Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Man with No Connections

How he would call her whenever I ran into him...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rave Simulation

Rave Simulation at And/Or Gallery, Dallas, TX

A final music installation and dance party to celebrate And/Or Gallery's move to NYC (Fall 2009), The House of Dang's relocation to a design studio in Oakcliff and their new clothing line to open with Launch, at the Galleria (Fall 2009).

In the gallery during this party, we're creating a replica of a rave, which you may notice is not dissimilar from shows we've put on before except for the volume. Video content will be provided by our artists: Kevin Bewersdorf, Paul Slocum, Guthrie Lonergan, Tom Moody, Marcin Ramocki, Kristin Lucas, Michael Bell-Smith, and Travis Hallenbeck. The music will be a mixture of house and rave-appropriate techno, selected by Sean Dack and Paul Slocum. The playlist will include remixes and new material by Tree Wave. It's the LAST DANCE!

I will be uploading a link to the exclusive mix I created for this show after the opening, Friday July 24 2009.

Download DJ set here

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

River View

Neuromancer the film


Joseph Kahn? Hope he can pull it off...

Ideal director: Cunningham obv, but it seems like he couldn't pull it off, so Darren Arnofsky or Danny Boyle

So here is my ideal cast, for what it's worth:

Case: Cillian Murphy
Molly: Milla Jovovich or Emily Blunt
Armitage: Ben Kingsley or Viggo Mortensen
Dixie: Mickey Rourke/ Sam Elliot
Peter Riviera: Jude Law or Jared Leto
The Finn: Steve Buschemi
3Jane: Natalie Portman/ Christina Ricci
Hideo: Jet Li
Linda: Ellen Page
Aerol: hmmm still thinking..


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Deeper and deeper we go (Ruins of the Second Gilded Age pt 2)

New York Times Magazine Withdraws Altered Photo Essay

In relation to my earlier post about a photo essay on The New York Times, which has been pulled from the website now

Joakim "Milky Ways"

""The basic inspiration for the album was the idea of youth and teen spirit in our consumer-based society," explains Joakim, "put in parallel with the idea of wilderness, or lost paradise. As if these two things - wilderness & youth - were mythical states." But the album - eager, starry-eyed, a little impish, stubborn and shy in equal measure - hangs delicately between nostalgia and its refusal. With his grounding in post-punk and disco, Joakim's music has always made clear its debt to the past. Still, Joakim's approach is almost curatorial, sifting through the archives to find inspiration in false starts and detours, outmoded methods and outdated technology.

"I think that most (young) artists today are like archaeologists, especially in graphics and contemporary art," says Joakim. "You can't compete with history, with what's been done. You need to use that, in a more or less disrespectful way, to make new things. You can't just say, let's do something new and forget everything before, it's impossible and very pretentious. Especially when all that music is available everywhere all the time. I'm addicted to music and I listen to a lot of very different things, and whenever I hear something interesting in a song I think, Let's try it, put it with something completely different and see what it does, like a mad scientist...""

Interview with Joakim Bouaziz

I've heard the entire album, and it looks like it is my favorite of the year so far. Amazing and diverse, true artists album. Post Punk, Disco, New Wave, Psychedelia all mixed into a coherent whole.


Monday, July 06, 2009

Harrowdown Hill

David Kelly's potential book

Dr Kelly said that "should the Army invade Iraq he would be found dead under a hedge"

Also read the comments at the bottom of the article, some very interesting stuff, indeed...

Future Vision Banished to the Past

In relation to my previous post on Tokyo's Nakagin Towers, Nicolai Ouroussoff's new article in the NYT of the fate of the Modernist icon.

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