02.02.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Composer Mark Mothersbaugh and his Vast Collection of Synths

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Cool Hunting offers a delightful peek into the creative headquarters of DEVO founder, Mark Mothersbaugh. The award-winning Hollywood composer has accumulated quite a collection of synths; I feel like Moog fans would have a heart attack if they stepped foot inside this building.

This is worth watching if for no other reason than to know what “we smell sausage” becomes when its played backwards! Mothersbaugh is crazy in the most lovable way; I really hope that the Mark Mothersbaugh-designed theme park Wes Anderson talked about will become a reality. Really enjoyed this. Watch the video below.

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2015: International Artist Roster

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This week I’m headed out to Oahu to prepare for the Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival which runs February 7th-14th. Booooooom is an official media partner, and we’re also joining forces with WeTransfer to produce a video of all the action so keep your eyes peeled for that (it’s gonna be good!). You can follow along on Instagram: @PowWowHawaii and @Booooooom.

The entire international artist roster for this year’s event has just been released and it’s pretty ridiculous. In addition to these names there will be more than 30 local artists in attendance as well. In alphabetical order:

 

Aaron Horkey
Akut
Alexis Diaz
Bezt
Case
Cryptik
Debe
D*Face
David Flores
Dmote
Doze Green
Ernest Zacharevic
Esao Andrews
Fafi
Ganzeer
Hottea
Hueman
James Jean
Kelly Towles
Kevin Ancell
Kevin Lyons
Klone
Kozyndan
Mark Dean Veca
Maser
Maya Hayuk
Natalia Rak
Naturel
Nosego
Olek
Reach
Roa
Saber
Sainer
Sever
Smithe
Strok
Tatiana Suarez
Tristan Eaton
Vincent Di Nguyen

See the list of local artists below.

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30.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Modest Mouse “Coyotes”

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Modest Mouse are set to release their first new album since 2007, Strangers to Ourselves. They’ve just released a video for the song “Coyotes” and it’s based on the true story of coyote that rode the Portland light rail train in 2002. If anyone knows who directed this let me know and I’ll add the credit to the post (I wasn’t able to find any info).

*EDIT – This video was directed by Matt Clark who is art directing and designing Modest Mouse’s new album and singles, as he did for Good News For People Who Love Bad News in 2009. I posted about Matt’s work under the name Houston in 2011. “Coyotes” originally started as a short film called Passenger.

Watch the video below.

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30.01.15 by Jeff

Missy Prince

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Photos by Portland, Oregon-based photographer Missy Prince. More below.

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30.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Chevron “Shimoda”

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Enjoyed this trippy little animation by Shiga, Japan-based artist Aujik, for British breakcore artist Chevron. Watch the video below.

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29.01.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Taiwan Re-Cap Video

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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!

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29.01.15 by Zach Tutor

Kip Omolade

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Photorealistic paintings by New York based artist Kip Omolade.

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29.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Powerful Montage of All The Different Breaths We Take in Life

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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.

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