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The One With The Questions on Karst

A very clever use of visuals and human conversation to tell a story. It makes me wonder whether those people who build the house is also hard as Karst. Here are my questions.

Is there any issues in terms of environmental in building a home in the middle of an undisturbed landscape?

Are the workers building the house from Montenegro or Goran Andrejin always use the people he worked with before?

Do you consider this documentary an important piece of history captured in film?VillaLaTout_01

The house is really beautiful. However, i feel the shape of the house does not fit in with the landscape. The contrast is quite beautiful actually but was this an issue when the architect was considering the design?

Did the design of the house comes first or the location by the owner?

Was the snake issue ever solved?VillaLaTout_07

The music that the little boy was playing and singing on ‘the bulgarian princess’  was juxtapose with the sound of rocks falling and people working. Was this juxtaposing of sound of leisure and work a concept you wished to point out?

The Jankovic family worked together as a family in making the rocks into the building material. Is this a family that passes their craftsmanship to the next generation?

The relationship between the architect and the client is very mutual and they treat each other like family. Was this highlighting of their relationship intentional and is there a message behind thisVillaLaTout_08

Was this film made in perspective of the client or a perspective of an outsider or a perspective of the wind?

How do you plan what kind of contents to shoot?

Do you think people behave differently when they are being recorded and not being recordedVLT01

Here’s 12 questions for vlada.


What is Art?

If you ask me what is art today, I would say that it is about a form of expression and emotion. But if you ask me what is art 10 years ago, I would say Art is the fresh coat of paint design on the HDB block.

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me with duchamp

I have a brand new definition of art when I leave MOMA and the Met in New York. To me, Art is a process. A process so sophisticated that it changes everyday.

For example, back in 16th Century, those craftsmen who did those Ceylon casket and presenting it to Queen Catherine as a piece of art. But now, we called these caskets as antiquities and even might able to label such similar items as relic. We might agree that it still a piece of art today as compare to the 16th Century, however, today’s definition of art is not affirmative to call it art and exhibit it in a museum beside a Rothko.

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I guess I can define Art as categories as well. Like how Jackson Pollock won’t be exhibited in the Asian Civilisation Museum but a work from Justin Lee will.

As much as art is a freedom of expression, there are bodies who wants to control Art like those big art house. Art become commercialise like Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons but it’s all good, art makes the money go round.

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Claude Monet, Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, c. 1920, 200 × 1,276 cm (78.74 × 502.36 in), oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art, New York City