Sunday 25 October 2009

Autokrats,Rocket Cinema Festival, zZz,Before Music Dies, Sweatshoppe, Alexander Calder,Black Ryder, Skhizein, Post Honeymoon,Pollution in China

Wednesday @ Paradiso Amsterdam , Kitsune bang bang duo Autokratz for a night of guarantied electro and fun .

Watch | Autokrats - Stay the Same Live @ Dour Festival
Mp3 | Fischerspooner - the best revenge [ Autokratz mix ]

They are touring Europe , check more dates here

Friday , Frankenstein VS zZz in one of the Oldest building in Amsterdam , the Gothic "Oude Kerk".
The temperature is going to be chilly and the dutch band zZz (Hammond and Drums) will remake the soundtrack of this classic from 1931 directed by (James Whale, USA).

Mp3 | zZz - Sign of Love

for more info visit : Rocket Cinema

"Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker, BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES is an unsettling and inspiring look at today’s popular music industry featuring interviews and performances by Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Branford Marsalis, ?uestlove and a wide variety of others. The documentary film has built a passionate following as “the most important film a music fan will ever see” (XM Radio) by providing “a balanced overview of the state of the rock scene of America” (The Wall Street Journal) and adding “passion to the eternal debate about the industry” (The New York Times). Last year, BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen walked away from traditional Hollywood distribution to instead pursue a large-scale grassroots release with B-Side Entertainment. Since its release in November 2006, the film has screened over 200 times in over 130 North American markets with hundreds of additional events anticipated worldwide during 2007. Use this site to learn more about the film, where you can see it, ways you can own it, and - most importantly - how you can get involved in sharing it with others."

Watch | Before Music Dies

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. This video shows 4 full uncut extra clips form the landing.

Video and Music by SWEATSHOPPE
Thank You: Arpana Rayamajhi, Jacky Tran (Quizbowl Productions) and all the popsicle lovers.

Watch | Sweatshoppe

Alexander “Sandy” Calder—American printmaker, painter, sculptor, illustrator, and designer—revolutionized the art of sculpture by expressing movement with his invention of the “mobile,” a word coined in 1931 by Marcel Duchamp to describe Calder’s kinetic, and often whimsical, sculpture. The son and grandson of Philadelphia sculptors, Calder was trained as a mechanical engineer before studying at the Art Students League in New York, where he was a student of the urban realist painter John Sloane in 1923. Later inspired by the geometry and color employed by Spanish surrealist Joan Miró, whom he met in 1927, Calder began sculpting with continuous strands of wire that rendered volume without mass. Critics described these works as “drawings in space,” which later led to his “paintings in space”—constructions of abstract shapes cut from thin sheet metal and painted with primary colors. When attached to metal rods and suspended in midair, Calder’s “mobiles” hover and continuously shift with every air current. The flat, colorful shapes often resemble streamlined birds, fish, leaves, and stars, which adds an additional playful—and celestial—quality to Calder’s work. A major contribution to the development of abstract art, Calder’s floating compositions challenge the notion of sculpture as static compositions of mass and volume by focusing on the ideas of open space and transparency. uky

Very poetic western style video , Sweet Come Down - taken from The Australian Black Ryder's debut album "Buy the ticket, take the ride".

Watch | The Black Ryder - Sweet Come Down

After being struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely 91 centimeters from himself.
"Skhizein" has won numerous awards and its a beautiful 13 minutes animation directed by Jérémy Clapin.

Watch | Skhizein

Fascinating ,watched this video 3 times , @ the 4th turned on the beamer and plug the speakers real loud ... uaauuu , unbelievable , Gothic , Electro and a stunning video directed by Gus Gavino.

Watch | Post Honeymoon - Nightguard
Mp3 | Post Honeymoon - Nightguard

October 14, 2009, the 30th annual awards ceremony of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City. Lu Guang (卢广) from People’s Republic of China won the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”

Lu Guang (卢广), freelancer photographer, started as an amateur photographer in 1980. He was a factory worker, later started his own photo studio and advertising agency. August of 1993 he returned to post-graduate studies at the Central Arts and Design Academy in Beijing (now is the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University). During graduate school, he studied, traveled all over the country and carved out a career, became the “dark horse” of the photographer circle in Beijing. Skilled at social documentary photography, his insightful, creative and artistic work often focused on “social phenomena and people living at the bottom of society”, attracted the attentions of the national photography circle and the media. Many of his award winning works focused on social issues like, “gold rush in the west”, “drug girl”, “small coal pit”, “HIV village”, “the Grand Canal”, “development of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway” and so on. Pollution in China

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