Hey hey hey, I make stuff! Want proof? Okay!
I made a new song.
Hey hey hey, I make stuff! Want proof? Okay!
I made a new song.
When googling “teens walker” I found the competition site. I think they have better graphic design. Japanese pink and bubbly is so in. And they definitely have better looking members. P.S. Does anyone else see the angry man in this wallpaper? I kind of like it. Victorian wallpaper with a twist.
I am totally excited to see Danny Hoch‘s new work in progress at the Playwrights’ Center and you should be too. Click here for more info. If you need a sales pitch, here’s what a youtube viewer said after watching this clip from Jails, Hospitals & Hip Hop, “I am Cuban and the White Jewish guy who was acting like a Cuban had me confused because I thought that he was Cuban!”[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WARgcNFBZVw[/youtube]
WACTACers will remember Tino Sehgal as the man who imitated a zombie in the office. People who don’t remember, or know, Tino can get a very good briefing by clicking here. There are two very good parts of this New York Times article. First, the title “You Can’t Hold It, but You Can Own It”, explaining the dichotomy that is Sehgal’s work. Second, the quote near the end by Yasmil Raymond, the curator of Sehgal’s Walker show, about her experience with stripping security guards. The guards were, of course, part of Sehgal’s work. He sees himself as a creator of [...]
Patrick Goggin. Listen to the artist here.
Alicia Keys‘ CD As I Am came out last Tuesday. I’m actually proud of Alicia Keys with this CD because in her first CD, Songs in A Minor sounds a lot like old R&B/Soul tunes and she basically just mimicked the people that influenced her. With Diary of Alicia Keys and this CD I think Alicia has found more of her own sound. My favorite songs off of this CD are “Superwoman”, “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”, “Lesson Learned”, “The Thing About Love”, “Prelude to a Kiss” and “Teenage Love Affair.” If you haven’t already, check some of this [...]
Shining down on the Walker like a dope ray of sunshine, Joe Sacco gave an artist talk Tuesday, November 13th. Hailing from Malta, Sacco is a comics-journalist who goes to overseas countries and spends time living with, studying, and interviewing the people who live there. Unlike most journalists, Sacco has the opportunity to learn on his own time and spend a few months where he stays because Sacco don’t answer to no one. Upon returning to his home, he begins on what is typically a 2-3 year journey in drawing comics and describing what he’s seen.
I went with a group of people to see The Violin last night, directed by Francisco Vargas. The Violin: “In the 1970s, a seemingly harmless violin player named Don Plutarco (Don ngel Tavira, winner of the Un Certain Regard best actor award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival) supports the peasant movement’s armed revolt along with his son and grandson. After their village is attacked by the military in the harrowing first minutes of the film, Plutarco wins over the army captain with his music, which gets him closer to information and supplies that can help the guerrillas counterattack.” The [...]
One thing all teens (or alt-teens) love are comic books. Although that may be a completely facetious statement, one thing I do know about teens is our shared love of confusing elders with a barrage of unnecessary questions. Cue picture: That uncomfortable-looking artist in the middle (the ruggedly-handsome one) goes by the name of Joe Sacco. In all seriousness we had the great opportunity to meet Sacco a couple of days ago and talk to him about his artwork. If you are unfamiliar with Sacco’s work it can best be described as fantastic. Sacco blends two passions of his to [...]
Do you live in a suburb? Do you work or go to school in one? What is your experience of the “burbs?” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jD2Us5GFb4[/youtube] Whether you love them or hate them we’re interested in your thoughts on the phenomenon of the American suburb. The Walker Art Center invites you to make a 5-minute video about strip malls, cul-de-sacs, office parks, and green lawns or whatever suburbia means to you. A select number of videos will be chosen to screen as part of the exhibition Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes on view at the Walker from February 15 to May 18, 2008. [...]
[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=KjkDYVoSYcA[/youtube] Witold Giersz was born in 1927 and is one of Poland’s most outstanding representatives of animated film. He graduated from the Lodz Film School and works as an artist, director and producer of animated films. Over his lifetime, he has been awarded almost 50 prizes and distinctions and has produced over 35 films.
I had the opportunity to see Bela Tarr‘s Prefab People at the Walker last month. The film is a retrospective on Hungarian culture during the 1970′s and 1980′s, Bela Tarr wanted to capture the melancholy state of relationships . He accomplished this through intense closes up throughout the film, the use of the close ups of his characters (husband and wife) helped portray an intense uncomfortable intimacy and highlight the couples disconnect. Almost always examining his characters and never really informing the viewers exactly of the characters surroundings. Ultimately we are constantly forced to examine the whirlwind, unbalanced relationship between [...]
Throughout November my schoolmate Sam and I have work up at local coffee shop Cosmic’s (click here for a map)… SO GO CHECK IT OUT!
Then your answer is Kinky. I mean Kinky music….err the band Kinky. I first heard these guys while playing SSX 3 back in the good old days. Back when video games cost $49.99 instead of $59.99 and people still had ambitions for this person and this person. But all things aside, at this point you should be asking yourself: “What is Kinky?”, “Why do I care?”, “Why does he always have to force his opinions on us?” Well ignoring the latter two questions I will answer the first one. Kinky, or “Kinky” in Spanish, is a Mexican group straight-outta Monterrey, [...]
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) announces a call for Twin Cities teens to submit altered books for a juried exhibition January-March 2008 in the MCBA studios. The exhibition will be part of a citywide series of workshops, exhibitions and programs capped by the annual convention of the Public Library Association in Minneapolis, March 25-29, 2008. Media releases, electronic and printed materials will direct visitors to all exhibition venues. Submission Deadline: December 14, 2007.
A couple weeks ago WACTAC had the opportunity to meet Dan Perjovschi, a Romanian artist and illustrator included in the Brave New Worlds exhibition. Check out the video (thanks for the edit Bre!). [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni8CZ6ItW8c[/youtube] If you are interested in hearing more about Dan’s work, check out the interviews from his massive MOMA installation (video 1 and video 2) …or shut off your computer, get out of the house, and see the installation with your own eyes at the Walker (it’s up through February 17)!
CHECK IT OUT: Saul Williams is out with a new online only LP – The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust. It is quite magnificent, produced by Trent Reznor of NIN. Jay-Z, as I’m sure you all know, is out with American Gangster to connect with the new film of the same title. I just bought the album the other day, I highly recommend it. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’ve heard great things, I went opening night only to be turned away- sold the kcuf out. Cay-Riss the rapper is out with a new song, I Can’t [...]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDTw2FmirP8[/youtube] This was a project that Monica Gould created for the Guerrilla Cinema workshop last November with artist Xavier Tavera.
…there is the Mexican Institute of Sound (yeah the name is in English). It comes at you straight out of the land of people with funny hats and moustaches. Actually, in “Chilango-landia” there really arent that many people with moustaches. Blame it on the PRD‘istas man. Anyways, I’m getting off track here. M.I.S. is a “Cumbia/Electronica” set composed solely of Camilo Lara and his sampler/mixer. In recent years Mexican electronica has gained a lot of momentum with the surfacing of groups like Kinky, and the NorTec Collective (who will be performing at the Walker on the Saturday, December 8). M.I.S. [...]