Tag Archives: gravity

Pinball – not the chaotic, button-mashing dingfest many assume it to be.

Rather – as this Vox mini-doc explains – a game of strategy where true players see patterns amid the noise and flashing lights.


‘La mécanique de l’Histoire’: an acrobatic and strangely mesmerising ‘meditation on gravity’ by the Foucault Pendulum at the Panthéon in Paris earlier this month, devised by multi disciplinary movement artist Yoann Bourgeois 


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Some of the 61 rescue cats caught derping it up (after a vet-administered dose of ear medicine) by photographer Carli Davidson (she of 2013’s Shake Dogs and last year’s Shake Puppies)

Also available as a book.


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Paperbridge by environmental artist Steve Messam: a free standing arch (no glue or fixings, just gravity and friction) spanning a stream at Grisedale Valley in Cumbria.

Constructed from 22,000 sheets of bright red paper, the ‘bridge’ weighs over 4.2 tonnes. Messam sez of it:

Paper is a simple material made from wood pulp and water. The intensity of colour used in the bridge contrasts with the verdant landscape making a bold statement of form and design. Alongside this the materials used have a resonance with the natural environment and the construction of the bridge also reflects local architectural forms, specifically pack horse bridges found throughout the area. All of the paper used in PaperBridge will be recovered and returned to the Burneside Mill for recycling into new paper once the project ends. This transparent cycle is part of the overall environmental narrative of the piece.


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Experimental filmmakers Claire and Max of Menilmonde sez:

Antigravity and inverted world are Sci-Fi.   But. Just imagine…Underlapse is a visual experience and shows how our brains can belost without its spatial cues. Some footage can cause slight dizziness on some people.