Last week hundreds of Tarantino and Coen brothers fans packed into the super small Chelsea’s Bold Hype Gallery to view some amazing art based on the three directors. The line was three floors, two hallways, and a super long wait, but it was all well worth it. The art was mostly meant for die hard fans of the 2 directing teams, as a lot of the work had to do with inside jokes based on their movies.
You don’t have to be Natalie Portman or Mila Kunis to excel in a treatment of “The Swan,” a cello standard composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Los Angeles dancer Charles “Lil’ Buck” Riley. These two accompany one another to create a hybrid of classical music and street dancing. Riley, specializes in a dance called the Memphis Jook, and exhibits superhuman balance and intense flexibility. The video, captured in an impromptu shoot by director Spike Jonze, shows the performers carefully watching each other’s timing, and after it’s all over they seem to get along well for such different artists. I guess we all can just get along when we find some common ground.
Instead of a movie this weekend why not take in a freakshow? Mutants and freaks once roamed the country with traveling carney folk making a living off their strange looks and acts. The common freak is not hard to find at least if you live a major city but the original freak show traveling troupe is a rare find. Theres a few that still travel the country and here’s their home bases in case you want to catch the act. A freak show and some magic mushrooms could be good time or the worst time ever.
Venice Beach Freakshow
Venice Beach, CA Top Performers: Wolf Boy, the 5 legged dog and 22 two-headed animals
Im not really one to go off the deep end when it comes to analyzing beauty and nature, but this is seriously one of the most remarkable things Ive ever seen. This was filmed between April 4-11, 2011, on Spains El Teide mountain. The goal of this project was to capture the Milky Way galaxy. Check it out, and if your looking for more info, here is the artists Vimeo page.
Artist Sarah Frost studied hundreds of YouTube videos which showed kids how to make paper guns. Guns that are probably a little too detailed and detailed for the purpose of kids. She’s revamped the whole paper and tape arsenal based on their instructional videos and the result was scary good.
Here’s a dope new skate vid from a couple of young optimists shredding mid massive earthquake damage in New Zealand. Even though the destruction was massive, the natural features it created are perfect for any skater. How many times will you really get the chance to manual the hood of a honda civic? This is glass half full type shit. “Christchurch for life. Nothing can stop us.”
This video was made by Adrian Anker-Payne.
This new piece by Alabama street artist Priest appeared on a side of an insurance building in downtown Mobile, attracting a crowd and the local media. We covered Priest once before and all of his art really carries a political/Banksy feel. Keep up the good work!
Here is a pretty cool little representation of Superheros in alphabet form. Cheat sheet can be found below if your too lazy to guess.
The Startup Kids is a to-be-released documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S and Europe. The recession has created many new startups often out of sheer necessity, and that’s exactly what these two Icelandic girls, Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir and Vala Halldorsdottir did – they went out and got started. Even with But although they received a EU grant to do the filming, they still need additional funding to finish post-production as well as funds for promoting and premiering the film. You can pledge money here on KickStarter to help them finish this project and we can see interviews from some 70 leading entrepreneurs.
Just some of the interviews are with the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, PlayFish, WordPress, Posterous and many others who talk about how they started their company and their lives as an entrepreneur.
On the way they’ve had some advertures, such as getting questioned by security for trying to sneak into the Google cafeteria and some interesting scenes shot at a Berlin start-up brunch.