All posts by Vivian Hua

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine as well as a master of globetrotting for free and evading 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). Marshmallows – while not really food – are one of her favorite foods, especially if they are freezered, stale, or fire-toasted. She doesn’t want to space travel, really, which is an unpopular view these days. Her design work, astrological chart, and other crap can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net.
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Sprawling Structures Of Manmade Fantasy, By John Borowicz

These hypothetical structures are a combination of M.C. Escher, Mayan temples, labryinths, and 3-dimensional city maps; they’re a veritable Where’s Waldo of trip-outs for the eyeballs. Here’s what artist John Borowicz had to say about the series: “… the inspiration for the series probably came about from drawing with my oldest son who is now...Read...
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Revelations To Revolutions, In Keith Murakata’s Sculptural Work.

Now at pun(c)tuation (705A East Pike St., Seattle, WA), are sculptural works by Keith Murakata. The series is heavil centered around comic book character Captain America, who, according to Wikipedia, first appeared in Marvel Comics’ 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics as an “… intentionally patriotic creation who was often depicted fighting the Axis powers of World...Read...
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My Disco – Little Joy Album Review

If you’re expecting a traditional dance party from Australia’s My Disco, you’re expecting wrong. My Disco takes the tasteful, throbbing repetition used so well by bands like Clinic — or more recently, Suuns — and amps up the percussive elements tenfold, while deconstructing the songwriting into minimal bits. My Disco is the drum circle, Psychic...Read...
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Beards And Mustaches Fo Yo Fayce!!!

Beards and mustaches are in, it’s true, but it certainly isn’t everyday that you see beardos and mustachios with such well-kept facial hair as you do at the World Beard & Mustache Championship. And rightly so; these are the best of the best, and the images you see were hand-picked by photographer Dave Mead, just...Read...
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Akron/Family – “Silly Bears” Music Video

What the hell happened to Akron/Family with their latest disc, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT? The album itself is quite enough of a departure from the band’s previous works, but the videos are really something else. This new video for “Silly Bears” is a psychedelic stop-motion affair through outerspace, starring...Read...
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Infantree – “In Line” Music Video

It’s nice when bands have the impetus to be involved with the visual representations of themselves. We saw it a lot this year with album covers, but it doesn’t happen nearly as often with music videos. Matt Kronish of Infantree took matters into his own hands with this stop-motion flipbook animation that spans multiple notebooks....Read...
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Nightlands – “All The Way” Music Video

With overdubs reminiscent of Imogen Heap, “All The Way” by Nightlands seems like a musical collage — layers and layers of the phrase, “All the way,” work with occasional sprinklings of notes. The video is similarly a low-budget collage, with faces morphing in and out of each other and very little in-between. Directed by Audrey...Read...
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Callers – “How You Hold Your Arms” Music Video

Mike Anderson’s visual interpretation for “How You Hold Your Arms” combines two sets of videos at once, but not in any way you might be able to predict. From the Western Vinyl website, they state, “A recorded song floats unchanged in time, through endless possibilities of events, spaces. Here’s a visualization of that. There are...Read...
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