bob vanderbob a.k.a. bobvan

Mind's Eye

day and night
light and dark
the embrace of life and death
in the mind's eye

A new video installation and film project.
The film version is coming soon to a film festival near you:

Brightside Tavern Film Festival - Jersey City (New Jersey)
July 30-August 01, 2017 
Madrid Art Film Festival
September 29-39, 2017
Silver Screen for Short Films (SSSF) - Saint Petersburg (Florida)
December 13, 2017
The Missing Brown Dwarfs
The Artificial Mythology solar system logo was used for the first time
for a scientific publication. 
A study by Gabriel Bihain and Ralf-Dieter Scholz from the Leibniz
Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) challenges the previously
established picture of brown dwarfs in the solar neighbourhood.
The Astronaut's Poetic Handbook
This new Artificial Mythology project was introduced at the 2016
MetaMorf festival in Trondheim (Norway)

The Hammer and the Feather - Painting by astronaut Alan Bean

How will we behave as we venture forth into the pristine,
silent reaches of the solar system?
Will we just take and pollute?
Or will our space-faring civilization bring fecundity, produce beauty?
Will we find the time to make art in space?

The Astronaut's Poetic Handbook invites us - the Children of the Solar
System - 
to inspire our astronauts with ideas of beautiful things to do out
Of Buddies, Offspring and Artificial Mythology
A short documentary film (16')

Official selection at the 2016 International Festival of Films on Art
(FIFA) in Montreal


'A stunningly beautiful video/art riff... gorgeously evocative and thought-provoking'
David Brin - science fiction writer
'Timely, sublime images'
Joseph Campbell Roundtable
Alain de Botton - philosopher
'Beautiful, eerie, fascinating'
Mary Doria Russell - writer
'A gorgeous film. Very beautiful, very smart and very poetic.'
David Christian - The Big History project
'Wise, whimsical... May this go viral, it is so necessary.'
Kyane Howland - musician