1. Metropolis II (The Movie)

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    A film about a sculpture by Chris Burden. Now on view at the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Edited by Max Joseph

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    • Beam Drop - Chris Burden

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      Apple Color Editing and Color Grading Direção: Pablo Lobato http://www.canalcontemporaneo.art.br/saloesepremios/archives/003504.html#1

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      • Drawin' Sauce - A week in Austin, Texas

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        This is something I put together from our recent trip out to old Austin, TX. Riding from Scootie, Me, Chris Burden, and Tony Hughes. We started out in Dallas and checked the Allen park, then drove into Austin and stayed for about 5 days. Thanks to Jeremy, Walter, and Jed for the hospitality and Hanson for the empire session. Also thanks to Joe for the T1 sessions and anyone else along the way who showed us around or let us crash.

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        • Urban Energy - Metropolis II

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          After working on his newest project for four years, Chris Burden unveiled "Metropolis II" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in early 2012. This 20'x30' installation comprises 18 roadways, several train tracks, and various buildings constructed from Erector Sets, LEGO bricks, and Lincoln Logs. A pair of motorized conveyor belts generate all the potential energy to power the 1,100 custom-made cars (regular Hot Wheels proved too fragile), which travel around at a scale speed of 230mph. The result is an amazing frenetic energy that captures the rush of modern commuting in a big-city environment. The dynamic sculpture has reportedly been sold for millions of dollars but will remain on display at LACMA for the next 10 years. Currently, "Metropolis II" may only be viewed during select 90 minute sessions, Fridays through Sundays. Shot on a Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 35mm + Nikkor 60mm + Tokina 10-17mm in 1080p HD. http://styleandsyntax.com/

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          • Fun Fun Fun at the Trails

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            After a trails session on a monday, it was decided there should be a trails jam that coming weekend. So, calls, texts, and status updates went out, and this is the result from my point of view. There should be one or two other edits floating around soon too. Riding- Tony Hughes, Scootie, Scott Wilson, Tim Cartee, Chris Burden, Niles Harper, Bill Mimms, Talem Cowart, and more! If you want best quality, download the source, but at least watch on Vimeo, since I'm too poor to buy anymore HD Embed plays! This was the first footage out of the new camera (T2i/550d), so still working out bugs. Any input welcome!

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            • BEAM DROP INHOTIM

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              BEAM DROP INHOTIM Pablo Lobato 2008, 05' 37", cor, stereo, 16:9, HD, Brasil

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              • Dave Smallen - "Happiness"

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                Dave Smallen - "Happiness" little-videos.com August 6, 2009 Dave was the first out-of-towner I've done that didn't have a suitable place in LA to shoot at, so there was a bit of a giant question mark as to where we'd film this. We thought it'd be cool to do it on the streets somewhere, but that meant finding a place without too much street noise, where the cops wouldn't shut us down, and where there'd be enough available light. And of course, somehow have it be distinctly Los Angeles. Literally the day of, we still hadn't decided on a place. Dave and my paths have crossed a number of times by one of those strangely coincidental mutual friend things. I first saw him play years ago when I was still in school, as the front-man of Street To Nowhere, which has since disbanded (somewhat along with the Capitol Records / Virgin merge). The Oakland native is now playing under his own name, releasing his latest album one song at a time (as digital downloads with his own artwork attached), and in the process, bouncing around from San Francisco, to New York, and back again. His songs have always had an authenticity to them that's rare in popular music today. It's not just the earnest lyricism, loaded with emblematic autobiographical spells, but it's the way in which they're so delicately woven through the melodies, coercing you into actually listening to the words. Like all the greatest songwriters, Smallen is a storyteller at heart. Unfortunately, there isn't a better story to how we came about the location. It was just one of those, "of course!" moments when a mental-note in the back of my brain chimed in. I'd driven by the location many times and thought, "hey, that'd be a cool place to do a photo-shoot." And where better than mid-Wilshire in the middle of the night? But seriously, the Chris Burden installation (outside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) couldn't have been a more beautiful and perfect location. And thankfully, the security guards were chill with letting us shoot there. Chris Burden's "Urban Light" sculpture is a permanent installation at LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036 Find out more about Dave Smallen @ www.myspace.com/davesmallen Camera: Elliot Glass & Allen Kelley Sound: Elliot Glass All Rights Reserved. Member of Ocean

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                • Dave Smallen - "Underneath the Flood"

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                  Dave Smallen - "Underneath the Flood" little-videos.com August 6, 2009 Dave was the first out-of-towner I've done that didn't have a suitable place in LA to shoot at, so there was a bit of a giant question mark as to where we'd film this. We thought it'd be cool to do it on the streets somewhere, but that meant finding a place without too much street noise, where the cops wouldn't shut us down, and where there'd be enough available light. And of course, somehow have it be distinctly Los Angeles. Literally the day of, we still hadn't decided on a place. Dave and my paths have crossed a number of times by one of those strangely coincidental mutual friend things. I first saw him play years ago when I was still in school, as the front-man of Street To Nowhere, which has since disbanded (somewhat along with the Capitol Records / Virgin merge). The Oakland native is now playing under his own name, releasing his latest album one song at a time (as digital downloads with his own artwork attached), and in the process, bouncing around from San Francisco, to New York, and back again. His songs have always had an authenticity to them that's rare in popular music today. It's not just the earnest lyricism, loaded with emblematic autobiographical spells, but it's the way in which they're so delicately woven through the melodies, coercing you into actually listening to the words. Like all the greatest songwriters, Smallen is a storyteller at heart. Unfortunately, there isn't a better story to how we came about the location. It was just one of those, "of course!" moments when a mental-note in the back of my brain chimed in. I'd driven by the location many times and thought, "hey, that'd be a cool place to do a photo-shoot." And where better than mid-Wilshire in the middle of the night? But seriously, the Chris Burden installation (outside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) couldn't have been a more beautiful and perfect location. And thankfully, the security guards were chill with letting us shoot there. Chris Burden's "Urban Light" sculpture is a permanent installation at LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036 Find out more about Dave Smallen @ www.myspace.com/davesmallen Camera: Elliot Glass & Allen Kelley Sound: Elliot Glass All Rights Reserved. Member of Ocean

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                  • Chris Burden Documentation of Selected Works 1971-74

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                    Documentation of Selected Works 1971-74

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                    • CHRIS BURDEN : METROPOLIS II

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                      Film by Eric Minh Swenson. On view at LACMA. Jori Finkel, LA Times : What do billionaire art collectors and train-obsessed 5-year-olds have in common? They're both drawn to Chris Burden's "Metropolis II," an epic art installation that looks like a toy racetrack or train set on speed. When Burden briefly opened his studio in Topanga Canyon a year ago to unveil the work, it was an instant hit with contemporary art collectors. One, Nicolas Berggruen, bought the work and promptly loaned it to LACMA for at least 10 years. Now it's also getting high marks from the preschool and grade-school set. The artwork does not officially go on display at LACMA until Jan. 14, but the museum organized a series of unannounced trial runs last week to take it through its final testing, and museum visitors of various ages found their way to the car-fueled spectacle. Granted, it was hard to actually hear every gasp over the din of the traffic — a loud sound effect that the artist has called a "happy accident." But you could see the excitement, with some kids running, jumping, or dragging their parents closer and others staring, mesmerized, like babies watching TV. The artwork, four years in the making, features about 1,100 Hot Wheels-sized (but custom-made) cars coursing so quickly through 18 lines of traffic that you can see 100,000 cars passing through the system in an hour. There are also about a dozen trains. It resembles a miniature city, complete with a tangle of freeways and pockets of buildings in various styles — a log cabin here, a glittering Art Deco skyscraper there, an Eiffel Tower lookalike in the distance. Caterina Roiatti from New York said her son Massimo, 5, spotted the exhibition from the Richard Serra sculpture just across the way. Her son was on the move, running in large circles around the piece. He moved too fast for a writer to talk to him. "He is obsessed," his mother said. "I don't know how we'll get him out of here." What was her reaction? "We're architects. I'm not so interested in the cars, but I like some of the buildings," Roiatti said. "They are simplified and abstract in interesting ways." Entertainment lawyer Erik Hyman, 43, was holding one of his 3-year-old twin daughters on his hip. Her reaction was of the silent sort: She reached out as if to grab a car. "You can't touch it because it's delicate," her father said. Then Hyman put his own reaction in words: "I am not a sophisticated art person," he said. "But I think this will be a gargantuan hit for the museum. Who wouldn't love it?" Nearby a group of twentysomething hair stylists, dressed in black shirts and black jeans or leggings, looked mesmerized. Rafael Mercado, Aaron Reid, and Alyssa Elliott said they were students at the Toni and Guy hair academy who just happened to follow the crowds to the gallery. All had smartphones out to take pictures. "I want this at my house. I want to live with it, or inside it. I don't really have the space for it, maybe I'd put it in the garage," said Mercado, who said it reminded him of how much he loved trains as a kid. "I still have a Thomas the Tank Engine pillow somewhere."

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