Dienstag, 31. Januar 2012


Directed by Roger Ballen & NINJA
Director of Photography Melle Van Essen
Edited by Jannie Hondekom @ Left
Post Production by Blade

David Lynch - Good Day Today (Official Video)

David Lynch "Good Day Today" official music video (dec 2010) from Arnold de Parscau on Vimeo.

The winning entry for the music video competition that David Lynch and Genero.tv called to life in connection with the release of Lynch´s first solo album Crazy Clown Time.

Two songs off the album were included in the competition and this was the winner of Good Day Today

written and directed by Arnold de Parscau

cinematography: Jonathan Bertin, Antoine Bon

first assistant director: Edouard Paoli

camera operators: Martin Keruzoré, Pierre Bouras

make up SFX: David Scherer

make up: Mathilde Passeri

Montag, 30. Januar 2012

Satoshi Tomiie's iPad/iPhone DJ set up

In this video Japan's biggest DJ and house music producer, Satoshi Tomiie, explains how his new iOS DJ set up works.
Satoshi uses two iPads and an iPhone to wirelessly control Native Instruments' Traktor software via a special TouchOSC layout, which Satoshi customised himself.

Filmed in Helsinki, at the small and intimate Bassment club in December 2011.

Track featured in the video is Glimpse & Martin Dawson 'Wildlife' [Leftroom Limited].

Video directed by Terry Church: http://vimeo.com/terrychurch

Sonntag, 29. Januar 2012

DOLLS from Egon Schiele HQ

Dolls from Egon Schiele by Ikuko Miyazaki.@TENJINYAMA BUNKAPLAZA Okayama city,JAPAN 2009.3.17-22
Homepage "- Egon Schiele -  by Ikuko Miyazaki"

Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2012

Solar Storm - 22. January 2012

source: www.nasa.gov
credit: NASA/SDO

This incredible image is a closeup of the January 22, 2012, M8.7 class solar flare, of which the coronal mass ejection (CME) collided with Earth's magnetic field on January 24, 2012.

Solar radiation storms can affect satellite operations and short wave radio propagation, but apparently cannot harm humans on Earth. Some airlines adjusted selected routes due to the chance of impact of the radiation on communication equipment.

(paraphrased from here)

Optimus Popularis

Optimus Popularis is a compact keyboard with each key displaying any image and being assigned any function.

Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2012

Future Shorts Festival - Berlin

Come see these 6 short films on Friday (27. Januar 2012) at the Supermarkt in Berlin.

Dir: Michael Please
United Kingdom - 2010
Winner of Best Short Animation at BAFTA, and Special Jury Prize at SXSW.
Duration: 08.55

Dir: Luke Matheny
United States - 2010
Oscar Winner in 2011 for Live Action Short Film
Duration: 18.38

Dir: Ariel Kleiman
Australia - 2010
Winner of International Short Filmmaking Award at Sundance.
Duration: 19.52

Dir: Ruben Östlund
Sweden - 2009
Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale.
Duration: 11.54

Dir: Juan Pablo Zaramella
Argentina - 2011
Winner of Audience Award at Annecy International Animation Festival
Duration: 6.17

Dir: David O'Reilly
Germany - 2010
Winner of Best Animation – Tampere Film Festival
Duration: 16.56

for more information click here

David McCabe's shot of Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí

source: guardian.co.uk

Photographer David McCabe had the privilege of documenting Andy Warhol´s daily life for a while. In that context, in the winter of 1964-1965, this particular image was created.

David about the experience:
´ It was pure theatre. Dalí was making Andy so nervous – which was unusual: it was usually him who made other people tongue-tied – that he was guzzling back wine. I'd never even seen him drink before. He kept looking as if he was ready to bolt for the door, and then finally he said: "David, we've gotta go." `

Dienstag, 24. Januar 2012

NSK Passport Office, New York & NSK Rendezvous MoMA

IRWIN – NSK Passport Office, New York

Print Studio, in Conjunction with the Exhibition Print/Out
Museum of Modern Art
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Lobby
4 West 54th Street Entrance,
New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:00–4:00 PM
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 12:00–4:00 PM
Friday, February 3, 2012, 12:00–4:00 PM

Originally founded by a collective of artists, musicians, and philosophers, the NSK State in Time came into being in 1992 shortly after Slovenia’s independence from the Yugoslav Federation. Its declaration of existence was accompanied by the issuing of passports at various temporary embassies, which operated alongside NSK exhibitions and events. Led by the Slovenian artists’ collective IRWIN, Print Studio will host the NSK Passport Office, New York for three days and issue a limited number of passports. A concurrent series of presentations, discussions, screenings and a culminating NSK State Citizens’ Rendezvous offers a forum to engage the public with ideas central to the NSK State and what it means to be a citizen of this non-territorial entity. For more information about the program schedule and updates, please visit MoMA.org/learn .

A limited number of passports will be printed during IRWIN’s NSK Passport Office, New York.

Admission to the NSK Passport Office New York is free. Passports will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Print Studio Inauguration & NSK State Citizens’ Rendezvous

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, 6:00-9:00 PM

Print Studio’s opening program begins with an NSK State Citizens’ Rendezvous, featuring presentations by:

- Miran Mohar, founding member of Slovenian art collective IRWIN.
- Gediminas Gasparavicius, Charles Lewis, and Conor McGrady, NSKNY Organizing Committee members.

After the presentations, Ana Janevski, Associate Curator of Performance, MoMA, moderates a discussion and Q&A. A reception follows, and participants are invited to engage in Print Studio’s activities: apply for citizenship at IRWIN’s NSK Passport Office, New York; view works of NSK Citizen generated Folk Art; make a print using visual resources found in the Reanimation Library: Mid-Manhattan Branch; or respond to a re-imagined task from the ongoing Collective Task project adapted for Print Studio.

Admission to the NSK State Citizens’ Rendezvous is free, but tickets are required and can be reserved online .

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Print/Out , Print Studio is an interactive space that explores the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print.

Zoster - Imaci kada ( Neue Album )


Montag, 23. Januar 2012

Jane Alexander - The Butcher Boys

source: artthrob.co.za

One of Jane Alexander´s The Butcher Boys seems to make an appearance in Die Antwoord´s new trailer for the Ten$ion album. South African art going full circle.


South African rap-rave crew DIE ANTWOORD publish a preview to the upcoming album TEN$ION featuring a snipped from their new single I Fink U Freaky.

Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2012

Dienstag, 17. Januar 2012

Spoek Mathambo - Control

SPOEK MATHAMBO - CONTROL from spoek mathambo on Vimeo.

Control – a “darkwave township house” cover of the Joy Division classic She’s Lost Control – is the fourth single to be taken from South African producer/DJ Spoek Mathambo’s album, Mshini Wam. The video was shot in Langa, Cape Town was made using a cast made up mainly of kids from the local dance troupe, Happy Feet.

Artist: Spoek Mathambo
Directed & shot by: Pieter Hugo & Michael Cleary
Edited by: Richard Starkey
Produced by: Jon Day
Production Designer: Mike Berg

Montag, 16. Januar 2012


Teil des transmediale.12 VORSPIEL
Der letzte Free Culture Incubator aus unserer 12-teiligen Workshopserie präsentiert Themen, Menschen und Highlights aus insgesamt zwei Jahren intensiver Feldforschung zum Wert und Preis freier kreativer Arbeit. Neben einer kurzen Rückschau wird es an diesem Abend hauptsächlich um Fragen gehen, die uns bei allen bisherigen Veranstaltungen am meisten beschäftigt haben:

Wie kann aus einer offenen, kollaborativen Initiative überhaupt ein langfristig tragfähiges Unternehmen entstehen? Lässt sich ein solcher Schritt mit den Interessen der Community und der Integrität der ursprünglichen Idee vereinbaren? Und kann man kulturelle Werte wirklich in einen Marktwert konvertieren?
Dazu werden sechs Referenten, die den Free Culture Incubator intensiv mit begleitet haben, ihre neuen Projekte und Erkenntnisse vorstellen:
Dennis Bartelt, CEO der Crowdfunding-Community Startnext.
Nadia El-Imam
, Kreativdirektorin von Edgeryders, Council of Europe, Social Cohesion Research & Early Warning Division.
Andrea Goetzke, Kuratorin und Organisatorin, unter anderem all2gethernow und newthinking.
Stephen Kovats, r0g_media - agency for open culture & critical transformation, künstlerischer Leiter der  transmediale 2008 - 2011 und Initiator des McLuhan in Europe 2011 Network
Eric Poettschacher, CEO von Shapeshifters und Initiator des Kulturinvestionsprojekts 100 x 10.000.
Adam Thomas, Communications Manager bei Sourcefabric - eine nichtkommerzielle Organisation, die Open Source Newsrooms und Werkzeuge for unabhängige Medien entwickelt.
Wir laden alle Referenten und Gäste ein, noch einmal zusammenzukommen und die gemeinsamen Erkenntnisse, Fragen und Impulse auszutauschen. Nach den Kurzvorträgen der einzelnen Referenten können sich die Gäste für eine kleine Gesprächsrunde mit einem Referenten ihrer Wahl entscheiden.
Der Abend ist offen für alle, Anmeldungen sind diesmal nicht erforderlich. Die Veranstaltung wird auf Englisch durchgeführt.
Die Gastgeber des Abends sind Ela Kagel, Initiatorin des Free Culture Incubator und Dirk Kiefer, Co-Initiator der FCI Workshopserie & Leiter der Thüringer Agentur für die Kreativwirtschaft.
Mehr zum Free Culture Incubator
Hier werden zwei Welten in Verbindung gebracht, die normalerweise nicht viel miteinander zu tun haben: die idealistische Sphäre der offenen und freien Kultur und der Inkubator, der profitable Unternehmen hervorbringt. Das Zusammenfügen dieser beiden Begriffe führt jedoch nicht automatisch zu einer neuen Wirtschaftsform, auch wenn das in den Diskussionen um die Kultur-und Kreativwirtschaft teilweise so gesehen wird. Der Weg von der kreativen Initiative zum wirtschaftlich tragfähigen Unternehmen ist lang und geprägt von Versuch und Irrtum. Der Free Culture Incubator siedelt sich genau in dieser Zwischenzone an, in dem es viele Behauptungen und Ideale, aber bislang nur wenig Gewissheiten im Hinblick auf langfristig profitable Geschäftsmodelle gibt.

Der Free Culture Incubator nahm seinen Anfang bei der transmediale 2010. Aus dem Festivalprogramm, bestehend aus Podiumsdiskussionen, einer Ausstellung und Workshops, entstand im Oktober 2010 die 12-teilige Workshopserie in Zusammenarbeit mit demKompetenzzentrum Kultur-und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes. Die zentrale Frage des Free Culture Incubator war von Anfang an die nach dem Wert und dem Preis freier kreativer Arbeit. In diesem Zusammenhang haben wir uns mit Themen wie alternative Ökonomien, Projektfinanzierung, oder offenen Produktions-und Wissenstransferformen beschäftigt. Hier finden Sie alle Informationen über den Free Culture Incubator: http://www.transmediale.de/fci
Eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung von SUPERMARKT, transmediale.12 und demKompetenzzentrum Kultur-und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes.

Freitag, 13. Januar 2012

Mittwoch, 11. Januar 2012

"Houston, we have a problem!" (Yugoslavian space program)

This documentary claims to reveal the secret yugoslav space program which fueled the technological advancements of NASA with the help of Herman Potočnik´s unpublished diaries. It presents the supposed hidden (third) side of the Space Race during the Cold War and how Marshal Josip Broz Tito negotiated lucrative deals with the United States and built the biggest underground space centre in Europe, making the Apollo missions and landing on the moon a reality.

Dienstag, 10. Januar 2012

Kanye West - Runaway

Kanye West -- Runaway (Kurzfilm) - MyVideo

Not exactly new, but still an interesting short film directed by Kanye West featuring songs from his 2010 album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".

Montag, 9. Januar 2012

Planet Of The Apes - Russian Cover-Art

Russian illustration of Pierre Boulle´s "Monkey Planet" which was later renamed to "Planet of the Apes" so it would tie in better with the film it inspired.

It bears a touch of Henri Rousseau´s "The Dream"

source: wikipedia

Mittwoch, 4. Januar 2012

Istancool Diary

Istancool Diary on Nowness.com.

Nowness was in Istanbul to document Istancool, The Istanbul International Festival of Culture, which took place in the vibrant and culturally diverse city along the Bosphorus.

Slavoj Žižek on suicide

Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek muses about the esthetic and psychological aspects of suicide and makes some suggestions on the controversial topic.