Dance Music

Rat vs. Possum: Fat Monk, Directed by Lucy McRae

October 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’ve been wanting to do a post on “body architect” Lucy McRae for quite a while after discovering her somewhat creepy metallic skin and safety pin clips that explore the body’s relationship with artificial skins made from found objects. McRae makes her directorial debut in this carefully choreographed music video for the Australian band Rat vs Possum.

 

 



Art

PULSE Los Angeles 2011

October 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Arrested Motion has a great recap of PULSE Los Angeles 2011 including works above by Frederico Uribe (previously), Jen Stark, and Mike Stilkey. Many more photos here. I’ll do my best to be there next year!

 

 



Art

Kim Yong Soo

October 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I was delighted to stumble onto the work of Korean artist Kim Yong Soo whose artwork, at first glance, takes on the somewhat familiar appearance of traditional Japanese paintings of cherry tree bossoms. Closer inspection reveals a textured assemblage of semi-conductors, speaker wires, and acrylic cement, used to form the delicate tree branches, flowers, and ominous humanoid figures that bring an unexpectedly dark presence to these otherwise serene paintings.

 

 



Art

Christian Gonzenbach: Homo ab ovo

October 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Skulls formed from shattered ostrich egg fragments by Christian Gomzenbach entitled Homo ab ovo. Lots of other fun discoveries on his projects page, anatomical and otherwise. (images via the artist and guillotine)

 

 



Photography

Incredible Time-lapse Capturing Exterior Painting of Sprawling Russian Industrial Plant

October 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Moscow-based filmmaker Sasha Aleksandrov captured this dramatic exterior paint job of what appears to be a cold-war era industrial plant. Aleksandrov shot everything by hand over a period of two months without the use of a steadicam or camera track slider&em;meaning he would move the camera and tripod every few feet, capture some footage, repeat 50 times, then used software to stabilize the final shots. The film takes what must have been a grueling physical process involving countless workers and makes it look almost fun.

 

 



Illustration

Multi-Stage Dot-to-Dot Drawing Gradually Reveals Phases of Michael Jackson's Life

October 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Thomas Pavitte who previously made the world’s most complex dot-to-dot drawing featuring Mona Lisa is further exploring the potential of the dot-connecting medium with series of puzzles entitled the Transformation Series. In his first release a two-phase drawing gradually reveals overlaid portraits of Michael Jackson’s changing face, from childhood to adulthood. He’s also designed a typographic/portrait treatment of President Obama. Pavitte now has an online store where you can buy limited edition prints of these transformation puzzles, as well as a high-resolution scan of the completed Mona Lisa puzzle.