Friday 30 October 2009

Gregory Lagrange,Alexander Rodchenko, Synchronator,Land Of Talk,Ana Ventura, Visual Acoustics,The Essence of Rabbit,The Fun Theory,Paint a Future

Picture by Alwis Anil @ Audiopleasures 2nd Anniversary

Gregory Lagrange aka Emotional Spy (Warp Light District) , French music producer and friend is leaving Amsterdam and is heading to Praag , Next friday Greg is hosting another edition of "Forward" as farwell and will be join by Hank Disaster (Bon Esprit) and Moi, Je veux (Audiopleasures) @ Cafe Batavia in Amsterdam , 22.00 / 03.00

Greg is working on his 2nd album and preparing the release of the trip hop/electronica project Teardrop Slide.

Mp3 | Emotional Spy - Open Skulls
Mp3 | Emotional Spy - Third Side [ Unreleased ]

Mp3 | Hank Disaster
[ XXX Rated Megamix ]
Mp3 | Moi, Je Veux ! [ biba lo Electro mix ]

for more info Warp Light District

NIMk and DNK present launch of the Synchronator device

SYNCHRONATOR is an audiovisual project by Bas van Koolwijk and Gert-Jan Prins, for which the artists have developed their own electronics. The project is a continuation on medium specific experiments between image and sound from the early days of video art.
After the release of the first video in 2006, a DVD in 2009 and a range of international live performances, their SYNCHRONATOR device will now be presented during a festive opening at NIMK. The first edition is limited to one hundred numbered copies.

The SYNCHRONATOR device transforms your audio into a composite video signal, compatible with all video equipment supporting composite video input.

Next to a presentation of the SYNCHRONATOR and a performance by its creators, a video programme of related works from the NIMK collection will be shown.

For more info please visit Montevideo / Nimk

Amsterdam , Keizersgracht 264
November 10 20.30 Hrs Free entrance

New video from indie rock band from Montreal , Land Of Talk for "It's Okay", Directed by Davide Di Saro and Mihai Wilson (WeWereMonkeys)

Watch | Land of Talk - It's Okay

Alexander Rodchenko - Revolution in Photography
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
18 December 2009 - 17 March 2010

Foam presents a unique retrospective of the world-famous Russian avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko. The exhibition will contain more then 200 vintage photographs some of which have never been exhibited in the West before. Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) is one of the great innovators of twentieth-century avant-garde art and one of its most versatile practitioners. Having first gained international acclaim as a painter, sculptor and graphic designer, Rodchenko took up the practice of photography in the early 1920s, convinced that it would become the artistic medium of his era. Over the course of the following two decades he developed a bold new vocabulary of acute camera angles, extreme foreshortenings of perspective and close-ups of surprising details. In addition to introducing design as an integral element of photography, Rodchenko’s approach balanced formal concerns with an interest in documenting the social and political life of the Soviet Union. In the process, he helped to change the way people perceived not only photography, but also the role of the photographer. Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

(in)visíveis , (in) visibles , is the new work of portuguese based in lisbon artists , Ana Ventura , highly unusual and creative work , stories and characters that seen to be taken out of a children book on old and fallen walls , beautiful.

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every major modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.

Watch | Visual Acoustics

No other living creature features as heavily in contemporary character design and art as the humble hare. But what exactly makes bunnies so irresistible to artists, designers and illustrators worldwide? Depending on the viewers' cultural context rabbits can symbolise anything from insanity, alertness, defencelessness, all the way to promiscuity, magic powers and utter innocence. By condensing the endless variations of the rabbit motif into one ultimate system - a perfect bunny mandala - the true nature of the beast emerges: the eternal essence of rabbit.

Pictoplasma ( asked internationally established and upcoming character designers, illustrators and artists around the globe to send in their versions of rabbits, bunnies, hares and everything in between. The result is a full-scale bunny overdose, with far more than 1.500 individual rabbits from 500+ international contributers. Visual Complexity

This site is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.

Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better” is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers. Few people actually follow that advice. Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do? The Fun Theory

Watch | Piano stairs

Paint a Future is a charity founded by the Dutch artist, Hetty van der Linden.
Hetty travels all over the world, painting with disadvantaged children. She tells them to paint their dreams and that the dreams they paint might one day come true.

Established and well-known artists from many different countries are inspired by the dreams the children paint, incorporating them into their own works of art. The paintings are sold and the proceeds go directly back to the child - helping to fulfill their dreams and create a better future for them and their families.

By purchasing a painting you are not only buying a work of art for your own investment and enjoyment, you are helping a child build a better future. Paint a Future

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