You go, girl. I wonder what Riley would think of the work of JeongMee Yoon.
I know the chances of you having NOT seen this already are slim, but I don’t care, it’s too awesome not to put on the blog. Just more proof Sesame Street is king.
This year, the members of The Polyphonic Spree, along with two other bands (TBD), will join the Invisible Children crew and La Blogotheque on a journey to Gulu, Uganda. While there, the bands will learn about the many affects the 24-year-long war has had on the area and its inhabitants, and they will learn about what’s being done to stop it. During their stay, each of the bands will play a show – in La Blogotheque’s Take Away Show fashion – interacting with the locals and using the surroundings and the scenery to enhance the experience for all.
The result will be a documentary film – a series of three Take Away Shows interspersed with band member interviews and local events. The film will be sold by Invisible Children in an effort to raise funds to further promote awareness of the 23-year-long war and to support the Invisible Children programs.
Invisible Children and La Blogotheque want YOU to be involved. Your support will not only help get production for this project under way, but it will ultimately help us in proving to the world that ‘musical notes can be more powerful than bullets, and songs more powerful than bombs’. Click HERE to donate to this great cause or learn more.
INVISIBLE CHILDREN: In the spring of 2003, three young filmmakers traveled to Africa in search of a story. What started out as a filmmaking adventure transformed into much more when these boys from Southern California discovered a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them, a tragedy where children are both the weapons and the victims. After returning to the States, they created the documentary “Invisible Children: Rough Cut,” a film that exposes the tragic realities of northern Uganda’s night commuters and child soldiers. See this film and you will be forever changed.
Get it HERE for only $10. Watch it, then pass it on to a friend.
My brain hurt a little (as I’m guessing yours might) after looking at these amazing images by Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon. They’re so loaded with objects and implications that it’s difficult to sort out your own emotional response and appreciate them as simple artistic works. I’m equal parts repulsed and engrossed. Still, it’s hard not to wonder if there’s something physiological that draws us to specific colors, or whether it’s just a result of successful marketing. Be sure to pop over to JeongMee’s site to read what his intentions were with the project. Very interesting.
Wee See has instituted a new rule for the NYC Subway System. Effective immediately.