03.03.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x Flexfit: “Skate Heads” by Zenga Bros

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I’m excited to finally announce the official release of “Skate Heads” our art/skate film, directed by Vancouver-based Zenga Bros. This film is part of an ongoing collaboration between Booooooom and Flexfit, to give emerging creators a chance turn a dream project into reality.

In the Zenga Bros own words:

“Skate Heads was a way to combine a bunch of things we really like: mobile living spaces, DIY skateboarding and ECCENTRIFING THE WORLD! It’s about bringing something unexpected into the streets and having a rad time.

Skateboarding is inherently about adapting and repurposing the urban landscape, but somehow even skateboarding can settle into a complacent state, where certain approaches become the norm. When street skating first started it was weird and abrasive, and that’ll always be there with wheels rattling down the sidewalk, but it’s good to remind ourselves to maintain a sense of foolishness, exploration and wonder; that is skateboarding. For us, making a backyard ramp was the ultimate form of creating our own adventure playground. Skate Heads has been a continuation of that.”

 

 

 

 

03.03.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Olek

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There were two artists that worked exclusively with yarn at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival: Hot Tea (Minnesota), and Olek (New York). The video below captures Olek as she crochets a beautiful canoe using materials generously provided by Anthropologie. I like the part where she says “my work is never completed, the reaction completes my work”.

Watch the video below.

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02.03.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Project: Pencil Submissions!

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Thank you to everyone who has already sent in pencils to our latest project! We’ve got so many already! Pencils are coming in from all over North America, UK, Asia, Australia, Brazil, even Sri Lanka – it’s amazing!

If you haven’t heard we are working with Tangible Interaction to build a collaborative sculpture in Barcelona for the IAM INTERNET festival. We’re using 3D-printed connectors to build a sculpture out of pencils mailed in from around the world. We want you to be a part of it!

1. Get a new or used pencil. The pencil can be round or hexagonal but should be standard width (if the pencil is too thick it will not fit our connectors) .

2. Use felts, paint, x-acto knife, whatever you want to decorate/personalize it. Include your name and city somewhere on it.

3. Photograph yourself holding your pencil. This part is optional but we would love to have a gallery of portraits of all the contributors.

4. Email your photo to: projects@booooooom.com with your NAME and CITY.

5. Mail your pencil (you can send as many as you like) to:

Tangible Interaction
304 – 1000 Parker Street
Vancouver BC V6A 2H2
Canada

OR

Imperfect Future
Attn: Andres Colmenares
Carrer Sant Gervasi de Cassoles 37
6-3. 08022, Barcelona, Spain

 

Deadline for pencils is March 16th.

 

 

02.03.15 by Jeff

Hueman

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Paintings by Los Angeles-based Allison Torneros, better known as Hueman. I was fortunate enough to meet her a couple weeks ago, during Pow! Wow! Hawaii, what a sweet person. I’d seen her work on Instagram but knew very little about her. She’s incredibly talented; big things coming her way for sure. More images below, and check out her murals on Instagram.

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02.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: José González “Leaf Off / The Cave”

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So many strange moments in this video for José González, directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. Apparently this weird church is a real place in Sweden, and the portraits in this video are of members of the congregation. Watch the video below.

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02.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Interactive Installation: ENTITATIVITY

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Interactive installation by Klaus Obermaier is a digital display featuring nude yet hypereal human mannequins floating in various poses, yet can by dynamically disturbed by the presence of its audience. Watch the video below.

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27.02.15 by Zach Tutor

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Ethereal and richly detailed paintings by Goto Atsuko.

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27.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Interactive Installation: A Thousand Times Me

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An interactive installation by Visual Pilots puts the audience into algorithmic space, combining recursive fractals and reflections of the participants creating a real-time kaleidoscopic experience. Watch the video below.

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