WATCH: JAY Z – “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”

WATCH: JAY Z – “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”

August 4th, 2013 | Music, Performances, Videos

Jay Z’s 11-minute video for “Picasso Baby”, which had a caused a mild debate in art geek forums and debuted Friday night on HBO is online for everyone now. It’s probably going to be the most watched piece of filmed performance art within 24 hours…. Read More

When Björk met Attenborough

When Björk met Attenborough

July 30th, 2013 | Documentaries, Music, Science, Videos

Award-winning musician Björk and legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough have admired each other’s work for years but this is the first time they have discussed their mutual love of music and the natural world on screen. In this remarkable documentary, Björk explores our… Read More

MOCAtv presents “The Art of Punk”

MOCAtv presents “The Art of Punk”

July 17th, 2013 | Design, Documentaries, Music, Subculture, Videos

Filmmakers Bryan Ray Turcotte and Bo Bushnell take a unique approach to exploring the rich histories of three seminal punk legends by focusing on the influential imagery and seeking out stories that have not been told yet through the artwork, which is integral to the… Read More

The Picasso Baby Rap Battle – Jerry Saltz about Jay-Z

The Picasso Baby Rap Battle – Jerry Saltz about Jay-Z

July 12th, 2013 | Music, Performances

We wanted to ignore this story (“The Day Performance Art died”), but how can we not share the animated Vine image of the epic Marina Abramović vs. Jay-Z Rap Battle from the six-hours long performance at the Pace Gallery the other day? And since MC… Read More

Pre-Cinema Animation by Virgilio Villoresi

Pre-Cinema Animation by Virgilio Villoresi

July 9th, 2013 | Animation, Music, Videos

This is Virgilio Villoresi’s music video to the song “Submarine Test January 1967″ by John Mayer. Villoresi used optical toys in the form of a pre-cinema technique called ombro cinema to animate the drawings made by Virginia Mori. Other technologies used include lenticular sheets and… Read More

Basquiat – The Musical

Basquiat – The Musical

June 13th, 2013 | Kitsch, Music, News, Theatre, USA

Everything can be turned into a musical these days, but the life of Basquiat as a broadway production with singing and dancing still sounds like a terrible idea. Nonetheless some marketing folks seem to think that this is gonna make them some money. Dead people… Read More

Amanda Palmer: “Fear Not the Digital Present”

Amanda Palmer: “Fear Not the Digital Present”

Another inspiring talk by Amanda Palmer (Piano-slayer, ukulele-freak, singer, blogger, lover of Neil Gaiman, and co-founder of the Brechtian punk cabaret duo, The Dresden Dolls) who is ruling the Internet when she has the time for it and George Takei is on a holiday. Amanda… Read More

Etta Bond: Under The Knife

Etta Bond: Under The Knife

May 23rd, 2013 | England, Motion Graphics, Music, Videos

A collaborative film made with UK singer Etta Bond, for Channel 4 as part of its arts series Random Acts. Shot in one take, directed by Jeremy Cole and split into 1374 layers in After Effects. “So I pitched this idea without really knowing how… Read More

Dumbass – Ai Weiwei’s Heavy Metal Music Video

Dumbass – Ai Weiwei’s Heavy Metal Music Video

May 22nd, 2013 | China, Contemporary Art, Music, Videos

A good day for all the headbangers out there. The music video for ‘Dumbass’, the first track from Ai Weiwei’s forthcoming heavy metal album Divine Comedy, has just popped up online and we got a sweet HD copy from the man himself right here. And,… Read More

3D Printed Laser Cut Records

3D Printed Laser Cut Records

May 21st, 2013 | Music, Tools, Videos

Amanda Ghassaei has already “used a 3D printer to transform any mp3 into a physical record” , but this time she has a much easier project, inscribing music directly into discs of maple wood, acrylic, and paper, resulting in rather lo-fi but still playable records…. Read More