Posts Tagged ‘Video’
Needless to say, young Pharrell is more than a little outgunned in this artist discussion with legendary Black Flag frontman and punk icon Henry Rollins, but it’s fun to watch the two dig in. Luckily, the topic of conversation never turns to wanton hedonism, conspicuous consumption, or overt consumerism, but hey, why would it?…
The name Bombino is likely news to the majority of Westerners, but now that The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach has taken up his cause, we can only hope that his cryptic moniker will soon become a household name among discerning rock fans. Hailing from the Tuareg region of Saharan Africa, the nomadic guitar virtuoso was discovered by the Ohio guitar player turned mega rock star via a short online clip of his music. What Auerbach saw immediately compelled him to invite the musician to a session at his Nashville studio where the Key’s leader produced Bombino’s breakthrough recording, “Nomad,” (adding subtle Nashville touches like pedal steel guitar to Bombino’s shredding African riffs) released this week internationally. Read More
Having sold off the majority of his original guitar collection to benefit his own Crossroads rehab program in recent years, rocker/art collector/style connoisseur Eric Clapton has now teamed up with Fender, Gibson, and Martin Guitars to create the vintage “Crossroads Collection.” The series is comprised of reissues of some of his favorite historial axes, including his 1957 refinished Les Paul Goldtop, “Lucy,” and his maple neck ’50s Strat, “Brownie,” with profits from all sales going to his foundation. Watch him play all three: Read More
Legendary punk artist & Supertouch art hero Raymond Pettibon gets personal with the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA, at his Venice Beach art studio in this MoCA TV interview.
In support of their current product collaboration with legendary 77-year-old Japanese psychedelic pop artist Keiichi Tanaami, streetwear kings Stüssy visited Tanaami in his home for an enlightening discussion of his life, artwork, and childhood experiences that forever influenced his beautiful, trippy visions. Read More
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs just released the official video for their ripping new single “Sacrilege,” directed by Hal Needham, aka: Megaforce, and starring English actress Lily Cole. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming fourth album, Mosquito, releasing on off their upcoming new studio album Mosquito, dropping on April 15th on Interscope Records. Read More
Photographer/director RYAN McGINLEY has produced the most beautiful tribute to this year’s winter OLYMPICS yet with his new short film “The Lightness of Being an Olympian,” and photo essay, “The Highlifers” commissioned by the NY TIMES.
Shaun Gladwell gets a firsthand lesson in the art of war…
Australian experimental film director and Supertouch buddy SHAUN GLADWELL has just returned from a tour in Afghanistan as an official “War Artist” drawing inspiration for a new body of work from the action on the front lines. Of particular interest to Gladwell were the experiences of the individual fighters, whose emotional states informed his experience: “I wasn’t interested in photographing sensitive material, in terms of the technology or weapons,” he informed THE ART NEWSPAPER. “My interest was really the experience of the soldier as a thinking and feeling subject. I’m interested in how bodies move through space and the capacity of bodies to perform in certain situations. Particularly how it relates to landscape. These are issues I’m always interested in. That informed the way I was dealing with that experience in Afghanistan. But I didn’t try and direct anything.”
SHAUN GLADWELL ON LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN
The Australian artist’s three-week sojourn with troops will form basis of new work
By Elizabeth Fortescue | The Art Newspaper
SYDNEY. Shaun Gladwell, the Australian multimedia artist who represented his country at the 2009 Venice Biennale, and who has just returned from being an official war artist in Afghan istan, told The Art Newspaper that his experiences were “inspirational” and will inform his next body of work.
Gladwell was speaking on his return from Oruzgan province, where he lived and worked for three weeks alongside Aus tralian soldiers in October 2009. He says he will spend the next six months in his Sydney studio, working to “digest” his experiences while in the field. “I’m cherishing [the trip], and starting to analyse what’s taken place at this particular time,” he said.
Before settling back into his studio to work with the raw photo graphs and moving images he shot in Afghanistan, Gladwell returned to Venice to pack up his Biennale work—a video series titled MADDESTMAXIMVS—Planet & Stars Sequence, 2009, set partly in the Australian outback. Gladwell said it had been a long-held ambition to undertake a tour of duty with Australian fighting forces, stemming from the stories his father had told him about being a soldier in the Vietnam War. Click HERE to continue reading…