the future was yesterday.............get with the program
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
so s-club 7 was a pop band and boot camp for Butlins. And very camp in general. This is a video for one of their big hits. At least according to the youtube information. So the gang drives through a time-warp for this s-club party and reenact The Chicken Game from Rebel Without a Cause. Or something very loosely based on the James Dean vehicle and classic. Anyway,,,,so did Paula Abdul as well, so no points in the reference department.
Anyway......S-club 7 was a british band and even though the band might be gone (unless you can't some less fortunate reincarnations of various clubs of s), but somebody still has the same job as they did back in the day.
Another struggling band from Britain of Great, who have been struggling with band-members, credibility, song choices and most everything, the Sugababes, made this video for their single About a Girl.......
and embedding disabled by request y'all, so click the link.
Same location, old cars, some kind of movie set up, british band, sad excuse for a song, and so on. C'mon. Get a new job. Or some new ideas.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
SESC Pompéia is a cultural center in Sao Pauo offering a range of services, from library, internet, restaurant, concerts, swimming pool and exhibitions. The center was full of life when I went there, with a very heterogeneous user group. Old people, young people, disabled people, it seemed like everyone was there. Lina Bo Bardi's retooling of the already existing buildings are prime examples of brutalist architecture, with concrete and violent ramps connecting the two main towers of the compound. But it works! yay!
Monday, November 23, 2009
on the 22nd floor!
The copan building is located in the center of Sao Paulo and houses around 5000 people. Oscar Niemeyer mixed different sized apartments in the hope of mixing different social classes in a holy heterotopia. Yum!
The S shape swirls its way through the concrete jungle and stands next to one of the tallest building in Sao Paulo, Edificio Italia. You can see the peak to the right in the photo.
This shot was inspired by my friend Fredrik Værslev and his photographic series called "My Architecture."
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is the main space at the capacete residency in Rio. We're almost done with our stay here in Gloria, but headed for more Capacete adventures in Sao Paulo at the end of the month. I've been conducting a workshop here and the third and final session will take place next week. The workshop is called Case Study: Art and the luxury goods market. For the first session i screened the opening scenes of an episode of Sex and the City, where Carrie and Charlotte head to the Sean Kelly Gallery to see the Marina Abramovic performance House with an ocean view. This episode introduces the topic of the art market and how it functions. The second session looked more closely at the gallery and art fairs, while the third and final session will summarize and hopefully make us all a lot smarter. ha!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
in the middle of nowhere....that's where you find them. Precious jewels. Expensive stones. Inhotim is an upgraded sculpture park located a few kilometers outside the small town Brumadinho in Minas Gerais, Brazil, where the artwork on display is not limited by the usual confines of sculpture or park. Most work is shown in a custom built dome or gallery space and the park opened nine new projects a few weeks ago. One of them, Beam Drop by Chris Burden, is located on a hill top with a beautiful view over the horizon.
more photos from the opening of Nove Novos Destinos here:
Friday, June 19, 2009
I've seen Peaches a few times, mostly just after her first record dropped. The second and third albums kind of passed me by a bit.........BUT we went to see her perform in DC and she blew me away. She could have blown me every other way.
She managed to combine the different strands from the earlier live performances with the new material and the extravaganzas from the albums in the middle. Rich from fourfour wrote about the album, and gave it a relative thumbs up, so that's one thing. The album is good. BUT live she rules and will beat down any other electroclash act. Not that electroclas needs more beatings. please.
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