Thursday, February 21, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Concha Buika

so moving...Que se calle todo, para que tu puedas oìr mi canto desesperado...

Who is Dayani Crystal?

I can't wait till Who is Dayani Crystal? comes out.  Gael Garcia Bernal, mi amor, is such an amazing actor and doing his part to put stories out there that need to be told, and heard by a brouder audience.  He is quite the activist in his own right, as mentioned in the interviews above this movie was inspired by his time creating 4 short films for Amnesty International about the migration of undocumented up to the the United States.  The link to those is here- but be warned that some of the stories are graphic and just unbelievably sad.  Gael also produced one of my favorite movies Sin Nombre, also discussing the complexities of immigration.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Knife - Grizzly Bear

A couple years old but it reminds me of fantastic planet/early 70s sci-fi movies.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Meteor falls in Russia

I can't imagine seeing this happen. It would forever change your world, I would imagine.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (Feat. Dâm-Funk) - Baby

you're so baby.
I have this song on repeat. love it.

The Rescue Hug

The 'Rescuing Hug' . . . This is an amazing story of twin baby girls. One baby was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought to put them in the same incubator. The stronger baby wrapped her arm around her sister, and her touch allowed the struggling baby's heart to stabilize and her temperature to return to normal.
This is the sweetest thing I've seen in a while.

Yawns by Everyone

so sweet.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nick Bertke (pogo)

Needed a Nick Bertke (pogo) fix.

I Define Myself: Undocumented and Unafraid

I Define Myself: Undocumented and Unafraid is a public exhibit in colaboration with JR's InsideOut that was shown outside Chicago’s Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.  Those that are photographed are all young undocumented immigrants who live in Chicago and have decided to take an extremely brave stand and "come out" publicly about their immigration status as part of the Coming Out of the Shadows campaign.

The Violence of Mexican Drug Cartels

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

mais amor...

Eleanor Davis

I just tripped on Eleanor Davis' work today.  I love her raw comics and illustrations that seem very autobiographical in the best way possible...they are honest.  Check out her sketch book blog.  Some of her pieces made me laugh out loud.

Monday, February 11, 2013

My Recurring Dream by André Chocron

backwards fireworks.

Beck Reimagines David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" - 360° Experience

Beck's incredible project to take on David Bowie's song "Sound and Vision" and not only make it his own but turn it into an experience.  The movement and layers within the music 360 degrees around the audience- pretty incredible. 


...por favor

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mamachas del Ring

Set in the heights of the Bolivian Andes, Mamachas del Ring is the story of Carmen Rosa the Champion, an indigenous woman who struggles to make it on her own in the male-dominated world of Bolivian professional wrestling. Up until Carmen arrived, Bolivia had never seen an indigenous woman take her petticoats and bowler hat into the ring, and the crowds couldn't get enough. But the pressures of daily living and gendered responsibilities begin to eat away at Carmen, until one day her husband issues her a firm ultimatum: wrestling or your family.

Directed by Betty M Park

Saturday, February 2, 2013

JR, Blow Up

be still my beating heart. uhhhhh.  I LOVE this man.

Tracey Emin - Midnight Moment

Tracey Emin, one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists, has been selected as the February artist featured in the monthly program Midnight Moment, presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. The program is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on billboards throughout Times Square every night.  s[edition], the curatorial partner for this month’s project, has provided the six Emin works.   Tracey Emin's work, I Promise To Love You, will premiere just before midnight on February 1st and play every night throughout the month as part of the “Midnight Moment,” a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.  
Tracey Emin's moving series of neonworks, I Promise To Love You, is comprised of six written love messages animated especially for Midnight Moment.  In this unique moving image, the glowing words—made of neon lights—slowly spell themselves out, as if being written by a ghost or an invisible presence. The gentle electric pulsing of the lettering gradually builds into a powerful potent red, leaving the viewer in no doubt about the power of love. Times Square, famous for its neon lighting displays, is the perfect venue for the premiere for Emin’s animation.  TSA
   Tracey Emin stated she hopes that people will kiss underneath her signs. Such a beautiful idea.

Friday, February 1, 2013

We are synchronized, now and forever.

Félix González-Torres to his lover, Ross Laycock, before he passes away of AIDS.

Félix González-Torres

"Felix Gonzalez-Torres produced work of uncompromising beauty and simplicity, transforming the everyday into profound meditations on love and loss. “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) is an allegorical representation of the artist’s partner, Ross Laycock, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991. The installation is comprised of 175 pounds of candy, corresponding to Ross’s ideal body weight. Viewers are encouraged to take a piece of candy, and the diminishing amount parallels Ross’s weight loss and suffering prior to his death. Gonzalez-Torres stipulated that the pile should be continuously replenished, thus metaphorically granting perpetual life."AIC

Félix González-Torres' "Untitled (pefect lovers)" is a such a poetic simple piece of two clocks started at the same time and touching.  And of course overtime the second hands might get out of sinc or one might stop once it runs out of batteries before the other.  The idea after I first saw it, continued to stay with me. It's romantic in a way I hadn't experienced with much art before.  But I enjoyed that the idea of such sentiment could be powerful and strong not so weak and cliche. It was beautiful.
          His billboards are similar to that in the sense that they are making the personal very public.   He installed images of an unoccupied bed with dents in the pillow to suggest where two people were sleeping, made in 1991 after losing his partner, Ross Laycock, to AIDS. "In one interview, he said "When people ask me, 'Who is your public?' I say honestly, without skipping a beat, 'Ross.' The public was Ross. The rest of the people just come to the work."wiki