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Tatiana Plakhova Part II

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May 12, 2014

Tatiana Plakhova - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
"The main idea is to show a new way of “infographic” drawings. Because everything we see is biological, mathematical or geological information. It can also be cultural patterns or any other thing. Complexity Graphics works are based on mathematical simplicity and harmony. I would describe them as infographic abstracts. This mathematical style helps me to illustrate everything from biological cell to the space and meditative worlds. That’s why I admire by math, because it’s everywhere and nowhere." -Tatiana Plakhova, Moscow, Russia
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ECHO ╳ Lewis Arnold

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March 28, 2014

Art Blog - Lewis Arnold - Empty Kingdom
ECHO is a cryptically challenging drama that ensnares both its characters and audience in tensely constructed atmosphere. Directed by Lewis Arnold and written by James Walker.
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JUNKYARD ╳ Hisko Hulsing

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March 2, 2014

Art Blog - Hisko Hulsing - Empty Kingdom
A terrible encounter invokes one man’s life to flash before his eyes, a moment that may be more important than he thinks. JUNKYARD is a wonderfully dark and dramatic piece of work by Hisko Hulsing.
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PORTRAIT ╳ MILKYEYES (Donato Sansone)

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February 26, 2014

Art Blog - MILKEYES (Donato Sansone) - Empty Kingdom
A sequence of ghostly and hazy caricatures comprise PORTRAIT, the latest endeavor by MILKYEYES (Donato Sansone) (previously featured on EK for TOPO GLASSATO AL CIOCCOLATO).
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Cicada Princess ╳ Mauricio Baiocchi

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February 22, 2014

Art Blog - Mauricio Baiocchi - Empty Kingdom
VFX specialist Mauricio Baiocchi’s short film Cicada Princess adapts the perplexing natural lifecycle of these insects into a live-action animated fairytale. Check out the full stream right after the jump.
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“BEAUTY”

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February 21, 2014

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Italian experimental animator and director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro animates and gives life to classical still paintings.
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SYMMETRY / A Palindromic Film ╳ Yann Pineill

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February 18, 2014

Art Blog - Yann Pineill - Empty Kingdom
Yann Pineill’s latest short film SYMMETRY - A Palindromic Film is exactly that. An intriguing experiment in editing tricks and drama-romance narratives. Definitely check it out after the jump!
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OBJEKT V ╳ Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese & URBANSCREEN

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February 4, 2014

Art Blog - Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese - Empty Kingdom
OBJEKT V is a physical / virtual collaborative effort by Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese, and post-production studio URBANSCREEN. Together they blend the realms of VFX, 3D projection and 3D printing into one visually perplexing experience that bends the brain.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

TOP 100 2013
[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939...which doesn't really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004...but we're not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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KARAOKE! ╳ Andrew Renzi

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January 30, 2014

Art Blog - Andrew Renzi - Empty Kingdom
Director Andrew Renzi crafts an observant and subtle internal struggle for his short film KARAOKE!. Check it all out after the jump!
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From the Future with Love ╳ K. Michel Parandi

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January 26, 2014

Art Blog - K. Michel Parandi - Empty Kingdom
Business, government, technology and humanity are the volatile and dangerous topics showcased in K. Michel Parandi’s short film From the Future with Love.
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Marta Mamon

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January 23, 2014

Marta Mamon - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
Marta Mamon is a photographer/filmmaker who is currently a film theory student at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The artist shares with us her latest series entitled ‘Silence’ which expresses emotions without portraying perceptions of the face. Instead, feelings we rather conceal and distressingly hide.
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LONG DAYS ╳ Adam Keleman

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January 20, 2014

Art Blog - Adam Keleman - Empty Kingdom
Director / writer / producer Adam Keleman’s LONG DAYS follows one woman’s daily, and nightly, routine. A slow burn of a short tinged with a silent despair.
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OCP / Orifice Conditioning Plate ╳ Mitch Stratten

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January 14, 2014

Art Blog - Mitch Stratten - Empty Kingdom
Director / technical auteur / music artist Mitch Stratten brings us OCP / Orifice Conditioning Plate. An immersive and unhinged narrative focusing more on the procedural importance of its acting components to extract a very eye-widening sense of awe. Check it out after the jump!
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Immersives ╳ Adrien Servadio

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January 13, 2014

Art Blog - Adrien Servadio - Empty Kingdom
Director Adrien Servadio, playing from an original idea by Gauthier Flauder, presents Immersives. An abstract telling (with an appropriate title) of two bodies submerged in an expanse of water, light and darkness.
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Oru Burus

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December 26, 2013

Art Blog - Anton Brand, Guillaume Klein, Charlotte Quillet, Raphaël Théolade - Empty Kingdom
Directors / animators Anton Brand, Guillaume Klein, Charlotte Quillet and Raphaël Théolade create the CG-powered fantasy Oru Burus. A Supinfocom graduation short depicting the chaotic consequences residing over control and power. With accompanying music by Guillaume Zenses
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ALL THE TIME ╳ Lovett & VARIOUS…

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December 22, 2013

Art Blog - Lovett, VARIOUS - Empty Kingdom
Music composer Lovett (previously featured back in 2011 HERE) and a hefty load of collaborating directors come together to generate the visual super-cut music video ALL THE TIME. Check out all the media after the jump!
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Orgesticulanismus ╳ Mathieu Labaye

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December 18, 2013

Art Blog - Mathieu Labaye - Empty Kingdom
Animator Mathieu Labaye presents to us a personal piece on the importance of human movement in Orgesticulanismus, and dedicates the project’s main focus and admiration to his father Benoît Labaye.
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Shadows Cross ╳ Kianí del Valle, Kyson & Pol Ponsarnau

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December 14, 2013

Art Blog - Kianí del Valle, Kyson, Pol Ponsarnau - Empty Kingdom
Dancer / choreographer Kianí del Valle joins forces with music artist Kyson and production company POLACOS to create Shadows Cross. A complex construction of asymmetrical kaleidoscopes set against decaying architecture. Directed by Pol Ponsarnau.
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PLAY HOUSE ╳ Brandon LaGanke

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December 10, 2013

Art Blog - Brandon LaGanke - Empty Kingdom
Short film PLAY HOUSE adds a small air of unsettling detail to the story’s seemingly normal family. A chillingly crafted yarn directed and written by Brandon LaGanke. In association with Ghost+Cow Films.
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