Alternative electro band, Lark, pre-empt an album with a video shot mostly in reverse. If that’s not enough, the rest of it is shot on the edge of space. A unique spin on some tried techniques. You either like it or you don’t, but you will not find anything similar.
Former collaborator and world’s biggest internet troll, Ninja from Die Antwoord, calls Markus Wormstorm ‘short and fat’, but electro wunderkind Wormstorm’s comeback is to kill him with kindness and talent as he releases his latest album, Not I, But A Friend, for free, throwing in a party at a deserted mansion. Other well-known former creative partner, Spoek Mathambo, […]
Hanneli Rupert recently launched Okapi, her new line of handbags. This is a photo-shoot inspired by the paintings of JW Waterhouse that hints she is going to be drawing from her own incredible flair as an award-winning artist, as well as her family’s understanding of the international luxury goods market, to create something unique. The bags are currently sold through her African salon, Merchants on Long.
My friend went away for the weekend and asked me to look after his dog. I made a video to prove I had. I synched it up to a song by another friend, Johnny Neon. I threw in a girl in a bikini, some sunsets … oh, and the dog is a rescue dog. 1.4 million […]
This video features some of the most evocative imagery in a music video to come out of Africa. Videos like this are what directors and ad agencies reference when then don’t want to experience the heat, noise and discomfort of deep dark Africa first-hand. Baloji means sorcerer in Swahili. This is some serious African voodoo vibes.
My favourite South African photographer, Melanie Cleary, is known for the subtlety in which she wrestles with characters’ physical identity and self-presentation, as well as her pictures of Die Antwoord before they turned themselves into an Internet troll. She has two new bodies of work, Youth and New Years Day, North Beach, Durban 2012, which I find myself staring at more than the newsfeed page on Facebook.