Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 04:12:00 PM
From Wednesday through Friday of last week, 24 hours of live-streamed footage showed an elderly "cat lady" hanging out with an elf in a festively decorated living room with a whole lot of cats. Called Christmas Cats TV, the made-for-the-Internet stunt was for a good cause: to get the rescued cats featured on the show adopted. The show also featured Christmas music available for purchase from Sony's Legacy Recordings. You can still watch the previously recorded show here. (via NPR)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 04:12:20 PM
Artist Javier Lloret has turned a building facade into a playable Rubik's Cube. Explains PSFK, "Puzzle Facade consists of a 3D-printed white Rubiks cube connected to a digital wall. The movements of the smaller handheld cube are projected onto the digital wall, which in this case is the exterior of the Ars Electronica building in Austria." Watch it in action below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 03:12:03 PM
In the below video from the IDA Documentary Screening Series, documentarian Errol Morris explains what he gleaned about human nature from interviewing Donald Rumsfeld for his latest film, The Unknown Known, and what made the making of the film satisfying for him. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 01:12:12 PM
The ratings for NBC's The Sound of Music Live! hit a high note, while the critical response did not. In an article on The New York Times, director Beth McCarthy-Miller goes over how she feels about the live TV stunt after the fact.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 12:12:53 PM
Daft Punk's latest music video from their smash album Random Access Memories is "Instant Crush" featuring Julian Casablancas. Going with the album's retro feel, this video has a decidedly '80s feel, from Casablancas' outfits, to the narrative starring wax figurines somewhat reminiscent of both Madonna's "Like a Prayer" and Tom Petty's "Mary Jane's Last Dance." Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 11:12:47 AM
In the short piece below, director Ringo Tang takes us through the LED light work of artist Jenny Holzer, now on display in Hong Kong. Says Holzer about why she uses so much text in her work, "I like to provide different opportunities for people to read. When someone traces text cut in stone with their hand, that’s a very different experience to when one sees something in light flashing by. I might choose stone if it’s a text that’s meant to be immemorial, but if it’s a series of poetry I might want to use projected light. When a poem in light caresses a building, or floats across a river and glides over trees, it can be just right." Watch below and read more here on NOWNESS.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 11:12:31 AM
Daniel Arsham's "Future Relic 01" is the artist's first foray into film and premiered at Art Basel this weekend. He says, "Much of what I create presents an undefined scenario. In 'Future Relic' you see these objects that seem as though they have been uncovered on some future excavation, but it’s left to the imagination of the viewer." Watch below and read more here on NOWNESS. Daniel Arsham: Future Relic 01 on Nowness.com
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 05:12:50 PM
NOWNESS presents a scene from Adam Dugas and Casey Spooner's feature film Dust. Says producer Michael Stipe, "In the tradition of early John Waters and the films Warhol made at the Factory with Paul Morrissey, Dust defines its own era by reveling in and rolling around in the 21st century’s sadness, audacity and flashpoint laugh-out-loud directness." Watch below and read more here. Dust on Nowness.com
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 05:12:44 PM
FOX has found a clever way to bring viewers up to speed on the first season of The Following and promote tune-in for the upcoming second season via a fake crime newsmagazine show called Scene of the Crime. The two-part YouTube videos take the format of a crime show with "archival footage," news reports, photos, and interviews with the likes of investigator Ryan Hardy (played by Kevin Bacon). Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 02:12:26 PM
Artistic collective TUNDRA's new 360-degree installation piece The Void only works if the audience isn't distracted by other things, like their phones for example. Explains PSFK, "The immersive video project has you enter an empty room equipped with surround sound that envelopes you in a panoramic projection. It’s supposed to simulate the Big Bang, and gives the impression of floating through space at some points. The catch is that the room is covered with sensors that know when you’re moving too much, or if your mobile device goes off. When that happens, the room projection cuts to black, and waits until you’re back to a rested position to restart." Read more here.