06.04.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x Tangible Interaction: Submissions to our Pencil Project for IAM Festival in Barcelona

Last month we launched a project to build a sculpture in Barcelona, at the IAM Festival, using pencils mailed in from all over the world. We collaborated with Vancouver-based studio Tangible Interaction to 3D-print special connectors that would allow us to connect the pencils together in a variety of ways. It was a pretty ambitious project considering we only had a few weeks to collect pencils and it would only work if we had lots.

You guys totally came through! All in all we had well over 1,000 pencils from all over the place: North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia, India, and Sri Lanka! Thank you all for making our project in Barcelona a success! If you sent us a pencil you can now say that you have exhibited at the Design Museum of Barcelona, that’s pretty cool!

Here is a quick time lapse of people at the event building the sculpture with your pencils and a gallery of all the people who emailed in a photo of themselves. These photos represent a small fraction of all the people who took part in the project but I think it still beautifully represents the way the Internet can used to create an artwork using bits and pieces from all different countries.

Churchill-Alternative-School5-OntarioChurchill Alternative School, Ontario

Thank you everyone! Gallery of “pencil people” below!

Churchill-Alternative-School6-OntarioChurchill Alternative School, Ontario

Churchill-Alternative-School4-OntarioChurchill Alternative School, Ontario

Chamodi-Sri-LankaChamodi, Sri Lanka

Carlitos-y-Patricia-barcelonaCarlitos y Patricia, Barcelona

Cambria-Guevara-CaliforniaCambria Guevara, California

Bryn-Merridew-CaliforniaBryn Merridew, California

Bryn-and-Sterling--Merridew-CaliforniaBryn & Sterling Merridew, California

Bryan-Sim-SingaporeBryan Sim, Singapore

Brian-Ball-HuntingtonBrian Ball, Huntington

Brent-Karwatowski-BrooklynBrent Karwatowski, Brooklyn

Blair-Stretch-LethbridgeBlair Stretch, Lethbridge

Benedicte-HawaiiBenedicte, Hawaii

Audrey-Ballinger-San-AntonioAudrey Ballinger, San Antonio

Ash-Kaysey-UKAsh Kaysey, United Kingdom

Arnon-Lintz-RioDeJaneiroArnon Lintz, Rio de Janeiro

April-Manarang-Guelph-OntarioApril Manarang, Ontario

Antony-Rendall-UKAntony Rendall, United Kingdom

Anna-Heib-BerlinAnna Heib, Berlin

Andy-Cunningham-SacramentoAndy Cunningham, Sacramento

Amir-Ghazi-Noory-NottinghamAmir Ghazi Noory, Nottingham

Alisha-Attella-LongBeachAlisha Attella, Long Beach


Alesha-Moore-LosAngelesAlesha Moore, Los Angeles

Akshita1-IndiaAkshita, India

aina+Sam-VancouverAina Sam, Vancouver


Adam-Fuhrer-TorontoAdam Fuhrer, Toronto

Adam-Faust-NorthCarolinaAdam Faust, North Carolina

Abbey-Bennett-VictoriaAbbey Bennett, Victoria

Zoish-Contractor-BombayZoish Contractor, Bombay

Zach-Berman-VancouverZach Berman, Vancouver

Yuin-Jann-Choy3-GloucestershireYuinn Jann Choy, Gloucestershire

Wesley-Chu-VancouverWesley Chu, Vancouver

Vince-Joy1-BrooklynVince Joy, Brooklyn

Vee+Caleb-Wong-VancouverVee Caleb Wong, Vancouver

VC-High-SchoolVC High School


Tyler-Robbins-KelownaTyler Robbins, Kelowna

Tran-Tran-SwitzerlandTran Tran, Switzerland

Tom-Borgas-AdelaideTom Borgas, Adelaide


Tim-Treshock-PineBeachTim Treshock, Pine Beach

Tiffany-StLouisTiffany, St. Louis


Superdaimos-Gueverra1-WyckoffSuperdaimos Gueverra, Wyckoff

Steven-Weeks-EugeneSteven Weeks, Eugene

Sterling-Merridew-CaliforniaSterling Merridew, California

Sora+Mayuka-VancouverSora Mayuka, Vancouver

Shay-Colley-AustraliaShay Colley, Australia

Sharon-Wong-TorontoSharon Wong, Toronto


Sam-Thorp-PASam Thorp, PA

Sam-Barber-AustraliaSam Barber, Australia

Ryan-Slater-VancouverRyan Slater, Vancouver

Ryan-Jansen-MadisonRyan Jansen, Madison

Roxbury-High-School-SuccasunnaRoxbury High School

Robin-Park-WilliamstownRobin Park, Williamstown

Robert-Pope-ArizonaRobert Pope, Arizona

Rob-Wilson-DuncanRob Wilson, Duncan

Rhonda-Grywacheski-EdmontonRhona Grywacheski, Edmonton

Ramona-and-Tie-DouglasvilleRamona & Tie, Douglasville


Radio-Kuurmaa-EstoniaRadio Kuurmaa, Estonia

Penny-Wong-MalaysiaPenny Wong, Malaysia

Paula-Collins-OttawaPaula Collins, Ottawa

Paul-Lantz-RiversidePaul Lantz, Riverside

Patri-BarcelonaPatri, Barcelona

Parvathy-IndiaParvathy, India

Olivia-VancouverOlivia, Vancouver

Ola-VoloOla Volo









Nathanael-Gassett-ClintonNathanael Gassett, Clinton

Nathan-Wainwright-VancouverNathan Wainwright, Vancouver

Natalie-Bojorquez-SanDiegoNatalie Bojorquez, San Diego

Nashira-Paradis-VancouverNashira Paradis, Vancouver


mons-barcelonaMons, Bareclona

Monique-Bouvier-OttawaMonique Bouvier, Ottawa

Miles-Partington-NewyorkMiles Partington, New York

Milda-VilniusMilda Vilnius

Mike-Suzuki-VancouverMike Suzuki, Vancouver

Michael-Falck-LosAngelesMichael Falck, Los Angeles

Michael-Chamberlain-MarysvilleMichael Chamberlain, Marysville

McKay-Felt-LondonMcKay Felt, London

Mary-Ann-Dobson-EdmontoMary Ann Dobson, Edmonton

Marley-Grayson-VancouverMarley Grayson, Vancouver

marina-mijatovic3-CroatiaMarina Mijatovic, Croatia

Marieke-Denil-MontrealMarieke Denil, Montreal

Marcus-MichiganMarcus, Michigan

Mandy-Choie-NewJerseyMandy Choie, New Jersey

Mac-McCreary2-JapanMac McCreary, Japan

Mac-McCreary1-JapanMac McCreary, Japan

Luke-Romig-GeorgiaLuke Romig, Georgia

Luke-Ramsey-PowellRiverLuke Ramsey, Powell River

Liam-Clark-UKLiam Clark, UK

Lauren-Vogel2-WinnipegLauren Vogel, Winnipeg

Lauren-Vogel-WinnipegLauren Vogel, Winnipeg

Lauren-VancouverLauren, Vancouver

Lauren-Crazybull-LethbridgeLauren Crazybull, Lethbridge

Lapiz-Pinto-BarcelonaLapiz Pinto, Barcelona

Kimi-Hamada-VancouverKimi Hamada, Vancouver

Kim-McLauchlan-PeruKim McLauchlan, Peru

Kim-BurnabyKim, Burnaby

Kelsey-Schoenemann-VirginiaKelsey Schoenemann, Virginia

Kelli-Sturkenboom-MontrealKelli Sturkenboom, Montreal

keer-zhang-SingaporeKeer Zhang, Singapore

Kaylee-Hanks-FresnoKaylee Hanks, Fresno

Katz-NewYorkKatz, New York

Katrine-NorwayKatrine, Norway

Katie,-Quinnlin-and-Willow-Huskin-FloridaKatie Quinnlin & Willow Huskin, Florida

Karolina-VilniusKarolina Vilnius

Judy-Ly2-TorontoJudy Ly, Toronto

Judy-Ly-TorontoJudy Ly, Toronto

Josephine-Cruz-CalgaryJosephine Cruz, Calgary

Joseph-Shea2-EnglandJoseph Shea, England

Joseph-Shea1-EnglandJoseph Shea, England

Joseph-Lobato1-NewYorkJoseph Lobato, New York

Jose-Alvarado-MexicoJose Alvarado, Mexico

Jo-TaiwanJo, Taiwan

Jesse-VancouverJesse, Vancouver

Jeremie-QuebecJeremie, Quebec

Jeffrey-Jackson-IndianaJeffrey Jackson, Indiana

Jeff-VancouverJeff, Vancouver

Jane-Choi-PaloAltoJane Choi, Palo Alto

Jamie-Nichols-CaliforniaJamie Nichols, California

Jacob-Riley-VictoriaJacob Riley, Victoria

Igor-FloridaIgor, Florida

Ida-Thurell+Olle-RombergIda Thurell Olle, Romberg

Haley-Cordle-ColumbusHaley Cordle, Columbus


Grace-Liu-GeorgiaGrace Liu, Georgia

Francine-FrankfurtFrancine, Frankfurt

Flory-Huang-VancouverFlory Huang, Vancouver

Felipe-Delloro-OakParkFelipe Delloro, Oak Park

Ester-BelgiumEster, Belgium

Erika-Kwon2-VancouverErika Kwon, Vancouver

Erika-Kwon1-VancouverErika Kwon, Vancouver

Erica-Pergatel-NewYorkErica Pergatel, New York

enon-avital-NewJerseyEnon Avital, New Jersey


Ema-LondonEma, London

Elizabeth-MontrealElizabeth, Montreal

Eliza-Nguyen-MontrealEliza Nguyen, Montreal

Einat-Nefesh-JerusalemEinat Nefesh, Jerusalem

Dennis-BohnDennis Bohn

Daylan-Wong-VancouverDaylan Wong, Vancouver

David-Martinello-BCDavid Martinello, BC

David-Loaiza-WoodhavenDavid Loaiza, Woodhaven

David-Andrews2-LiverpoolDavid Andrews, Liverpool

Dave-Hebb-PhoeniciaDavid Hebb, Phoenicia

Danielle-Katvan-BrooklynDanielle Katvan, Brooklyn

Daniel-Phipps-LondonDaniel Phipps, London

Dani-Lim-TorontoDani Lim, Toronto

Cole-Johnson-WoodburyCole Johnson, Woodbury

Cindy-Albrecht-BarrieCindy Albrecht, Barrie

IMG_4441Shannon & Levi, Vancouver

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

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23.05.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

A selection of images from “Theaters” by photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. More images below.

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23.05.17 by Jeff

Kutcorners for OURO Collective

OURO Collective – photo by Teppei Tanabe


This week Vancouver-based dance collective OURO is debuting their first full-length show “Tangent” at the Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th), and we are proud to be a media partner for the event. If you’re looking for some creative inspiration come check this out, we’ll be at both shows! Tickets are going quick, so if you’re interested get tickets HERE!

Yesterday we shared a clip of OURO’s rehearsal footage (watch here) and today we have an interview with Kutcorners, who created three original tracks for “Tangent”. The New Zealand-born, Vancouver-based producer is one half of LIVE EVIL, the guys that made all those amazing live mixes we featured over the years (watch one here). You can stream or download the music Kutcorners created for OURO on Spotify, iTunes, and Bandcamp.


Vancouver producer, Kutcorners – photo by Hana Pesut


Jeff Hamada: How would you describe the music you make?

Kutcorners: This is always a hard question, because I actually like to make many different types of music. But ultimately things under “Kutcorners” usually are a derivative of R&B music, old or new, with a twist.

I sometimes say I make “pop” music, but my music isn’t really that popular in the traditional sense. More like “pop art” really.

Jeff Hamada: I like the idea that it’s pop art. Who are some of the artists influencing you right now?

Kutcorners: Mura Masa, Toro Y Moi or Les Sins, Caribou, Dj Dahi, Knxwledge, Pomo, Kaytranada, U-Tern (Oliver), Nosaj Thing, Prince and MJ will inspire me forever.


If you don’t have Spotify you can listen to the tracks here.


Jeff Hamada: Had you ever collaborated with dancers prior to this project with OURO?

Kutcorners: No, this is the first time and I hope to do more of it.

Jeff Hamada: That would be cool to see an on-going thing. How would you describe the work that they’re creating?

Kutcorners: I would describe it as a melange of disciplines coming together to form a modern take on traditional dance performance. It’s very refreshing and inspiring work.

Jeff Hamada: Can you talk a little bit about the experience of watching their rehearsals and then turning that into sounds?

Kutcorners: Well, we talked a lot about sounds they like when they rehearse, which gave me inspiration to draw from idea I had started already, and also on some new arrangements.

Getting people to describe sounds they like can be quite hard, because people hear sounds and articulate them differently from person to person. It’s fun to hear how we all describe the sounds we like and how they affect movement.



Jeff Hamada: Did this experience offer any sort of new perspective on your work?

Kutcorners: Yeah, it showed me that I make movements in music too quick! It’s more effective to use little sounds and build things slowly rather than to cram everything in to a 3-minute song.

Dance is very much related to how music works and why it’s made. In retrospect, I would have benefitted from dancing more in my life. It really helps connect you to the physical side of music, which is so important when creating it.

Jeff Hamada: What things are you working on now?

Kutcorners: I’m working on making more original music for my own releases, which I plan to put out on record and online. Working with singers too, to help bring these instrumentals to life.


Kutcorners on Bandcamp

Kutcorners on Soundcloud

Kutcorners on Instagram

OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram

23.05.17 by Staff

Los Angeles Warehouse Transformed into a 150,000 Square Foot Art Exhibition

British artist Simon Birch and a team of 20 collaborators have constructed an elaborate series of interconnected installations in a vacant warehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. Covering 3 acres of space with a mix of sculpture, video, paintings and performance pieces, the exhibition is a direct response to the current political climate. A celebration of creativity, diversity and unity, Birch explains: “Given the current fragile state of the world, we need unity more than ever… and we need action.”

While encouraging positivity, possibility and a safe space for people to come together, The 14th Factory is exactly that — a call to action that doesn’t shy away from provoking a response (or at least an Instagram photo). One installation is an exact replica of the iconic room from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while another is filled with 300 pitchforks hanging from the ceiling above the guests!

Check out more images from the project below or on display at 440 N. Ave 19 Los Angeles, California until May 31.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

Lots of new videos to check out on our video platform, Booooooom TV, and be sure to check out all our director interviews in the feature section. Here’s a few to check out this week:


1 – Watch: “Coeur Croisé” – The art direction in this is A+.

2 – Watch: “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” – One of our favs this year!

3 – Watch: “Orion” – not exactly sure how they created this effect.

4 – Watch: “Hills Beyond a River” – a mesmerizing journey through a city.

5 – Watch: “A Continuous Shape” – lovely portrait of a stone carver.



22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Justin Bauer

A selection of artwork and images by Los Angeles-based Justin Bauer. More work below.

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