Mad Quickies: MOMA Miracle, Animal Activism, Diorama Dilemma, 27 Sleeping Cats and More!
Weekend Quickies are magical Quickies. They sometimes appear out of nowhere. Catch these mercurial bits of data while you can!
From a series on Natural History Museums, this installment covers the Diorama Dilemma: the art and science of museum displays.
Wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen uses Instagram to stealthily [clickbait-ishly] draw attention to climate change.
Using DNA, dirt and feces, international artists merge science and art to answer life questions. “Plants that taste, smell like humans; portraits made from controversial DNA and more highlight new class of UB Coalesce biological art residencies”
Street artist Milane Ramsi created this transparent graffiti illusion at an underpass.
One of the Best Animated Films You’ve Never Seen Is Getting Two Short Sequels. And there is only ONE date this will be in theaters: September 24th. Maybe one is near you. Theater listings at A Town Called Panic’s site. [trailer below and in link]
Diversion #1: Charting The Blair Witch Project’s Influence Through 10 Horror Films That Followed. Includes slideshow + descriptions
Diversion #2:Here are 27 photos of sleeping cats. Just because.
A Town Called Panic: Double Fun [US Official Trailer]
Films by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar
from the page
IN THEATERS ONE DAY ONLY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016! With disarming wit and hilarious visuals, A TOWN CALLED PANIC: DOUBLE FUN revels in the simple setup of three plasticine toys sent on increasingly surreal and freewheeling adventures. Cowboy and Indian are always up to some harebrained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In CHRISTMAS PANIC, their out-of-control antics lead Horse to call Santa and cancel the presents. But the boys figure they can still save Christmas… if they break into their neighbor’s house to steal his yule log! In BACK TO SCHOOL PANIC, a class assignment yields a special prize, but only Pig knows the answer. Cowboy and Indian use a special shrinking potion to sneak into Pig’s brain, where they discover a sodium-packed world of pig cops riding in bacon cars and sausage cycles.
These new short films continue the brilliant, over-the-top visual inventiveness that has given the series a dedicated cult following, with a classic slapstick comedy sensibility that is perfect for all ages. This special Arthouse Theater Day release continues with the fun with an intermission featuring two classic A Town Called Panic shorts, Lisa & Jan and Cow-Hulk, where ill-behaved European backpackers and an alien microbe cause even more mayhem!
Featured image is a Caiman wearing a crown of butterflies by Mark Cowan.