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Book of Sarth: an interactive music video graphic novel on the iPad

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By Sarth in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

When we started working on Book of Sarth, it was more of an experiment in music distribution, but it took on serious dimensions after Alex Smith started defining the story. Our collaboration was full of weird coincidences, Alex would show me a drawing and it would match lyrics I had written months earlier. Part of […]

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Mesmerizing video art pays tribute to the Japanese nuclear meltdown

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By Sarth in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

Any time a piece of abstract art can make me feel uncomfortable, I want to talk about it. And this one mesmerizes, too. Kazumasa Teshigawara made this experimental website/video-art piece in response to the nuclear meltdown in Japan (remember that?) and I love the rest of his video art as well. Big ups to the […]

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New York street vendor Tom Hart’s reversible t-shirts

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By Sarth in New Fashion on Friday 15 February 2013

NYC pro-tip: Street vendors. What? No, I am not talking about getting falafel for the nice price. I am referring to the street designers who give me what I need. The tourist patter and the trademark infringements hide great new artists and clothing-makers. One guy I always cross the street TOWARDS is Tom Hart. His […]

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Surrealist paintings by Brooklyn artist Robert Lucy

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By Sarth in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

There’s just not enough surrealism in the world, which makes Robert Lucy’s paintings extra important to me. I believe he refers to them as ‘figurative’, but I’ve never seen dolls like these before. Maybe they are magical realism. I first got turned on to his work at an open house in Bushwick, Since then, he’s […]

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Madrona Sound Plane: a beautiful wooden synthesizer

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By Sarth in Tech on Friday 15 February 2013

The second batch of Madrona Sound Planes are hitting the streets, continuing the march to redefine electronic instruments. I am a big lover and advocate of the continuum fingerboard, the godfather of this genre. That said, the Madrona has a lot to offer: light, portable, x/y/z resolution equivalence, and housed in a warm, handmade, wood […]

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Distorted and distressed film footage by Bill Morrison

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By Sarth in New Film on Thursday 14 February 2013

Bill Morrison is preoccupied with damaged film. He tells his story using stressed and distorted footage. And it is beautiful every time. Sometimes there are two stories: the literal and the abstract. I like anything that tells two stories at once. He also collaborates with some heavy-hitting composers. But there could be none of that, […]

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Occupy This Chair: an art series by Sebastian Errazuriz

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By Sarth in New Art on Thursday 14 February 2013

Occupy This Chair, on display last year at the Armory Show in New York. Practical, clear, simple, revolutionary. I like his stuff. Sebastian Errazuriz was featured on Lost At E Minor a while back, but that was before these signs/chairs. What ever happened to Occupy, anyway? Occupy this blog.

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Whale: the awesome new music video by Yellow Ostrich

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By Sarth in Video on Saturday 9 February 2013

I was all excited about that Alt-J ‘Fitzpleasure’ video, but everyone knows about that. How about this awesome Yellow Ostrich track, instead? Their original Whale video also has layered vocals and cool percussion, whilst speaking to my greatest love: coffee.

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