“1945-1998” by Isao Hashimoto

Isao Hashimoto created this chromatic sound map, representing all the nuclear tests that have taken place from 1945 until 1998. Regardless of how anyone feels about nuclear testing, this piece of video art, minimalistic in its design, takes nothing out of the images that come to mind when watching those little flashes of light appear on the world map.

To me, this video is proof alone that as man advances technologically and scientifically, he has gained extraordinary power, but has lost all concepts of humanity’s vision for the future. Like intellectually handicapped steroid freaks, we have pumped up our arsenal, but lost our imagination.

Sort Sol (The Black Sun)

Place: Denmark, Music: Pantera – Planet Caravan (Black Sabbath cover)

Sort sol is a nature phenomenon in the marshlands in southwestern Jutland, Denmark, in particular the marsh near Tønder and Ribe.

Sort sol takes place in the hours just after sunset. The birds gather in large flocks and form huge formations in the sky just before they decide for a location to roost for the night. The movements of the formations have been likened to kind of a dance or ballet and the birds are so numerous that they seem to obliterate the sunset, hence the term “sort sol” (Danish for “black sun”).