2047 Apologue is a concept performance by Chinese director Zhang Yimou, the director of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The video is a teaser for the final part of the show titled the Weaving Machine, one of eight acts that combine traditional Chinese craft, music, or dance with modern technology such as lasers, robots, and drones. The combination of ancient and modern technology aims to comment on how much the later has taken over life in the 21st century.
Cities take on a different persona at night, and they can either be full of energy or melancholy, depending on the city, the districts, or time of the night. Street photographers who prowl their towns by nightfall know this very well, and it’s interesting how their photo narratives reveal which part of the night they prefer to document. For Hamburg-based photographer Mark Broyer, it’s the colorful after hours of his city.
On Instagram, the American artist Giulia, aka @scientwehst, amuses herself by circumventing censorship with highly suggestive collages, mixing female bodies and photographs of architecture. An amazing encounter between the flesh and the concrete, between the organic and the mineral, which makes us discover a seductive facet of the world that surrounds us while denouncing the strict policies of censorship of the social networks.