In his Sacred Selections, Matt Stokes performs pipe organ recitals based on transcripts of underground music. For the performance night at the Nieuwe Kerk in Haarlem, June 9th, Happy Hardcore was his particular music style of focus. The video shows the organ translation of Heart Of Gold (1996), originally from the British record producers Force and Styles.
Six fragments of the live show video artist Chris Cunningham performed at the STRP festival in Eindhoven on November 18th, 2010. Cunningham recently premiered his first video in four years at the MoMA in New York and is now working on his first audiovisual album.
You can always bank on the Turner Prize to think of something different when it comes to selecting a winner. So, this year's winner once again provides a stark contrast to some of his more controversial predecessors: Richard Wright (49) is a painter, whose wall paintings are always temporary, skillfully done but most of all things of pure beauty. The video above is an interview (by Tate Channel) with Wright on the occasion of his nomination for the Turner Prize. Read the Guardian report here.
I did not have relational asthmatics with that woman, although I did cough in her lemon grass soup
29/10/09 Maxine Kopsa
In the new issue of METROPOLIS M magazine, Michael Portnoy talks about his performances, including his infamous 'Soy Bomb' stunt at the 1998 Grammy Awards. This item contains several video's of Portnoy's work to date.
Metropolis M nr 5 2009 explores the world of games and art with the artists Michael Portnoy and Harun Farocki. You can play along with the special 'Book of Games', featuring games by Bik Van der Pol, Daniel Roth, Falke Pisano, Carla Zaccagnini and others. Also: Indonesian art in Utrecht; Germaine Kruip in Düsseldorf and Almere; Juan Gaitàn talking about Morality in Witte de With, an essay on the uneasy connection of art and fashion; a column on corporate collections.
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The Next Generation; sociologist Willem Schinkel; teen movies in the USA; new idealism in art; Isa Genzken; Alex Farquharson on the octopus; Belgian artists Vaast Colson & Dennis Tyfus; animal activism according to Charlotte Dumas, Scouting 2009, and more...