If you saw the tension-filled, unedited, almost 13-minute performance of Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster on Japanese television a few weeks ago — and if you haven’t, you should — then this will look familiar: Balance is a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler, inspired by Eugster’s performance. The edits remove some of the suspense of the act, but tell the story a bit more succinctly.
Watch more performances in the archives.
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner works with the intersection of art and science. He takes perfectly-timed photos of brightly-colored paint being spun at high speeds. From the artist:
“Black Hole” is a series of images, which shows paint modeled by the centripetal force. The setup is very simple: Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures.
The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.
We’d love to watch high speed, slow-mo video of this project. See more of Fabian’s images here, and then check out his painting in magnetic ferrofluid project.
Type designer, illustrator and artist Seb Lester writes, “BlackLetter was used throughout Europe from about 1150 until the end of the 17th century. One of my current preoccupations is developing a set of modern BlackLetter capitals that are highly legible, in BlackLetter terms, and yet retain the richness and beauty inherent in this ancient category of letterform. From time to time I will film clips like this to record my progress.”
via This Is Colossal.