Wednesday, 28. September 2005
What the Bleep do we (k)now !?
Im November 2005 startet der in den USA preisgekrönte Independent Film What the Bleep do we know? - Was glauben wir eigentlich zu wissen?! auch in den deutschen Kinos.
Als unabhängig produzierter Independent Movie überraschte "What the Bleep do we know?" bereits in den USA mit erstaunlichem Erfolg. Bislang gewann der Film dort auf fünf Film Festivals die begehrtesten Preise in der Szene. What the Bleep do we know? spielte in seiner Heimat bereits über $12 Millionen ein und liegt mit der DVD auf Platz 1 in der Rangliste der Mehrfachbestellungen.
What the Bleep do we know!?
|Kreieren wir das, was wir sehen, selbst? Wie wirklich ist unsere Realität? Vierzehn Wissenschaftler und Lehrmeister bieten dem Zuschauer mit ihren Antworten verblüffende Erklärungen und Erkenntnisse, die es dem Zuschauer ermöglichen, die eigene Lebenssituation zu verstehen und zu verändern. Dabei bedienen sie sich der neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse von der Quantenphysik bis hin zur Gehirnforschung. Ihre Aussagen sind jedoch nicht nur wissenschaftlicher Natur. Über den Verlauf des Films verschwimmen zunehmend die Unterschiede von Wissenschaft und Spiritualität und wir beginnen zu erkennen, dass letztlich beide Sichtweisen die gleichen Phänomene beschreiben. |
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What the Bleep do we know!?
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Photography and the Occult
Ghostly, pale images of the dead hovering near those still living. Self-proclaimed mediums with streams of "ectoplasm" from the spirit world spewing from their mouths. Levitating tables.
New Exhibit Looks at Occult Photography
Just in time for the spookiest part of the year, a new exhibition looks at how photography was used by those attempting to capture evidence of the paranormal. "The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult" opened Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and runs through Dec. 31.
The exhibition features about 120 photographs from collections all over the world, and arrives in New York after a showing in Paris. Most of the images date from about the 1860s until World War II, a period when people were greatly interested in spiritualism and the paranormal. Using photography to document any images or incidents became a popular way of trying to get proof.
by Associated Press, via ABCnews. (English)
More at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Perfect Medium - Photography and the Occult
UPDATE 30.09.05 @ 18.01 Uhr
Today in the News:
Hands down, it's the most hilarious, not to mention the most charming, exhibition the museum has done in years. Like all examples of great humor, it is, at heart, also a sneakily serious affair.
Ghosts in the Lens, Tricks in the Darkroom
|Its subjects include the depths of human gullibility and the conjuring power of photography, whose technology, we may forget in the cynical day of digital manipulation and Photoshop, seemed unfathomable to so many people a century and more ago. |
The exhibition's deeper subject is the dreamer in all of us. The art in these ham-fisted photographs of transparent tomfoolery, such as it is, is generally not formal but mystical. I don't mean that the images of spirits and ectoplasms and mediums lofting card tables into the air are believable (although they are, I suppose, if you wish them to be). I mean that they inevitably sail past their intended goal, which is to document the unbelievable, and end up in a realm of higher truth.
- Photography Review 'The Perfect Medium' by Michael Kimmelman, New York Times. (English)
Don’t miss the Audio Slide Show "Phantasmagoric Imagery" on the left - Directly Link !
UPDATE 01.10.05 @ 12.04 Uhr
Another review of this exhibit: Is seeing believing?
by Newsday. (English)
Ha ha Yoga
A giddy group of 10 is at the weekly, free Laughter Yoga, a growing global movement that has devotees simulating chuckles and guffaws – which, judging by this laugh riot, can turn real. The theory is that forced laughter (with yogic deep breathing) relieves stress, pumps up disease-fighting hormones, helps people bond with others, and, as a bonus, promotes world peace.
Ha ha Yoga
|"Even if you don't feel happy, who cares? Fake it!" exclaims laughter leader Sebastien Gendry, 35, in a thick French accent and sporting a T-shirt with the slogan, "I (heart) to laugh for no reason. No joke." |
Soon, a 71-year-old grandmother is in stitches during an ad-lib Puking Laughter. Everyone exaggeratedly clutches their stomachs, bends over and pretends to hurl. You had to be there. ... No matter how it looks at first, though, this is not some hairbrained Hollywood-ish fad. The phony laughter phenom was started a decade ago in India by "the Guru of Giggling," physician Madan Kataria, and has since spread through Asia, Europe and North America.
Photos by Carol Kron / Copley News Service
- Groups gather for forced laughter to gain health benefits, and, no joke, they get it by Norma Meyer, SignOnSanDiego. (English)
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