Sunday 16 August 2009

Anti-Sweden,Soundtrap IV,Shinique Smith, Waterlife, Eric Joyner,Get a Free Lancer,Absolut Vodka,Simon's Cat, Olafur Arnalds,Grizzly Bear,Alva Noto

Art video for Norway's Anti-Sweden brand of jeans, featuring artwork by Justin Bartlett and a soundtrack of SUNN O)))s "O)))BOW1", mixed by Masami Akita / Merzbow, from the 2001 SUNN O))) album "Flight of The Behemoth"

Watch | Anti-Sweden vs SUNN O)))

A high-tech, 32 channel digital sound controller throws a pianola and a vast collection of recycled hi-fi speakers (icons of technological redundancy) into dynamic relationship in John Wynne’s new sonic sculpture.

The Soundtrap research residency at Beaconsfield has enabled Wynne to explore its architectural acoustics with precision. High-level audio tools have allowed the artist to experiment with the way in which computers can be used to, in effect, draw and sculpt with moving sound. The research leads to an immersive sound installation, exhibiting for six weeks. Beaconsfield

Shinique Smith is as fine a mixture of street and salon as any artist could be.

For decades, her family lived in the genteel Baltimore neighborhood of Edmondson Village. Except that by the time Smith was growing up, she says, that gentility was lost and by now it's "totally the 'hood."

She was born to a teenage single mom who left Shinique (rhymes with "Clinique") behind to be brought up by her grandmother. This young mother, however, had "abandoned" her daughter to study fashion in New York and Paris, then came back to push culture and education on her kid.

Smith went to storied public schools in Baltimore: The Baltimore School of the Arts and later Frederick Douglass High. In between those two schools, she got arrested, for what she calls "ridiculous" graffiti crimes, and was bounced to Southwestern High, where metal detectors were de rigueur. Smith says she lucked out when her failing transcript from Southwestern was lost on its way to Frederick Douglass. Douglass sent Smith off with a scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Read full story Washington Post

WATERLIFE follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth.

The source of drinking water, fish and emotional sustenance for 35 million people, the Great Lakes are under assault by toxins, sewage, invasive species, dropping water levels and profound apathy. Some scientists believe the lakes are on the verge of ecological collapse.

Filled with fascinating characters and stunning imagery, WATERLIFE is an epic cinematic poem about the beauty of water and the dangers of taking it for granted.

The film is narrated by The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie and features music by Sam Roberts, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Robbie Robertson and Brian Eno.

Watch | Waterlife

Super Robot Art by Eric Joyner

Watch | Visit Eric Joyner Studio

Get a free lance logo contest and win a lot of greens.

This contest is open to designers, novice or professional over the age of 18. Contestants must be registered members of (which is free) and must join the contest in their own private personal capacity.

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A group of artists comes together in locations around the world to create art pieces that spell out the philosophy of Absolut Vodka.

Watch | See something different

Cool animated adventures of simon's cat , by Simon Tofield, Director at Tandem Films

Watch | Simon's Cat - Fly Guy

The beautifull work of Esteban Diácono , inspiring music video for Olafur Arnalds.

Watch | Let Yourself Feel

Super cool non-official video for Grizzly Bear , directed by Gabe Askew .

Watch | Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

Short video music by alva noto unitxt u_08-1, directed by Carsten Nicolai.

Watch | Unitxt short film

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