ROMAN CATHOLICISM IN SAMOA

I don’t know about you but I absolutely love how the Samoan Catholics were able to inject some aspects of Samoan culture into the existing practices of the Roman Catholic mass, i.e., dancing of the taualuga during Offertory Procession and use of kava bowls as ciboriums instead of the usual gilded Baroque golden containers.

Pio Cardinal Taofinuʻu funeral mass, Samoan Catholic Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, Apia-Samoa.



Open field mass, Apia-Samoa.

DAVID BOWIE’S “VERBASIZER”

David Bowie’s inspirations and creative process and some discussion of the Verbasizer, designed by Ty Roberts.

Clips are from Michael Apted’s documentary Inspirations (1997).

RAMS

Art
A short teaser for the documentary RAMS, about legendary German designer Dieter Rams. A film by Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized), with original music by Brian Eno.





AUSTIN KLEON

Austin Kleon speaking on how to press forward when doing creative work, even when times get challenging. Recorded March 2018 at the Gray Area Grand Theatre in San Francisco as part of Bond, a new conference that examines how independent artists and creators make a living through the internet.