All posts by Vivian Hua

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.
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First Annual Chicago Food Film Festival

After four years and 20,000 guests served, filmmaker George Motz and the team behind the NYC Food Film Festival are pleased to announce the first annual Chicago Food Film Festival, taking place September 24-25 at the MCA Warehouse. Packed with mouth-watering documentaries, features, short films and food, the festival brings you the opportunity to taste...Read...
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BATHS – “Lovely Bloodflow” Music Video

Wow, what a beautiful video by anticon. artists BATHS. This video combines the brutality found in Japanese samurai films with an almost Venetian carnival quality to create a video that treats the ephemeral in just a really remarkable way. Directed by Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin — youngreplicant.com
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Tobacco – “Grape Aerosmith” Music Video

Jesus, is Tobacco killing it or what? This video is a hyperactive spazoid of sped-up film, reversed film, and all sorts of editing tricks alluding to mental health diseases and freakouts. Featuring Beck! Director, Cinematographer, Editor – Allen Cordell Starring James Petz Producer, Costumes – Laurie Isabella Location Scout, Production Coordinator – Temperance David Special...Read...
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Sebastien Tellier – Look

Hey, way to go Sebastien Tellier and team, for creating a video that is centered around a cartoon ass (or ambiguously flowy, butt-shaped shorts, to begin with) that somehow mesmerizes viewers. I’m watching this in a coffee shop right now and feel a little bit embarrassed watching it, but it sure is hypnotic… Directed by...Read...
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Unicycle Loves You – “Justine” Music Video

Unicycle Loves You might craft songs with straight-forward pop hooks and beats, but there’s always something more complicated under the surface. In the case of “Justine”, the dissonant guitarwork is certainly hypnotic. This video is just the same — seemingly straightforward initially, but breaking down into bloody messes and spastic colorations. Directed by Anthony Dixon....Read...
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Sally Tomato’s Toy Room (2010) Film Review

Sally Tomato’s rock opera, Toy Room, arrived with a cover that boasted of four acts and ten accumulated laurels from the 2009 festival circuit. I pretty much always watch rock operas with hesitation, for their qualities are largely determined by the quality of their music. Toy Room was met with similar levels of hesitation. The...Read...
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Insound’s 10 For 10

The online indie shop Insound have put together a series of poster and t-shirt designs for a bunch of bands that are the who’s who of indie rock right now. Here are some of the posters from that series — the best ones, actually. Some bands got slightly unexciting creations (notably, Liars), but others really...Read...
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Vice Photo Show 2010

I guess it seemed only inevitable that Vice Magazine and Scion (purveyors of some pretty rad multi-disciplinary art shows these days) would converge on a project, and that they have. August 14th through September 4th, The 2010 Vice Photo Show will be taking place, and for any of you who’ve ever picked up a copy...Read...