torsdag den 29. juli 2010
fredag den 23. juli 2010
torsdag den 22. juli 2010
tirsdag den 20. juli 2010
torsdag den 15. juli 2010
· Sons of Studios presents ·
KEISTA MEDIS ANIMACIJOS IMONS
(STRANGE TREE ANIMATION COMPANY)
Opening Night Friday 23.07.09 - 17:00 till 23:00
Show runs until 20.08.10 - Monday to Friday 12:00 till 16:00
Formed in Perloja, Lithuania in 1978 and disbanded in 1981, the Strange Tree Animation Company existed in a theoretical period of cultural shift which was coined as the 'Tilt Era' by Nathan Daniel. During this turbulent but fruitful four years the Keista Medis managed to produce only one finished cartoon.
This exhibition features previously unseen animation cels, stills and press work which were feared lost until their recent discovery in a stately home in the former Soviet state. These loose and often quite random images are believed to be from a number of uncompleted animations that were being worked on at the time of the studio's prompt closure. The cartoons were written and directed by Steponas Uemov and Juozapas Skupas and the works featured in this show are presumed to be by Ramunas Murowski and Luidvikas Stogis, the chief animators who were responsible for visual creation, character design, backgrounds and colour testing.
The remnants that survive of the Strange Tree Animation Company provide an insight into the creative aims of the company's artists. Fragments of stories allude to lost narratives but little remains to provide direction on the intended ordering of these fragments. Consequently, the viewer of this collection is left to construct their own storyline. A small amount of information has survived in the form of an incomplete collection of private correspondence between Skupas and his secret German lover. In these letters Skupas clearly states that the cartoons were aimed at children and that they attempt to offer alternate views to the theological and political ideals that their creators were raised on. It appears that the cartoons were an attempt to subliminally broaden the mind of the next generation.
The Keista Medis' patron was Prince Otto Wilhelm who, according to rumour, was insane. His penchant for castle building and an insistence on traveling only in solid gold carriages put an extraordinary strain on the Prince's finances which eventually led to financial ruin and the death of the Strange Tree Cartoon Company. The only completed work was a 30 second trailer which was shown, for the first and only time, to the Prince and a party of young revelers at Geierstein Castle, Perloja in 1981.
The works in this show have been kindly loaned by the Estate of Prince Otto Wilhelm and have been carefully compiled by Russell Maurice and Daniel Sparkes, enthusiasts and collectors of obscure animation art. This show approaches the cartoon with a modern eye and questions if it is time to review attitudes towards the art form. In the words of Augustus Parker: "Discussing the cartoon as Low Brow is no longer relevant. Now it is used as a simplification, a short hand description, a language society needs now."
tirsdag den 13. juli 2010
søndag den 11. juli 2010
tirsdag den 6. juli 2010
Lolli-pop is the latest conceptual still life project by Italian born photographer Massimo Gammacurta. His lollies are edible icons. The brands are as sweet as candy for the palate and the eye. The brand association has in fact been replaced by a new meaning through the materiality and the abstract action painting dynamic gestures. When Massimo first distributed his lolli-pops on the Internet as an art experiment, interest amongst bloggers and fashionistas exploded. With this book, his lolli-pops of world renowned brands are released into the world once again for consumption, but now in print…
Massimo Gammacurta lives in New York and has worked for publications and brands such as Details, Forbes, Nike, Lexus, Surface Magazine and Esquire UK. He has won many awards and participated in 2009 in the Sweet Fashion Exhibition in Cannes, France, The Master of Hasselblad Exhibition in Hong Kong, Copenhagen, New York and London, and the Instant Book Show in New York.
Author: Massimo Gammacurta
Design: Ultra Primo
Dimensions: 20 x 20 cm
From being able to personalize your own shoes, tees, bags and bikes, now Timex 80 have released the opportunity for all fans to create their own Timex watch. ‘My Timex’ is a web based feature offering the customer the freedom to put together different parts of their watch with their favorite colors. You only have to go to timex80 and enter the MY TIMEX section, for a quick and easy customization of the Classic style of Timex watches.
I want this for next years Roskilde Festival! Please!
The ‘Flex Zone’ guarantees comfortable and restful sleep. This zone widens when you change your sleeping position, offering more flexibility through extended space. Additional features are: 3D zip coverage, 3D thermal collar, completely closable hood, inner pocket for valuables, all around zip (coupleable) and a draw cord that can be used with one hand.