Sunday 26 April 2009

Nam,Datarock,A Million Little Pictures, Ólafur Arnalds,Lesley Flanigan,Fink,Body Paint, Justice of the Unicorns,Sofia Coppola,Invisible Children

Nam is a Japanese graphic collective , founded by Takayuki Nakazawa and Hiroshi Manaka .
Their aim is to experiment and search for new forms in the world of visual art
" A fantasy in Life ".

Datarock's first video from their new album "RED". Watch as the boys in red suits bust some moves in a battle that will leave you wishing you could do the same.

Watch | Datarock - Give It Up

A Million Little Pictures: Documentary

1,000 artists documenting 1,000 lives from around the world

Art House is looking for 1,000 people from around the world to receive 1000 disposable cameras. We'll mail the camera to you to document your life in 24 exposures and then you simply send us back the prints. Not only will we have the exhibition here in Atlanta, we will also travel to the city with the most participants. Soooooo, tell your friends, mom, sister, cousin, or whoever to sign up. The exhibition will be home to 24,000 photographs of 1,000 peoples lives all over the world.

For more information on the project and to sign up, please go to: Art House Co-op

Ólafur Arnalds to record and release one song per day.

With the critically acclaimed debut album ‘Eulogy for Evolution’ and follow-up EP ‘Variations of Static’ – both released on the cinematic music label Erased Tapes – under his belt, Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds embarks on a brand new collection of tracks entitled ‘Found Songs’. Each track from this series will be created and released within 24 hours and made exclusively available online as a free download Here

Bioluminescence is an experimental electronic audio/video collaboration between vocalist Lesley Flanigan and laptop artist R. Luke DuBois. The performers (one singing, one processing) create a dense palette of sound and imagery, all derived entirely from the voice of the singer. Bioluminescence has been performed internationally with regular shows in New York City.

Watch | Bioluminescence

The brand new video from Fink for the track 'Sort Of Revolution' taken from the forthcoming album of the same name, released on Ninja Tune in May 2009.

Watch | Fink - Sort Of Revolution

Body Paint is an interactive installation and performance, using the body as an instrument to paint on a virtual canvas and interpreting gestures and dance into evolving compositions.

Watch | Body Paint

"The Dragon's Claw"
The official music video for Justice of the Unicorns from the album "Angels with Uzis".
Animated in Flash, then exported and composited in a 3D environment in Combustion.

Watch | Justice of the Unicorns - The Dragon's Claw

The writer-director who shot her "Lost in Translation" at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, practically making a character out of the antiseptic structure, will set her next film at the iconic Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.

Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning will star in the Focus Features dramedy "Somewhere," which Coppola penned.

Story centers on a bad-boy actor stumbling through a life of excess at the Chateau Marmont. With an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter, he is forced to reexamine his life.

The filmmaker, who said she has been looking to make "an intimate story set in contemporary Los Angeles," received permission to shoot at the hotel, which has become notorious in recent years as a popular address for tabloid-friendly celebs. Film will lense in L.A. and Italy in June and July. Variety

SAN DIEGO- On April 25th, Invisible Children, a media-based organization dedicated to ending Africa’s longest-running war is going global for their third and largest Awareness Event to date: a 100-city, nine country rally called the RESCUE, to demand attention for the plight of children abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army, terrorizing Central East Africa over the last two decades.

For 23 years, the region has been consumed by conflict. Despite a ceasefire called between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and Ugandan government, efforts toward peace were stalled on several occasions by Kony’s refusal to sign the final peace agreement. In early 2009, the Ugandan government and surrounding countries launched a military operation intended to defeat the LRA and capture the rebel leader. The LRA retaliated by murdering and displacing thousands of civilians, while abducting hundreds of children to fight amongst its ranks. A war originally contained within Uganda’s borders has now evolved into a widespread regional crisis, prompting massive international attention.

The RESCUE is a radically unique event, unlike Invisible Children’s previous events ‘Global Night Commute’ and ‘Displace Me’ that had 150 000 collectively sleeping in the streets across the country for the displaced people of northern Uganda. The RESCUE requires participants to ‘abduct themselves for the abducted’. Thousands of people will travel by foot to a location in each city that will become their ‘LRA’ base, where they will refuse to leave until a senator, politician or public figure ‘RESCUES’ them by making a public statement on behalf of child soldiers. Invisible Children

Watch | Invisible Children

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