decree nor instil your vision. But perhaps you can convey something: Reserve judgement! In my experience producing with the activity of a contemporary artist is enough. An acquaintance which at least causes one's saying: "Who knows, whether or not ..." Renaissance has fundamentally changed the world. It became the motivating force of the Enlightenment, the modern age. There wouldn't have been any wish for individuality, no Reformation without liberty and self-determination, no religious wars, no French Revolution, no Declaration of Independence in the US and no Declaration of Human Rights. There's no doubt about it that our world has changed dramatically during the last 500 years. Nowadays we live in an era of supersonic transport, globalization and mass media. We communicate via whattsApp and skype. At the bottom of my soul we are still Renaissance people! My idea is to contrast the appropriate masterpiece in your museum with my reanimated picture and therefore the visitors will have the chance to do a "kind of journey through time." I would be very pleased, if we motivated many people. Art is a kind of deliberate provocation -- to provoke people's reaction. Sincerely yours Rainer Schoch Visual Artist ................................................................. "Das humanische Ideal der Renaissance hat die Welt grundlegend verändert. Es wurde zur Triebfeder der Aufklärung der Moderne. Ohne den Wunsch nach Individualität, Freiheit und Selbstbestimmung hätte es keine Reformation, keine Religionskriege, keine Revolution in Frankreich und keine Erklärung der Menschenrechte in den USA gegeben. Keine Frage: Die Welt hat in den letzten 500 Jahren einen dramatischen Wandel erfahren. Wir leben im Zeitalter der Überschallflugzeuge, der globalen Märkte und der Massenmedien. Wir kommunizieren via Internet und Satellitentelefon. Doch im Grund unseres Herzens sind wir noch immer Renaissancemenschen... ...Die Künstler der Renaissance ahmten also nicht bloss antike Vorbilder nach sondern belebten sie neu im Geist ihrer Zeit. Ich schaffe eine neue visuelle Realität, geprägt im Geist der grössten Maler der Renaissance verbunden mit zeitkritischer Symbolik und Thematik." Rainer Schoch Link zum Künstler: http://www.art-schoch.ch/ kontakt@trendmaxx.ch Links zum Filmemacher: http://www.step-film.de/ http://www.wurzelfisch.de Musik: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - 22 - Variatio 21 Canone alla Settima, Interpret: Kimiko Ishizaka http://www.opengoldbergvariations.org/

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