03.02.12 by Jeff

Bad Girls

M.I.A. Bad Girls music video directed by Romain Gavras
“Bad Girls” by M.I.A. directed by Romain Gavras.

Watch the video below!













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • dope clip!

  • I love this video so much! It’s super.

  • This is not super to me at all, I cannot really understand why this can be taken so serious, I mean pop stars like Rihana, Beyonce and e.t.c. make this kinds of videos every week, so just because it has some Afghan or Iraqi dudes in there and some cheap tricks with cars does it mean that it’s a masterpiece? And not saying anything about music in here..

    I mean.. come on guys… Don’t we know anything about REAL music or videos?

    That is just my opinion, we all have a right like or not to like stuff..

    I just honestly wanna know what is SPECIAL about that music video?..

    • i dont know if anyone here called it a masterpiece – its a well shot, well edited video not unlike beyonce’s run the world video which i also could have posted. i think we are allowed to like pop videos too. my 2 cents.

      • BigCub

        I think the video has a level of authenticity that makes it more appealing than
        your Rihana, and Beyonce videos.. I think it’s cool the way she incorporated the Saudi car culture element.. Those guys are nuts! Well done video, great creative direction.

  • culturally this video could be pretty shocking, with the girls who would traditionally wear all black and take a passive a roll in society are wearing very gaudy attire and slinging around guns. Also the shot at 1:59 stuck out to me where the woman is wearing the male head dress, its really subtle but I think pretty powerful at the same time.

    I don’t know… she’s been a refugee after leaving Sri Lanka and she has been nominated for a Turner Prize so I’m sure there is some outlined content here that I might not be able to understand fully because of how I view the setting and the people that are in the video.

    Pretty sick though

  • brooke

    research M.I.A a little more before criticizing. She’s a british musician of Sri Lankan decent, yes her music (throughout all her albums) is a bit of a culture shock to those use to American ‘pop-stars’, but this film clip is no ‘prop’.

    Also, a musicians popularity in no way effects the way i listen to their music. so why would a musicians popularity change the way i view their film-clips?
    Just enjoy the music & art you like, simple.

  • Toby

    After Born Free by M.I.A. and Stress by Justice it’s the first song with a video by Romain Gavras’ you can actually listen to. AND it’s not as controversial as the other two, still very interesting. I like both the song and the video.

  • Estefano K

    just ’cause she’s a culture shock to you Brooke don’t mean she’s one to George. Or and. beyond criticism. I can see the socio-religio/gender provocation culture twist in this. And that it’s just another puff piece bad girlz song with half mast lyrical inspiration…

  • kunstbanause

    just curious:
    what would happen, if a “Bad Girl” would be caught driving a car in Saudi Arabia?





24.05.17 by Jeff

Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.

 

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Call For Submissions: Aint-Bad No. 12

Laura Pannack

 

Aint–Bad Magazine is looking for submissions for issue No. 12! Their goal is to put your best work in front of a crew of 15 curators from around the world (myself included). With each curator selecting two photographers, a total of 30 photographers will be feature (and interviewed) for the final printed publication of the best contemporary photography out there today.

While there’s no specific “theme” for this issue, you may wanna explore Aint–Bad’s archives or look at the images below to get a sense of the imagery they’ve showcased in the past. If you think your work might be a fit and are interested in submitting, head over here.

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Akira Covers for Epic Comics

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