Sunday 24 May 2009

Tobias Stretch,Radiohead,We Are Wolves,Simon Geilfus,Foals,Bright Star,Psapp, Juliette Lewis, The Land Eaters, Kams,Muzorama, Aaron Koblin,

Awesome compilation of work by Tobias Stretch.

Watch | Tobias Stretch Reel I

Video Tobias did for Radiohead track Weird Fishes

Watch | Radiohead - Weird Fishes

Houdini's Death Trap meets with the clebrated water-dunking game...
Parts of this music video were shot at speeds up to 1000 fps, with the Phantom Camera. Directed by: Jérémie Saindon.

Watch | We Are Wolves - Fight & Kiss

The long version of the showreel I made last year for the Störung Festival in Barcelona.
All the content was created using custom software I wrote in Java and Processing.

Watch | Simon Geilfus 2008 Showreel

Foals , Split Series produced by One Shot Seattle for La Blogothèque's Take-Away Shows/Concerts à Emporter. May, 2008

Watch | Foals - Red Socks Pugie
Watch | Foals - Olympic Airways

Jane Campion, winner of the Golden Palm in 1993 with The Piano, tells the story of the intense and passionate love affair between 23 year old English poet, John Keats (Ben Whishaw), and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish).

Watch | Bright Star by Jane Campion

Super cool animation and new video from psapp.
Psapp are known for their humour on stage, throwing cats (hand-made by the band) into the audience and their highly eclectic music videos.
Directed by Hauke Hilberg

Watch | Psapp - I Whant That

The early evening darkness had already descended on Austin when Juliette Lewis and her new band, the New Romantics arrived at Big Orange during the Friday night hours of the South By Southwest music festival in March. Lewis looked modestly fatigued, with an over-sized sun hat on, a short-cut belly shirt and jeans – nothing of which was synchronized by color or style – and it couldn’t have been a more fitting combination of attire for the free form, cultishly worshipped actress/musician. She informed us that she’d just begun to drink Guinness and after a long day of performing and press behind her new ensemble, the New Romantics, she was in need of some thick, brown beer spirits. There was no Guinness in the studio so she sought stuff out across the street at The Scoot Inn, where an official showcase was already underway in the dive-y environs.

Read and Download Juliette Session @ Daytrotter

As a large bird flies over many different lands, its falling feathers ignite a cruel chain of events upon the onlookers below. Animated with paper puppets, filmed with a $200 Flip Mino HD usb camera.

Watch | The Land Eaters

Kams , shrieker Rachel-Mary Callaghan sounds like the sort of person you wouldn't leave any of your loved ones alone with - sons or daughters, family pets, sweethearts or cherished elders. Most foolhardy of all would be to pair her up with your father, but that's what the lyrics to "Male Bonding" demand: to dance with daddy, to drugs with daddy, to bed with daddy, all to a vicious backbeat of post-punkish drums and guitar stabs, both of which are played by former Test Icicle Rory Atwell. The London quartet's debut album Spayed is full of such heart-shattering threats and is out now. Rcrdlbl

Mp3 | Kams - Male Bonding

Muzorama is a short 3D animation film based on the universe of french illustrator Muzo. Produce in 2008 with a six weeks production time.

Directed by Elsa Brehin, Raphaël Calamote, Mauro Carraro, Maxime Cazaux, Emilien Davaux, Laurent Monneron and Axel Tillement. Softwares used are Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.

Siggraph 2009 official selection.

Watch | Muzorama

Visualizations for the New York Talk Exchange, a project by the Senseable City Lab at MIT.

New York Talk Exchange illustrates the global exchange of information in real time by visualizing volumes of long distance telephone and IP (Internet Protocol) data flowing between New York and cities around the world. Aaron Koblin

Watch | Globe Enconters

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Saturday 23 May 2009

Audiopleasures Mixtape,Tina Frank,The Emperor Machine,Anthony Lister, Wood, The Flaming Lips,Hubblecast,Miss Kittin and The Hacker,Ghost Bikes,Weeds

Mp3 | Bloc Party - banquet [ Phones edit ]
Mp3 | Broken Social Scene - Deathcock
Mp3 | Clap your hands say yeah - Satan Said Dance
Mp3 | Digitalism - Pogo [ Cansei de Ser Sexy mix ]
Mp3 | Franz Ferdinand - Outsiders [ Isolee mix ]
Mp3 | Giant Robot - Public=Shopping
Mp3 | Ladytron - Seventeen [ Soulwax mix ]
Mp3 | The American Analog Set - The Green Green Grass [ Telefon Tel Aviv mix ]
Mp3 | The Coral Sea - More Than You Know
Mp3 | Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy - Thunder Road
Mp3 | Union of Knives - Opposite Direction
Mp3 | You Say Party! We Say Die! - What's The Hold-Up, Where's The Fire

Download full Audiopleasures Mixtape

Tina Frank is a »visual artist« – her name is internationally known as a synonym for experimental design as well as visualisations of music/for music.
Her roots are in cover designs for electronic music label Mego during the mid 1990's when she also started to work with digital realtime-visualisation, video & multimedia. Taschen Books listed Tina Frank in their book Graphic Design for the 21st Century among the top 100 graphic designers worldwide.
Performances and contributions to exhibitions, such as Ars Electronica, Linz; Centre Pompidou, Paris; or ICC, Tokyo, and many interviews in magazines are evidence of Tina Frank’s activities as a design and video artist.
The video chronomops received first prize in 2006 at »diagonale 06« for best innovative, experimental-, animation- or shortfilm 2005/2006

Watch | Chronomops

The doors of perception, electronic style. Tina Frank’s Chronomops opens doors to truly different dimensions: different than digital art’s reductionist studies so common today, different than the serially laid out minimalist images, and different than the omnipresent filtering and layering experiments. Chronomops opens up a shimmering, colorful space that is simultaneously an excess of color, frenzy of perception, and pop carousel. An abstract architecture of vertical color bars is set in endless rotation, whereby the modules and building blocks fly around themselves—and the entire system likewise rotates. The forced movement forms a digital maelstrom whose suction pulls the observer deep into it. Sixpacfilm

Watch | Aus

audio: Christian Fennesz , production: Mego , video: Skot

Irritation and layovers are the main technical aspects within »Aus«. Scratches and the graininess of the found footage (Super 8 film) are heavily exposed and emphasised. This can be seen within some kind of plastic ’extensibility’ or ’liquefaction’ of old movies by means of computers. The images are rhythmized along with the music moving forward and backward in single frames like being “scratched”.

It is important that one can see the framing and the projection itself; the possible manipulation und fragility of the chosen movies are central, fitting perfectly to the slightly melancholic music. In this way the video tells of saying goodbye: of memories and untroubled quality of the material, in the end of »old« media and its representation of the world.

¬ about skot
Mathias Gmachl and Tina Frank started collaborating under the name of Skot in 1997. “Playing and working with recorded visual material on the basis of live sampling and live construction of new forms of visual media” was their aim. Skot is no longer active since 2000

Full length version of the video for The Emperor Machine - "Kananana", single released on 25th May 2009. Video directed by Cassiano Prado .

Watch | The Emperor Machine - Kananana

As a bonus , a awesome remix that Emperor Machine did for !!!

Mp3 | !!! - Must be the Moon [ Emperor Machine Mix ]

Anthony Lister is an Australian-born painter and Installation artist. He has been featured in exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, as well as had solo shows in New York City and London, England. He is notable within the Low Brow Art Movement and has been featured on and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York City.

Lister's work suggest influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art, and contemporary drug culture. It often deals with subject matter from popular culture, reflecting the less glamorous aspects. He occasionally draws from television and such themes as the "misguided role models" that result. He has said that "Australians are raised by Americans on TV" and also that "TV is the contemporary mode of meditation" Wikipedia

Awesome Animation .
Here it is , I present to you WOOD a music video Simon and I did for my band the Dead Pirates , it took us around 4 month of joy and tears of happiness . We had the chance to get some big help from Dr Mushroom , Mooe and Asterokid , and of course from the Mill who produced it . Sit back , relax , put your hand down your pants and enjoy .(

Watch | Dead Pirates - Wood

Flaming lips cover Madonna , Borderline , the video looks super.

Watch | The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs - Borderline

A spectacular new image of an unusual spiral galaxy in the Coma Galaxy Cluster has been created from data taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It reveals lots of new details of the galaxy, NGC 4921, as well as an extraordinary rich background of more remote galaxies stretching back to the early Universe.

Watch | Hubblecast # 26

Miss Kittin (Caroline Hervé) & The Hacker (Michel Amato). Individually, as writers, artists, Djs and producers they are impressive. On the brand new album, "Two", together again as a duo, they are unrivalled.
It's been far too long since the release of their era-defining classic "1st Album", but wait no more, dear music lover, for they are back with a bang. And you'd better believe, it's a big, cosmic "bang".
"1000 Dreams" reflects just one style on an album crammed full of ideas, songs, sounds, influences, hues and textures.

Watch | Miss Kittin & The Hacker - 1000 Dreams

Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists' right to safe travel.

The first ghost bikes were created in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003, and they have since appeared in over 80 cities throughout the world. For those who create and install the memorials, the death of a fellow bicyclist hits home. We all travel the same unsafe streets and face the same risks; it could just as easily be any one of us. Each time we say we hope to never have to do it again -- but we remain committed to making these memorials as long as they are needed.

From 2727 B.C. to the present, Weeds presents a brief history of cannabis.

Watch | History of Weed

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Thursday 21 May 2009

Future Shorts,Passion Pit,Rosemarie Fiore,Lights on,Grizzly Bear,Fete de la Musique,Waves to Waves,I Love Video Art,The Clock Clock,Precare


Future Shorts is one of the leading and most innovative short film labels. Since 2003, Future Shorts has created a rapidly expanding network that allows filmmakers the opportunity to have their work seen on the largest theatrical platform worldwide. Passionately believing in getting short films seen and creating a culture around the medium, Future Shorts is recognised by filmmakers, the industry and press alike as the cutting-edge short film label. Future Shorts is a worldwide film festival as well as a distributor, sales agent, consultancy service and DVD label. This is fresh cinema- Future Shorts.

Future Shorts Exhibition works as a worldwide short film festival providing an alternative system to the traditional film festival model. Filmmakers have the chance to get their work seen all over the world from just one submission. Films that are selected to join our monthly programme are currently being shown at 20 UK venues ­ both theatrical and non-theatrical ­ with a minimum of 10 further cities scheduled to join the network in 2007.

The international network currently comprises of more than 100 cities and 25 countries worldwide conducting regular Future Shorts screenings. Future Shorts Exhibition aims to provide an alternative cinematic experience, where screenings are often accompanied by other multimedia elements including live music and rescores, performers and installations. Future Shorts
Amsterdam , 28 May @ 301

Super cool video from the Passion Pit debut Lp Manners .

Watch | Passion Pit - The Reeling

"Firework Drawings" These large works on paper are made by exploding and containing live fireworks, resulting in bursts of saturated color that are overlaped and collaged into abstract compositions. Rosemarie Fiore

Lights on is an audio visual performance created for the Ars Electronica museum in Linz, Austria, which has a facade that contains 1085 LED controllable windows. The windows' colors are changed in realtime with music that's broadcasted on speakers surrounding the building.

visuals coded in openframeworks by zachary lieberman, joel gethin lewis and damian stewart (yesyesno). music by daito manabe, with support from Taeji Sawai and Kyoko Koyama. we made this in three days :)

the performance is approximately 10 minutes long. this is an edit. also, we've recorded the output from the software (audio / OSC) and this performance can be replayed in the future for events, etc.

Watch | Lights On
Watch | Lights On2

(Unofficial): Edited with footage from Albert Lamorisse's "La Ballon Rouge" (The Red Balloon), and music from Grizzly Bear's "Veckatimest". It's been a while since my last video, but this one, I couldn't resist. All credits go to the beautiful footage and the equally beautiful song.

Watch | Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

A free and popular event
The musicians are asked to perform for free, and all the concerts are free for the public. It’s the reason why they are used to play in open air areas as streets and parks or in public buildings like museums, train stations, castles… Furthermore, the Fête de la Musique is a way to encourage the major music institutions (orchestra, operas, choirs, etc.) to perform outside their usual locations. This kind of institutions can also welcome other types of music. In this way it offers an opportunity to develop exchanges between city centres and their outlying areas, to offer concerts in hospitals or in prisons, to promote encounters and exchanges between young musicians and well-known talents.

19 June , free concerts , Alva Noto [ Raster-Notion ] , Chloe [ Kill the Dj ] , Byetone , Darko
@ Recyclart Brussels

Human-generated electromagnetic waves are traveling over, around and through us all the time. Wifi, cellphones, radio, and television broadcast all create electromagnetic fields that are 'loud' compared to the natural background, but imperceptible to the human senses. This invisible world is alive with activity that directly reflects our growing relationship to and dependence on, technology.

With specialized devices sensitive to changes in electromagnetic fields, detected changes are converted into electrical signals and a unique landscape of sound and structure is slowly uncovered. Snarling wires pulsate and grow in wild masses, cellular-like forms explode as bit torrents download files, and subtle reeds dance and dangle as cellular phone signals cross the room.

Watch | Waves to Waves

One consciousness involves the creation of a culture. And this is made by means of a process. If we wish it, the videoart can be consolidated like one of the most important artistic expressions of our days. It’s only necessary the desire of hundreds of persons around the world.

We’ll celebrate the “International Day of the Videoart”, next 22th of June. It’s an initiative of Optica Festival. From here, we invite you to take part of this event with your friends or individually, there where you’re.

Our goal is that the greater number of people celebrates and/or values the importance of the audiovisual culture, during this day.

It’s a question of making a photo of you or a group of people, and to send it to us by e-mail later. With the received photos, we’ll create a report of all things that happen this day around the world.

If you’re interested in participating, you can send us an e-mail with your full name, city and country at Culture Tv

The Clock Clock , by Swedish designers Humans since 1982 , made of 24 individual clocks, features 48 electronically-controlled analog clock hands which automatically rotate into the proper positions to tell you times

Watch | The Clock Clock

Precare is operating as an intermediator between property-owners of temporary vacant premises and artistic or social initiatives in need of workspace.
Since its origin PRECARE has been opening forteen buildings - for a period of six months to five years - and providing over a hunderd initiatives with a workspace.

Due to this success Precare is now also starting up in London, Barcelona and Milan.

Precare is a simple and efficient instrument to strengthen urban creative initiatives by reusing abandoned buildings as workspaces. PRECARE facilitates the 'intermediary use' of abandoned buildings. It not only provides a solution for the need for workspaces in the creative sector, it also creates a positive dynamic in neighbourhoods suffering from abandoned real estate.

After a first phase of informal support, (1999 - 2003 ), and a second more systematic laboratory phase in which instruments were designed, tested and disseminated ( 2003 - 2005 ), Precare has been working in a structural way on the actual use of a series of creative workspaces in empty buildings for almost two years. Precare

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Sunday 17 May 2009

Duchess Says,The Nine Streets,The London Police,Artists Anonymous, Lftfld, Andrea Pritschow, Cotton Club,John Engels,Guus Crommelin,Mailbox

Smashing concert from from the Duchess Says last thursday in the Patronaat , Haarlem.
Probably one of the best concerts so far this year , electro punk at his best , Annie-Claude is a rampage of energy and very interactive with the audience .
At same point the wrapped her microphone wire around my head and drag me threw the bar , the music stopped and she asked , what are we gonna do with this victim , finally i had to fashion catwalk threw the bar , hilarious.

the are touring Europe , go see them before there back in Canada.

May 18 2009 9:00P Kasbah Coventry
May 20 2009 8:00P Norwich Arts Centre w/ Crystal Antlers & MEN Norwich
May 21 2009 8:00P Stag & Dagger Festival @ The Macbeth London
May 22 2009 8:00P King Tuts Glasgow
May 23 2009 7:00P Thekla (Dot to Dot Festival) Bristol
May 24 2009 8:00P Dot to Dot Festival Nottingham
May 26 2009 9:00P White Heat @ Madame Jojo’s London
May 27 2009 8:00P O2 Academy Oxford
May 29 2009 8:00P Café Pompier Bordeaux
May 30 2009 3:30P La Villette Sonique w/ Lightning Bolt, Tussle Paris
May 31 2009 9:00P Primavera Sound Festival @ Apolo

Saturday , with some courage left the house still struggling with all that vodka from the night before , Kayyi my friend from Canada that came for a few days to Amsterdam , we went for a stroll in The Nine Streets and found a lot of interesting things.

The London Police, 10 years later @ Go Gallery
The London Police will showcase their latest works at the GO Gallery on the 16th of May, 2009.
TLP began in 1998, when 2 Britsh geezers came to Amsterdam to cheer up the capital city, with their aerosol antics. Very soon "LADs" began to appear all over the Amsterdam, on Fuse boxes, scaffoldings and such.
Not only in Amsterdam did the "LADs" come to life. For the last 10 years, TLP has participated in exhibitions in 35 countries and been part of shows all over the globe with murals, pieces and various charitable activities. Their largest mural can still be seen in Kreuzberg, Berlin, on a 6 storey building. In Tiblisi, Georgia, they painted an orphanage along with the Hope Box. ( A similar project has been planned in Kosovo. A couple of years ago, the TLP had a show in China for dogs. The paintings were exhibited at knee level complete with a collection of doggie clothing and toys.

Two of the founding members of the TLP, Chaz and Bob did a solo stint for a number of years, and since 2008 have made a re-combined effort with their individual talents and hence the show,which will travel the world over: The London Police, 10 years later.
After the first solo show at a very popular London Gallery, the GO Gallery is next in line to showcase the duos latest collection of artworks. Circa 10spectacular works combining the efforts of both artists will be on display at the Gallery on the Prinsengracht.
The Project "Every 20 minutes- a week long" , a photographic project which will also be on view during this show.

Preview:Friday evening until 8.00 pm.
Opening: Saturday, May 16th 2009,5.00 and 8.00 pm.
The show will be on diplay until the 21st of June.

Bioshock - Artists Anonymous @ Ron Mandos Gallery

Encroaching into every inch of the 350 square meter Galerie Ron Mandos, this latest installation will consist of an array of different surreal scenes: a wild wood, an overgrown garden, a down ‘n out cabaret, a surreal beach dinner setting. Each ‘room’ will be constructed from different technologies and media, combining personal details, art-historical references, internet and computer game imagery to create an other-worldy and unsettling environment where all is not quite what it seems. The collective’s newly created paintings, photographs and light-boxes will be seamlessly incorporated into these locations, forming points of visual interest within this sinister spectacle.

The ‘Bio-Shock’ installation directly references and comments on the artificial realities we increasingly inhabit today. Staged as a microcosm of chat rooms, social networking sites, computer games and even fantasy novels, the installation directly reflects and comments on these artificial locations that increasingly provide the context for our fulfillment and triumphs as human beings and to whose rules, conventions and boundaries we are more than willing to subjugate ourselves to.

Lftfld , As a collective we aim to promote Amsterdam cultural (night)life by publishing a montly magazine (LFTFLD Magazine), organizing events and parties on a regular base and broadcasting a local television programme called LFTFLD TV. With these means we focus on the more 'leftfieldish' artists, organisations or initiatives of Amsterdam. For this we were rewarded with (translated) the Amsterdam Night Culture Award, an award initiated by Amsterdam Dance Event and the 'Nachtwacht' (which is the official collective of Amsterdam Night Mayors).

Lftfld # 22 included

Picture Atelier Punkt

" Private Parts " is the work of German based artist Andrea Pritschow

Watch | About a Boy
Schauraum Installation

As usually , a stop in the Cotton Club is a must on a saturday afternoon.
Awesome jazz was in progression when we arrived , the whole trio was excellent but the drummer , simply fantastic.

A gentleman that goes by the name of John Engels , later i found out that he is one of the best jazz drummers in Europe.

Watch | Harry Emmery & John Engels

After the concert had the opportunity to talk with the also excellent Guus Crommelin (Sax). Guus told me about about his other project " Los Hollanditos ".
Instrumental popular Dutch music with Jazz , Rock& Roll , Latin , Surf .

Mail box week 20

Mp3 | Empire of the Sun - We Are The People [ The Golden Filter mix ]
Mp3 | Plushgun - How We Roll [ The Framework mix ]
Mp3 | Siriusmo and Robot Koch - Uninvited Guests Nippet
Mp3 | The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
Mp3 | The Golden Filter - Solid Gold [ Russ Chimes mix ]
Mp3 | The New Cities - Dead end Countdown [ Mansion mix ]
Mp3 | Sonic Youth - Sacred Trickster

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