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!
Youtube star Andrew Huang, known for his unorthodox covers of popular songs, takes The Weeknd’s recent hit “Can’t Feel My Face” and remakes it using dentist equipment! Watch the video below.
So Joe Connor just straight up sent a vintage television into space and filmed its descent for Kelvin Jones’ track “Call You Home”! Two separate televisions, attached to weather balloons, were sent from Snowdonia, Wales and eventually landed in Bury, Manchester. The television actually got 99.997% above the atmosphere. Watch the full video below!
Gorgeous video for “Crier Tout Bas” by Montréal musician Coeur de Pirate (aka Béatrice Martin). Directed by Kevin Calero, choreographed by Wynn Holmes and Nicolas Archambault, with visuals inspired by Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi. Watch below!
This is brilliant and I’m kinda shocked it hasn’t been done before. Antonio Maria da Silva has taken scenes from dozens of famous films including Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever, Scarface, Robocop, Terminator, Cocktail, Blade, and edited them together into one long surreal night club scene. Hell’s Club is “a place where all fictional characters meet”, a place “outside of time, outside of all logic”.
I swear I’ve had dreams like this before! Watch “Hell’s Club” below and try to identify every movie!
Fantastically strange video directed by Dimitri Basil (one of my favs) and Cooper Roussel, with art direction by Laura Gorun and Dominique Basil. Features a catalogue of bizarre and highly specific maladies. Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” below!