04.03.15 by Jeff

Brazilian Artist Duo Bicicleta Sem Freio

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Tomorrow night JustKids presents the Brazilian artist duo known as Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first-ever show in London. See more of the works below.

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25.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

How Canada pioneered the GIF event, bringing net art away from the desktop and into a show

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If there was one digital medium that caught the attention of the online public in the past five years or so, it is obviously the Graphical Interchange Format, commonly referred to as the GIF. Initially employed as a file format for simple animations, over time it became the medium of choice for many artists and creatives to present their work thanks to improved bandwidths and easier storage on social media platforms.

Over the past year or so we have seen GIF art implemented in mainstream gallery spaces such as The Museum of Moving Image or Tate Britain’s 1840s GIF Party, or by way of Augmented Reality, presenting works at physical spaces through a smartphone device via barcodes, such as Rua Red’s Glitch Festival or GIF Art blog 15 Folds exhibition at the Lyst Gallery.

Back in 2012 the Photographers Gallery, London, was smart enough put together a major show about the format ‘Born In 1987‘, but before this all became fashionable in the art world, an organizer and artist from Toronto saw the potential of integrating this format into real-world events and collaborated with another artist whose medium of choice is the GIF itself, curating a collection of works created on a computer by artists from around the world, and projected on walls to accompany the surroundings.

The show was called ‘Sheroes’, a monthly event started in 2011 to 2012 that each month focused on female pop-icons ranging from Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Yoko Ono, Madonna, Dusty Springfield or Dolly Parton, a range of artists whose distinct talents enriched pop culture, a “League of Legendary Ladies”. Here I will talk to Rea McNamara and Lorna Mills about the origins of this emerging scene and how it all started.

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17.02.15 by Jeff

Animation: Visiter ビデオ

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London-based visual artist Natalia Stuyk’s beautifully glitchy abstract love letter to Tokyo. Watch Visiter ビデオ below.

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04.02.15 by Jeff

Nettie Wakefield

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Drawings by London-based artist Nettie Wakefield. More below.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Video Premiere: Vikesh Kapoor “Blue-Eyed Baby”

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Happy to premiere this video for Vikesh Kapoor’s “Blue-Eyed Baby”, from his terrific debut album “The Ballad of Willy Robbins”. I don’t know much about folk music but I find there’s a honesty in his music that I don’t hear in a lot of the folk pop that’s become so popular. Really beautiful stuff.

Vikesh is headlining a tour around the UK/Ireland next month, so for those of you who live out that way, I’ve included a list of tour dates along with the video below!

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26.01.15 by Zach Tutor

Nicholas Pace

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Paintings by artist Nicholas Pace, who lives and works in London.

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22.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Years & Years “King”

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London-based Years & Years team up with choreographer Ryan Heffington (Sia’s “Chandelier”) and director Nadia Marquard Otzen for their latest video. Watch “King” below.

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21.01.15 by Jeff

Samuel Bradley

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Photos by London-based photographer Samuel Bradley. More images below.

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