14.04.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

06.04.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Ali Mobasser

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A selection of photos from “Reflections” by London-based photographer Ali Mobasser. He says the street photography is inspired by his “three-year old son’s fearlessness and his unabashed willingness to engage with the world around him.”

More images below.

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24.03.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Adam Birkan

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A selection of beautiful street photos from “Hanoi” by Bangkok-based photographer Adam Birkan. More images below.

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16.03.16 by Jeff

David OReilly’s New Game “Everything” Allows You To Play as Anything

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Animator David OReilly is perhaps best known for creating the video game in Spike Jonze’s film “Her”, and his strangely meditative non-game “Mountain”.

His new game “Everything”, releasing on PS4, is about as ambitious as a concept could possibly be. Every single thing in the game is a playable character, “there is no distinction between you and the world”. So you could control the planet, or a continent on the planet, or a tree on the continent, or a bird in the tree, or bug, or a blade of grass.

As a conventional video game, it honestly looks extremely boring. As an art piece or as experience, I feel like there’s the potential for something kind of profound — especially if people have the ability to interact with the environment at the same time. Like if I was controlling a dog, and I knew that every flea on the dog was potentially another person, and every grain of sand on the beach I was running along, all of those could be different people. And someone else was controlling the whole island, and the sun, and the entire galaxy. If you could quickly and seamlessly move from a micro to a macro viewpoint I feel like that could be something really interesting.

Have a look at the actual gameplay video below, maybe you’ll see what I mean.

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15.03.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Caitlyn Murphy

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Love these gouache paintings by Toronto-based artist Caitlyn Murphy. Her first solo show, “Window Studies”, opens March 17th at Northern Contemporary Gallery. More images below.

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11.02.16 by Staff

Photographer Profile: Zun Lee

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Another fantastic profile in the InFrame series. This instalment focuses on Zun Lee who initially took up photography as a hobby and escape from the stresses of his corporate job only to start taking pictures of strangers on the street, uncovering a whole new way of connecting with people. Watch the full video on Booooooom TV.

23.01.16 by Staff

Contemporary Artists Create Silk Scarves for Massif Central

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Love this eclectic series of limited edition scarves by Brooklyn-based company Massif Central, made in collaboration with contemporary artists David ShrigleyJonas WoodJulia Dault, Peter HalleyChris MartinWilliam J. O’Brien, Tal R, Joshua Abelow, Ellen Berkenblit, Chris Lux, and Keegan McHargue. More images below.

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07.01.16 by Jeff

Kodak Announces New Super 8 Film Camera For Digital Generation

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This feels like April Fool’s Day in January! At CES on Tuesday, Kodak announced plans to release a new Super 8 film camera with features including, USB port, built-in mic, digital viewfinder, SD card-slot, and interchangeable lenses. Will this excite a whole new generation of young filmmakers about the film medium? Kodak hopes so!

According to the Wallstreet Journal, the cost of the camera releasing in the fall of 2016 is expected to be between $400 – $750, with a cheaper version following in 2017. Apparently the purchase of film cartridges ($50-$75) will also include the processing and creation of a digitization of the footage!

Kodak had a whole slew of A-List Hollywood directors weighing in on the importance of the film camera so it appears this is really happening. Have a look at more images of the prototype, created with industrial designer Yves Behar, below.

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05.01.16 by Kimi Hamada

Bendik Kaltenborn Interview and Book Giveaway

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You’ve probably seen Bendik Kaltenborn’s work in places like The New Yorker or Todd Terje’s album covers. Or perhaps you’re already an avid fan of his shenanigans with the Dongery comic collective. Either way you should be excited to know that Kaltenborn’s latest collection of random gags and comics, Adult Contemporary, is now available in English. Thanks to Drawn & Quarterly we have a copy to give away!

Kaltenborn was also nice enough to answer some questions about his process, the things he hates and those that keep him happy. Read the full interview below. And, in the spirit of the book’s title (inspired by the term for cheesy, ballad-heavy easy listening) leave your favourite dad joke in the comments section for your chance to win!

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