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18 June 2021

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at Mikael Owunna, Lesha Pavlov, a charming animation, OpenWalls Arles 2021 winners, inevitable convergence and laptops.

  • In A Public Exhibition Celebrates the Beauty and Transcendence of the Black Body, Ellyn Kail interviews Mikael Owunna about his images from Infinite Essence. "To create his glittering constellations, the artist starts by hand-painting his models' bodies with fluorescent paint (each person chooses the colors they want) before moving into complete darkness," she writes.
  • In New Love in the Time of Corona, Magali Duzant interviews Lesha Pavlov about his project Time to be Together, which "chart the course of his connection to Polina, an artist he met through Instagram." Polina, in fact, helped him stage various shots to illustrate their relationship. "We thought about everything -- the situation, the meaning, the composition, the light," he says.
  • In A Delightful Animation Chronicles a Peaceful Spring Hike Through a Camera's Viewfinder, Grace Ebert highlights "a charming animation about exploring the outdoors from the Seoul-based studio VCRWorks." Here's the 1:50 second episode of the series:

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