All Videos Tagged art (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-10-21T02:50:35Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=art&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Norway's Memorial to the Worst Mass Shooting In Modern History tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2014-03-06:2182797:Video:2390613 2014-03-06T19:05:25.423Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/norway-s-lovely-memorial-to-the-worst-mass-shooting-in-modern"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/8KGb8vxx0YmYNfIccq*dMSm-PKznTT7Fw-Gyv8AsVBlcDZposYgDAn1BhvdDDqXJu6RaMQb78NK1HL51s-*2wV5QIRWItWtI/tmp7963.png?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>'It's been almost three years since a gunman detonated a bomb in Oslo and then stormed a small summer camp off the coast of Norway, killing 77 people and cementing a record as the worst mass shooting in modern memory. This month, the country revealed plans for a memorial to the tragedy—and it's beautiful.<br></br> <br></br> Designed by a Swedish artist… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/norway-s-lovely-memorial-to-the-worst-mass-shooting-in-modern"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/8KGb8vxx0YmYNfIccq*dMSm-PKznTT7Fw-Gyv8AsVBlcDZposYgDAn1BhvdDDqXJu6RaMQb78NK1HL51s-*2wV5QIRWItWtI/tmp7963.png?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />'It's been almost three years since a gunman detonated a bomb in Oslo and then stormed a small summer camp off the coast of Norway, killing 77 people and cementing a record as the worst mass shooting in modern memory. This month, the country revealed plans for a memorial to the tragedy—and it's beautiful.<br /> <br /> Designed by a Swedish artist named Jonas Dahlberg, the plan is more land art than architecture. On the island of Utøya, where the gunman gained access to a summer camp by dressing in a police uniform and showing a fake ID on July 22, 2011, Dahlberg proposes creating a massive gap of water and air. By slicing a huge section of the island's landmass away, he would create a steep fjord through the site where the shooting occurred—a void that he describes as "a wound or a cut within nature itself."<br /> <br /> According to Dahlberg, the idea emerged during his first visit to the island.<br /> <br /> "I noticed how different the feeling was of walking outside in nature, compared to the feeling of walking through the rooms of the main building," he explains in a statement. "The experience of seeing the vacant rooms and the traces of extreme violence brought me—and others around me—to a state of profound sadness."<br /> <br /> But, outside, things felt different, as though nature was already in regeneration. "Although we stood directly on the very place where many people had lost their lives, nature had already begun to obscure all traces," he explains.<br /> <br /> So he came up with an idea: Rather than building a monument or structure, he would focus on nature itself. A 70-foot-wide gap carved out of the island, separating the headland from the main island, would serve as the ideal spot to reflect and memorialize.<br /> <br /> On the jagged edges of the cut, the names of those who died in the attacks would be inscribed into smooth stone. "The names will be close enough to see and read clearly, yet ultimately out of reach," he says. "The cut is an acknowledgement of what is forever irreplaceable."<br /> <br /> Public memorials are a difficult proposition. Too bombastic or saccharine, and you run the risk of alienating visitors. Too diminutive or abstract, and you run the risk of failing to provide a space to mourn and remember. Dahlberg's design is the perfect balance: It will literally transform the landscape of the island forever—but by putting visitors out in nature, it will also give people the freedom to take what they will from the experience.<br /> <br /> In the end, Norway's approach could serve as a vanguard for other memorials to mass shootings—and the people who are torn between wanting to remember them and trying to forget.' The sum of all evil tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-06-01:2182797:Video:2244064 2013-06-01T18:39:26.942Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/the-sum-of-all-evil"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/MvFG27JIgerRuupqZjGuMukWGwPxtOj1zM14mC516bm3eUeo9I*0e4GaAVKUL3EW0CjhaFeh0rNriOEWjRLaz0MT6fya-aLs/1024704244.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Holocaust and McDonald’s influence Chapman brothers exhibition.<br></br> <br></br> ‘The Sum of All Evil’ is the catchy title of the Chapman brothers’ new exhibition in Hong Kong.<br></br> <br></br> Despite the wealth of mass graves, genocidal motifs and violent depictions of the death of capitalism on show, Jake and Dinos said they do not want viewers to read too much into it all.<br></br> <br></br> As Jake… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/the-sum-of-all-evil"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/MvFG27JIgerRuupqZjGuMukWGwPxtOj1zM14mC516bm3eUeo9I*0e4GaAVKUL3EW0CjhaFeh0rNriOEWjRLaz0MT6fya-aLs/1024704244.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Holocaust and McDonald’s influence Chapman brothers exhibition.<br /> <br /> ‘The Sum of All Evil’ is the catchy title of the Chapman brothers’ new exhibition in Hong Kong.<br /> <br /> Despite the wealth of mass graves, genocidal motifs and violent depictions of the death of capitalism on show, Jake and Dinos said they do not want viewers to read too much into it all.<br /> <br /> As Jake Chapman explained: “It’s as pessimistic as we can make it but it’s pessimistic in a joyful sense. Fatalistic in a joyful sense. There’s nothing foreboding about this. It doesn’t serve any kind of moral end.”<br /> <br /> Whilst the Holocaust is clearly an inspiration, McDonald’s bares the brunt of things, with the mass crucifixion of several hundred Ronald McDonalds a notable centre-piece.<br /> <br /> For Jake Chapman, the franchise is a useful benchmark for everything wrong with modern society:“We take McDonald’s as being a marker of the transformation from industrialisation to the end of the world. McDonald’s once represented the idealism of fast food and the space rest era. Now it’s consistent with the dilation of the ozone and a litigious clown who’s lost his sense of humour.’‘<br /> <br /> Despite the fact that the Chapman brothers have amassed millions thanks to the lavishes of the global art market, they are equally renowned for savaging the moral bankruptcy of our consumerist society.<br /> <br /> In between the piles of tortured Nazi soldiers on view at the White Cube gallery in Hong Kong, visitors can also find a series of paintings by unknown artists which the brothers, in their words, have ‘reworked and improved’.<br /> <br /> ‘The Sum of All Evil’ runs until the end of August.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/jake_dinos_chapman_the_sum_of_all_evil_hong_kong_2013/">http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/jake_dinos_chapman_the_sum_of_all_evil_hong_kong_2013/</a> Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science. tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-05-18:2182797:Video:2235457 2013-05-18T00:57:38.209Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/hidden-beauty-exploring-the-aesthetics-of-medical-science"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Uj4kxRolt4-SaxCUvueXzU8Jl7qfsrZt3x2aO1R0cabjCyO9GSHI1n1pLXKSU3rqpEo7L1QM7miKkwsO424j-BDPdB4apmGG/1022685090.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Published on 16 May 2013<br></br> <br></br> Even the most deadly of diseases can possess a strange beauty under the microscope.<br></br> <br></br> This concept first struck Dr Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue as she was looking at a sample of testicular cancer. The patterns and colours reminded her of modern art, and seemed just as suitable for a museum wall as they did… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/hidden-beauty-exploring-the-aesthetics-of-medical-science"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Uj4kxRolt4-SaxCUvueXzU8Jl7qfsrZt3x2aO1R0cabjCyO9GSHI1n1pLXKSU3rqpEo7L1QM7miKkwsO424j-BDPdB4apmGG/1022685090.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Published on 16 May 2013<br /> <br /> Even the most deadly of diseases can possess a strange beauty under the microscope.<br /> <br /> This concept first struck Dr Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue as she was looking at a sample of testicular cancer. The patterns and colours reminded her of modern art, and seemed just as suitable for a museum wall as they did for a laboratory.<br /> <br /> Dr Iacobuzio-Donahue collaborated with medical photographer Norman Barker to create the book Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science.<br /> <br /> One of the book's main goals is to explore the juxtaposition of how beautiful diseases can look up close - and the reality of how they wreak havoc on our bodies.<br /> <br /> Produced by the BBC's Taylor Kate Brown and David Botti<br /> <br /> Images courtesy: Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue and Norman Baker Why Mock Religion in 1 minute. Syqnys (Sickness) tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-03-16:2182797:Video:2193134 2013-03-16T03:17:37.610Z AgeOfAtheists14 http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/secularorbust <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/why-mock-religion-in-1-minute-syqnys-sickness"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/E12ZO5fIjR3RmiyGTkQrJsK1EuATo3Cu9SOsXLhXx*MNW7JHWuHPieLireOdIJYgBX-RQgNVta-It7vvzfKUi8wjjk7VwbFv/1013746633.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Title says it all. In one minute I explain why I (we) mock religion. It's Grand Unified and we're mocking all religion Muslims and the Jews too it's not… <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/why-mock-religion-in-1-minute-syqnys-sickness"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/E12ZO5fIjR3RmiyGTkQrJsK1EuATo3Cu9SOsXLhXx*MNW7JHWuHPieLireOdIJYgBX-RQgNVta-It7vvzfKUi8wjjk7VwbFv/1013746633.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Title says it all. In one minute I explain why I (we) mock religion. It's Grand Unified and we're mocking all religion Muslims and the Jews too it's not just... Mear One - INFOWARS Full Interview tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2012-09-02:2182797:Video:2043155 2012-09-02T13:21:16.768Z AgeOfAtheists14 http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/secularorbust <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/mear-one-infowars-full-interview"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/yTOPNWq8uWeN-hE*oOdeQF6IFIakDzuCp5bf2Fsl2qrTc9kInLdkMxPBHr7HJh5t7AwuPSVGlXLkOb4CValHJ-YV7yreUZVR/883771744.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />MEAR ONE began his career in 1986 as a graffiti artist living in Los Angeles. MEAR ONE has been labeled as "The Michelangelo of Graffiti" and "The Salvador D... <a href="http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/mear-one-infowars-full-interview"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/yTOPNWq8uWeN-hE*oOdeQF6IFIakDzuCp5bf2Fsl2qrTc9kInLdkMxPBHr7HJh5t7AwuPSVGlXLkOb4CValHJ-YV7yreUZVR/883771744.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />MEAR ONE began his career in 1986 as a graffiti artist living in Los Angeles. MEAR ONE has been labeled as "The Michelangelo of Graffiti" and "The Salvador D...