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This short film by the French visual artist Thomas Blanchard pays tribute to the English ambient music master Brian Eno with riveting imagery built from a simple concoction of paint, soap and water. Pairing his practical effects with ‘Emerald and Stone’ (2010), which Eno co-wrote with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams, Blanchard builds an ephemeral dreamworld of flowing music and visuals that’s easy to sink into.
Nature and landscape
Take a serene hike through an ancient forest, inspired by a Miyazaki masterpiece
Design and fashion
The mundane becomes mesmerising in this deep dive into segmented displays
A song of ice, fire and jelly – exploring the physics and history of the trumpet
Tour the European architecture that dreamed of a wondrous, fictitious China
Animals and humans
An artist and ants collaborate on an exhibit of ‘tiny Abstract Expressionist paintings’
How a curious question about colouring maps changed mathematics forever
The rise and fall of Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong’s infamous urban monolith
Inside the unique creative space where ‘outsider’ artists find their form
Stories and literature
Myths from Earth’s edge – what the Icelandic sagas reveal about Norse morality