Public Works 2

16 July 2010

Someoddpilot and Andrew Rafacz have partnered to present Public Works 2, a group exhibition of new work by Sonnenzimmer, Seripop, Dan Funderburgh and Mike Perry. The exhibition runs August 6th through September 3rd, 2010 here in Chicago at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery. The show’s run will be punctuated by Friday evening speaker events with a rotating cast of DJs.

8/13 – Speaker event + afterparty
Scott Thomas (Post Family / Obama)
Stephen Gossett (Flavorpill)
DJ Pete Dougherty (Hey Champ)

8/20 – Speaker event + afterparty
Chuck Anderson (No Pattern)
Zach Dodson (Featherproof Press / Bleached Whale)
DJ Dinoscopy (Only Children)

8/27 – Speaker event + afterparty
Mike Perry (Brooklyn designer)
Dan Funderburgh (Brooklyn designer)
DJ Jobot (Jojo Yang)

9/3 – Speaker event + afterparty
Chris Force (Alarm / Design Bureau)
Nick and Nadine (Sonnenzimmer)
DJ Clerical Error (Jocelyn Brown)

Frame-by-frame flash animation for the song “Lion in a Coma” by Animal collective. Created by Ori Toor for his final project at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Israel.

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Undoing is a butoh performance series that explores modes of erasing the individual mind’s claim to the body. This radical point of erasure between object and subject is pursued in order to achieve a quality of emptiness. Once the individual has been eclipsed, the ego silenced, the body will be danced. Undoing will undo itself everyday on the Drostdy Lawns at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown.

Concept & Music: Orlando & Givan Lötz

Performance: Frauke

Costumes: Black Coffee

Styling: Nicole Van Heerden

Photography: Brett Rubin

Gabriel Jones wrote in to tell us about his recent project shooting for Arcade Fire’s new album cover, entitled The Suburbs.

These images where taken during a road trip in various suburbs in Texas followed by a studio shoot in Montreal where the selected suburb images where then projected on a large projection screen. The car and band members where positioned in front of the various suburb landscapes. This series of images are exploring a north American suburb experience and the memory that one can have from their suburban youth. A silksceen effect was added in postproduction. Gabriel’s images where also used for a postcard which Arcade Fire used to send out to magazines informing them about their upcoming shows and news about the album release. The series was art directed by Vincent Morisset and designed by Caroline Robert. Arcade Fire’s album is coming out on august 3rd and 4th.

Fendy Ibrahim

26 April 2010

Fendy Ibrahim is a 2nd year visual communications major currently at Nanyang Tech in Singapore.

Village Green

25 April 2010

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Lots of nice music related stuff byVillage Green in London.

DM50

01 April 2010

Dr. Martens celebrates 50 years today by creating covers + videos of cult classic tracks with music videos released today by contemporary artists DaM-FunK, Noisettes, & The Duke Spirit.

More videos to come by remaining artists: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Cinematic Orchestra, N.A.S.A., Buraka Som Sistema, The Raveonettes, MC5 & DOA, and Verbal.

Noncollective

10 March 2010

My friend D.Mo and I just finished a mix for Noncollective: a growing family of mixtapes with psychedelia, disco and rock as somewhat of an underlying theme. Memos In Absentia is our first joint venture and is amongst a tasteful collection of mixes from other special guests.

Download Mix + Album Art (zip)   |   Stream Mix (mp3)

Memos In Absentia
Energy settles within energies into forms until you are born. As other forms multiply before you, your inner formlessness grows quietly. More and more until friction drops its spark, giving birth to emotions. Accruing, like blossoms and clouds, like a balloon bouquet that shapes and colors our pasts. But when air gives way to wind, ripples to waves, smoke to blaze and land to sediment, we see others laid to rest. And we release balloons, one by one, as those gone show us eternity’s perfection lies not in the forms of yesterday or tomorrow. Only in the form of change when moving on.

01 / Le Premier Bonheur du Jour / Os Mutantes
02 / Old & Young / Roland Kovac
03 / Mulatu / Mulatu Astatke
04 / Tuareg / Gal Costa
05 / Mercury / Julian Lynch
06 / Haikuesque (When She Laughs) / Bibio
07 / The African Dawn / Electro Keyboard Orchestra
08 / Red Lady Too / George Harrison
09 / Absense / Clark
10 / Sour Soul / Pool-Pah
11 / Styx / Catharsis
12 / C is for Charlie / DJ Harvey & Gerry Rooney
13 / Shatavari / Metal Fingers
14 / Singing Sand / Quiet Village
15 / No Strings Attached / Coleman
16 / Dry Drops / Haider & Co
17 / Mowgli / Nino Nardini & Roger Roger
18 / Only When I’m Dreaming / Minnie Riperton
19 / Davos S (Trio ‘round Midnight) / Jan Jelinek (avec The Exposures)
20 / Orange Tree / Lone
21 / Birthday Music / The Gaslamp Killer
22 / Recado Para Pio Lobato / Lucas Santtana
23 / Alone Again / William The Blue

Scott Campbell

03 March 2010

Scott Campbell is a designer, illustrator, printmaker, and musician from New Orleans.

Stop motion electronica

01 March 2010

Stop motion music video for Nobody Beats the Drum, animated using wooden blocks. The second video is the ‘making of’ (worth watching). Thanks Rogier, for the email.

Director/animator: Rogier van der Zwaag
Co-animator: Susie Oosting
Music: Nobody Beats the Drum