We first encountered this film "The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal" as an installation at CCAC (now CCA) in San Francisco. Created by Matt McCormick in 2001, its premise lies in the concept that "emerging from the human psyche and showing characteristics of abstract expressionism, minimalism and Russian constructivism, graffiti removal has secured its place in the history of modern art while being created by artists who are unconscious of their artistic achievements." It was nice to stumble across this 5 minute clip on YouTube. The original, shot on 16mm film, runs for 16 minutes. Check it out.
May 2008 Archives
SOUND & VISIONS
A San Jose Group Photography Show
featuring: Aaron Choe, Kim Hoang, Junior Sanchez, Rachel Olmstead, Tomek, Jennifer Anderson, Andrew Peejack, Dave Imlay, Lucia Espinoza, and Whitney
Friday, May 30th from 8pm 'til Midnight
On the Corner Music
530 East Campbell Ave (downtown Campbell)
DIG DUG returns...
A Record Swap and Listening Party featuring
David Ma (Wax Poetics, wttmradio.com)
Mr. Ma is a well-respected and widely published hip-hop writer who specializes in interviews with classic and emerging artists in the field. As a selector his tastes run toward 60's soul, Bowie, and the occasional party jam.
Chief Xcel: Core Collector
Justin Torres (Re-Joint Records, All Bay Productions)
Mr. Torres has held it down as a vendor for many of the past Dig Dug events, and we are very excited to hear some selections from his legendary collection. Though a specialist in soul and funk from the Bay Area, we're not quite sure what to expect when he takes the decks.
The Break Up Letters
DJ Platurn (Oakland Faders, Music Machine)
Platurnipus is one of the finest DJs in the Bay area and beyond. He is a prolific and award-winning battle DJ, mixtape DJ and, more recently, club rocker. He has promised to bring out the funk records that he loves but can't play anywhere else.
From Oakland to Iceland
I have a feeling we'll be hearing more from Gretel Prinn in the coming days. Listen up... If you know anything more about this release, please share.
UPDATE: Homouroboros Dedication Ceremony May 17th!!
Please join burners, press and public for the Black Rock Arts Foundation ribbon-cutting ceremony for Peter Hudson's Homouroboros installation! This will be the official kick-off for the Zero1 festival, and the beginning of an entire month of monkey business in downtown San Jose.
The dedication will take place at 6pm on Saturday, May 17th at the Children's Discovery Museum - Discovery Meadow (directions here). Once the ribbon is cut by Melissa Alexander, Executive Director of BRAF, and Peter Hudson, the artist and creator of Homouroboros, the drums will start to pound and the zoetrope will start to spin. Get ready for what Wired Magazine called the winner of the "WOW, did you see that?" survey at Burning Man 2007.
Reception follows the ceremony, 7pm - 9pm at Anno Domini gallery with food and refreshments. Be sure to see this incredible zoetrope at its best ... in full dark ... to appreciate the effects under the strobe lights of what scientists call "the persistence of vision". We'll all walk over to the monkeys at 9pm for a full night experience!
Just came across this short film by Blu, considered an ambiguous animation painted on public walls. It was made in Buenos Aires and in Baden (fantoche). The music by Andrea Martignoni. It was produced by Mercurio Film with assistant Sibe.
Check out this new video made for Good Hustle animated by artist PJ Gaviglio. Great stuff!
Ben Henderson will be performing with Dan McKee (of good hustle) at the Space Gallery this Friday, May 16th. Henderson and McKee will be playing solo sets and collaborating on a few tunes. Also performing will be David Knight, Rick Halverson and Tyler Cripe. This show is an art opening for the people at Monkeys with Human Haircuts . The event is free (21+) and begins at 8:30pm.
The third installment of LISTEN/VISION presents a very special evening with live performances by the three principal members of the German arts platform Raster-Noton: Carsten Nicolai, Frank Bretschneider, and Olaf Bender. Each artist will perform individually, and collectively as Signal. These artists are considered by many to be some of the most important and influential individuals working within the field of experimental electronic audiovisual performance today.
May 14, 2008
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Tickets are $15 for the general public, free for SFAI Students (limit one per student).
Tickets will be sold the night of the performance at the venue, advance tickets may be purchased online here: www.volumeprojects.org
Artists Andy Gouveia and Kyle of Pellet Factory will have new works at Broken Door Espresso this Friday. It'll also be your last chance to see Kyle's mural in the space as it's about to be redone by another artist soon.
Hooping by Rachel Radness and live music by The Meting Face Trio.
Friday, May 9th, 8pm 'til late.
Broken Door Espresso
231 E.Santa Clara Street (across from City Hall)
San Jose, CA