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Creepy clip for Liars new single: No. 1 Against The Rush

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By Damien Power in New Music on Monday 25 June 2012

I can’t stop listening to the new Liars album, WIXIW , and I can’t stop watching the super creepy clip to their first single, No.1 Against The Rush, directed by photographer and filmmaker, Tod Cole. Recalling Robin Williams’ psycho turn in Mark Romanek’s One Hour Photo, this perfectly calibrated mini-chiller follows a fastidious drycleaner as […]

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New photography by Sydney’s Izabela Pluta

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By Damien Power in New Photography on Saturday 23 June 2012

The titles of Sydney-based photographer Izabela Pluta’s exhibitions read like the tracklist to a Liars’ album: ‘Study for a Sham Ruin’, ‘Displaced Images of Distant Objects’, ‘On Things Mended and Broken’, ‘Sailing for the Abyss’. Her work exists in the space between longing and belonging, investing unpopulated landscapes with a rare poignancy. Pluta often photographs man-made structures in the process of succumbing to nature with a Tarkovsky-like transcendence.

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Bat Eyes and Boot: an entry in the first YouTube filmfest

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By Damien Power in New Film on Saturday 23 June 2012

Check out the very first YouTube filmfest. You can watch all 50 shorts, and vote for your favourites, which will of course be mine, Bat Eyes and Boot. Vote often enough (hit it once per film every 24 hours) and you’ll send me, along with nine other finalists, to the Venice Film Festival. There, a Michael Fassbender-helmed jury will choose the winner, who lands a $500,000 production grant from Ridley Scott. Yes please!

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382 page interview book with Bonnie Prince Billy

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By Damien Power in Video on Saturday 23 June 2012

The notoriously press-shy singer-songwriter Bonnie Prince Billy sets the record straight in this 382 page interview book edited by long-time friend and guitarist, Alan Licht. It’s a free-flowing conversation that touches on every aspect of Oldham’s work and illuminates his often contrary relationship with the industry. Just be sure you’re not too far from the […]

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Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day 6:00am wake up

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By Damien Power in Video on Saturday 23 June 2012

I got up before 5am so I could be at the MCA to watch dawn break on Christian Marclay’s 24 hour video artwork, and it was kind of a letdown – a pink smudge on a dirty Paris skyline – in the way dawn often is. The idea: a 24 hour supercut of movie clocks […]

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