Music Video: Viet Cong "Silhouettes"

Music // Thursday, January 22, 2015
We have mentioned it before on this site, especially with the Viet Cong track "Continental Shelf" video we posted a few months back: we are really happy the Canadian bands self-titled debut LP is out now. This is the Brook Linder-sci-fi weirdo adventure video for the track "Silhouettes" that should get you equally excited about the Viet Cong album.

Watch: Bruce Riley's Psychedelic Resin Paintings

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 22, 2015
Chicago-based painter Bruce Riley's creates amazing resin paintings by dripping and mixing layers of paint on a black canvas. This beautiful video documents his process, watching him drip, blow, brush, and smearing his paints while reflecting on his life, intent, mistakes, and improvisation.

Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.

Watch: Portrait of a Letterpress Printer

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
A short documentary portrait about William Amer, a letterpress printer and instructor based in New South Wales, Australia. When Amer's father moved to Australia in 1955 the printing industry "was a father-son affair" so the printer started learning at a very young age and continues to this day...

FKA Twigs' Self-Directed Music Video "Pendulum"

Music // Friday, January 16, 2015
Watch FKA Twigs twisted and bound by her own hair, suspended above and almost swallowed by some molten silver in her latest music video for "Pendulum" off LP1. The self-directed video is unique, authentic and reaffirms an artistic talent that reaches beyond just music. We like it.

RATKING "Snow Beach" Directed by Ari Marcopoulos

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
There has a been a host of great new music and videos already this year, one of them being RATKING's "Snow Beach" off their debut studio album So It Goes. Directed by renowned documentarian, photographer, and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, the video catches RATKING on the snowy sands of sands of way-south Brooklyn...

Childish Gambino "Sober" Directed by Hiro Murai

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hiro Murai has emerged as one of the best music video creators over the last couple of years. The go-to director for some of our favorite artists including Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Shabazz Palaces, and Spoon, Murai is behind Childish Gambino's latest video, "Sober" off his Kauai EP.

Flying Lotus “Coronus, The Terminator” Directed by Young Replicant

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Flying Lotus has released another video from his incredible new EP You're Dead! Directed by LA-based Young Replicant, who has also made videos for Lorde, The XX, Bonobo, and Purity Ring among others, "Coronus, The Terminator" follows a dying man out of the physical world, past his mourning family and into a strange purgatory-like existence led by dusty white characters including Flying Lotus himself.. A fantastic follow up to Hiro Murai's video for "Never Catch Me" featuring Kendrick Lamar off the same album.

Bjork Retrospective @ MoMA + New Album "Vulnicura" Out In March

Music // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
About 7 months ago, we already were in a bit of a rush to announce the MoMA's newly planned retrospective on the visual art and musical career of Bjork. Now it all is starting to make sense. Not only does the MoMA open Bjork on March 8, 2015, the Icelandic artist will release her new full length LP, Vulnicura, sometime in March 2015 as well. What do we know of the album? Venezuelan producer Arca worked on it (he worked with Kanye West on Yeezus and FKA twigs, so that is a good sign). The Haxan Cloak also contributed to Vulnicura. 

Yukai Du's "Way Out" Animation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
‘Way out’, Yukai Du's MA graduation animation is inspired by ‘Alone Together’ by Sherry Turkle and a reflection of modern life in this digital age. The exaggerated contrast between emotionless citizens and characterized phones reveals our over-­‐dependence on virtual communication. A dramatic and extreme consequence shows a negative attitude, for which no one can escape the trend of technology that originally comes from the endless appetence of human beings.  


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