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Norman McLaren’s Boogie Doodle (1948)

Norman McLaren was a Scottish Canadian film director and a “poet of animation.” Much of his work is pioneering and playful, dancing between abstraction and representation… perfect for kids! Plus, the...

Flottille: Unfolding micro-origami by Etienne Cliquet

These small, slowly-unfolding, precisely cut pieces of silver paper -- a sort of micro-origami -- are by French artist Etienne Cliquet. The kid was riveted. Just two to three centimeters wide, Flotille explores both a...

Beach Creatures: Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests

Theo Jansen makes wind-fueled kinetic sculptures specifically for walking and “surviving” on the beach. He calls them Strandbeests and they are extraordinary. Check out his 2007 TED Talk, which explains mo...

One Plastic Beach: Making art from found beach plastic

"The opposite of beauty is not ugly. The opposite of beauty is indifference. And we’re trying not to be indifferent about this." This short film about Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, two artists who create ...

Sync by Max Hattler

Sync, “a circular looping animation projection installation.” Some really beautiful patterns, great sound design, and probable dizziness.  Via The Curious Brain. 

Visit to Picasso: Watch Pablo Picasso painting on glass (1949)

Filmed through the opposite side of the canvas, a large glass plate, we see the grand brushstrokes of Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet, and playwright Pablo Picasso. This clip is...

Museo Reina Sofía

An introduction video for the Museo Reina Sofia, Spain’s national museum in Madrid. 

Stipple drawing by Miguel Endara

Starting with a goofy portrait of his father’s photocopied face artist Miquel Endara embarked on an ambitious stipple drawing, using 3.2 million dots from assorted Micron pens to recreate the ...

Daytime Fireworks by Cai Guo-Qiang

I wasn’t sure that these “daytime fireworks” were compelling (ie. different than any other explosion) until I saw the rainbow around the 50 second mark. Wow.  At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in...

Rob Ryan’s intricate paper cutting illustrations

London-based artist Rob Ryan introduces his intricate paper cutting illustrations in this lovely Handmade Portrait video from Etsy TV. Artist Rob Ryan‘s studio is located in a cozy nook ...

Flight Assembled Architecture

Let's travel to an art gallery warehouse, not far from Paris, to see, as roboticist Raffaello D'Andrea put it, "the very first installation to be built by flying machines." …four helicopteri...

Tim Davies’ massive spider puppet

London-based artist Tim Davies built this massive spider puppet for street and carnival performances. The kid should definitely see this (though probably not at night).   via Neatorama. 

Here Comes the Neighborhood: The Wynwood Walls, Miami

In 2009, Urban Visionary and Placemaker Tony Goldman partnered with Jeffrey Deitch (Deitch Projects Soho and now director of MoCa Los Angeles) to create the Wynwood Walls. What began with a series of parking lots,...

The Gravity Stool: Manipulating magnetism to shape furniture

The Gravity Stool thanks its unique shape to the cooperation between magnetic fields and the power of gravity. Departing from the idea that everything is influenced by gravitation, a force t...

Control, No Control at Igloofest 2012

Control, No Control, an interactive light installation created by Iregular and shown at Igloofest 2012, an outdoor electronic music festival in Montréal during wintertime. Brrrr. There are more art installation vid...

Paper engineer Matthew Shlian: Flipbook & paper installations

A flip book video by paper engineer, TEDx speaker, and artist Matt Shlian, who also makes paper sculptures and videos of his intricate flip books and small paper installations. A few favorites are here, here and (don...

Metropolis II at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Metropolis II, a kinetic sculpture created by Chris Burden, is currently showing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadw...

Snow Circles: Beautiful snow patterns by Sonja Hinrichsen

These quilt-like Snow Circles by artist Sonja Hinrichsen were created in three hours with a team of five people in snow shoes. It was filmed by Cedar Beauregard, a local aerial photographer with a camera mounted on a ...

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