Archive for the 'Movement' Category
20.000 Leagues under the Sea – Valeri Rosomako from Joe Collins on Vimeo.
Our buddy and magician Valerie Rosomako is full of ideas and is drawing upon his creative bag of tricks on and around his skateboard. It’s always fun to go ride with this dude, or just watching him inventing barely doable tricks. Here is his part in Jo Peters’ film.
Swiss photographer Thomas Stöckli, also known under his moniker Creager – especially as a snowboard photographer, was out chasing for snow and the perfect shot for more than a decade. There is a nice interview on The Morning News where he talks about realizing images he had on his mind for a long time and why he doesn’t see himself shooting snowboard pics for another decade.
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The story continues. New part online of 20000 Leagues Under The Sea. Lots of familiar faces and great skating in the Berlin streets.
INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project TRAILER from SOCIAL ANIMALS on Vimeo.
Release of the trailer for JR’s documentary: “This fascinating documentary tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project, the wildly popular “Inside Out.” Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible. In capturing the process, Alastair Siddons creates a glowing testament to the power of the image and the role that art can play in transforming lives.”
This is going to be an interesting film: “Mistaken For Strangers – A year on tour with my brother’s band”. Such a great band.
We’re big fans of Anika‘s LP on Stones Throw from 2010 (best label anyway), where she already showed her love for reinterpreting dusty old songs by putting more dust to it and tweaking it in such a unique way, with the help from a Bristol dub master, Geoff Barrow (Portishead). On her new EP you’ll find some more cover songs as In The City by The Chromatics with a sweet Krautrock twist on the disco original.
Here comes a wonderful blurry and stylish video by German film maker Uli Schueppel for I Go To Sleep (released on the Anika LP, original song by The Kinks).
“It’s this indirect competition with advertising if you like. (…) It’s still one of the last things that, I think, haven’t been corrupted…”
Barry McGee aka Twist aka Amaze aka Ray Fong aka … talks about the fascination of tagging in an exclusive video interview for art21 made during his recent self-titled retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Which first appeared to me like just another indie rock band, turned out to be something really special. The National got me really hooked, not only by Matt Berninger’s compelling voice and his lyrics, this band is pretty amazing and they will release a new album – Trouble Will Find Me – soon. Here is a new song called Demons with a video including illustration by Azar Kazimir at Michelberger Hotel Berlin, where they played an exclusive show about a week ago.
Our friend Sergej is on a current USA trip, doing loads of creative things: projects, music performances, DIY skate objects and of course exhibitions. His show called Coincidence is happening in Detroit at Chiipss this weekend, the other starts at the end of April in Chicago, which is his next stop.
Our friend and JB. contributor Jonathan Peters made another one-of-a-kind skateboard film last year: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, we told about it. Now he puts the parts on vimeo one after the other and starts with No. 1, Hannes Schilling.
“20.000 Leagues under the Sea is an independent skateboard film shot in Berlin between July 2010 and September 2012. It features appearences from Hannes Schilling, Valeri Rosomako, Roland Hirsch, Kieran Heinemann, Sylvain Tognelli, Michael Mackrodt, Tjark Thielker, Daniel Pannemann, Sami Hariti and many more.”
This is really interesting. One of my favourite finds on Fecal Face years ago was the on-going photo story by Mike Brodie aka the Polaroid Kidd, who hopped freight trains with a group of drop-outs that travelled across the US country with nothing but their clothes on them. Now I see his pics appearing on a favourite online mag – INT, and the info in the same week that Mike has a signing at Family Los Angeles, presenting his book A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, plus opening a show at M + B, also in LA.
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Still on a high by yesterday’s Dinosaur Jr concert in Berlin. It was excellent. Way much better than after their reunion a few years ago. They were companions of my youth… punk, skateboarding, getting us into playing music, being out & about, art, anything. Here is a fairly good example of what Dinosaur Jr meant to me and still does: Rob Dyrdek’s skateboarding to Dinosaur Jr’s “The Lung”, edited by Neil Blender as one part of a groundbreaking skate video by Alien Workshop in 1991!
The incredibly nice and musically progressive, innovative club Horst Krzbrg just announced its closing. I am grateful that I have been part of it every now and then — as a dancer and listener, but also as a DJ. Amazing nights that I’ve spent in the DJ booth alongside my buddies John Osborn, Soundstream, DJ Pete or guests like Floating Points, Joy Orbison, or a spontaneous back-to-back session with Move D. Unforgettable remains the album release party of EMIKA early 2012, alomgside Pete, Pinch and Actress. Woah! Also important to mention here is the monthly night that has been held by Hard Wax record store: Wax Treatment (see the Killasan soundsystem in the pic above, that has been built up for each event). Music of highest quality and value whereas a bunch of other clubs, or especially their guests focus more on entertainment and getting wasted in an overhyped city. You gotta give more than you can take!
Thanks for the music and part of the culture, Horst Krzbrg.
Most favourite song of my most favourite album by this fantastic dude: FaltyDL. Now airing with a pretty sweet roller skate video. Awesomeness!
We are on Anikibo now! “Anikibo is the first peer-to-peer online marketplace specifically for independent publishers making, creating and publishing beautiful physical magazines, zines & comics.”
Run by Deborah Causton, it is a great service that launche about a week ago and JB. issues #01 (the last few copies) and #02 are available here. This is the crucial thing: all over the globe, thanks to the internet! Go and order, hit the button and your personal copy is on the way home to you. Yeah!
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Just received an email from our State Of Now companion Scott Bourne, writer and skateboarder. He finished a novel – A Room With No Windows – which is about to be released this week including an event in London, 31 Jan. Scott’s writing is “wild, inappropriate, balls-out… and this kind of book doesn’t make it past a lot of editors or agents these days.”
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