I came across Kilian Martin’s skating prowess a couple of years ago and this video makes the mind boggle. Skateboarding in my youth and defining my own rules and tricks made me a visual artist today. Kilian’s riding is far better than most skater’s dry technical ability. Even within skating he is arguably creating his [...]
In an ever-growing world that seems to take value in in pseudo planes, plutonic falseness, and over-worked layers, it becomes surprising when a joint commercial and artistic project places its value on the old, on history and coveting the stories that are told in the wrinkles of old men. These beautifully stoical images, and in this case, pseudo identities developed during the project, work amazingly well to capture a very real aspect to our lives.
I have always been fascinated by the phenomenon of how dogs and their owners start to look alike after a period of time. Erwin Wurm has taken this to the next level with cars. I still believe humans place an indescribable amount of love and affiliation into cars and they have become the modern pet. So you have the modern pet starting to look like its owners; fat, comfort driven and lifestyle obsessed. Such a brilliant representation of decadence.
This is Nikola Tesla’s story, as told by Marco Tempest. Step one: pick an amazing scientist to talk about, add a pinch of retro fitted technology and a tablespoon of magician, and you have a beautifully enacted story about the pioneer of electricity.
Imagine a world with no humans. I think that’s why post-apocalyptic movies and visions are intriguing. I remember watching I am Legend and marveling at the sequencing during the hunting scenes on the New York streets. Josh Keyes takes this to another level in his snapshots of nature’s reclamation of the human world. Outstanding talent.