Reed

2 minutes

Instrument-making as dynamic as music: raw cane transformed into an oboe reed

An art form itself, building an instrument can demand as much precision and craft as playing it. In Reed, the professional oboe player Petrea Warneck guides the viewer through the process of making an oboe reed. Alternating between Warneck’s construction of the reed and her performance of ‘Sonata for Oboe and Piano’, the film is a tribute to the dynamism of music and to the work that goes into making it, from the humble beginnings of its materials to the virtuosity of its greatest practitioners.

Director: Dorian Warneck

Video/Anthropology

How footprints trapped in time unlocked a mystery of early hominids

8 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

Video/Mathematics

A brilliant ‘geometric ballet’ of sound, shape and symmetry on the theme of 180°

5 minutes

Video/Art

‘This is post-traumatic growth’: how one artist painted over her rape

4 minutes

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/Art

Show me the Monet

How wealthy Americans grew to appreciate the French Impressionist painter – as an artist but also as a financial asset

Ross King

Idea/Cultures & Languages

Whatever you do, don’t call this an ‘interesting’ idea

Simson L Garfinkel

Video/Design & Fashion

A film that dreams of a poem that dreams of tragedy and love

4 minutes

Essay/Stories & Literature

Sex and death in Homer

Why would Odysseus dump a hot nymph? Or toyboys lust after his wife Penelope? Unveiling the erotic mysteries of the Odyssey

C D C Reeve

Idea/Nature & Environment

Winter is a time of regeneration: we’ll miss it when it’s gone

Bernd Brunner