Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Somethings just leave a deep mark in your memory. No matter how many times you go back to them, they seem to be layered- each time making new connection, discovering or just realizing another levels.
I just had one of those experiences. An 'unexpected encounter' with piece of information, online. I accidentally saw Parabola - video from Tool after hours of hyper-linking youtube. It is amazing how many hours you can spend in a blink of an eye. But then again, it is all worthed after moments like this:

We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment,
We are choosing to be here right now. Hold on, stay inside
This holy reality, this holy experience.
Choosing to be here in

This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal
All this pain is an illusion.

Alive, I

Since last time I saw the video I started practicing yoga. Coming back to it after some period of time, I realized how the artists were also inspired by similar philosophy of life. This 10 minute video features the artist Tricky and the beautiful animation in the last part of it is based on the artwork of New York based artist Alex Gray.


Lately I am fascinated by music videos that reach state of the art creativity. Bjork's new video Wonderlust made me search for 3D glasses through the city, because I wanted to experience the whole effect of the already appealing 2D version that u can watch here:
Wanderlust - 2d

I have periods when I’m hungry for something new. I'm quite hungry right now. And then I have periods when I'm more domestic. I kind of make fun of my hunger on the new album in a track called Wanderlust. It's about the state of looking for something and almost knowing you’re never going to find it.
Interview Magazine, august 2007

I am leaving this harbour
giving urban a farewell
its habitants seem too keen on God
I cannot stomach their rights and wrong

I have lost my origin
and I don't want to find it again
rather sailing into nature's laws
and be held by ocean's paws

relentlessly craving

peel off the layers
until you get to the core

did I imagine it would be like this
was it something like this I wished for
or will I want more?

lust for comfort
suffocates the soul
this relentless
liberates me
sets me free

I feel at home whenever
the unknown surrounds me
I receive its embrace
aboard my floating house

relentlessly craving

peel off the layers
until you get to the core

did I imagine it would be like this?
was it something like this I wished for?
or will I want more?

from island to island
united in movement
I enjoy it with you


can you spot a pattern?

relentlessly restless
restless relentlessly
restless relentlessly

The video was made by Encyclopedia Pictura.
Their work is new to me, but I sure will have my eyes peeled fresh videos from them. It's worth visiting their site :)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Cans Festival in London

Huge event. Stencil artists as Bsas Stencil, Run Don't Walk, James Dodd (dlux), Tom Civil (civilian), Vexta, Prism, Daniel Melim, Altocontraste, Bandit, Roadsworth, 3D Del Naja, Artiste-Ouvrier. Blek, Sten, Sadhu, C215, Lucamaleonte, Lex, Orticancvoodles, Kaagman, Dolk, Pobel, M-City, Vhils, Btoy, Coolture, Schhh, Borbo, Sam3, Faile, Eine, John Grider, Logan Hicks, Pure Evil, Dot masters, Dan, Eelus, Banksy !

More at Romanywg's photostream.

GRL: The Complete First Season @ NYC's MoMa

So, this weekend, at MoMA, the Graffiti Research Laboratory will be premiering their film, GRL: The Complete First Season on Sunday, May 4th @ 8PM. After the flick, there will be a talk with a range of artists featured in the film, including Mark Jenkins, Leon Reid, and Steve Lambert. You can learn more here, but be sure to check out the trailer below...

You can see what Mark Jenkins has been doing in Sweden lately ;-)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Graffiti Research Lab @ NY's MoMA

A video is worth a 1000 words ;-)

From their origins in the trash room of a non-profit in Manhattan to their emergence as the instigators of an international art movement, Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season documents the adventures of an architect and an engineer who quit their day jobs to develop high-tech tools for the art underground. The film follows the GRL and their network of graffiti artist collaborators (and commercial imitators) across four continents as they write on skyscrapers with lasers, mock advertisers with homemade tools, get in trouble with The Department of Homeland Security and make activism fun again. Primarily using video footage from point-and-shoot digital cameras (“The Pocket School”) and found-content on the web, the movie’s visual style draws as much from the art of the power point presentation and viral media as conventional documentary cinema. Narrated by GRL co-founders, Roth and Powderly, The Complete First Season makes a humorous and insightful argument for free speech in public, open source in pop culture, the hacker spirit in graffiti and not asking for permission in general. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. Available 24/7 on The Pirate Bay.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

animal cruelty is not art !!!

This is horrible
Further I read the mail I got from a friend I was becoming more disguised+angry+sad. This is what it said and click here to see the video (don't mind the song in the background!)

In the 2007, the 'artist' Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, took a dog from the street, he tied him to a rope in an art gallery, starving him to death. For several days, the 'artist' and the visitors of the exhibition have watched emotionless the shameful 'masterpiece' based on the dog's agony, until eventually he died. Does it look like art to you?

But this is not all ... the prestigious Visual Arts Biennial of Central America decided that the 'installation' was actually art, so that Guillermo Vargas Habacuc has been invited to repeat his cruel action for the biennial of 2008.

Sign the petition to stop this non-sense !!!!!!
or just copy it in your browser to sign a petion to stop him to do it again, then digit the name Guillermo Vargas Habacuc to find the petition to sign.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

explosions in the sky

The emotional journey that this band offered at their live performance yesterday is unexplainable. Truly epic. I am so moved by their music and performance that I'm not able to articulate it, just as Gean Moreno wrote in an article I recently read:
Concerts are memorialized as enchanted experiences and embalmed as vessels of secret feelings that refuse verbal translation. First encounters always happen in some other, not quite-quotidian time and space that is impossible to duplicate and available only to those who where there. These are the secret apotheoses of pop culture, what the money machine can never take away...

I can only recommend Explosions In The Sky as a magnificent band to hear live. Until then, click and .... listen.