Wednesday, November 26, 2008
About Looking at Music:
Music was at the forefront of interdisciplinary experimentation in the 1960s, when the mixing of mediums took off. Portable video cameras, electric guitars, and an aura of technical innovation all fostered radical experimentation; it seemed as though every artist was in a band, and some artists studied music formally before gravitating to one of the new art forms. Word repetition, strings of ordinary sounds, and evocative melodies materialized on the palates of artists.
Looking at Music explores the dynamic cross-fertilizations among music, video, installation, and what was known as “mixed media” art in the decade after 1965. Rapid changes in technology can be traced in early music videos by The Beatles, David Bowie, Captain Beefheart, The Residents, and Devo, all drawn from the Museum’s collection. They are characterized by the same raw innocence that can be found in the small-press publications and artists’ books that emerged as an important forum for writers, artists, and radical thinkers investigating the novel art forms of the day.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In honor of my french toast convo, from the Levi's Unbuttoned campaign.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Well this time Mullen is "seeing" turtles everywhere for the New England Aquarium's Sea Turtle Exhibit.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Directed by the uber talented Tom Kuntz. Enjoy and happy Friday.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Watch Dreams 1Watch Dreams 2
Watch Dreams 3
Watch Dreams 4
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
In the first episode of the series the Green Giant has died and it looks like foul play. For more visit aniBoom.
Monday, November 17, 2008
"At the Bottom of Everything" Directed by Cat Solen
"Bowl of Oranges" Directed by Cat Solen
"Easy Lucky Free" Directed by Lauri Faggioni and Lily Thorne
"First Day of My Life" Directed by John Cameron Mitchell
"Lover I Don't Have to Love" By James Frost
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Impactist has recently updated their portfolio with a new album, animated promos and my personal favorite these new photos from a collection called paper. I love this so much, to hand cut and assemble these patterns with paper and then photograph them so we are asked to take a closer look. I think it's really special and of course - inspiring.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
For those dying to know exactly how the "timesculpture" was achieved, Toshiba, Grey London, Director Mitch Stratten from Hungry Man, and the artists from Whitehouse and The Mill talk us through the experiment.
The spot obviously uses the 360 camera techniques that first wowed us in The Matrix, but there is also something about it that reminds me of that opening from the Drew Carey Show where each cast member enters the office one by one by repeating the same actions until its a full on choreographed scene. I'll post as soon as I can find it.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wish you had a hug of your own? Here is a crafter that makes them, how cute are they?!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Denis is an expert at creating alternative universes using animation and miniatures, the result is always an extreme version of the world. Her short films, "City Paradise" and "Fish Never Sleep" are whimsical and oozing with creativity, and give us a great sense of the signature this director is sure to carry with her as her career undoubtably progresses. Danis is currently represented via Stink.
Fish Never Sleep
Friday, November 7, 2008
The exhibition website, which is still a beta work in progress, is full of drawings, insight into each of the art pieces, and my personal favorite - time lapse footage of the instillation of a number of the pieces. You must check it out but be warned, you could find that you spent more time poking around than planned!
About the artist from the MASS MoCA site:
LeWitt—who stressed the idea behind his work over its execution—is widely regarded as one of the leading exponents of Minimalism and Conceptual art, known primarily for his deceptively simple geometric structures and dynamic wall drawings. His experiments with the latter commenced in 1968 and were considered radical, in part because this new form of drawing was purposely temporal and often executed not just by LeWitt but also by other artists and students whom he invited to assist him in the installation of his artworks.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Fairey is most widely know for his unmistakable Obey Giant posters which today appear in most urban areas, in fact 2 new posters showed up above Storrow Drive only a few days ago.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The spot was done via The Richards Group/Dallas.
And for some celebratory inspiration, the video. As much as it meant months ago, now I can't help but get teary eyed with pride. Amazing what a day did to change my perspective on the country I am a part of, and for the first time in a long time, proud to be a part of.