29 June 2007
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23 June 2007
Four glittering eyes, two pink mouths, and eight limbs wrapped around itself taking up two seats on the subway.
22 June 2007
These absurd predicaments strive to provoke conflicting emotions in the viewer. Scenes which would normally appear threatening, dangerous, or grotesque inspire empathy as well as fear, and ultimately are revealed to be more complex than was first assumed.
21 June 2007
Myth Takes is the third album by !!!. This large collective of musicians live all over the US and their combine talents make for a great album of eclectic, groove rock. Post-punk bass patterns, spaghetti western guitars, African polyrhythms, spaced out disco and vintage Philly soul are just some of the key ingredients that are aimed just as much to the head as to the sweatiest of dance-floors.
20 June 2007
It seems that there is a new kind of race.
After the cold war arms race, there is a race to outdo each other with the newest scare on the market. Bring out the newest object of fear. It seems that everybody is outdoing each other when it comes to the most horrible imagery, the most disastrous and frightening scenario. It seems there is an endless supply of fright to scare the masses. Whole industries have developed just to guard, assure, and help us in the face of senseless terror, and they have started to supply that terror when it doesn’t do the trick. Protection seems to be everywhere to remind us that we do not have any protection. It then seems only normal, that in the age of fear, you got to look for some unknown local or foreign “fear Ingineers” that will provide you with fresh carrion: trashy horror flicks, uncanny musical videos and dark artworks of their own. This is their and your night of fright! (text: Stefan Tiron)
Freaka / 22 jun / 23h00 / Czech Centre / videos and visual art in the era of fear; curated by Stefan Tiron (RO), Evzen Liska (CZ).
19 June 2007
18 June 2007
Analyzing a list of things that have made him happy, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister realized that almost half of the items were in some way related to design. In this intensely personal talk, he shares the details of some of those moments, and gives props to three artists whose work has had a positive impact on his world. Concluding with some examples of his own work, Sagmeister offers a real insight into his aesthetic and philosophy of work and life.
16 June 2007
14 June 2007
It comes as no surprise that «†», the first album by Justice, is a fantastic treat for the ears and for the feet. A kind of musical opera marked with religious and baroque symbols, where the melodies are ripped to shreds by the beats, where electro teaches rock a lesson and where pop gets a botox injection. Rarely in the history of French house music has a first album lived up so well to expectancies. (via)
Justice myspace | video teaser/sampler | video for D.A.N.C.E
12 June 2007
The Doll is a short film about death, desire, and robots; made for boutique lingerie label Lascivious in 2007 by moving image company Wyld Stallyons. Inspired by the infamous Real Doll sex toys, a token dollop of Greek myth, and countless teenage evenings watching straight-to-video sci-fi b-movies of dubious quality, Wyld Stallyons quickly developed a concept based around the idea of a mail order sex robot, delivered in parts. Once assembled, the robot becomes sentient and takes a shine to its owner's lingerie, with fatal consequences.
You can see the making of video featuring behind the scenes footage here.
10 June 2007
James Lavelle's Unkle project returns with a new album this summer. As usual with Unkle, the album features a swag of guest vocalists, including Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Ian Astbury from The Cult and 3D from Massive Attack. As the vocalist choices suggest, ‘War Stories’ album promises to shift Unkle’s sound in a more rock direction: Queens of the Stone Age producer Chris Goss helps out behind the decks, while most of the instrumentation on the album is played live. The album artwork features specially commissioned paintings by Massive Attack’s 3D. [via]
Watch a short documentry filmed during the making of Unkle's new album War Stories: part1 part 2 and the video for 'Burn My Shadow'.
update: Unkle live @ Delta Music Fest / 31 aug 2007
08 June 2007
06 June 2007
Kasia Korczak, Tristan Manco
7-9 jun 2007: UNAgaleria, Str Budisteanu nr 10
10 iunie 2007: Galeria Noua, Str Academiei 15
"My current body of work focuses on psychological themes which depict innocence (either in children or adults) contrasted against a backdrop of chaos, destruction or obscure imagery which, in one way, relates to my past memories and present self awareness. I collect images from many sources: vintage photos/illustrations from children and family magazines and books, various film stills, old family photos and my own photographs as well. I spend weeks and sometimes months combining, arranging and deciphering hundreds of images which are an attempt to unravel a specific feeling I have about each piece. It's a process of discovery which leads me to create a type of personal symbolism using familiar imagery."