Monthly Archives: April 2011

Daydreaming with… St Michael’s

Doug Fos­ters film instal­la­tion The Heretics Gate, with music by UNKLE
Day­dream­ing with… St Michaels is open to the pub­lic from Weds 27 April – Thurs 5 May, every day from 12–6pm. Entry is free. St Michaels Church, Cam­den Road, Lon­don NW1.


Before I die

Can­dy Chang is a pub­lic instal­la­tion artist, design­er, urban plan­ner, and co-founder of Civic Cen­ter. This self-ini­ti­at­ed project “Before I Die” turns an an aban­doned build­ing in her neigh­bour­hood into an inspir­ing can­vas of people’s aspi­ra­tions. See more of this and oth­er projects over at her site here.

via tony’s toy shop

Emergency Broadcast Network (EBN)

Josh Pear­son, EBN’s charis­mat­ic front man and prin­ci­pal per­for­mance artist, was also EBN’s music com­pos­er and main video edi­tor. The music and video edit­ing tech­niques he per­son­al­ly devel­oped and refined have been huge­ly influ­en­tial on a gen­er­a­tion of adver­tis­ing and music video edi­tors.

The first EBN video project was a musi­cal remix of the Gulf War, cre­at­ed in 1991 as the war was still ongo­ing. The VHS tape of the remix project, which con­tained the George H.W. Bush “We Will Rock You” cov­er, became a viral under­ground hit, and was dis­trib­uted wide­ly by fans as boot­leg copies. In the sum­mer of 1991, EBN trav­eled with the first Lol­la­palooza tour, dis­trib­ut­ing tapes and show­ing their videos on a mod­i­fied sta­tion wag­on with TVs on the roof. The group also became well known for their media sculp­tures and stage props which were cre­at­ed by Gard­ner Post.

via EBN Offi­cial Site

Conan O’Brien // Farewell to NBC

This Kinet­ic Typog­ra­phy project was cre­at­ed from dia­logue from Conan O’Brien’s final episode of The Tonight Show on NBC. In this dia­logue he describes his feel­ings about NBC and the sit­u­a­tion at hand. His per­son­al­i­ty exudes pos­i­tiv­i­ty and humor and this dia­logue describes his char­ac­ter very well. Even through the hard­ships of leav­ing NBC he pro­motes hard work and kind­ness.