Critical Living by Alex Widdowson
"Critical Living draws upon the experiences of people involved in the Philadelphia Association therapeutic communities while also addressing some of the major discussion points in the Critical Psychiatry movement.
Critical Psychiatry, formally known as Anti-Psychiatry, has been scrutinising the dominant medical understanding of distress for over 50 years. It’s leading members were a disparate bunch that included R. D. Laing and David Cooper, both disillusioned psychiatrists and co-founders of the Philadelphia Association, as well as the renowned philosopher Michel Foucault, the libertarian Thomas Szasz, and Erving Goffman a sociologist.
Since creating a therapeutic community at Kingsley Hall in 1965, the Philadelphia Association has run more than twenty community houses which have offered asylum and hospitality to people in distress. This work continues at two houses in North London.
The experience of fifty years has shown that personal crises and seemingly inescapable unhappiness may for many people be transformed in households like these. They are places where people can come together to address their difficulties in a situation of shared everyday living."
"Nick Drake's Harvest Breed"
Performed by Roberto Angelini and Rodrigo D'Erasmo
Directed and animated by: Gianluca Maruotti
Post/edit: Gianluca Maruotti
Made with Dragonframe
Roberto Angelini: guitar and vocals
Rodrigo D'Erasmo: violin
Fabio Rondanini: percussions
Gabriele Lazzarotti: bass
Andrea Pesce: piano
Daniele “ilmafio” Tortora: rec&mix
SEQUENCE by Jin Angdoo and Dan Munro
"A short film made with a scientist Dan Munro about protein folding during Imagine Science Films Festival in NY."
Art / Camera by Jin Angdoo and Dan Munro
Edit / FX / Color by Jin Angdoo
Sound by Merche Blasco
Titles by Mathieu Julien
Title Font Vendredi by Anton Moglia
Special thanks to Alina Maria Rancier, Nate Dorr and Lauren Kaye
Getting Started by William J Crook
"Feeling frenetic, frustrated, ecstatic, distracted, it's all part of getting started."
El Mago Georges by Kati Egely
"We aren't only created with free will, but also with responsibility. The responsibility to listen to our gut feelings, follow our intuition, the wise part of us. According to the old definition, a magician is a wise person. So we can all be magicians if we are brave enough."
direction/ animation/ edition/ design/ photography: Kati Egely
music: Chancha Vía Circuito & El Búho
sound: Pedro Canale
color correction: Pablo Padovani
Remote Life Drawings by Cheng-Hsu Chung
"Remote Life Drawings is an animated collage of abstract images that illustrate the neighbourhood of Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan. TAV is located at the centre of four distinct districts that exist in harmony in central Taipei. The film connects the four districts by using morphing animation, presenting the vague and complex atmosphere around the village."
Sound design& Music: Andy Chiu
Drawing Assistance: Agne Jurkenaite, Eunju Ara Choi, Rou-Hsin Wu
Mediterranea by Alix Bortoli
On PolymorphArt.net, you will find hundreds of hand-picked multi-genre art projects in between art, digital art and philosophy. Discover contemporary developments in art that take place within the framework of the ongoing digital transformation of our society, but which are only very rarely seen in the mainstream media.
PolymorphArt.net is about contexts, viewpoints, visual axes, and changes of perspective. Depending on the context, your perspective on the specific art project will change. Along the way you can find, coincidentally or serendipitously, other projects that correspond to the chosen artistic, technical, mood, or philosophy-related context you’ve chosen.