Short Videos by CRCR

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We think it is quite well-known that video art is at a good place, and we always enjoy when something gets put onto our desk (or computer screen) that is new and original in our eyes. Paris-based video artist(s) CRCR has expanisve talent at both animation and stop-motion video art with actors, creating some of the most unique video shorts we have seen this year. Watch a bunch after the jump . . .

Watch the Trailer of the new Spike Jonze x Arcade Fire Film, "Scenes From The Suburbs"

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 14, 2011
This week at SXSW, Spike Jonze will screen his short film based off of Arcade Fire's Album of the Year The Suburbs, "Scenes From the Suburbs." The short expands on Jonze's video for the lead track, "The Suburbs," where it follows kids in, you guessed it, the suburbs, as they deal with all things suburbia that the Arcade Fire album covered very well. Watch the trailer after the jump . . .

Augustus Thompson "One Man" at FIFTY24SF Tonight

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 11, 2011
FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco will be hosting Augustus Thompson's first solo show, "One Man," opening tonight, Friday, March 11th. The San Francisco-based painter, whom we visited with earlier this month, will be presenting 4 large wood panel, multiple watercolor paintings, and on-site sculpture. Watch the promotional video after the jump . . .

Jean-Michel Basquiat Dancing in "Downtown 81"

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 11, 2011
As we get set to release our April 2011 issue, created in conjunction with the MOCA and their "Art In the Streets" exhibition, we look at a clip of one of the early pioneering films depicting early 1980's NYC graffiti and street culture, the Jean-Michel Basquiat starring, Glenn O'Brien written "Downtown 81." Watch Basquiat dance after the jump . . .

8-Bit Video Game Video Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 10, 2011
My nostalgia for old video games stems from the "simpler" times of video games, when controllers had 4 buttons and a d-pad, graphics were all 8-bit, and you had to blow into games to get them to function correctly.  Ahhh the wonder years.... well some other people share my old timey views, and one of those people (Ninjamoped) went out of their way to make some awesome 8-bit styled art. Watch the video after the jump . . .

Game Review: CryEngine3

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Video games have come a long way from their 8-bit years. As the emphasis leans heavier on 3D technologies more today then ever, the people over at Crytek have obliged us year after year with new stunning gaming engines. However, this latest release dubbed "CryEngine3", really takes the virtual cake. More after the jump . . .

Watch Camille Rose Garcia Prepare for show at Michael Kohn Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Camille Rose Garcia opens a new solo exhibition, "Snow White and the Black Lagoon" in Los Angeles, California at the Michael Kohn Gallery ths Saturday (March 12), and she sent us a video of her painting for the new show. As we wrote earlier, the "show plays off of the classic Grimm Brothers’ story, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”, with this series of paintings and drawings creating a modern day allegory for our delusional relationship with nature." Video after the jump . . .

Uptown meets Downtown: Futura 2000 x Fab 5 Freddy x The Clash

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 04, 2011
As our April 2011 Art In the Streets issue is getting ready to hit newsstands, we look back at one of the great convergences of scenes when hip-hop, punk, and graffiti fused into this music video. Here you have The Clash, Fab 5 Freddy, and Futura 2000 all together on one track, with graffiti images being flashed and artists being name-dropped by both Fred and Futura. Video after the jump . .

David Ellis Kinetic Sound Installation at PULSE NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 04, 2011
We wrote about David Ellis being having work and installation at PULSE NY this week with Joshua Liner Gallery of NYC, and TWBE captured Ellis' sound installation on location. The kinetic sound installation was done with longtime Ellis collaborator, Roberto Lange. Video after the jump . . .

Michel Gondry directs Living Sisters' "How Are You Doing?" video

Music // Friday, March 04, 2011
We haven't spoke about Michel Gondry since our feature with the "The Green Hornet" director in our January 2011 issue, but we just saw that he directed a music video for Los Angeles-based trio, The Living Sisters. The video for "How Are You Doing?" features some trademark Gondry dreamlike sequences, including some airplance turbulence, laughter, and a house burning down. Watch after the jump . . .

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