An inspiring 75min DIY documentary film on new art and the young artists behind it. Directed by Isaac Niemand, and produced by ROJO® in collaboration with BossaNovaFilms, it was all filmed on the heat of live action of the first edition of ®NOVA Contemporary Culture, which happened in July / August 2010, in MIS-Museum of Image and Sound, and SESC Pompeia, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
Starring: Yoshi Sodeoka, Rebecca Ward, Tofer Chin, KRINK, Base V, Yochai Matos, Max Hattler, Highraff, Lucy McRae, Kit Webster, Jimmy Joe Roche, Flavio Samelo, Felipe Brait & Maira Vaz Valente, Shima, Matt W Moore, Zeitguised, Mulheres Barbadas, Gustavo Gagliardo aka Defi, Filippo Minelli, Quayola, Javier Longobardo, This Time, Renaud Hallée, Mark Jenkins, Ljudbilden & Piloten, Lolo, Sosaku Miyazaki, Anna Taratiel aka Ovni, Robert Seidel, Heiko Tippelt, B.Fleischmann, Koen Delaere, Taras Hrabowsky, Cristopher Cichocki, MOMO, Yusk Imai.
Music by: Bradien, Roll The Dice, NOIA, B.Fleischmann, Ljudbilden & Piloten, Fase, Isan, Fuck Buttons. Curated by: David Quiles Guilló. Directed by: Isaac Niemand.
MILK: what will you make of me?
Alexa Meade and Sheila Vand have collaborated on a body of work that explores the fluidity of form in relation to time and space. By stripping the subject of depth and dimension, a displacement of identity ensues, demonstrating the power of context over content.
In this series, Meade's signature portraiture is submerged in a canvas of milk, where Vand's performance is dictated by the opposing forces of fixed shadows and fluid space. Together, the artists compose an expressive identity for each image, but as the milk interacts with the pre-arranged pose, a new identity is formed that must be constantly re-imagined and re-shaped in the moment. As the paint seeps away into the milk, Vand's performance must continually shift to accommodate its new context and form while Meade's photography must capture the ephemeral moments before they de-materialize. The result is an ever-evolving, time-based portrait that includes every layer of the process within each consecutive frame. Each new visual identity is a product of the versions that came before.
The surface of the milk intersects Vand's body at an uneven and unusual plane, creating a sense of movement and depth beneath her compressed form. This play on dimensionality in the picture plane evokes a sensory illusion that activates the viewer's experience by challenging their common perceptions. The identifiable becomes ineffable, giving each photo an unsettling tone. By blending the borders between the subject and its surroundings, identity is muted and we're left with the distilled nuances that shape the space.
Artwork by Alexa Meade & Sheila Vand
Music by So Many Wizards
Video by David Branson
As the shadow of night falls across the American West a lone man begins his work. Far from the confines, calamity, and culture of society, multimedia artist and storyteller Jeff Frost sifts through the visual dregs of places and people who once were.
Combining still and time-lapse photography with motion, music, and art, Frost reveals a world rarely seen. Rooted in science and the exploration of space, Frost’s work explodes with light, fire, and sound, utilizing 2D and 3D perspective, leading the viewer on a unique visual journey through worlds both real and imagined.
- written by the amazing photographer and human being, Daniel Milnor
"Frost's video footage of the desert and abandoned houses in the American Southwest is certainly stunning in its own right, but it was his incorporation of three perspective-bending optical illusions — and his use of time-lapse as a medium to expose the reality behind those illusions — that really sold us."
"...a glimpse of a world without limits."
- Brooklyn Street Art, Steven P. Harrington
"[Flawed Symmetry of Prediction] is a monumental thing."
- Jeff Dunas, Palm Springs Photo Festival co-founder
"Very creative and sick."
- Tom Lowe, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
"Jeff Frost shows us the future of the 21st century book in his audio and visual feast, "Flawed Symmetry."
- Eileen Gittins, Blurb Books CEO
"Jeff Frost is the author of this new video made frame called Flawed Prediction of Symmetry. She asked him several months of work plans, and melds contemplative and discrete graphics interventions."
- allcityblog.fr, translated from French by Google
"A breathtaking combination of time lapse and 3D optical illusion."
- Coilhouse Magazine + Blog
Update: This short film was in the Official Selection of the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, London, 2011.
Joe Deane, Joseph Loughborough and Ben Slow paint on Hanbury Street, Brick Lane. Ben and Joe paint a piece called "Ma o Shishu" or mother and child from a photograph I found in a book about photography and its power to change in South Asia. Their piece changed the street. Everyone who passed - young and old, local or tourist - responded very warmly to it. As did the restaurant owner who owns the wall. But there was another hidden story just behind the painting...of destitution and homelessness in London. 21st century London.
Joseph painted with amazing speed and created two striking pieces one of which lasted only a few weeks before someone decided to make it their private property.
This video is part of a larger project on Brick Lane seen through art and artists.
Filmed March 2010. Music by Moka Only
Direction: Shafiur Rahman: Images: Shafiur Rahman and Harjinder Bahra. Editor: Luz Salcedo. Assistant: Martina Mosna.
The internet is the most influential experience and interface to have emerged over the past decade, having an unprecedented effect on society. The impact on our minds, modes of communication, creativity and even physiology is undeniable. A new wave of artists is emerging that is trying to make sense of our relationship to technology and the internet. The New Psychedelica, curated by Francesca Gavin, is the first exhibition that demonstrates how this work can be seen as a 21st century redefinition of psychedelic art.