GROUPLOVE’s video for “Colours” starts off on a high note, with excellent film quality, intro credits, and a loose storyline. Unfortunately, it soon descends into hipster ridiculousness, full of face paint, feathers, and images of frolicking through fields. I wish I could have liked it, but I don’t… it’s just everything I’ve seen in every video rehashed. Not that there isn’t any artistic merit, but… that would be in a more visual sense than a conceptual sense.
Vivian Hua (華婷婷) wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net. She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.
Eight years into its existence, Northside Festival is determinedly future-minded. Dividing itself into thirds, the