The small, self-titled exhibition of video and installation artwork by Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernandez at MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles is one of the more exciting art shows we’ve seen in 2015. It’s a sublime little exhibition that sucks you into a mesmerized, contemplative state. An artist known for her
Snowmaggedon #1 of 2015 is gathering force.
As seen from a container ship in the South China Sea. Put this on your screen and just chill out. Video by Toby Smith. (Via Kottke.)
The British street artist INSA, famous for his “GIF-iti” — online-only animated GIFs he creates from his actual street art pieces — has painted a land-based artwork and had it photographed in stages by a satellite 431 miles above the earth to create the largest GIF ever. The short video
From Closer Productions, writer-director Matthew Bate’s amusing short film “The Mystery of the Flying Kicks” explores the various origin stories, myths, and interpretations of the curious global phenomenom of people throwing pairs of sneakers onto telephone wires. The Mystery of Flying Kicks from Closer Productions on Vimeo.
The Apple Macintosh computer turned 30-years old this past week. Apple has produced a website and short video that looks at some famous Mac users and talks with them about their first Macs and how the machines have changed the way they work. Check it. Mac 30th Anniversary Video from
Our favorite TV commercial of the past year is this little seen spot for Hennessey Cognac that was dreamt up by ad agency Droga5. Below is the extended cut version of the commercial.
This is the kind of wonderful New York City moment we cherish. New York Magazine’s art critic Jerry Saltz offers and impromptu art talk about Banksy’s recent street art piece on New York City’s Upper West Side.
INSIDE THE MONSTER from gilles HUCAULT on Vimeo. The 2004 film “Riding Giants” introduced the rarefied world of big-wave surfing to the wider public. Nearly a decade later, some of these famous big-wave surf spots have become very crowded and thus even more dangerous. Teahupoo in Tahiti is one such
The BBC recently filmed the train journey as seen by from conductor’s point of view from London to Brighton, England. The journey was filmed twice before by the BBC, once in 1953 and again in 1983. The 2013 film marks 30 years between each of these three films. For this
The Diamond Maruti Car Circus in Delhi, India is a so-called “wall of death” wherein a team of men drive cars and motorbikes in an endless loop along a woodplanked circular wall. The Diamond Maruti “Wall of Death” in India
Back in May, in New York’s Meat Packing District, there was a massive video projection of Kanye West’s minimalist music clip for the song “New Slaves,” a sparse acid-house-hip-hop tune about racism and materialism. The video was projected on the side of a building and the event coincided with video
This video is a treat and a bit of a guilty pleasure. It’s the trailer for the new season of the Danish television show Dumt & Farligt, which translates as “Stupid & Dangerous” in English. In the clip, a variety of mundane and unusual objects, large and small, are smashed,
“Play Dead; Real Time” by Scottish artist Douglas Gordon is a massive video installation currently at MoMA in New York. The artwork is made of two huge projection screens and a small TV monitor that show video (see below at bottom of post) of a single circus elephant that had
This video of a TED Talk by the French artist “JR” is from the annual TED Conference a couple of years ago (March 2011), but it’s really worth seeing if you haven’t already, especially if you’ve seen his work around the world or are a fan.
Here’s a hilarious and totally awesome corporate holiday video produced in 1982 by global ad agency Ogilvy & Mather. It’s soooooooo eighties!!! (Or Williamsburg circa 2013, take your pick.)