Essays on Reality

Illustration // Monday, January 21, 2013
Essays On Reality is an ongoing series of short video art installations, influenced by the existentialist and surrealist movement, and inspired by social-political and economic events from around the world. Created and directed by Greg Barth.

Video: Zoer & Dems "Optical Twitch"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 17, 2013
It always frustrating to hear the statement “It’s already all been done” muddled out of someone’s mouth because guess what? It’s hasn’t. There are plenty of new innovating ways to create things and with technology brings a plethora of new possibilities. Watch as Zoer and Dems put that statement to the test with graffiti. Very clever.

The Qualities of Light: Augustine Kofie

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 16, 2013
In an ongoing video series aiming to highlight the lives of creative and inspiring people in the surrounding Los Angeles area, The Qualities of Light made a segment focusing on the artist Augustine Kofe. Watch as they follow Kofie to an estate sale where he describes his love for collecting and cataloguing, his inspirations for his creative process, and the continuous exploration and experimentation in his work.

Mr Flash by Cedric Blaisbois

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 14, 2013
By way of user submissions (or something like it), we came across this video by art director and filmmaker Cédric Blaisbois, in response to our post on Robert Babylon's UV erotica earlier this week- and we're loving it! 'Cédric is a vital, new breed of filmmaker, who creates powerful, provocative and deeply engaging work. His is a beautiful mixture of underground, avante-garde techniques that collide eloquently with mainstream, genre-based storytelling.'

Moonwalk

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 11, 2013
Just a casual tightrope walk by moonlight near Cathedral Peak at Yosemite National Park in California. Dean Potter took the walk, and amazingly, this was shot from over 1 mile away with a Canon 800mm and 2X by Michael Schaefer. Watch the video after the jump . . .

"Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope" Benefit and Auction Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
This past Friday, January 4, in San Francisco, Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, presented a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction in support of an innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit. The exhibition, Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope, is now presenting the donated artwork as part of an online auction on Paddle8 closes on January 22nd at 10am EST.

Juxtapoz Presents: Lance Mountain x Matthew Barney in Detroit, Parts 1 & 2

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
To celebrate Juxtapoz' special project in Detroit with Matthew Barney, Lance Mountain, Power House, and the Ride It Sculpture Park, Juxtapoz is excited to announce a limited edition Barney x Mountain (shot by our wonderful photographer, Joe Brook) cover circulating on newsstands across the world. There are only 1,000, so good luck on the search. We also invited filmmakers Eric Carlsen and Chris Rosik to shoot a documentary on Mountain's time in Detroit, which is what you get to see here, today.

Video: Hate Mail from Mr. Bingo

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 06, 2013
The premise is perfect: Mr. Bingo, the London based illustrator and in our opinion, comic, will, for a small fee, send the recipient of your choice an abusive, illustrated message on the back of a vintage postcard. Culminated in a fantastic book, Hate Mail was recently published by Penguin books, and now Crane.tv has created a nice bvideo profile on the artist. Hate can be fun.

Steve Powers "New Yorkers" Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
Last week, we posted a video from the New Yorkers project, which aims to document the lives of the unnoticed everyday New Yorker that makes up the diverse population. Their newest installment highlights the work of Steve Powers, highlighting his massive mural project on the parking structure in downtown Brooklyn and talking about his views, and ideas on being an artist.

Music Videos We Liked in 2012: Earl Sweatshirt "Chum"

Music // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
When we have been looking back at the music videos we loved in 2012, there is a part of us that consider the artist and track. Earl Sweatshirt had a huge year in our office, whether in collaboration with Flying Lotus, or on the fantastic track, "Chum". Video director Hiro Murai takes the haunting track and makes a simple, beautiful black and white treatment.