MUSIC: My Disco

26 Apr

M U S I C

My Disco

Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, their first public appearance was performed at The Good Morning Captain, a cafe in Collingwood, a suburb of Melbourne. My Disco became known for their use of unconventional venues, having organized performances on side-walks, in art galleries, and warehouses alike.


From the new album “Little Joy”

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INSPIRATION: Robert Wilson

21 Apr

I N S P I R A T I O N

*One of the most influential theatre artists out there and one of my heros. Here he is. The one and only….*

Robert Wilson


Robert Wilson (born 4 October 1941) is an American Avant-garde stage director and playwright who has been called “[America]’s — or even the world’s — foremost vanguard ‘theater artist'”. Over the course of his wide-ranging career, he has also worked as a choreographer, performer, painter, sculptor, video artist, and sound and lighting designer. He is best known for his collaborations with Philip Glass on Einstein on the Beach, and with numerous other artists, including Heiner Müller, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and David Byrne.

Still from Wilson’s play “Fables de la Fontaine”

VOOM PORTRAITS 

Each portrait takes nearly a full day to shoot and is an elaborate undertaking, requiring a cameraman, sound technician, costume designer, hairdresser, and makeup artist. As with his theater productions, Wilson designs the set and lighting himself. The portraits are shot both in horizontal format for viewing on television or on movie screens and in vertical orientation for H.D. plasma flat-screen monitors. The subjects are directed by Wilson to “think of nothing,” and he limits their movement to one or two gestures, in very slow motion. Each video is anywhere from 30 seconds to 20 minutes long, but they are looped, so there is no discernible beginning or end to the finished work. This seamless image is achieved through a custom-designed computer playback system integrated into the flat screen itself. Actors such as Brad Pitt (as a crazy person on the streets in the rain), Isabelle Huppert (as Greta Garbo), Steve Buscemi (as a mad butcher chewing gum on a variety show), Robert Downey Jr. (as a dreaming corpse in a Rembrandt painting), and Winona Ryder (as Winnie, the main female character in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, buried up to her neck in sand)

Here are a few for you to watch

MUSIC: The Verve

20 Apr

M U S I C

The Verve


“Storm In Heaven” (1993-1994)

Oh how I wish, I wish I was there! – *My GOD that guitar*


INSPIRATION: Lissy Elle

19 Apr

I N S P I R A T I O N


Lissy Elle

Lissy Elle is a very young photographer whose work quickly gained notoriety on Flickr. She has a playful imagination with sometimes subtle dark undertones that shines through in her somehow simultaneously soft yet raw work.

MUSIC: Tamaryn.

18 Apr

M U S I C

*My current obsession/peace*


TAMARYN

Tamaryn is an American vocalist born in New Zealand and now living in San Francisco. Her main collaborator and producer is Rex John Shelverton (Portraits of Past, Das Audience, Vue and Bellavista). In 2009, they released a debut EP as well as several 7″s. On September 2010, their full-length debut The Waves was released on Mexican Summer/Kemado Records. “The Waves” is full of driving guitar fuzz, with blue-hued ornate moods, and velvety atmospherics you’ll fall into like a plush-leather couch.

MUSIC: The Clean

15 Apr

M U S I C


*This band makes me proud to be a Kiwi*

The Clean are an influential Indie Rock band that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978. Led through a number of early rotating line-ups by brothers Hamish and David Kilgour, the band settled down to their well-known and current line-up with bassist Robert Scott. Early incarnations of The Clean included Peter Gutteridge on bass (who wrote “Point That Thing”) and Doug Hood on vocals (who later worked with Toy Love and founded the “Looney Tours” touring company). The Clean forged a distinctive and quirky sound that relied heavily on organ melodies and simple, Ramones-style chord progressions.

For more groovy and humble New Zealand rock and roll look here – Flying Nun Records

INSPRIATION: Daehyun Kim, Moonassi

15 Apr

I N S P I R A T I O N

 Daehyun Kim, Moonassi

“I draw something I’d like to draw and I can draw well. I draw people because that’s what I’d like to talk about. I prefer to draw in a small scale as I wish to capture my everyday thoughts and feelings during a limited time of the day. If I think I want to touch you my drawing reflects that thought. I draw an act that I’m upsetting you if I think I want to distress you.

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