Saturday, December 13, 2014


A new favorite from Belgium that sings in French- Such good videos.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Japanese politician hysterically cries and it's turned into a guitar solo.

Ibeyi - River

These French/Cuban twin beauties make up the group Ibeyi.  They sing in both English and Yoruba, a West African language that travelled to Cuba via slavery in the 1700s. The twins' father was the famed Cuban percussionist, Anga Díaz, who was a member of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dryden - The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game

Work Relation 2014 - A film by Marina Abramović

I'm not really sure how I feel about this collaboration with Marina Abramović, Adidas, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.  Though I have enjoyed a majority of her older performance pieces (Pre-Lady GaGa collaborations),  FIFA is a horriblehorrible organization.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Intermarché - "Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables"

Such a good idea!

NOWHERE (2009) / central scene / for Pina

This is breathtaking.
"NOWHERE was created by DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU in 2009 to inaugurate the renovated Main Stage of the Greek National Theatre in Athens.
This central scene is dedicated to the memory of PINA BAUSCH.
NOWHERE explores the nature of the theatrical stage itself, a spatial mechanism continually transformed and redefined by the human presence to denote any place, and yet designed to be a non-place. 26 performers measure and mark out the space using their bodies, pitting themselves against its dimensions and technical capabilities in a site-specific performance that can be presented nowhere else."

Friday, June 27, 2014

Brian Calvin

"The slender young people Brian Calvin paints look as if they were lifted from a teenage cartoonist's sketchbook. They have comically long faces, oversize heads, huge lips, stringy hair, big eyes with reflections carefully noted, and vacant, vaguely depressed expressions.

Because of the cartoon style and the disaffected moods of his subjects, this Los Angeles-based artist has been called a slacker. The label is wrong, though, because he pays assiduous attention to the formal dimensions of his medium. The way he flattens, simplifies and crops his figures and their Southern California backgrounds and his use of richly saturated colors has earned him comparison with Alex Katz and David Hockney. It does appear that he is at once emulating and parodying those painters, and the effect is amusing."NYT

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Not Vital

"Not Vital
Makaranta School
Agadez, Niger

Not Vital had been working in Niger, building himself a home there (beginning his project to build a home on every continent from which to watch the stars). The home/tower he built there, at four stories tall was the tallest adobe structure in the area. So as he spent time there, he wanted to give back to the community. But 'the Tuaregs - the nomadic people of the region, were very much against a school because they believed if children learned to read and do mathematics, they would not be able to read the stars anymore.' So a school house became reinvented as a staircase/pyramid structure by Not Vital in which the students could continue to learn outdoors, as their nomadic culture called for, but still have a centralized place to encourage education." SoftPyramid

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Sometimes the simplest ideas are the more beautiful.

Gnarly in Pink