Bordalo II

Artur Bordalo aka Bordalo II is an artist, born in Lisbon, who creates large installations from rubbish collected in the streets.

Born in Lisbon in 1987, Artur Bordalo signs as Bordalo II. Grandson of the painter Real Bordalo, he grew up watching his grandfather represent Lisbon. He attended the painting course at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon.
He uses rubbish to create large street installations, which depict animals or urban scenes. The garbage from abandoned factories, pieces in various types of plastic, and electronic waste are the materials he most likes to use in his compositions. Large pieces are welded to support, smaller pieces glued together, using a mixed technique.
With his works, he intends to draw attention to the problems of exaggerated consumerism and the waste resulting from it. They are the plastic translation of the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
His art is three-dimensional, full of life, color, and movement.
If his first graffiti and installations were done clandestinely, today most of his works are carried out by invitation.
His works are scattered through the streets of Lisbon. Guaxinão is one of his most recent works (pictured above), included in the exhibition “Panic, Drama, Terror” that took place at the CCB, in Lisbon, in April.
Some works by Bordalo II.

“Olhos de Mocho” (Owl Eyes)
“Guaxinim” (Racoon)
“Gato” (Cat)
“La Zebra Loka” (The Mad Zebra)
“LDN Rat”
“Weasel in Hamburg”
“Guarda-Rios” (Kingfischer)
“3D Green Lizard”
“Uma Cabra” (A Goat)
“Ouriço” (Hedgehog)
“Urso em Turim” (Bear in Turin)
“Coelho” (Rabbit)

“Olhos de Mocho” (Owl Eyes)
“Camaleão” (Chameleon)
“Yellow Frog”
“Grifo” (Griffin)

All photos taken from the PowerPoint “Bordalo II” by M.I.

I’ve tried to find the name of all sculptures here, but some I just couldn’t…. If someone can help me with this, please sent a message!

All of you, go ding the one of a kind work of an exceptional Portuguese plastic artist!

Thank you, Bordalo II!

The Matrix Resurrections

22 years ago, the cinema world was forever changed when The Matrix came out… I was blown away by the story, the concept, the special effects, the soundtrack… It was as if the perfect sci-fi movie was made!

The movie became a trilogy like it was meant to be from the beginning, with mixed opinions, not only by the so-called critics but especially by the fans. 4 years later, the trilogy was closed and forever meant that the cinematic matrix universe was closed (I need to make a reference to “Animatrix”, which was one hell of a ride into some pretty cool sidekick Matrix stories)!

2021 was blessed with a fourth Matrix movie, Matrix Revolutions…

And there you go, without further notice, I went into it again… I took the red pill almost blindfolded!

If you’re a fan of the original trilogy, this is the red pill you must take to be blown back into the Matrix!

Follow the white rabbit!

Art, films, books were all better! Originality mattered! You gave us Face-Zucker-suck and Cock-me-climatey-Wiki-piss-and-s***!

The Merovingian


Imagine yourself in a place between Canada and Russia and suddenly, for just 30 seconds, the moon appears in all its splendor and disappears before your eyes.
But even more impressive, for just 5 seconds, a total eclipse of the sun happens right after.

Unprecedented and spectacular!
Video filmed in real-time.

It is the so-called perigee, a point in the orbit of a star around the Earth, where the proximity of the Moon is so evident that, suddenly, we perceive the great speed at which the Earth is moving.

The Moon is seen from the Arctic Circle, between Russia and Canada, only for a few seconds, but it’s worth watching. It’s a spectacular sight.

It looks like the Moon is going to collide with Earth…

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

If there’s something strange
In your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?

Ray Parker Jr.

OMG, since 1984, this song burst into the airwaves and never let go… Especially for those like me, who really, relly loved Ghostbusters!

And this movie, “Afterlife”, it’s just an exciting new tome out of this fantastic universe! How can anyone forget “Marshmallow Man”?

The only fault it’s “Slimer”… How can a Ghostbuster movie be without it?!… Nonetheless, the story it is perfect for this kind of universe, and the cast it’s awesome, not only the original Ghostbusters (awesome, awesome, awesome), but also the new cast with special acclaim to Miss McKenna Grace, you rocked it, girl, and made a great job remembering Dr. Egon Spengler!

If you’re a fan, I doubt that you won’t love, at the very least, this movie. But it is a film for everyone who loves a cool story about ghosts with a load of laughs intertwined.

Play time’s over. Let’s toast this muffin.

Dr. Winston Zeddemore

Art and imagination

living statue is a performer who poses as a statue or mannequin, usually with realistic statue-like makeup, Performances are commonly on the street busking but may also be at events where the artist is paid. A living statue attraction, as a performance, is the artist’s ability to stand motionless and occasionally come to life to comic or startling effect.