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"Sacred Spaces" in NYC

If you're in New York in coming months, we have an exhibition to recommend: "Sacred Spaces," at the Rubin Museum of Art until June 5. It involves a listening room, a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, and spinning projections of kaleidoscopic images. The unifying thread is a soundtrack of Himalayan winds, made from recordings taken at high-altitude monasteries in Mustang, Nepal. To be in its presence is truly to be transported: towards a beautiful culture, belief system, and way of being.

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The Art of Scrimshaw Predates the Era of Moby-Dick, But Will It Survive Much Longer?

No 86

“...you will come across lively sketches of whales and whaling-scenes, graven by the fishermen themselves on Sperm Whale-teeth, or ladies’ busks wrought out of the Right Whale-bone, and other like skrimshander articles, as the whalemen call the numerous little ingenious contrivances they elaborately carve out of the rough material, in their hours of ocean leisure....

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Credits

  • Director & Cinematographer - Ben Louis Nicholas
  • Editor - Ben Louis Nicholas
  • Producer - Oliver Hartman and Darrell Hartman
  • Original Music - Bryan Scary and Giulio Carmassi
  • Associate Producer - Mark Pizzi
  • Assistant Camera - Mark Pizzi
  • Sound Recording - Floyd Kellogg
  • Sound Design & Mix - Josh Wilson
  • Color - Carlos Flores

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