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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.
We bring you today a quote from the was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung, founder of analytical psychology.
Individuation is the central concept of analytical psychology, this is, the psychological process of integrating the opposites, including the conscious with the unconscious, while still maintaining their relative autonomy. Jung considered individuation to be the central process of human development.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Jung created many of the classical psychological concepts, like the archetype, the collective unconscious, the complex, and synchronicity, and his work has been influential in philosophy, anthropology, archeology, literature and religious studies.
We have previously featured events on this blog, but not this one… and if you like Decimononic’s aesthetic proposal, you are going to love it. Without further ado, let’s talk a bit about an amazing event!
The Edwardian Ball
The Edwardian Ball is an event is an event founded by Rosin Coven and co-hosted by Vau de Vire Society, an avant-cabaret community located in San Francisco (USA) with a track record of over 15 years.
If do not know who Viktoria Modesta is, you might be interested to know that she was our first “Ambassador of Singularity’.
During The X Factor Final on ITV, on Sunday 14th December 2014, Channel 4 launched this video as part of the channel’s brand campaign, ‘Born Risky’. Channel 4 decided to give Viktoria this opportunity because she is different to any other contemporary pop artist: ‘She treats her amputeeism as empowering, as part of her artistic expression which can thrill and influence – not an accident of nature which demands sympathy. Viktoria’s Prototype shines a light on stigma, questions normal ideas of sex and beauty and celebrates being different’.
Some words about Prototype video
As Viktoria Modesta said: ‘For a long time, pop culture closed its doors on me as an amputee and alternative artist. I think people have always found it hard to know what to think or feel about an amputee who wasn’t trying to be an Olympian. In sports, ‘overcoming’ a disability makes you a hero, but in pop there is no place for these feelings,” she adds. “I have never felt comfortable thinking of myself as disabled and this has inspired me to actively challenge old-fashioned views and create a platform in mainstream pop-culture, with other artists, where I have always known I belonged. The time for boring ethical discussions around disability is over. It’s only through feelings of admiration, aspiration, curiosity and envy that we can move forward’.