Beijing Silvermine is a unique photographic portrait of the capital and the life of its inhabitants following the Cultural Revolution. It covers a period of 20 years, from 1985, namely when silver film started being used massively in China, to 2005, when digital photography started taking over. These 20 years are those of China’s economic opening, when people started prospering, travelling, consuming, having fun.
“You” is a short film directed by Lucio Arese, based on music composed by the Japanese genius Nobukazu Takemura (“Icefall” from the album “Scope”).
The audiovisual flow is organized in repeated microsections of a few seconds each, everyone with his own life, linked together to form a modular structure.
The realization is characterized by a variety of techniques including 3d rendering, painting, a complex editing process and multilayered compositing.
A particular color treatment has been used on the whole film in order to obtain a burned out b/w photography, contributing to create a dense, dark, organic and somewhat indecipherable world where music and motion picture meet each other in a very intimate way.
In 2009, on a typical sunny day in downtown Los Angeles, Gridlok was at his home studio fiercely working on his next album. Meanwhile a few floors above, a young woman was standing on the edge of his roof staring through the Los Angeles skyline contemplating about how her American Dream died long ago. While deeply focused on his task at hand, Gridlok was suddenly distracted by a loud scream, and then a bang, and then silence…
“American Dream” is inspired by this true event and pays homage to those who have lost their dreams. May we never lose ours.
☇ Released: March 11, 2013 on Project 51 Recordings.
Mel Kadel wohnt und arbeitet in Los Angeles, stammt aber ursprünglich aus Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, wo sie ihr Studium am Moore College of Art in Philadelphia absolvierte. Am liebsten erstellt die Künstlerin ihre Werke auf altem Papier, mit winzigen Stiften, Wattestäbchen und Kleber.
You can use bed sheets to make a fort, or in this case, make them into a horse that will take you on an adventure.
“Emerging last year as Austria’s latest drum & bass talent to take the world by storm, Martin Mefjus as been on a serious roll with his music featuring heavily in the sets of the scenes biggest players. Never ones to rest on their laurels Critical were listening and snapped him up all for themselves as the latest to join the Critical roster alongside Enei, Foreign Concept, Xtrah and Emperor. Now as he readies his debut solo release on the label, Mefjus looks set to take things up a gear.”
Diese beeindruckenden labyrinthischen Kollagen stammen von dem niederländischen Künstler Freek Drent, der in Enkhuizen geboren wurde. Er studierte bildende Kunst und Design an der Willem de Kooning Akademie in Rotterdam. Seinen unverwechselbaren Stil entwickelte der Künstler im Laufe seiner ausgedehnten Reisen und Studien in den Vereinigten Staaten, Südeuropa und Island. Freek Drent`s Heimat ist heute Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, wo er derzeit lebt und arbeitet.
“A game of contrasts – light and darkness, black and white, a man and a woman. This symbolically approached film by Michael Frei invites us to think – do contrasts attract or not? If we have a counterpart in a parallel world, can we meet and become entwined in another world? Or are we supposed to maintain the universe in balance? The film is perfectly compact with minimalist sounds and music.”
Not About Us – Animated Short // Estonian Academy of Arts 2011.