30.11.15 by Staff

Amazing Collaborative Drawing Performance Between Human Artist and Robot Arm

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“Drawing Operations” is an ongoing collaboration between New York-based artist Sougwen Chung and a robotic arm called Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, (D.O.U.G._1). Together the two draw in synchronized performance, with D.O.U.G. mimicking Chung’s movements in real time using a ceiling-mounted camera and computer vision. The arm was designed in collaboration with developer Yotam Mann.

Watch the beautiful video below!

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09.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Woodkid “Volcano” (Live Performance)

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Epic live performance of “Volcano” by the always incredible, Woodkid. Recorded at Zenith de Paris and directed by Katya Mokolo. Woodkid has also (finally) recorded a studio version of the instrumental track, which is currently available for free download on his website! Full video and link below!

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30.10.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: STOMP and Harlem Globetrotters Make Basketball Music

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This is so good! 8 STOMP performers teamed up with Globetrotter stars Bull Bullard, Cheese Chisholm, Firefly Fisher, and Handles Franklin in this fun collaboration directed by STOMP creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. The final video is all one continuous take, and somehow it only took 7 tries to nail it despite all the ambulance sirens, car traffic, and school children that surrounded this outdoor basketball court in New York City. The video was filmed with a three-axis, gyroscopic-stabilized hand-held MoVI (I don’t really know what that means but I figured someone would ask about the camera setup). Watch below!

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03.08.15 by Staff

100 Day Performance Piece on Conquering Fear!

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While working on her Master’s Degree at the School of Visual Arts, New York-based art director Michelle Poler was broadly instructed to do one thing every day for 100 days. Taking her assignment to the next level, Poler created the 100 Days Without Fear project.

Poler is now 84 Days in, has since graduated, and is documenting herself facing all kinds of fears from quitting her job and posing nude for a life drawing class, to walking around New York blindfolded. See more images and some video clips from Poler’s inspiring project below!

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28.07.15 by Staff

90s Forever

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“What do machines sing of?” is a project by artist Martin Backes that features a machine not only programmed to perform 90s hits from the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, but to mimic the ballads’ emotional intensity. Click below to watch the most endearing AI ever!

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28.07.15 by Staff

Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

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VSCO’s new music platform Venue kicks off with a gorgeous feature on Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Courthouse. Directed by photographer Rog Walker & Street Etiquette, the video is based on Bridges’ one-take performance inside the landmark building back in June and opens with a beautiful spoken word performance by Joekenneth Museau. See more images and watch the full video below!

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03.06.15 by Jeff

Dance Video of the Day: Seaweed Sisters “Water Fountain”

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Seaweed Sisters is a passion project by acclaimed dancers/choreographers Megan Lawson, Jillian Meyers and Dana Wilson. Prior to meeting my girlfriend I wasn’t at all familiar with the dance world, but these days my favourite thing to search on Youtube is urban dance camp, and I’ve become a huge fan of these three women. This film, set to Tuneyard’s “Water Fountain”, is a follow up to their last film choreographed to Major Lazer’s “Get Free”.

Watch both films below.

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18.05.15 by Staff

Bruce Brubaker on Philip Glass

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In this video by Mitch Moore, Iowa-born pianist Bruce Brubaker performs Philip Glass’s “Metamorphosis 2” and talks about the significance Glass’s work. Having played and studied Glass’s music for over 20 years, Brubaker stresses Glass’s belief that art isn’t the sole property of the person who creates it but is, rather, completed by the people who take it in. See the video below.

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