Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sand art

Tonight's sandbox art by artist Kseniya Simonova, winner of the "Ukraine's Got Talent" contest:

From an article describing her performance:
The video tells the story of life during World War II or The Great Patriotic War, as it's known in the Ukraine.

It is no doubt the reason for the emotional reactions of some of the audience.
The Ukraine was one of the most devastated countries of WWII, with 1 in 4 Ukrainians killed and nearly 20% of all people killed in the war being from the Ukraine!

The final frame of the animation shows the ghost of a fallen sailor and text that reads: “You are always nearby”.

The sand is on a lightbox, and projected on to the screen behind her so the audience can view the work. Impressive, and beautiful.

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