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Yumi Sakugawa Artist Interview: Expansion through Meditation and the Dark Corners of the Mind

"Much of meditation is emptiness and finding so much in the emptiness... Whether it’s minimalism on a visual level – where there’s a lot of empty blank spaces, or minimalism on a narrative level, where the dialogue and the description of the characters are very, very sparse – those are the kinds of stories that...
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Yoshi Sodeoka Video Artist Interview: Psychedelic Apocalypse in the Digital Realm

New York City-based video artist Yoshihide Sodeoka is known for his disquieting psychedelic videos, which are characterized by saturated colors, mythological references and a tense expression of time. Working often on an intuitive level, Sodeoka often allows his audio-visual creations to assume their shapes through a combination of spontaneous assemblage and aesthetic choreography. His video...Read...
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The Belle Game – River Music Video (w/ Band & Director Interviews in 日本語 & English)

After their collaboration on The Belle Game’s first music video proved natural and compelling in narrative, director Kheaven Levandowski and the band decided to once again work together on the music video for "River", from their debut album, Ritual Tradition Habit. Much less upbeat than the previous track, "River"'s finds its setting moving from Western...
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Butoh Dancing (舞踏): Discovering Emptiness, Embodiment & Environment in an Archeology of Body

Butoh dancing (舞踏) is an expression of body that has found relevance outside of its roots in Japan, across cultures and generations. "Butoh, as [with] so many true arts, contains the beautiful spectrum of being. Often these first looks at Butoh are early works of suffering individuals. I have found that once the repressed or...
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Music Art Trends: 3-D-Rendered Music Videos = Oneohtrix Point Never + Takeshi Murata, Jimmy Edgar + Brez

In this first installment of Music Art Trends, a column detailing stylistic commonalities across music media, we highlight electronic musicians Oneohtrix Point Never and Jimmy Edgar‘s respective collaborations with artists Takeshi Murata and Brez. In the music videos for “Problem Areas” and “Hot Inside”, animated three-dimensional objects are the main focus (and in the case...Read...
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