A shorter version of a wonderful video titled FOLI (there is no movement without rhythm).
Life has a rhythm, it's constantly moving.
The word for rhythm (used by the Malinke tribes) is FOLI.
It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound.
It's found in every part of daily life.
In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it.
It's an extraordinary blend of image and sound that
feeds the senses and reminds us all
how essential it is.
Original full version created by Thomas Roebers & Floris Leeuwenberg and dedicated to the people of Baro.
"It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work." - David Hockney
This video short was made by TATE Britain to announce the most comprehensive exhibition of David Hockney's works including photography, printmaking and of course paintings.
The original source video was a recording of a live show, but for this site viewing we muted the audience
and added music to the performance.
Susumu Koshimizu is a Japanese artist known for making sculptures that expose the surface quality of different materials. He is considered a key member of the Mono-ha movement (‘School of Things’), which reacted against the embrace of technology and visual trickery in mid-1960s Japanese art.
The Mono-ha artists sought to understand ‘the world as it is’ by exploring the essential properties of materials, often combining organic and industrial objects and processes.
'From Surface to Surface' currently on display at Tate Modern
"This is a film about a (white) blackbird who loses body parts and gets them back three fold. This bird with three of everything dances to the old folk song. What is amazing about the film is that one only sees essentials – highly stylized and disconnected bits – the body parts are small paper rectangles, the eyes little paper circles."
- Donald McWilliams: NORMAN MCLAREN: HANDS-ON ANIMATION