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Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift are phenomenally talented! 

Images 1-5: Looking back at their amazing Ghost Chair Collection (2007/2008) of futuristic plexiglass chairs created with laser technology, we were struck again by the originality of their vision. Created using acrylic and air, Gordijn and Nauta have said the idea for the collection “is based on a classical philosophical question: do objects, just like people, possess an inner complexity that is hidden underneath a plain surface?” Under a certain light the viewer sees hundreds of microscopic bubbles which were created using a unique 3D-technique to form drawings beneath the surface within the translucent acrylic of the chair frame. The effect is astonishingly powerful.

Image 6: Their light sculpture (which we first saw at Design Miami), Fragile Future III is made up of three-dimensional bronze electrical circuits connected to LED lights onto which real dandelions seeds are attached. The effect is dazzling with the ethereal shape of the dandelion seeds creating diffused points of lights on the grid-like structure. 

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The Nuer (1970)

"A poetic film concentrating on evocative images of life among a group of Nuer living in Ethiopia. Creates a strong and memorable impression of the people, their cattle, their artifacts, and their land. On occasion, an English narration is used to give a more anthropological account of events, especially; a bride price dispute, a ghost marriage, a revitalistic ceremony intended to combat a smallpox epidemic, and the climax of the film, a gar initiation where two boys receive the forehead incisions of manhood." (source)
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The Nuer (1970)

"A poetic film concentrating on evocative images of life among a group of Nuer living in Ethiopia. Creates a strong and memorable impression of the people, their cattle, their artifacts, and their land. On occasion, an English narration is used to give a more anthropological account of events, especially; a bride price dispute, a ghost marriage, a revitalistic ceremony intended to combat a smallpox epidemic, and the climax of the film, a gar initiation where two boys receive the forehead incisions of manhood." (source)

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Through the Negev (2007)

"Told through interwoven first-person accounts by the few women and children who have made the journey by walking from Egypt to Israel, Through the Negev is a short documentary that encapsulates the refugees’ struggle for home and safety.
The documentary gives voice to women and children not often represented in stories about Sudan. We speak to 10-year old Naka and her mother Natalina, who escaped religious persecution in Southern Sudan. We meet ‘Ahmul’, an Arab Muslim student activist who fled Sudan after being tortured for attempting to start a student union. We speak to Affaf from Darfur, who misses her husband. And we meet Ida, a powerful orator who convinces us that home is a universal human right. Caught in complicated geographic, religious and political webs, the simplicity of their message becomes even more powerful.” (source)

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Film

Through the Negev (2007)

"Told through interwoven first-person accounts by the few women and children who have made the journey by walking from Egypt to Israel, Through the Negev is a short documentary that encapsulates the refugees’ struggle for home and safety.

The documentary gives voice to women and children not often represented in stories about Sudan. We speak to 10-year old Naka and her mother Natalina, who escaped religious persecution in Southern Sudan. We meet ‘Ahmul’, an Arab Muslim student activist who fled Sudan after being tortured for attempting to start a student union. We speak to Affaf from Darfur, who misses her husband. And we meet Ida, a powerful orator who convinces us that home is a universal human right. Caught in complicated geographic, religious and political webs, the simplicity of their message becomes even more powerful.” (source)

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Benjamin and His Brother (2002)

"Benjamin and His Brother is an extraordinary piece of film-making: a story which is both “true” in the ordinary sense that it actually happened (and continues to develop), but also true in the deep sense, with the force and weight of myth. Shortly after we meet Benjamin, his life is hit by yet another calamity: William is due out of Kakuma on the next airlift, but there has been a bureaucratic cock-up, and Benjamin is left behind. The film follows William to Houston, Texas, where he gets a minimum-wage job in a supermarket and discovers he has a grandmother and cousins, alive and well in Kansas City. Benjamin waits on in Kakuma, where he is waiting still.” (source)
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Benjamin and His Brother (2002)

"Benjamin and His Brother is an extraordinary piece of film-making: a story which is both “true” in the ordinary sense that it actually happened (and continues to develop), but also true in the deep sense, with the force and weight of myth. Shortly after we meet Benjamin, his life is hit by yet another calamity: William is due out of Kakuma on the next airlift, but there has been a bureaucratic cock-up, and Benjamin is left behind. The film follows William to Houston, Texas, where he gets a minimum-wage job in a supermarket and discovers he has a grandmother and cousins, alive and well in Kansas City. Benjamin waits on in Kakuma, where he is waiting still.” (source)

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Pages from The Book of Sudanese Cows (2011), written and illustrated by a group of young children and parents at Sacred Heart Primary School in Pearce, Canberra. The page shown below contains the following recipes: Muna’s Sudanese Dish - “Khuandiong” and Achol’s Sudanese Dish - “Wal Wal.”

Too adorable! The book is also available in Nuer, Dinka, Arabic and English, visit this website for more information.

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The Good Lie (2014)

I was able to suppress my hatred for white savior complex films just to revel in the beauty of these visuals. Let’s hope this leads to even more opportunities for Kuoth Wiel, Ger Duany and Emmanuel Jal, but there seriously needs to be an end to films about white protagonists helping Africans/African Americans overcome trials and tribulations.

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The Kruševo Makedonium monument in Macedonia was dedicated to the Ilinden Uprising of 1903, when the Bulgarian population revolted against the Ottoman Empire. (Photo by Jan Kempenaers)

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The Kruševo Makedonium monument in Macedonia was dedicated to the Ilinden Uprising of 1903, when the Bulgarian population revolted against the Ottoman Empire. (Photo by Jan Kempenaers)