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How to Compose a Song for 1,000 Years

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

In composing a song to play for 1,000 years, the variables of technology, societal upheaval, and public understanding cannot be overlooked.

Daniel Wolfe returns to videos with Paolo Nutini promo

Daniel Wolfe has been off directing feature films lately, with his first feature Catch Me Daddy premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year. But Wolfe originally cut his teeth in music videos for the likes of Plan B and he returns to the genre triumphantly this week, with a compelling short film for Paolo Nutini's new track Iron Sky.

The nominees: Ingrid Gow

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Ingrid Gow is one of six nominees for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Here’s our chat with this talented dancer. You knew from the age of four you wanted to be a ballerina – what attracted you about ballet … Continue reading ?

Swept away by Sharknado: Taking a bite out of our shark fears

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year (if you have, congrats! You made it back!) you’ve probably heard of a little genius of a film called Sharknado (playing this Friday, August 8 in the Wortham Giant Screen … Continue reading ?

Best-Selling Author Amanda Hocking Shares her Advice on How To Be Successful

Once upon a time in April 2010 a girl named Amanda Hocking was sitting sad and frustrated in her tiny apartment in Austin, Minnesota. She had tried for several years to get her books published through traditional publishers but all [..] Read More

Uncaged: Coco Fusco and Planet of the Apes

2 weeks agoArts : Art21 Blog

Artist Elia Alba talks to artist Coco Fusco about taking on the role of Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes.

Strange Weather: into the clouds

The show goes from the very absurd (the Halliburton survivaball) to the very dark and dramatic. But the adjective that pervades the show is 'fun'. While visiting the exhibition, i've been drinking cloud, watched a 1959 film that speculates on how weather control departments would use satellites and met with little child mannequins in Hazmat suits in the most unexpected places

A Very Personal Art History of the Motor City

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

With ruin porn photographs and discussions of whether creativity can save Detroit persisting at every turn, it was only a matter of time before someone organized an art exhibition about the city. That time has come.

English Intelligence on Chinese National Television

Thanks to a chirp from Kaplan Harris, we’ve been alerted to this video of Jeremy Prynne reading “under volumetric lighting on Chinese National Television (Beijing, July 2014),” uploaded by Justin Katko. What’s Prynne reading there? Why, it’s Walter de la Mare’s most known poem, “The Listeners.” Give it a good 3:16 below. Aaaaaand: Happy Monday!

ArtRx NYC: Summer Day Trips

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, we invite you to leave the city and explore the world outside NYC.

Swing It!

Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have been busy this summer – as well as creating a stunning temple of love on London’s Southbank, the pair have produced an interactive installation in a Wakefield garden where visitors are invited to sit, play and swing…

Why Eternity Is so Precarious

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

BEIRUT — Shortly after the opening of their most recent exhibition, I Must First Apologize in Nice, Lebanese artists and filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige returned home to Beirut to deliver their “An Additional Continent” lecture at Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts.

Harmful Nature Case Study

There's no limit to our imagination and with the right tools and drive we can translate our most creative ideas into beautiful artwork. For this week's case study we feature a project titled 'Harmful Nature' from our friends over at Lightfarm Studios. Show More Summary

Nominal Doppelgängers

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Photo credit: Torbus (Flickr CC) Today’s guest is Elizabeth Silver, author of The Execution of Noa P. Singleton, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, Amazon Best Debut of the Month, a Kirkus Best Book of the Summer, Kansas City Star Best...Show More Summary

A Glimpse of Edward and Jo Hopper in Their Studios

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This wonderful two-minute video will take you inside Edward and Jo Hopper's New York City studio in 1965.

From a Williamsburg Storefront to a Midtown Museum: Spectacle Theater at MAD

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Spectacle excels at making the most of whatever its members put their eclectic, seemingly tireless minds to. Seven days a week the volunteer-made, volunteer-run, 30-seat screening space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hustles out a menagerie of films — rare, radical, forgotten, misbegotten, offbeat, and controversial — which they charge $5 to see.

The search for a voice

Designer Michael Johnson of johnson banks, looks back at his recent visit to India, where he found a design scene that is beginning to reflect the country's unique and rich visual language...

Yves Saint Laurent’s Tortured Life of Fashion

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Very few figures in fashion have embodied the archetype of the talented and tortured artist like Yves Saint Laurent.

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