1.- About Steampunk Hands Around the World
For second year in a row, Steampunk Hands around the World has thrived throughout February.
As the promoter of this event, Kevin Steil, said, Steampunk Hands Around the World 2015- Our Playground, Our Classroom, Our Workshop is a month long event in February 2015 showing and sharing how steampunk and the community is where we can play, learn, and create. Through these means, we come together as a community to forge new connections and friendships, inspire and be inspired by each other, and create realities from the stuff of dreams.
2.- A different approach this time
Naturally most of the initiatives have been conceived by the Steampunk community for the Steampunk community; Irene and I dit this ourselves last year, indeed. However, this time we wanted to take a different approach. Why? Because the Steampunk movement is not isolated, it interacts and influences other communities worlwide. In fact, we explored the existing link between Steampunk fashion and Haute Couture some time ago, so this time we began to wonder… may Steampunk ethos and aesthetics be impacting on other alternative lifestyle scenes? If so, how? And we said… alright, let’s find out!
As scheduled, Inhorgenta Munich took place from 20th to 23rd February. It is one of the most important events for the jewelry industry worlwide, specially within Europe. Irene and I had the chance to visit this trade fair on 21st and 22nd and it was a great experience. We even had time to do some sightseeing the morning of Sunday 22nd and we can’t deny that Munich is a charming city, hopefully we will be back in the near future.
I have written a brief review of the event for the Asociación Joyas de Autor, it is already available on its website (Spanish language): “La Joya de Autor en Inhorgenta 2015”.
About Thomas Kuntz
A new project of Thomas Kuntz, the film ‘The occult world of automata’, has given us the perfect excuse to introduce you to the creative world of this genius.
Born in 1965 in Phoenix (Arizona – USA), Thomas J. Kuntz is a contemporary artist on a mission: bringing ancient arcana and modern technologies together as weapons for aesthetic enlightenment. His father was a surgeon and his mother a folk artist/doll maker, and he has been working as a professional artist since 1986.
Kuntz takes an alchemical approach to his art, being designer, sculptor, mechanician, automatist, animator, modelmaker, painter and conceptualist… all in one.
‘Dead Horses on a Beach’ by Andrea Pellegrini & Tanja Zapolski – A Singular Soundtrack by Decimononic
Mezzo-soprano Andrea Pellegrini and classical pianist Tanja Zapolski were chosen by Martin Hall to perform most of the songs of her album ‘If Power Asks Why’, released in October 2012.
‘Dead Horses on a Beach’ is the opening song of this album and its video was made by the Danish photographer Robin Skjoldborg, produced by Martin Hall and edited by Henrik Möll.
Splendidly heartbreaking. Singular, yes.