In Shenzhen, China stands one of the tallest structures in the world– the tower atop the yet-unfinished Shenzhen Financial Center. A pair of Ukranian and Russian daredevils have taken to climbing it, to a height of 2,165 feet (660 meters), in this hair-raising, beautiful video.
The Droste effect is also known as mise en abyme, or more simply, “a picture within a picture”. A series of nested, precisely drawn images give the appearance that the artwork goes…
A favorite destination for adventure seekers and those with high thresholds for adrenaline, New Zealand is known for lush greenery and natural wonder. Jumping from river rafts to helicopters with a few cliff dives inbetween, director Ben Steensels shot and edited this vertigo-inducing short film to show the manic excitement that New Zealand has to offer.
More on the director can be found here.
Amputees hobble around bombed out buildings and German civilians attempt to rebuild their city in this rare, high-definition footage of Berlin after the war. In it, we can see Soviet troops beginning their occupation of East Berlin as they begin to dismantle any evidence of the Third Reich. At one moment, a young blonde girl smiles genuinely at the camera, and the truth of war is made simple: the civilians, on both sides, are mostly innocent.
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Music’s relationship with individuality and civil dissent is well documented, which is precisely why authoritarian regimes tend to censor music and musicians upon assuming power. This is precisely what happened in Mali.