14.09.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Vancouver Never Plays Itself

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Another entertaining instalment of Tony Zhou’s ongoing series, Every Frame a Painting. This time around, Zhou focuses on his hometown of Vancouver, B.C. pointing out the nagging contradiction that, despite being the third biggest film city in North America, Vancouver Never Plays Itself! While detailing just how easy it is to disguise a generic, chameleon-like city like Vancouver as someplace else, Zhou also questions what it means that Vancouver is so often the location of a filmset but never the setting of the movie. Watch below!

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14.09.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Karla Ortiz

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Watch artist Karla Ortiz draw the image above from start to finish. See video below.

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14.09.15 by Jeff

Animation: “Fushigi Man” by Julian Glander

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Pittsburgh-based illustrator Julian Glander created this little animation for Himuro Yoshiteru’s “Fushigi Man” EP. Watch it below.

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14.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Viet Cong “Bunker Buster”

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Yoonha Park directs this video for Viet Cong’s “Bunker Buster” and I like it but I honestly have no idea what’s happening. Watch it below.

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11.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Club Cheval “Discipline”

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“Discipline” is the title track of Club Cheval’s long awaited debut, which doesn’t come out till 2016. There’s not much to this video; it’s essentially just a giant game of musical chairs, but it just has the perfect chill vibe without trying really hard. Directed by Paris-based duo Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen (J.A.C.K.), I think this was my favourite music video of the week.

Watch the video for “Discipline” below.

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11.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Yvein Monq “TWUN”

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Here’s one of the most original music videos I’ve seen lately, created by Viktor Horváth for Budapest-based Yvein Monq. Various women struggle to walk in heels in this oddly entertaining, over-the-top, short. Watch the video below.

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10.09.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Artist Beth Cavener

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An engaging video portrait of artist Beth Cavener by filmmaker Bas Berkhout. It’s really satisfying to watch her create her gestural sculptures as she talks about some really personal parts of her life. Watch the video below.

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09.09.15 by Staff

The Artist and Their City: Ai Weiwei on Beijing

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The first instalment of the Guardian Cities/Tate special series, “The Artist and Their City,” features Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The short video by British filmmaker, Max Duncan, follows Ai Weiwei as he discusses his complex relationship with Beijing and guides us through Caochangdi, a village of migrants and aspiring artists where he’s tried to establish spaces for creative freedom and artistic expression. Watch below!

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