27.04.15 by Jeff

Event: Vancouver-Based Dance Collective OURO

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Heads up Vancouver, 7pm this Friday and Saturday (May 1st and 2nd) the creative dance collective known as OURO is hosting an evening of contemporary and street dance, and will be premiering a 20-minute piece that they’ve been developing over the last six months. Both nights will feature several performances, visual arts, and yummy drinks courtesy of the folks at The Juice Truck. No tickets to purchase, it’s by donation at the door.

Full disclosure, my girlfriend is one of the dancers in the show. I’ll be there both nights helping setup, so if you come out please say hello! I know nothing about contemporary dance but I’ve seen OURO perform twice and their work is really fun and accessible – you’ll enjoy it.

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12.01.15 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Anamorphic Graffiti Illusions by Artist Odeith Appear to Float in Mid-Air

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Lisbon-based Portuguese street artist Odeith has been playing with perspective in his anamorphic artworks for over a decade now. These incredible pieces could easily be achieved with 3D software but there is just enough imperfection to reveal the artist’s hand and give the paintings an incredible energy. Love to come across one of these in person.

Lots more images below.

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07.01.15 by Jeff

Michelle Groskopf

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Photos by Los Angeles, California-based street photographer Michelle Groskopf. More below.

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23.12.14 by Jeff

The Anti-Sartorialist: Photographer Hans Eijkelboom

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Phaidon has released a fantastic book called “People of the Twenty-First Century”, which is a comprehensive collection of street photography by Hans Eijkelboom. (Good last name amirite?)

Hans Eijkelboom would hang around areas with lots of pedestrians, often near malls, and look for recurring elements. These could be things like men carrying purses, or couples walking arm in arm, band t-shirts, or gelled hair. He would shoot for anywhere from half an hour to several hours, using a camera hung around his neck and a trigger in his pocket. Later, in his Amsterdam studio he’d arrange the images into grids that he called ‘Photo Notes’.

The book represents two decades of these fascinating studies. It’s hard to look at these images and not chuckle at the idea of individualism. The work is definitely funny but also sort of profoundly sad. Take a look at lots more below!

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06.10.14 by Jeff

Tape Graffiti by artist Gustavo Fuentes

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Artist Gustavo Fuentes aka Flëkz uses nothing but painter’s tape to make his murals. See more below.

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29.08.14 by Jeff

DALeast

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My friend Dal is in New York painting in the city, here’s a piece he just finished in Manhattan. His show opens at Jonathan Levine on September 4th. More images below!

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19.05.14 by Jeff

SLICER

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Street paintings by SLICER. More below.

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05.05.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “1050.6(c) against Showtime” Film by Scott Carthy

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Director Scott Carthy beautifully documents the divisive subculture of subway car performers in this 7-min short documentary. From what I can gather 1050.6(c) is the section of the New York Transit code that states panhandling and performing on trains is prohibited.

Scott is hoping to raise funds through Kickstarter to shoot a longer, more in depth, film about these dancers. Watch the 7-min short film below!

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