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.
Costumes: Black Coffee
Styling: Nicole Van Heerden
Photography: Brett Rubin
This has been making the rounds on several blogs, but worth the post if you haven’t seen it. Alexa Meade creates her artwork by painting on the actual subject matter. Pretty wild idea, executed beautifully.
Keeping an archive of images is a difficult thing to do, but it was the only way up until a few years ago. Dug these up, gettin weird…
Good design is slick, clean, and about large budgets (and egos), right? Not always.
There is an entire movement that has swept the world. It is all about a more organic community oriented approach towards design that many believe in so wholeheartedly they have titled it The DIY (do it yourself) Community.
Director Faythe Levine has edited footage she collected from 15 cities, and over 80 DIY community pioneers around the United States, into ‘Handmade Nation‘, a 65 minute film that documents this cultural tendency.
(The book, written in collaboration with Cortney Heimerl, can be purchased at Amazon here).
Coming this week:
Feb 11: New York City, Power House Arena (Book signing and panel)
Feb 12, 14, & 15: New York City, Museum of Arts and Design
More will be held in Toronto, Barcelona, Melbourne, San Francisco, Madison, Eureka, Portland.
Worth a look, especially the last little bit…
A few items come into mind when mentioning the ‘Rabbit’. It seems to be a popular name for objects these days. This Rabbit is one of the best deals on the market. For those ready to graduate from the grocery store wine bottle openers, The Metrokane Rabbit Wine Opener Gift Set, is aesthetically appealing, easy to use, and you get a lot for your dollar.
Numark’s iDJ Mixing Console for iPod is a 2-channel mixer that provides mobile DJs and iPod enthusiasts with a way to integrate their portable music with their sound reinforcement systems. It transforms the iPod from a mere personal music player into a source playback device. With a compact form, comprehensive features, and blue-on-white design the Numark iDJ blends perfectly with the iPod.
Here for $159 (normally around $399)