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Morehshin Allahyari & Ryan Woodring Artist Interviews: Ghost Prints – A Joint Conversation About Destroyed Objects

With her latest series, Material Speculation: ISIS, Iran-born art activist and educator Morehshin Allahyahri has been using 3D modeling and 3D printing to create her own reconstructions of artifacts destroyed by ISIS. A thorough research project involving different archeologists, historians, and museum staff — and with 3D printable files to soon be available to the...
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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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Alice Cohen – Backwards Music Video (w/ Musician & Director Micki Pellerano Interview)

"[Director] Micki [Pellerano] focused on the lyric: "The planets open wide", and we had the elevator going to different planets, rather than floors -- each planet representing a different element of my psyche. It feels like this inner journey, activated by exploring and "trying on" these different aspects of Self, the way you would "try...
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Film Review (Israel)

Set almost exclusively in a tiny courtroom, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, is an Israeli-French film about a couple’s lengthy battle for divorce. Simple from its get-go, the film’s major strengths lie in its tense appeal and multiple layers of meaning, which build slowly through use of seemingly trivial gestures. Director-siblings Ronit Elkabetz and...Read...
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Album Covers of the Year 2013

Every year, we interview a number of musicians and artists for the intimate details and philosophical underpinnings of their album cover artwork. It’s an ever-massive undertaking, but we make sure to include ever genre, from doom metal to disco, minimal electronic to mainstream pop, with the intention of highlighting the best visual art, regardless of...
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The Body – To Attempt Openness Music Video (w/ Band & Alexander Barton Artist Interview)

This audio-visual collaboration between Portland-based avant-garde metal outfit, The Body, and NYC mixed media artist Alexander Barton has been a long time coming, a homage to an enduring friendship. Combining their mutual shared interest in intensity, abstraction, and religious themes, the music video for “To Attempt Oneness” pits The Body’s guttural, distorted screams and noisy,...
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Layla Sailor Photographer Interview: A History & Reinterpretation of the Classical Russian Headress, the Kokoshnik

Layla Sailor's gorgeous photo series, Kokoshnik, examines the traditional Russian headdress in a gloriously colorful and modern fashion. Historically worn by married women from the 16th to 19th centuries, the customary kokoshnik is generally characterized by a nimbus crest-like shape and decorative design. By contrast, Layla's photos, a collaboration with designer Lisa Stannard, are an...
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Portugal. The Man – Modern Jesus Music Video (MV of the Week + Interview w/ Zach Carothers)

Stemming from a road trip director AJ Rojas took that spanned over a dozen states, the music video for Portugal. The Man‘s “Modern Jesus” is purposely treated to alternate between hi-def and lo-fi, as is paralleling the fascination which can be found in middle America’s often gritty underbelly. A cast of memorable characters appear to...Read...
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