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 ;-)