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theNEWblog Comments | Jun 14 2009

Yallz should prolly check out theNEWblog for its seemingly relevent content. The blog covers everything from film, fashion, art, music etc. So take a gander. The video is know a little old but still interesting. It is just a collection of “what’s hot” right now.. enjoi

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STREET CARNAGE FILMS AT SUNDANCE Comments | Jan 16 2009

The Street Carnage film is at Sundance 2009, it’s called Asshole. Check out the official site at Last Pictures. Asshole is:

Official Selection- Sundance Film Festival
Starring Gavin McInnes and Ray Chao
Directed by Chadd Harbold
Written by Bryan Gaynor
Produced by Mary Beth Minthorn, Dan Berk, and Bryan Gaynor

Vincent Allen (Gavin McInnes) has a doctors appointment, and wants to get in and out as quickly as possible. But Dr. Wong, stubbornly clinging to his Hippocratic oath, insists on actually examining him. Vincent spends the session viciously tearing into the doctor he is bitter, angry, and volatile. But the doctor isnt easily fazed, and just might be able to help him with his asshole problems.

More information on Sundance which runs Jan. 15 - 25 ‘09 can be found on their 2009 site.

Gavin has also done a few other short films with Last Pictures which I have put below. Enjoi

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Alex Knost is changing surf steez down in Newport Beach Comments | Aug 25 2008

Newport Beach Orange County

Alex Knost is one of the most influential surfers these days, has ridden the comp. circuit seeing little point in them. So recently he has been doing this thing in Newport Beach and is just happening to be changing the way we all look at surfing.

He is also in the band The Japanese Motors which are very surf/beach cultured sound and based out of Costa Mesa. It also happens that Costa Mesa has this awesome club called Avalon Bar which we hit up last friday.Ye, check it for sure if your in the area.

Japanese Motors - Bummin Out

Japanese Motors - Single Fins And Safety Pins

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Beautiful Losers Comments | Aug 07 2008

Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation. In the early 1990’s a loose-knit group of like minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories…speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes “in” as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today’s youth.

Beautiful Losers was Directed Aaron Rose and Co-Directed by Joshua Leonard. The film features the artists Thomas Campbell, Cheryl Dunn, Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, Geoff McFetridge, Barry McGee, Mike Mills, Steven “Espo” Powers, Aaron Rose, Ed Templeton and Deanna Templeton.


Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

For a list of screenings and where to purchase tickets check out the screening section of the Beautiful Losers website

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JR / LOS SURCOS DE LA CIUDAD / SPAIN Comments | Jul 28 2008

JR / LOS SURCOS DE LA CIUDAD / SPAINby JR

JRs most recent project in Spain I love the concept, the stories art and film! ”In it, tradition, the ancient town and its inhabitants history are gathered with the passing of time marks. They are “the town faces” and “the facades of its characters”.In each wrinkles of its inhabitants and in each chink of its buildings, everyday life has been printed as well as longings and illusions of population and the town to build future.”

If you are unfamiliar with JRs work here’s a quick bio I posted before

JR a 25 ans et possède la plus grande galerie d’art au monde. Il expose librement dans les rues, attirant l’attention de gens qui ne sont pas les visiteurs habituels des musées.Son travail mélange l’art et l’action, parle d’engagement, de liberté, d’identité et de limite. Il se qualifie d’artiviste, concentré d’artiste et d’activiste.Après un tour du monde de l’Art de rue (Carnet de Rue, ed. Free Press), il s’installe à partir de 2004 au coeur des cités des Bosquets à Montfermeil et de la Forestière à Clichy-sous-Bois. L’année suivante, il y conçoit “Portrait d’une génération“, portraits des jeunes de ces quartiers qu’il colle, en format immense, dans les anciens quartiers populaires de Paris (Portrait d’une génération, ed. Alternatives).Les photos sont prises très près de la personne. Il utilise le noir et blanc pour créer une différence avec l’agression publicitaire en couleur.En Mars 2007, il réalise avec Marco le projet Face 2 Face, la plus grande expo. photo illégale au monde : huit villes israéliennes et palestiniennes et la Barrière de sécurité / Mur de séparation des deux cotés. Ils collent ses immenses portraits de Palestiniens et d’Israéliens face à face. A travers ce projet, JR a montré que l’Art pouvait faire reculer les limites du possible.Avec son objectif 28 millimètres, des gens qui font des grimaces, des posters immenses et son anonymat, le photographe ne donne pas d’interprétations et laisse un espace libre pour une rencontre entre un sujet/acteur et un passant/interprète. Par la surprise et la question que JR soulève, chacun peut réviser ses habitudes de pensées et se libérer des stéréotypes et des préjugés.C’est sur cela que JR travaille. Poser des questions…La 3e étape du projet 28 millimètres, Women Are Heroes, l’a déjà conduit en Afrique dans des zones post-conflictuelles pour photographier les femmes dont il souhaite partager les histoires douloureuses et témoigner de leur envie de vivre. Leur portrait ont déjà été collés en Sierra-Leone et au Liberia. En 2008-2009, JR développera ce projet en Inde et en Asie.   

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Sometimes it’s right to do the wrong things. Comments | Jul 27 2008

I was lucky enought to make it out to the ottawa premier of The Wackness at the Bytown Cinema. The film was written and directed by Jonathan Levine and has a cast of Ben Kingsley, Famke Janssen, Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby and Mary-Kate Olsen. The sound track was filled with artists like NasNotorious B.I.G., OutkastA Tribe Called Quest, Dj Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince and Method Man. A quick plot overview

Its the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana. The newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, is only beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against crimes like noisy portable radio, graffiti and public drunkenness.The Wackness centers upon a troubled high school student named Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck)a teenage pot dealer who forms a friendship with Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley), a psychiatrist and kindred lost soul. When the doctor proposes Luke trade him weed for therapy sessions, the two begin to explore both New York City and their own depression.Propelled by an exuberant hip hop score, The Wackness captures the spell of 1994–a time of pagers, not cell phones; a time when Tupac and Biggie were alive but Kurt Cobain had just died. Funny and moving, The Wackness is an offbeat tale of two lost souls stumbling towards maturity.

It was good enough I am contemplating seeing it again. So everyone should at least see it once.  The Wackness dBRAP!!

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Roadsworth: Crossing the Line Comments | Jul 17 2008

One of the most creative artists I have ever come across has been Roadsworth. Hailing from Toronto/Montreal Canada his work has never failed to impress and make the viewer contemplate their surrounds.

 

Peter Gibson, a.k.a. Roadsworth could face up to $100,000 in fines for his controversial ’street’ art. He brings urban banalities to life by creating candles out of crosswalks, for example. He makes one stop to reflect, as does all good art. The question is, should his conscientious work be scrutinized and treated as public vandalism? Or should it not be considered in a different light– as poetic activism, and, as art?  

Taken from the National Film Board of Canada. There is a documentary Roadsworth: Crossing the Line being funded by the National Film Board and it is looking to be an amazing story about the artist.

What are your personal thoughts on Street Art? Graffiti? Are they the same or completely different? 

Is Roadsworth an artist? a vandal?

What should a city do when a publicly loved (street)artist is caught? Should his art be buffed? 

There has been instances in the UK where Banksy’s art has been left due to his popularity/fame and general worth of his piece… Banksy’s art is considered by many municipalities to be “tourist attractions”.

Is Roadsworth in a similar situation  as Banksy but a Canadian version? (Banksy hasn’t been caught from my knowledge though).

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Yves saint Laurent - Homme - SS09 Comments | Jul 07 2008

This is the Collection from Yves saint Laurent Homme for SS09 just released the advertising short film / promo. It seems more of a contemporary film on interpretive dance rather than the SS09 promo video. Non the less take a look yourself and comment on how unusual/unique/scary it is.

Stefano Pilati considers masculinity in social and psychoanalytic therms through film and its cinematic language.
In every gesture - fabrication, weight, color, image -

Pilati poses an essential question about identity as it relates to social constructs of gender.
Who are we beyond our physiology, beyond the truths we are taught by genetics and biology?
What reality exists between masculine and feminine ideals? more than a visual treatise on the androgyne, the collection and its presentation suggest that fluid understandings of self and the performance of gender are part of the contemporary human experience.

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