Quite possibly my favorite video of all times.
Choreographed by Michael Clark, filmed by Charles Atlas, & music by The Fall.
Hail The New Puritan
Not sure if Charles Atlas will talk about this particular film but I am sure he will talk about his collaboration with Michael Clark throughout the years.
An Evening with Charles Atlas
At MOMA, Modern Mondays, February 18, 2013, 7:00 PM.
New York–based media artist Charles Atlas (American, b. 1949) discusses his creative development, the intertwining of social scenes and art, and his preoccupation with process. Since the early 1970s, Atlas has collaborated with artists, musicians, and dancers—Merce Cunningham, Antony and the Johnsons, Michael Clark, and Mika Tajima, to name just a few—to create films, video installations, and live events that explore “in-between states of identity.” He discusses his recent work, including Joints Array (2011), Ocean (2011), and, most recently, 143652 (2012), in which numbers move across a wall-sized projection as if in a digital ballet.
Happy New Year!
I am hoping 2013 is gonna be a bit more like this!
I was just reminiscing (in my head) about the time I danced with Fred Schneider at Lit.
It was intimidating to dance with a man with so many moves but was fun nonetheless.
Here are some B52′s oldies but goodies:
The folks at Cheap & Plastique headquarters have decided to do a few extra special things to celebrate the 10th issue of C & P. We asked graphic designer extraordinaire, Tonya Douraghy, to design a poster commemorating issue 10. We will have some of her lovely
18″ x 24″ posters available at the C & P booth at the Fountain Art Fair this weekend.
Stop by, see some art, say hello, pick up a poster, maybe even shake your rump like Jarvis Cocker would. Friday night is the opening party (details below)!
Quote taken from Pulp’s Like a Friend.
Fountain Art Fair Hours & Special Events:
Friday, March 9, 1 PM – 7 PM – VIP & Press Preview
Friday, March 9, 7 PM – 11 PM – Artlog presents: Public Opening Night Reception,
Fab 5 Freddy (DJ set)
Saturday, March 10, 7 PM – 11 PM – Art For Progress presents: Saturday Night Party
General Hours: Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11, 1 PM – 7 PM
More art fair info here.
Excited to be back in New York City!
This may be the greatest video ever (I also have been stuck in suburbia for 4 days with no contact with the outside world so I might be overexcitable!)
& this may be the most inspiring video ever!
I think it is about time for Sparks!
Sparks Thank God It’s Not Christmas
Sparks I Predict
Sparks Tips for Teens
Sparks Beat the Clock
Sparks w/ Jane Wiedlin Cool Places
Saw Hubbard Street Dance (from Chicago) perform Three To Max at Fall for Dance at City Center last Tuesday night. It was pretty amazing. I am very intrigued by these people & I didn’t even realize that I was a fan of modern dance (they are dancing to early 80′s Depeche Mode in this first piece & that is pretty exciting)!
Too Beaucoup By Sharon Eyal
Three To Max By Ohad Naharin
A friend of mine posted this fabulous video on Facebook this morning. I have always had a thing for futuristic design from the 60′s…. I wish there were more public sculptures here is the US like the ones Raquel Welch and her spaceboys are dancing around. These statues were constructed for the 1968 Olympic Games, which were held in Mexico. There were nineteen sculptures along a 17 kilometer segment of the Anillo Periferico / Preferential Highway and were designed by various international artists.
The Mexican sculptures remind me of more colorful, less grandiose versions of the Spomeniks, built throughout the former Yugoslavia to commemorate the Second World War and to symbolize a hopeful look towards the future. The works were commissioned by the state and built/designed by various artists and architects and now, with the dissolution of Yugoslavia, these monuments have been either destroyed or left to decay, noone cares to visit them any longer. I can imagine a less kitschy, more somber dance occurring around these works, Nico should have shot a video here. Jan Kempenaers released a book of photographs documenting the Spomeniks, which he shot between 2006 – 2009. You can find it on Amazon here.