dance, monkeys, dance.

June 14, 2008


Written and Produced by Ernest Cline

When I lived in San Diego, I used to go to a monthly underground audiovisual exhibition called The Visual Underground“, and amongst dozens of incredible videos I’ve seen throughout the years, this one has been on top of my list since then. Despite its low resolution images, and its straightforward presentation style, this is in my opinion, one of the most brilliant realistic poems someone has written about the human being. I have been looking for this video online for a while and have finally found it, furthermore, I found the person responsible for this literary masterpiece. 

Ernest Cline grew up in rural Ohio, being strongly influenced by the 80s. With a childhood filled with comic books, arcade games, sci-fi movies, and the first personal computers available, Cline made his way out of that small town with his words as weapons, in order to survive in this world. In the early nineties, he co-produced and directed a stage performance of Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail, presented at the Gen Con, for two consecutive years. Around the same time, his passion for avant garde low-budget short film production brought his work to the television, with such films as Rattletrap Gaslaktica played on Columbus public access TV. These days Cline lives in Austin, Texas’ cultural capital. His aspiring talent and hard-working personality have lead him to Hollywood, writing a movie about Star War’s fans, called ‘Fanboys’, to be released in the fall of 2009. 

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make you clap to this

March 16, 2008

Check out Justice‘s new video-clip: D.V.N.O. 

 

After the incredible production of D.A.N.C.E. the french duo, from the record label Ed Banger, scores again with this simple, vintage and powerful video. Produced by Because. Directed by Machine Molle, So Me, and Yorgo Tloupas; with post-production by Machine Molle.  

replay: christian marclay

February 2, 2008

Audiovisual exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, in Melbourne. Christian Marclay was born in California, raised in Switzerland, and currently based in NYC. Strongly influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Pop Art, the punk movement and performance art, Marclay has been composing music and performances as an experimental DJ for over 25 years.Installations using several projectors, TVs, and speakers, from collages of classic hollywood movies and personal footage, mixing audio and video, Marclay creates a new composition rearranging elements and playing with your senses.”Music like you’ve never seen before and art like you’ve never heard before”, as the interview magazine says. The exhibition ends on february 3rd, so keep an eye open to see if It is going anywhere next to you.

Record PlayersVideo, 5 mins 1984

For Christian Marclay ‘Breaking is making sound’. The musicians in Record Players shatter records rhythmically acting out against the records’ fragility in order to free music from its captivity.