Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Irish Folk Furniture



I could have just posted the link on Facebook, but I'm dedicating a blogpost to it instead. You won't regret it. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded that there is an inherent human desire to build and decorate, simply.

This Irish short film by Tony O Donoghue (which just won the prize for Best Animated Short at Sundance 2013) is totally charming, and though as an Irishman I find subtitles of the brogue a little distracting, it's a lovely reminder that since we crawled out from the muck humans have made aesthetic choices about everyday objects, and that the roots of art are in gnarled knuckles and mindful living,

8 comments:

  1. It made me think of your Dad and mine, Mark.

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  2. Well, the "gnarled knuckles" bit is definitely my Dad, since he managed to practically sever his left hand on a table saw! Doh!

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  3. lovely film! on a similar theme, on the other side of the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXynrsrTKbI.

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  4. Wow, what a magic little piece of film. Love it.

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  5. Thanks for posting this — it's absolutely charming!

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  6. stop motion with inanimate objects just never gets old, does it? Charming piece on charming pieces- i'd agree about the footnotes. My favorite Irish transliteration? "Whale oil beef hooked" Say it out loud a few times. Found it on a toilet partition in Seattle years ago.

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