Found Art

  • Living Material - Yo-Yo Ma

    Living Material - Yo-Yo Ma

    "in music, there is no such thing as the greatest anything because it is learning forever..." 
    - Yo-Yo Ma

    This episode of Found Art was extracted from the Bloomberg show "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" which was first broadcast on July 12, 2017.

    Yo-Yo Ma was featured and he shares his insights into the process of being both an artist and a human. Four excerpts have been pulled from the interview.

    Full interview may be viewed here:

  • 'Red Bird'

    'Red Bird'

    This whimsical music video is from a children's album by Dan Zanes called 'Lead Belly, Baby'.  As a young boy he was drawn to the music of Lead Belly that inspired his musical exploration -- now decades later he presents a fresh vision of Lead Belly's music for a new generation.

    The song is wonderfully presented in this video directed by Donald Saaf and Dan Folgar, with Marionettes by Julia Zanes.

  • The Wonder of Cape Dorset Prints

    The Wonder of Cape Dorset Prints

    This offering is a great Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop promotional video, that touches both the history of the Inuit artist co-op and the techniques they use. It was first presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2014. The film was created by HyperActive Production Inc.

  • Log Driver's Waltz

    Log Driver's Waltz

    A wonderful animated vignette by the National Film Board of Canada. It tells the story of a young woman who loves to dance and is ready to marry, chooses a log driver over his more affluent rivals. Directed by John Weldon in 1979, the film is based on the song The Log Driver's Waltz by Wade Hemsworth, sung by The McGarrigle Sisters to the music of the Mountain City Four.


  • Meredith Monk - 'I Believe in the Healing Power of Art.'

    Meredith Monk - 'I Believe in the Healing Power of Art.'

    This offering is a TateShots which was published this November on their youtube channel. Meredith Monk is primarily known for her voice innovations. She is also a composer, performer, film-maker, and interdisciplinary artist.

    In this video, we enter Meredith Monk's workspace as she shares some of her insights into art as a response to living in this world.

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