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Hozan Besir/sand animation

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:49 am
by judith
While following up on Kastamandou's post on World music by viewing Hozan Besir videos, I discovered a form of animation I am so surprised I have not been aware of. It is called 'sand animation', or 'sand art' and is a form of sand painting'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_animation

Sand animation can be seen on the following Hozan Besir video. The artist is Ilana Yahov.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm0bQettihM

Caroline Leaf made this animated film using sand in 1976:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54dm0Z99VOY

Another well known sand artist is Ferenc Cako.
One of his films:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMg6yMwhKt0

I have watched Native Americans (Dine) and also Tibetan monks do sand paintings. It's wonderful to behold. The impermanence...
Buddhist monks, sandpainting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZmGleDzscw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandpainting

There are tons of samples on YouTube - from the hoaky to the sublime. Like I said, I was surprised I have not seen it before.

Re: Hozan Besir/sand animation

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:52 am
by Chris P

Re: Hozan Besir/sand animation

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:37 am
by judith
Oops, sorry Dayna. Which brings to mind a great song...