:тime for new Samsara. year 2012

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“Visually breathtaking. Unlike anything you will ever see.” IndieWire

“The stunning new trailer for Samsara offers a tantalizing peek at the dozens of exotic locations visited by the filmmakers in their quest to capture the ‘ever turning wheel of life’ on Earth.”

If you are familiar with the stunning and transcendent visual poetry of Ron Fricke’s non-narrative documentary BARAKA (1992), his follow up film SAMSARA might interest you as well!  He filmed everything with 70mm film so I will no doubt be gorgeous.  I would write more about this, but part of the magic of Fricke’s films are that they have to be seen and experienced, and preferably in a giant theatre.  Here is the trailer.

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man’s struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman’s struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending.

Release date August 23, 2012. Samsara – Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. “Samsara” is a sanskrit word meaning “continuous flow”; it is the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön, Jainism, Yoga and Sikhism.

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.  Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders.  By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

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:updates from NASA, d #sun is callINg

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:have no idea why but I want to post this information in my blog. maybe because when I use to be in primary school, after that in high school also I use to be interested in astronomy and all about that. not that I’m still not but is not as intense as it used to be in that time. It goes like this: :: UPdate! (..even that is from yesterday though)

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Credit: NASA SDO

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NASA models using data from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) have now provided more information about the two CMEs associated with the two March 6 flares. The first is traveling faster than 1300 miles per second; the second more than 1100 miles per second. NASA’s models predict that the CMEs will impact both Earth and Mars, as well as pass by several NASA spacecraft – Messenger, Spitzer, and STEREO-B. The models also predict that the leading edge of the first CME will reach Earth at about 1:25 AM EST on the morning of March 8 (plus or minus 7 hours). Such a CME could result in a severe geomagnetic storm, causing aurora at low latitudes, with possible disruption to high frequency radio communication, global positioning systems (GPS), and power grids.

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Camilla Sdo [the official NASA SDO’s Mascot and Little SDO’s BFF! – from fb profile] 😉

Tell me this is not amazingly beautiful? Our Sun during the X5-class solar flare today.

Credit: NASA SDO.

:and d last update from her is: (btw I subscribe to her profile I like to receive info from d space, NASA work is probably great think to do in this time)

You hear a lot of solar lingo these days. Flare, sunspot, CME – so I am giving you some additional insight.

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What are Coronal Mass Ejections (or CME) exactly?

Coronal mass ejections are huge bubbles of gas threaded with magnetic field lines that are ejected from the Sun over the course of several hours. Although the Sun’s corona has been observed during total eclipses of the Sun for thousands of years, the existence of coronal mass ejections was unrealized until the space age. The earliest evidence of these dynamical events came from observations made with a coronagraph on the 7th Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO 7) from 1971 to 1973. A coronagraph produces an artificial eclipse of the Sun by placing an “occulting disk” over the image of the Sun.

During a natural eclipse of the Sun the corona is only visible for a few minutes at most, too short a period of time to notice any changes in coronal features. With ground based coronagraphs only the innermost corona is visible above the brightness of the sky. From space the corona is visible out to large distances from the Sun and can be viewed continuously. The animated sequence of images were obtained with the High Altitude Observatory’s coronagraph on the Solar Maximum Mission in April of 1980.

Coronal Mass Ejections disrupt the flow of the solar wind and produce disturbances that strike the Earth with sometimes catastrophic results. The Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has observed a large number of CMEs. The event of April 7th, 1997 is shown to the left (click on the image for the animation). It produced a “halo event” in which the entire Sun appeared to be surrounded by the CME. Halo events are produced by CMEs that are directed toward the Earth. As they loom larger and larger they appear to envelope the Sun itself.

Coronal mass ejections are often associated with solar flares and prominence eruptions but they can also occur in the absence of either of these processes. The frequency of CMEs varies with the sunspot cycle. At solar minimum we observe about one CME a week. Near solar maximum we observe an average of 2 to 3 CMEs per day.


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:time for commercials

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:Yes, I do believe that  changes are coming. This is one of d ways, engaged advertising,  adds that are changing ur view of d things in a seconds. That’s why I save this picture when I saw it in my stream. We need to change d way of seeing d things, we must push for bigger awareness , we need to try more!

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This is one add that is fighting agains d blind society that is making new buildings and city halls but never think truly open. I know a lot of people who have their disabilities as a problem, and I believe it’s like this only because d society made this way of understanding d things. They don’t have (really) a problem, maybe some of them only have physical disabilities but it’s so in front of ur nose because nobody cares to make d life better for them. .. then we continue with building our stereotypes, tabооs etc.

well, I stand against that, I wish all of my city stairs have this add on, at least till don’t make d infrastructure change and make their regular even without this problem, hard life’s, easier . .. crossing fingers for fast development, especially if they are crucial as this.

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:really, Time is Nothing!

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:Very inspiring video, breathtaking .. I adore it!

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:in d video we read: 17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey.

After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I put together this time lapse video of the many amazing places I came across.

:So, it is, I wish I could have magical trip as this one, planet is a wonderful place, diversities connects Us, difference in d cultures unite Us, traditions are d knowledge that we share. .. motivational indeed 🙂

!bless, bliss & light ~

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!Merry Christmas [in this part of d World is today] ~

:exhibit “Heat, Thirst, Life” @ BYF 2o11

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This was one of the main activities on d program of d 16 edition of Balkan Youth Festival, Sandanski, Bulgaria. Regular the organization makes this exhibition in Hotel Sandanski but as we decide for this year better place for the type of art that was presented the place for this year was pretty visited coffee bar in Sandamski, named ICEBERG.

On the second day of the official start of this year festival [08.09.11], in d morning, in 11:00 o’clock all d volunteers, members of d music bands & d other participants @ BYF we went to ‘Iceberg’ for d official opening of d exhibition and d most lovely morning coffee.

The day before, me with d technical group of volunteers @ BYF visited Iceberg and arrange d place with our art works. This year there were two artists presenting their art pieces in a front of d BYF audience and d local young people from Sandanski that are customers at Iceberg. The first artist Blagoj Cicerkov is young photographer. He’s 18 years old and in d beginning he was working with d camera only as a hobby, but after he start with journalism and writing articles for different media this becomes his first job.

For this exhibition he do a special tour around d Balkans and visit Macedonia, Greece and some parts of Bulgaria, or cities as Ohrid, Struga, Thessaloniki, Sofia and Varna and tries to do special shoots for this year topic: heat, thirst, life. ..

The second author/ artist that presents his art works at BYF is me. For this year expo I decide to present them one of my conceptual art photography projects called „[3e]“ (tree) where I shoot one trees street in France (Montpelier)  decorated with some spherical balls. ..I also present one project „animated friends“, acrylic on paper-board and the last part of my expo was mix of some visual/ graphic posters.

Emilia Marinova, the director of Balkan Youth Festival, open this year exhibition with positive words first for Us. d artists, then for our art works and for d end of her speech for d volunteers and congratulations for all of us, participants of this year edition of d festival. Blagoj was pleased to be with Us this year and to share his photography, and me, I was pretty much surprised how is possible so many people to have need for coffee in d morning. 🙂

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Few media, including d national TV station were interested in our exhibition, and hopefully we’ve done a good thing with our works and our messages. Balkan Youth Festival is d best place for meeting young people from d Balkans and Europe and sharing our experience!

more for d expo [here]

What about Con.Tempo.rary arT?

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In the wireless connection I found colors on the top of the TV. The youth in the box were speaking about art. Modern or contemporary?
If you still can’t find the difference between these two periods in the creative era don’t worry because the line between those is not very good defined, except that the artist in the contemporary period can use the telephone, video, TV, and all the modern technology we have now. In the modern period the artists still didn’t have some of those materials/ products.
If we are looking for the right definition about the word Contemporary we know that it means “art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes”. In other words, contemporary to us.
It is a period that started in the 60’s and the beginning of the 70’s. As we saw that after the postmodern there where still new things coming and the designers and artists show totally new ways of expressing themselves.
The difference in this last period of the evolution of art is that you can write on the paper and it is not necessary something to be written at all. It is also not necessary to be explained to the audience what does that mean. It’s all about the human eye and how it accepts these works of art. Usually nowadays we can find groups of artists gathered in community, creating conceptual stuff which are difficult to be explained and are observed only from small circles of people who are into art. Over the past 40 years we saw what kind of shapes and forms this period can create to evolve into today’s level where the reception of art is crystallized till moment of refinement.
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Every different period brings new waves in different fields of the normal day living. We live in      time when we wait for new application and upgrade of the old one everyday, when good commercial, advertisings and designs take our attention. We want to enter in objects that bring us new way of thinking and combine the elements and the knowledge from the classical ages till now. Exactly that is living in contemporary environment.
There are new lines in the forms of the architecture that starts building in the last 30 – 40 years, different relation with the theatre, painted art, photography, literature, movie and all other brunches of the art as a whole.

New forms were born like art installations, multi media, visual art etc. There are different issues with which the artist or the groups connect with, such as feminism, multiculturalism, globalization, bio-engineering and AIDS and cancer awareness. Most of the time, contemporary art is closely related to the modern, postmodern and avant-garde period of art. In today’s art, materials which are used in the creation of an art-work are collection of information that the materials carry by themselves and their combination is aimed to convey a specific thought / paragraph for a particular condition.

Ones of the best presenters of this period who border with the postmodern are Marina Abramovich (performance artist), Banksy (graffiti artist), Yoko Ono (musician, artist), Laurie Anderson (performance artist), Slaven Tolj (performance, installation artist), Richard Wilson (sculptor), Philip Pocock (internet and installation artist), Kenneth Noland  (painter), Charles Bukowski (writer, poet), Takashi Murakami (sculptor and painter), Santiago Calatrava (architect)  and so much more situated in a lot of different categories like feminist art, neo-conceptualism, neo-expressionism, multiculturalism, graffiti movement, neo-pop, futurism, minimalism and so on.
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Contemporary art is art in action. As a whole, it is very difficult to analyze it, mostly because of all those groups and subgroups in which artists define their expression. Groups create art that is engaged, which is protest or support of a political process, a revolt against a global problem, poverty, discrimination, gender inequality, environmental problems etc..


Nowadays, art is taking part of everything. When you buy products you choose those who have better form and design, on TV and internet we more often stay on some programs and pages that bring something unique and not seen before. The things that we can see in the galleries are based on deeper concept that is the main point on which we should put attention.
Contemporary artists are here to bring progressive ways of understanding the life like sustainable and innovative living with use of organic and recycled materials. When mother Earth is more respected, all her resources can be used in more creative way.
Everything what we do in present time can be seen as a contemporary way of living and the works that we produce can be seen as contemporary art. 🙂
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On this exchange we are going to talk about contemporary art and we will share our knowledge about art during this modern age of living. We are also going to discuss about the materials which are used by the present artists in order to create their works and what kind of message they bring.
There will be workshops where we will express our ideas via all those different ways.
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Like a part of the stage for Contemporary arts on Balkan Youth Festival I had the opportunity to participate in the painting in two street art paintings.      The atmosphere while I was drawing was very good, the local citizens were making walk to the way to the summer theater and park, from the side that go up, and to the center of the city, on the side that goes down. We were spread in the little forest in front of the hotel Sandanski, which just show the beautiful and big city park. On the opposite side brake-dancers were dancing on HIP-HOP, R&B  and Brake Beat music.

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In the air you could feel the smell of the colors, the noise of the rhythm the spray cans. With smile on my face I welcomed the little kids that arrived and ask me what I am painting, because I was drawing  short cut of the word YOUTH like U-TH,  and it was very difficult to be recognized at the beginning. They were asking me about the colors, and why I choose this word. I answered them that the future is in the hands of the Youth, that all the youngsters could  create better tomorrow. I sad to someone that in the real life if you get material and space where you could express yourself  like author when you want, then we talk about real progress in his own meaning.

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We finished the painting we set the paintings around the trees in the ally of the park. Different levels of light from the street lights was giving different perspective on the pictures that makes them more attractive. The people that were going to the BYF – Concert had the opportunity to see the setting of the Night Street Exhibition, and unnoticed pass in the opening  of the exhibition. I took my back pack, made a circle around the exhibition, and satisfied I catch the way to the concert.

In the second day when the stage of contemporary art happened I decide to draw character with some content around him. I wanted the moment to hit in same time on the character and on the content also, that’s why I choice more simple character and not so complex story in front of him. I wanted the story to show  the vision of one young man and everything to be in one composition with the topic that I draw before U-TH. This time I choose  to draw on a horizontal surface  and I took material long 4 meters, After I put the character in the beginning of the picture, I decide to put my vision in mechanism of one clock, or the process of time passing, with more colors inside. Every deferent position and condition  which every Youth can find himself. Some of the parts are separating, from one they are becoming two and after they are becoming one again.

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I was impressed by one old man, local photographer who was following the process of my painting, and ask me for one photography. I know that I wont see this photography, but somehow I felt nice when he ask me to make a photography. I saw how he sees the life trough the  prism of his lens, and I wanted to be a part of that tape, I know him from the past years. He is one of the oldest supporters of the festival.

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And for him the festival is good. It makes him to be younger, and for me the conversation with him was a lesson, I was following him calmly while he was telling his story and the way how the local people salutes him. He told me the he likes the colors and the concept, I said thank you, for the photography also. I finished the picture few minutes before the start of the concert, we put the paintings around, and intimately between the participants we opened the Night exhibition and with our back packs together with the crowd we went to the summer theater for the beginning of the concert.

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