I felt nothing but goosebumps while watching Olivier de Sagazan perform this performance art piece. It was only after I looked past its disturbing atmosphere did I see a man who was searching, building and destroying an identity. How we wear masks in our lives and how we find or hide who we truly are […]
These moonlighting American presidents. There’s Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter. And now we find Barack Obama, pop singer. He’s been hitting a rough patch on the political side lately, but he’s at least hitting some right notes on these spliced-up pop song mashups by an enterprising YouTube user who’s also hawking tees along with the laughs. […]
When searching for a DeWolff video clip (a rock band), I stumbled on this guy’s short story by accident. The maker and writer of this clip is called Jamie DeWolff and it is a very funny and recognisable short story, told and illustrated like a modern poem. It’s about his childhood nemesis, but then she […]
Alter Ego is a new outdoor projection theatre work by Night Parrot Productions, presented as part of Vivid Sydney. Devised in collaboration with a theatre director (me), video artist (Louis Pratt), choreographer (Tanya Voges), a sound designer/composer (Braedy Neal) and six performers, Alter Ego has been created to explore the relationship between live performance, moving images […]
Australian artist, Lynette Wallworth, is getting ready to release an installation filmed underwater in digital planetariums, which takes us on a journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, sea creatures and rare marine life.
I am Charlie, one half of Melbourne-based electro indie pop duo, Brightly. We recently teamed up with director Mike Frencham and photographer Samara Clifford to make the film clip for our new 7″ single, Sarah. We used ten litres of paint, eight cans of powder paint, six salad rolls, four bottles of water, two blocks of chocolate and one freezing cold North Melbourne warehouse. The result is this video above and the vinyl is available via Bandcamp.
Louis Pratt employs the latest developments in new technology to produce artworks in various media, mainly focusing on sculpture and video art. Pratt always begins his work with organic data (such as real bodies or objects), then manipulates them within a computer: ‘I try to reference the synthesis, the relationship, between the organic world and […]
A Cautionary Tail is an animated short film starring Cate Blanchett, David Wenham and Barry Otto. It was directed by Simon Rippingale and written by Erica Harrison. It’s a dark, funny fable about a little girl born with a tail, and the story is told using a striking collage of 3D animated characters and hand-made […]
Russian motion specialist Vladimir Tomin has outdone himself with his motion based interpretation of Stephen Wolfram’s TED talk, titled Rule 30. The piece is a wonderful mixture of conceptual surrealism and aesthetics.
Geoffrey O’Connor is a Melbourne musician and the lead singer of a band called The Crayon Fields. I asked Geoff to sing on my song, Six Six Six, because his voice has always reminded me of another era. I guess that’s why he channels different times in his music. O’Connor released his solo album last […]
Mark Gonzales has been an inspiration to me since I was about 14 years old. It’s not just about him being one of the most influential skaters of all time, or that he’s an amazing and prolific artist. It’s the other stuff, too.
Autographs are so last millenium. Filmmaker David Walton Smith seized a chance opportunity with Bill Murray to homage the “‘buddies walking in slow motion to cool music’ trope. The result is a faux trailer only slightly less evocative than Lost in Translation’s. Whether he can frame it and sell it on eBay is a different […]
I grew up not too far from one of the Teddy Gray’s sweet shops (I’m pretty sure it was possible to do a work placement there from school), so it was quite special to see Magnum photographer, Martin Parr’s documentary about Teddy Gray’s sweet factory. Since 1826, it’s been owned and run by five generations […]
I recently did a photobook. It is called YORK and is released on Nille Svensson’s newly started art book label, Nilleditions. First it was going to be called SWE YORK and be about the differences between Sweden and New York, a topic my Swedish fellows and I just can’t help bringing up at every social gathering. But I grew so tired of having that conversation, so we skipped the SWE.