Enjoyed this trippy little animation by Shiga, Japan-based artist Aujik, for British breakcore artist Chevron. Watch the video below.
Next week I’m flying out to Honolulu for the giant arts festival known as Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Booooooom is gonna be a media sponsor again, and actually we’re teaming up with WeTransfer to produce an official video for this year’s festival! So keep your eyes peeled for that.
In the lead up to the event the team has just released a video re-cap of Pow! Wow! Taiwan, the most recent festival, which took place in Taipei.
Vincent Ricafort did a great job capturing the fun vibe of the event. You may recognize a lot of artists I’ve featured on Booooooom (I’m in there a bit too), and if you’re wondering who the dancing people are they’re the organizers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to put on an amazing event. Thank you to everyone involved, I had the best time!
Watch the video below!
One of my favourite directors, Daniel Mercadante, returns with a powerful short film called “Breath”. He spent more than a year assembling this poetic montage of all the different kinds of breaths we take during life. I have been a fan of Daniel for years now, and he just might be the person whose work I’ve featured the most since I started Booooooom (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here).
Watch “Breath” below and you’ll understand why I’ve posted his work so much.
This footage by Lucas Brunelle is intense. I love riding my bike but underground bike messenger race culture is as reckless as it gets. People will undoubtedly be excited by this and others are going to be completely infuriated by it. I’m not sharing the video below in support of this (I actually find people like this incredibly annoying when I am driving downtown in a car), I just think it’s a compelling portrait of a culture I don’t really understand.
Watch, if you dare, “Road Sage” by Benny Zenga, below.
This performance by San Diego-based dance team, Cookies, is aaaaaamazing. It landed them first place at VIBE XX 2015, and has to be one of the most powerful dances I’ve ever seen. I agree with the Youtube commenter that called these performers ‘visionary artists'; the choreographers really went beyond beyond (that’s not a typo). I think it’s rare to see artists in full command of their craft like this, where every little expression is so perfectly described. I got a little teary by the end of it. This is the best kind of art.
*I just watched it again and I fully cried watching it, it’s so beautiful.
Watch the Cookies first-place performance below.
The Creator Class has just released another video in their five-part documentary series, A New Breed. This first one features Rabi, one half of the art collective CYRCLE, making work in Miami during Basel. The video also features MADSTEEZ, NYCHOS, and several others. Watch “Fresh Paint” below.