Synkroniciti is closing up shop for 2013 and I would like to leave you with my favorite featured videos of the past year. Please enjoy them and the rest of our lists for 2013. Happy holidays and I will be back here for you next year!
Full Speed Ahead: Eye of the Storm by Lovett
A traveller steers into the storm of a love gone wrong in this beautiful steam punk video featuring black light and blue screen technology.
Cheer Up: Masitéladi by Amadou and Mariam
Rollicking song by Amadou and Mariam with an incredible video. Amadou’s guitar is smokin’!
Illuminating Architecture: Projection Mapping and O(Omicron)
Celebrating architecture with a glorious light show.
Weaving the Willow Wand: Baskets of Lise Bech
Basket weaving, sustainability and the wisdom of cooperating with nature. This intimate video was a runner-up for the most popular list.
Sing and Dance to End Violence Against Women: Break the Chain Video
The other runner-up was this inspiring music video made by the V-Day One Billion Rising Campaign. Earworm alert!
In Memoriam: Taffety Punk’s Interpretation of Sylvia Punk’s Tulips
A very moving recitation and performance art piece on Sylvia Plath’s Tulips by the Taffety Punk Theatre Company.
Still Growing: “Get Old” Hy Snell, 94
With only 5% of his vision remaining, artist Hy Snell pursues the best work he has ever done, a smile on his face and a song on his lips.
For the Kid in You: The Impish and Heartwarming World of an Eye for Annai
Delightful animated story of a one-eyed monster looking for his missing eye.
Exploring Life, Death and Collectivism: Vocalise for Nine Voices by Kostika Çollaku
Haunting unaccompanied choral music video shot in an anarchist collective squat in Greece.
Alien Birds of New Guinea: The Birds of Paradise Project
Quirky birds with unusual habits, beautiful plumage and strange voices.
Not Your Average Game of Cat and Mouse: Armor by Jeff de Boer
Armor made for cats, mice, and collectors with ingenuity and imagination.
Living Dots and Glorious Dust: The Human Form Revealed in Unnamed Soundscape by Daniel Franke
Multidimensional recreation of a a dancer’s body using three cameras, advanced software and a cool soundtrack.
Painting the Face of the Arab Spring: Street Art of Tripoli, Beirut and Cairo
The importance of the street art or graffiti movement in the Middle East. Eye-opening.
For Love of Sun and Moon: Kiss: A Love Story
Interpreting a solar eclipse as a kiss between sun and moon. Poetic animation.
Peace and goodwill to all of you and best wishes for a wonderful 2014!