Found Art


  • Norman McLaren animation from 1958 titled ‘Le Merle’

    Norman McLaren animation from 1958 titled ‘Le Merle’


    "This is a film about a (white) blackbird who loses body parts and gets them back three fold. This bird with three of everything dances to the old folk song. What is amazing about the film is that one only sees essentials – highly stylized and disconnected bits – the body parts are small paper rectangles, the eyes little paper circles."
    - Donald McWilliams: NORMAN MCLAREN: HANDS-ON ANIMATION
     



  • "I was rising up, Hitting the ground..." Lhasa de Sela


    A beautiful, hand-drawn video for Lhasa's song "Rising" which was created by Alex McLean and Kathleen Weldon, two Montreal illustrators. "Rising" was on Lhasa's final album titled "Lhasa" released in 2009.



  • 'au revoir'

    'au revoir'


    Music video by Leonard Cohen performing "Traveling Light".

     



  • Two Men Talk Art

    Two Men Talk Art


    Artist Robert Rauschenberg shares, with interviewer Charlie Rose, that when he is making art
    he is the least self-conscious.

    This is an excerpt from a longer interview that was first broadcast in 1998.



  • Dancing For You

    Dancing For You


    This Found Art goes back to an early Japanese animated film made in 1929. This gem was sourced from traditional folklore about a man entering the woods and coming across a circle of fierce and joyous beings.



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