27 February 2007

It's Art, Dammit | design portfolio of Jeremy Somers

Eclectic Cow February Sounds Selection Session

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Track list:
Yoko Ono with Peaches - Kiss Kiss Kiss

Dondolo - Tetanus Crisis (Mock and Toof Remix)
Klaxons - Golden Skans (SebastiAn Version 1.2.0 Remix)
Dandi Wind - Searching Flesh

Black Devil Disco Club - On Just Foot

Diplo vs. The Beatles - Sshhake It Up (Twist and Shout)

The Libertines - Ha Ha Wall (Kissy Sell Out Bootleg)

The Rapture - W.a.y.u.h (Simian Mobile Disco Mix)

Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko (Boys Noize Fire Mix)

Teki Latex - Les Matins de Paris (Surkin Remix)

Peaches - Downtown (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)

Magik Johnson - Scanning For Viruses (Claude Vonstroke's Coffee On Your Motherboard Mix)

The Gossip - Jealous Girls (New Young Pony Club 12' Remix)

Trash Fashion - Tight Body

Shitdisco - Reactor Party (Arne Blackman - Clarky Cat Remix)

26 February 2007

25 February 2007

19 February 2007

Jean-François Lepage | Two eyes

Line-Up Rokolectiv 2007

FRIDAY 23 MARCH / PREOTEASA / 21h30 / bogdan marcu / ro / live, christopher just / au / live, mikael stavöstrand plays bulgur brothers / se / live, nôze / fr / live, thomas brinkmann / de / dj set, dreamrec / ro / vj set
SATURDAY 24 MARCH / PREOTEASA / 21h30 / machine funk / cz / live, jimmy edgar / us / live, feadz & uffie / fr/us / live, dandy jack & the junction sm / ch/cl / live, sonja moonear / ch / dj set, vali chincisan & skvjs crew / ro / vj set
SUNDAY 25 MARCH / MNAC / 19h00 / reactable / es / live performance & presentation, pierre bastien / fr / live, minus & vali chincisan / ro / live & vj set, freeform / uk / live, doravideo / jp / live

via rokolectiv myspace

Mike Ruiz

14 February 2007

We Feel Fine | An exploration of human emotion, in six movements

"Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). Because blogs are structured in largely standard ways, the age, gender, and geographical location of the author can often be extracted and saved along with the sentence, as can the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written. All of this information is saved.

The result is a database of several million human feelings, increasing by 15,000 - 20,000 new feelings per day. Using a series of playful interfaces, the feelings can be searched and sorted across a number of demographic slices, offering responses to specific questions like: do Europeans feel sad more often than Americans? Do women feel fat more often than men? Does rainy weather affect how we feel? What are the most representative feelings of female New Yorkers in their 20s? What do people feel right now in Baghdad? What were people feeling on Valentine's Day? Which are the happiest cities in the world? The saddest? And so on.

The interface to this data is a self-organizing particle system, where each particle represents a single feeling posted by a single individual. The particles' properties – color, size, shape, opacity – indicate the nature of the feeling inside, and any particle can be clicked to reveal the full sentence or photograph it contains. The particles careen wildly around the screen until asked to self-organize along any number of axes, expressing various pictures of human emotion. We Feel Fine paints these pictures in six formal movements titled: Madness, Murmurs, Montage, Mobs, Metrics, and Mounds.

At its core, We Feel Fine is an artwork authored by everyone. It will grow and change as we grow and change, reflecting what's on our blogs, what's in our hearts, what's in our minds. We hope it makes the world seem a little smaller, and we hope it helps people see beauty in the everyday ups and downs of life."

My Bloody Valentine Party @ Embryo

"My Bloody Valentine" / GOTHIC NIGHT @ Embryo
Weds 14th February / Tom Wilson

“I wear black on the outside
Cos black is how I feel on the inside”
Stephen Morrissey

"Greetings, traveller!

I hate Valentines Day. I normally spend it sat at home listening to The Smiths and engaging in minor acts of self-mutilation that other people are almost certain to notice and ask about. Anyway, this year I started thinking: what if all the people in the world who felt like me got together? What would happen if we could all come together, just for one night? The dispossessed, the depressed, the lonely hearts, the unrequited, the broken hearted? A new beginning, a new way of living…

I called Calin from Embryo and told him my wonderful plan. And he told me: “I’ve never heard such a stupid idea in my life. But tell you what – why don’t you come and play records and sing a bit on the microphone like last time. It’ll be much better.”

Anyway. I expect you to make a small effort and come dressed in black. Bring your own dead swan. Or at least wear a bit of eyeliner. At midnight I’m going to write “4 REAL” on my arm in Black Biro, in a kind of tribute to Richie Edwards himself.

Keep it dark,


Be My Anti-Valentine Cards

Yes, it's that special time of year when chocolate manufacturers and greetings card companies encourage you to demonstrate the extent of your fondness in cold, hard, cash (or the satin-covered equivalent).

More Anti-Valentine cards...

12 February 2007

Le Grand Content

Le Grand Content examines the omnipresent Powerpoint-culture in search for its philosophical potential. Intersections and diagrams are assembled to form a grand 'association-chain-massacre'. which challenges itself to answer all questions of the universe and some more. Of course, it totally fails this assignment, but in its failure it still manages to produce some magical nuance and shades between the great topics death, cable tv, emotions and hamsters.

The diagrams are inspired by indexed.blogspot.com.

11 February 2007

08 February 2007

Nu Rave @ Frame | Tom Wilson & Rock Dj

"Everyone keeps on going on about all this ‘Nu-Rave’ nonsense. Nu Rave? I’ll give you Nu Rave! My good friend Rock DJ has been a ‘Nu-Raver’ for the past bloody fifteen years. The Klaxons practically stole everything they know from him. On Friday, as usual, he’ll be wearing a fluorescent bin-man’s jacket, waving glow-sticks around, hugging strangers and banging on about the ‘massive’ time he had in Goa in 1991. Oh, and you know the ‘smiley’ face? He invented it one night in 1989 when he was ‘really mashed-up on some drug-pills’. Really…! I hope to see you at Frame for some bangin’ tunes. Sorted!"

Rachel Domm

uffie + feadz @ rokolectiv

uffie + feadz @ rokolectiv (23-25 March 2007)
via feeder /photo from Fake

Mix by Paul Dersidan

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07 February 2007

06 February 2007

The art of Mia Mäkilä

"I paint my demons. I paint nightmares. To get rid of them. I paint my fears. I paint my sorrow. To deal with them. I love the sound of thunder. And to get kissed by the rain. I love sunrise. But I hate sunshine and summer."

03 February 2007


Alex Gertschen and Felix Meier are the names of the two Swiss behind the “Fotosolar”. For 10 years already they work togheter. It all began when they accidentally met each other on a party. After talking awhile they realized that their perspective about art is very similar.

Katerina Belkina

Vlad Nanca | Dream of Bucharest

'Dream of a city where cars can fly; where cars are more important than anything else… Cars are on the street, on the pavements, in the gardens, everywhere. A million cars is a sign of prosperity… life is not so bad.' [ more... ]