Old Spice brings it again with Terry Crews flexing his muscles to activate musical instruments. Go watch it on vimeo and at the end of the clip you can play Terry and record your own tune. (takes a while to load up but its worth it)
At last the age old question 'what does a squids chromatophores look like at 8X magnification when exposed to the vibrations of Cypress Hill's Insane in the membrane' is answered. For a proper explanation check this out.
Mambo artist, owner of Art Park and all round legend Paul McNeil recently had a retrospective show of his band posters. This is a nice vid with Paul talking about his work. A must watch for anyone who was into the aussie band scene in the 90's.
Claire Beckett's series In Training shows the transformation from civilian, sometimes as young as 17, to soldier. The full series is on her website, and be sure to check out her other series, Simulating Iraq.
The latest in the PBS 'Off Book' series looks at artists who actually want their images, video and sound to fail. This glitch art is an interesting exploration into our technology and actually adds a more organic element to what is usually 0's and 1's.
is an artwork by Alex Hartley. Basically it is a movable island with citizenship open to all. It has caught the imagination of thousands of
people across the world. Almost 16,000 people from nearly 100 countries
have already signed up to be citizens, contributing to the online
constitution and responding to the year-long Resident Thinkers
Images from Israel, Palestine and Jordan taken by photographer Matthieu Gafsou in his series Terres Compromises. More of the series available on his website, and an (English) interview can be downloaded here to find out more about the work.
Richard Mosse's book Infra documents the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Kodak Aerochrome, a discontinued, infrared, aerial surveillance film. More work is available at his website, or you can buy the book here.
Expanding on the themes director Ron Fricke developed in BARAKA (1992) and CHRONOS (1985), SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous. Shot entirely on 70mm film I will be scrambling to find a cinema playing it as intended or at least in 4k digital.
Thanks Stew A.
Indie chicks and progressive metal actually go quite well together. Who woulda thunk it.
Check out the cool interactive clip from Feistodon, the aptly named collaboration between Feist and Mastodon. Depending on how you're feeling this afternoon, you can crank up the distortion, or get a little mellow with some violin. I'm leaving it somewhere in the middle.