You Can Do That With Sand…

This is the winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent.  You have to watch the clip, but here is a description of what she is doing courtesy of The Guardian

Kseniya Simonova

“We can now add Kseniya Simonova to that list who has won the Ukrainian version of Britain’s Got Talent with sand animation. Yes, you heard right. She tells stories through sand.

Here, she recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in the second world war. She brings calm, then conflict. A couple on a bench become a woman’s face; a peaceful walkway becomes a conflagration; a weeping widow morphs into an obelisk for an unknown soldier. Simonova looks like some vengeful Old Testament deity as she destroys then recreates her scenes – with deft strokes, sprinkles and sweeps she keeps the narrative going. She moves the judges to tears as she subtitles the final scene ‘you are always near’.”

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~ by katoque on August 14, 2009.

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