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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual art, poetry, and literature of the group members. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Many surreal works are created through the use of techniques and games to provide inspiration, which are said to free imagination by producing a creative process free of conscious control. The importance of the unconscious as a source of inspiration is central to the nature of surrealism.

Famous surreal artists, writers, and filmmakers include but are not limited to:
Luis Buñuel, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Valentine Hugo, Marcel Lecomte, René Magritte, E. L. T. Mesens, Joan Miró, Paul Nougé, Méret Oppenheim, Francis Picabia, Louis Scutenaire, André Souris, Yves Tanguy, and Toyen. (Wikipedia)

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Finisterrae (2010) Film Review

Finisterrae Directed and Written by Sergio Caballero Lecha, Cinematography by Eduard Grau Spain, 2010 What exactly is Finisterrae? Dadaist art project? Absurdist bildungsroman? Destructionist popcorn flick? Whatever its inevitable classification may be, it will arrive there surely by accident. Filmed as nothing more than a few beautifully captured scenes and strung together with the thinnest...Read...
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Sound Of Noise (2010) Film Review

Directed by Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson Sound Of Noise is labeled as a black humor and oddball action film, which it is. More than anything, though, it is a music film – one which celebrates and pays homage to experimental music, as well as avant-garde classical composers. From the hand-drawn opening credits of...Read...
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Wild Beasts – “Albatross” Music Video

Hopefully this isn’t ridiculous music journalism, but I just want to take a quote the YouTube’s ever-so-painful-to-read-comments to sum up this video: “Katy Perry lookalike + black swan vibe + great song + moustache = “win” Though I wouldn’t personally describe this video as such, it certainly captures some highlights. An Aronofsky Black Swan vibe...Read...
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Tessa Hulls At Bherd Studios, Tonight!

Since she has a show at Bherd Studios tonight (8537 Greenwood Ave N Suite 1, Seattle, WA), it’s about time we draw some attention to the work of REDEFINE staff writer, Tessa Hulls! The pieces here will not be the same as the ones in the show tonight, but they’re a part of an interesting...Read...
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An Invitation To Sleep At Golden Rule Gallery

A bit of short notice on this one, as this show goes on in T-minus a couple hours, for the SE neighborhood First Friday Art Walk in Portland. However it’s totally worth writing about, the most interesting part actually taking place not today, but throughout the course of the month… Opening tonight at Golden Rule...Read...
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Filippa Barkman Does Hair… Grotesquely.

When I look at artwork by artist Filippa Barkman, there’s just about one thing I see. That thing is hair — mounds and mounds of it. Whether by way of conjoined twin wolves melting into a mass or a hollow-eyed ghost of a girl, pieces from Barkman’s latest series, In Limbo, draw a viewer immediately...Read...
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