Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I didn't even know people had 'divorce' parties, let alone make special cakes to signify the demise of your relationship with your unsignificant other.....(I also love how the cake designers put a lil bit of graff on the sides too!)
In an effort to establish new platforms for public art and performance, the
multimedia duo SWEATSHOPPE has developed a new interactive technology that enables them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture. Dubbed "video painting", this technology allows them to essentially "paint" video onto any surface. Shooting in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, the duo spent weeks documenting their work in urban settings to create "The Landing" the first in a series of episodes that showcases their work as artist, technologist and performers.
Featuring Conor Harrington
30th October 2009 - 26th November 2009
Lazarides Gallery hosts 'Headless Heroes' by Conor Harrington. Conor's last solo show in 2008 was a bold and beautiful visual feast and 'Headless Heroes' promises much more.
Continuing his exploration into masculinity and power, Conor's new paintings and drawings combine historical re-enactment, F1 pit-stops, text and glamour models. Conor's aim is to have the visual aesthetic of his paintings reflect the visual culture we live in.
Since he was a teenager painting on the streets of Cork, Conor has always tread a fine line between 'street art' and 'fine art', never aligning himself with a particular movement or aesthetic but instead pushing forward with his own unique representations of the world around him, creating works that are striking yet accessible.
The show is open Monday-Friday 11-7pm and Saturday 12-5pm.
11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR
REMI/ROUGH - LOST COLOURS AND ALIBIS
On Thursday 29th October
From 6 - 9PM
At The Urban Angel Gallery
41/43 Redchurch Street
London, E2 7DJ
What would happen if the infamous Pendle Witches - hung in 1612 for crimes of witchcraft - came back?
UK-based illustrator Sarah Coleman (aka Inkymole) teams up with New York photographer
Anthony Saint James, willow artist Tom Hare and writer Ed Garland to present an intriguing and deliciously dark take on the witchhunts of the 1600s.
Unsettling photography, twisted shadowy figures and expressive type-led illustration
combine in response to the wicked and uneasy ‘confessions’ of the modern-day witches.
Thursday October 29th, 6.30pm
Numbers at the venue are limited,
please 'RSVP' to
214 Brick Lane,
London E1 6SA
31 October - 12 December 2009
Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Elms Lesters has been invited to curate an exhibition at the acclaimed Atkinson Gallery at Millfield School, Street, Somerset.
'NATURAL SELECTION' will be a non selling exhibition including works by Adam Neate, Jose Parla, Phil Frost, Boris Tellegen (DELTA), Anthony Lister, James Marshall (DALEK), Futura, Mark Dean Veca, Ron English, Stash, WK Interact, Snug and Andrew McAttee.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 31st October, but there will be a private reception between 7 - 9pm on Monday 2nd November.
Exhibition continues until 12th December 2009
For those of you in London and into street art you are sure to have seen Un-plugged's plug socket stickers and paste ups across the city in the most unlikely of locations.
Tomorrow the 27th October sees the opening of a solo exhibition from un-plugged entitled "SHOCKIN' BEHAVIOUR" the loss of power that humanity may one day face.
The exhibition runs from the 27th October until the 8th November.
The Foundry | 86 Great Eastern Street | London | EC2A 3JL
Old Street tube (exit3)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Issue 1 of Weapon Of Choice includes interviews with artist’s Epok, Sepr and Nikill as well as an interview from UK Hip Hop legends Task Force!
Rather than building up our city's defences with dams, architect Vincent Callebaut has put forward an alternative future for the victims of climate change.
The floating ecopolis, inspired by Amazonian lilypads, are designed to be completely self-sufficient in both power and water, through solar power, wind turbines and rainfall collection.
By the looks of it, you'll have to move to Monaco to live in them.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Widely regarded as cutting-edge innovators to a broad spectrum of listeners including b-boy purists, experimental electronic fans and indie rockers, Anti-Pop Consortium’s return is major news. The group have been praised for their stream-of consciousness lyrics, their ability to give seemingly unrelated word clusters hidden meaning, and their sonic backdrops that provide the perfect canvas for their lyrics.
“As a reaction to the watered-down R&B regurgitation of mainstream hip-hop, APC are an unparalleled, post-modern music force to be reckoned with in any context.” Rolling Stone
"It doesn't take a genius to see why Thom Yorke likes them so much; like Radiohead, Anti-pop presents a dysfunctional update of their music, replacing the usual sense of community with one alienation.” NME
"APC continues to blow minds and fuck up those neat little categories we music journalists and record stores rely on. Their rhymes are hard, their delivery is tight, and the beats sound like a casio rapmaster and an SP-1200 fucking in the space shuttle. This is some ‘nother other shit.”James Friedman XLR8R
Saturday, October 24, 2009
A perspective on films 15 years from now
Tailor made for IdN 15th Anniversary
Directed/Produced/Animated/Edited/Scored: Jonathan Shine
Camera and Assistant Director: Selph
Production Assistant: Irie
3D Animation: Tai Hollingsbee
Motion Graphics and Titles: Dkoda
Voices By: Ashley Schaefer
Friday, October 23, 2009
This image captures the "wolf's great agility and strength", says Rodríguez. It also implies a relationship with humans as the wolf jumps effortlessly over the fence into a farmer's enclosure. A custom-built infrared trap was used to snap the wolf as it leapt into the air.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
"Sometimes one channel wins over the other, and you see the smile, sometimes others take over and you don't see the smile," says Luis Martinez Otero, a neuroscientist at Institute of Neuroscience in Alicante, Spain, who conducted the study along with Diego Alonso Pablos.
To read the full article CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
4”x5” camera made from Aluminium, Copper, Titanium, Acrylic and HIV positive blood. The blood pumps through the camera then in front of the pinhole and becomes my #25 red filter. Designed to shoot a geographic comparison of people suffering from HIV.
Designed to study the beauty of decay. 4”x5” camera made from Aluminium, Titanium, Brass, Silver, Gem Stones and a 150 year old skull of a 13 year old girl. Light and time enters at the third eye, exposing the film in the middle of the skull.
Designed for the study of exodus and for the research of modern incarnations of historical iconic figures.
The latest camera is named Yama, the Tibetan God of Death. In Tibetan Buddhism, Yama will see all of life and Karma is the “judge” that keeps the balance. The skull was blessed by a Tibetan Lama for its current journey to the refugee cities in India.
Yama’s eyes are cast from bronze and silver with a brass pinhole in each. A divider runs down the middle of the skull creating two separate cameras. A finished contact print mounted on copper is inserted in to the back of the camera to view what Yama saw in 3D.