Tuesday 9 February 2010

Bon Esprit,Alice in Wonderland,Massive Attack,Les Queues de Sardines,Gil Scott-Heron,Irving Penn,Live SDI HfK Bremen,Panic Girl, Mouna Andraos

... Meet the French party animals ...

Big news in town this week was the launch of the Bon Esprit Amsterdam website.

" Bon-Esprit is a rowdy bunch of English-speaking Frenchies based in Amsterdam.
Punk and chic, we bring manners to white-trash.
Our motley crew of artists, personal coaches, designers, P.R. and skateboard addicts concocts a wide variety of events: Fancy-dressed picnics, i-pod battles, Riot Girlz balls and Parties with the cream of the underground scene…
Always in a decadent and generous spirit. "

Bon Esprit iconic and irreverent figure , mon amie :) Stephane Serra aka bad ass & favorite dj Hank Disaster , check it out for his non-valentine mix Bullz N Dikes-The Non Valentine issue mix

next partie : It’s Bull’s Birthday! Bon Esprit couldn’t let her party alone so…Here is : Who Let The Bull Out??!! Saturday 2010-02-27 @ Code 21 Amsterdam
Samidi the Bass Riot (NL), Tomahawk Bang Bang (NL/FR/Bon Esprit), Hank Disaster (NL/FR/Bon Esprit), Masters of Ceremony: SuperMinou, Mr U and Blusher.

Since its publication in 1865, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has delighted the world with a wildly imaginative and unforgettable journey, inspiring children of all ages to suspend disbelief and follow Alice into her fantasy worlds. This new gift edition presents Carroll's tale fully unabridged with a unique visual interpretation by renowned artist Camille Rose Garcia. Harper Collins

Watch | Camille Rose Garcia behind the scenes

Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in the generic suburbs of Orange County, where she visited Disneyland and went to punk shows with the other disenchanted youth of that era. Her paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales are critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop culture references with a satirical slant on modern society.

Vey cool Gui Borato remix from the track Paradise Circus (feat. Hope Sandoval), from the new Massive Attack Album.

Mp3 | Massive Attack - Paradise Circus feat. Hope Sandoval [ Gui Boratto Remix ].

The first words that came to my mind when i saw this were Gorgeous and Awesome :)

"Les Queues de Sardines, a registered trademark of the m + o studio, is offering an original range of stockings and tights notable for their unconventional and unique graphic style. Add a pinch of narrative humor - the result is a choice of elegant and unusual models that will dress up your legs with an unusual stylish and elegant pattern. Screen-printed by hand in limited quantities, these rare and exclusive articles will never go unnoticed." Les Queues de Sardines

Much respect and hats off to Sir Gil Scott-Heron , a truly magical comeback , 13 years after his latest release , by many considered the Godfather of hip hop and rap , a man of words full of wisdom and poetry.

Pitchfork has released a super 11 minutes behind the scene of his new album "I'm New Here" .

Watch | I'm New Here

National Portrait Gallery, London

Irving Penn (1917–2009) was one of the great photographers of our time. Focusing specifically on his portraits of major cultural figures of the last seven decades, Irving Penn Portraits is a glorious celebration of his work in this genre.

Alfred Hitchcock, New York, 1947

The exhibition is brought together from major international collections and includes over 120 silver and platinum prints, many vintage, ranging from his portraits for Vogue magazine in the 1940s to some of his last work.

Marlene Dietrich, New York, 1948

Penn photographed an extraordinary range of sitters from the worlds of literature, music and the visual and performing arts. Among those featured in the exhibition are Truman Capote, Salvador Dali, Christian Dior, T.S. Eliot, Duke Ellington, Grace Kelly, Rudolf Nureyev, Al Pacino, Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso and Harold Pinter.

Truman Capote, New York, 1948

This fascinating survey brings to light the significance of Penn's visual language and provides a rare opportunity to explore his innovative use of composition, light and printing techniques. National Portrait Gallery, London

This video shows a summary of various student's projects displayed at the TROIA pixel room in Bremen, Germany in 2006. The projects are the results of a class called "Live SDI", which took place at the HfK Bremen (University of Fine Arts) in 2005/2006.

They are experiments with light, sound, emotion, ambience and space, meant to be more than mere video displays, creating an animated room. The walls contain real LED pixels, which makes a difference from normal video projectors. If all lights are turned off, the room turns pitch black. All lights on is increadibly bright. The room has a refresh-rate of 50 Hz, so the impression of the live-performance was quite intense.

The project was challenging, but fun to carry out, sadly enough we never managed to have a huge club-party in that room, due to security issues.

Watch | Live Space Display Interaction

New music video Art by Director Reza Dolatabadi.
Track by Panic Girl from their upcoming 2010 Ep Burn and Rise

Watch | Panic Girl - Burn And Rise

Mouna Andraos an R&D OpenLab Fellow, is an interaction designer in various media including web, mobile, electronics and wearables, while applying ideas of softness, intimacy and uniqueness to the electronic spaces and objects that are increasingly inhabiting our personal environments. Her work for a Montreal-based interactive production studio has won recognition ranging from a Best of Show & Best of Art at the South by South West web awards to a cyberLion in Cannes. She recently completed her master's degree at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Eyebeam

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