These ladies are hilarious. The conversation also nicely touches on aspects of being a woman and building a creative career, while avoiding the forced “what challenges do you face as a woman doing X” question.
Web designer Nick Kwiatek’s website features a playful interactive home page. Move the mouse around to see virtual fluid forms appear, press the left mouse button for a burst of movement. Hat tip to prosthetic knowledge.
Over eight consecutive nights, MoMA presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their complete repertoire in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3-D visualization of one of Kraftwerk’s studio albums
Tuesday, April 10, 8:30 p.m. 1 – Autobahn (1974)
Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 p.m. 2 – Radio-Activity (1975)
Thursday, April 12, 8:30 p.m. 3 – Trans Europe Express (1977)
Friday, April 13, 10:00 p.m. 4 – The Man-Machine (1978)
Saturday April 14, 8:30 p.m. 5 – Computer World (1981)
Sunday, April 15, 8:30 p.m. 6 – Techno Pop (1986)
Monday, April 16, 8:30 p.m. 7 – The Mix (1991)
Tuesday, April 17, 10:00 p.m. 8 – Tour de France (2003)
Nothing gets you pumped for a new day like watching physical scratches dance across a screen. Begun in 1958 and completed in 1979, Len Lye used a series of needles and even an arrowhead to create the marks directly onto film stock in Free Radicals.
I’d never really been on the set of a film and I didn’t realize the grueling hours of it. And I thought, this is because we’re an independent film, right? That we’re here for fourteen hours? … Wait, so when professional movie people make a film and they have more than a million bucks do this, this is the deal? Yea, this is the deal. I was really stunned.
I feel like everybody in America understands the stuff from watching DVD extras that it takes a long time… they have to light stuff, you know they shoot one actor and the other actor… you know that if you’re an entertainment consumer, but to be there and actually understand, that’s really real. You really have to do that. I understand it in my cells now, in a way that, I don’t know that I’m glad.
When you create a project, there’s always the ratio of here’s the fun part that you really like. And here’s the tedious thing you have to do to get it started, get the funding, organize it… In every project there’s kind of a balance. And there’s a grueling part of editing, re-editing, re-thinking. And so there’s the grueling part and a fun part. And it’s always a balance, as in any job.
In film, the proportion of gruel to the proportion of fun, is so unbelievably outsized, it’s crazy… It’s weird that people do it for a living.
Totally weird! Haha. On some days you do cap at 8-10 hours, especially if you’re on a project where no one can afford to be charged overtime. But more often than not, especially in post-production, a “half-day” means 12 hours not 4 ;).
And, also, good producers don’t get enough love. A good producer is often the difference between the success or failure of a project, no question.
Doug Wheeler @ David Zwirner
519 West 19th Street
thru February 25
One of Wheeler’s “infinity environments” – he plays with light and space so you lose all reference points, I got a bit of vertigo the first time I walked into one. There was a crazy long line when we went so I never got to try this show.
Zimoun @ Bitforms
529 West 20th Street
thru March 10
I usually stop at Bitforms every time I’m in Chelsea just to see what they’ve got going on. This time it looks like some sort of whirring motor installation. Fun!
Thomas Heatherwick @ Haunch of Venison
550 West 21st Street
Thru March 3
Designer/architect Thomas Heatherwick shows off some furniture extruded from single pieces of metal and a chair where you can literally sit and spin.
Ai Weiwei @ Mary Boone
541 West 24th Street
thru February 4
Ai Weiwei’s hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds on view in NYC. Unfortunately, we can’t walk through them as the initial viewers at the Tate did due to toxic ceramic dust.
Just started watching Misfits, a UK series about a bunch of teenagers who meet while doing young offenders community service. A freak lightning storm leaves them all imbued with superpowers tied to their heart’s desire. Hints of X-men, The Gift of the Magi, and Attack the Block.
I AM A BANANA. Don Hertzfeldt will appear in person to present his newest film and a selection of his award-winning earlier shorts Monday, March 26, 2012 and Tuesday, March 27 at the IFC Center. Hertzfeldt’s new film, It’s Such a Beautiful Day, is the third and final chapter in a trilogy about a mysterious man named Bill. The entire trilogy will be screened together for the first time on new 35mm prints, followed by a live Q&A with Hertzfeldt.
I am proud to present my work as part of this fall’s Pratt Digital Art Lecture Series. The Pratt Digital Art Lecture Series features critics, artists and art historians, and curators of digital art. The […]
A site-specific version of Strandlines will be at this year’s Dumbo Arts Festival! Come see the waves move across a literal ton of sand 🙂 Dumbo Arts Festival 2014 1 Main Street, Festival Lounge, Brooklyn, […]