Last week, famed artist Dave McKean forwarded a video on twitter. It was a clip from Ukraine’s Got Talent, featuring the sand animation of 24-year-old Kseniya Simonova. Simonova, who would go on to win the contest, tells stories in sand upon a light box, which projects the images onto a large screen behind her.
I do not have the words to express the effect these videos have had on me. Let me say only that these three videos, taken together, make up one of the greatest artistic demonstrations I have ever seen. Do yourself the favor of taking the time to watch them, and do the artist the favor of forwarding them to friends and family. Rarely have I seen a talent that so deserves to be displayed.
Final performance, part 1:
Final performance, part 2: