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Jun 2013

I’m a little late to the table with this, but while planning the High Tide Fashion Show/Fundraiser I’ve been looking up new music by old (subjective term) favourites, like Montreal’s CFCF. Upon hearing the Exercise EP, track 3 kept standing out and I’m sure it’s because I’ve seen the video before. I’m digging The Giver vibe here.

I also came across this fan version below:

I don’t know about it being sped up, but I feel like the cityscape’s lend themselves well to the song. Would love to see a mix between the official video, and aerial/helicopter shots of these huge cities, all in black and white.

 

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  • Jun 27, 2013
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13

Sep 2011

Cut Copy – Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution

Just got this treasure in my inbox, the new Cut Copy video for “Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution” was just released… right now! To quote the email:

The video was found in a rusty chest in an ancient grotto in Saint-Maximin, France, and from what archaeologists can ascertain from the hieroglyphic-like scribes inside the chest, it was directed by Emile Sornin, and produced by Jules de Chateleux at Division. Because of its age, it took a lot of time to unlock said chest.

I also see that they’re performing in Vancouver two days after the final PEAK Performance Project Showcase… so maybe I’ll have to stick around…

 

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  • Sep 13, 2011
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Aug 2011

Toro y Moi – How I Know

This cute music video for How I Know by Toro y Moi is about three gents exploring a haunted house. Little do they know, the spirits of two female ghosts long for companionship. You may even recognize Daniel “You Go Glen Coco” Franzese from Mean Girls.

 

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  • Aug 04, 2011
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Apr 2011

Death Cab for Cutie, Breaking New Ground

Yesterday Death Cab for Cutie performed the first ever one-take, scripted, LIVE music video for their new single ‘You Are A Tourist’. As fans and  listeners, we able to tune in to www.youareatourist.com/ at 4pm PST / 7pm EST to watch them perform live on a stage with dancers, lights, and some great visuals. So awesome. This is exactly the reason they are my favorite band of all time, and have remained as such for 10 years.

 

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  • Apr 06, 2011
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14

Mar 2011

Radical Face – Doorways

Radical Face indeed. Had to share this gem.

 

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  • Mar 14, 2011
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10

Mar 2011

Julian, Fire-Hooper!

One of my closest and dearest friends moved to Montréal a couple years back to focus on Modeling, fire-hooping and marine biology. No jokes. I’m very proud of him.

 

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  • Mar 10, 2011
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Feb 2011

Clare Maguire – The Last Dance

There is a definite Marina & The Diamonds mood here, a little bit dreamier perhaps, you’ll feel these remixes go darker than if it were Marina’s standard fare. I fought the music snob inside when I started hearing some of the familiar pop hooks we’ve all heard before and instead allowed myself to get lost in the weight of the song.

The video is a surreal adventure, stretching the imagination & pushing the POV of Clare’s character. Within the immensity of the room you sense the loneliness and longing facing the protagonist, a desire that builds throught the song to an epic and nearly overwhelming ending. Maguire wrote “The Last Dance” the day after her childhood hero Michael Jackson passed away. “I was a huge, huge, huge fan of his,” she says in a recent interview with Blackbook.

 

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  • Feb 08, 2011
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Feb 2011

The Thomas Beale Cipher

There’s a lot of striking moments in Andrew S. Allen‘s “The Thomas Beale Cipher“, a film based on a true legend of the famous unsolved code.

The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters’ secrets. Eight are fairly easy requiring only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult requiring a genius mind to decrypt. Delicious textures—herringbone fabric and washed-out wood—mixed with grainy whisps of wrapping light, I get lost in the motion of the movie and at times drop out of the storyline. Don’t take that the wrong way, it’s not that the story doesn’t work for it, trying to undress the process is always something I let get in the way of a plot line, leaving me often lost and somewhat uncertain at the end of a lot of movies.

Presented by Short of the Week as part of their new “Short of the Week Presents” program, featuring short films that have never been online before and help to coordinate their digital launch.

 

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  • Feb 03, 2011
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23

Dec 2010

Artist: Dan Mountford – Double Exposures

Some pretty fantastic double exposures from UK designer Dan Mountford. Mountford’s manipulations seem effortless and magical, he creates a visceral experience, inventing a whole world I’m completely sold on. I want to live here. See more on his Flickr.

 

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  • Dec 23, 2010
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Oct 2010

Artist: Tomokazu Matsuyama


Tomokazu Matsuyama’s work is similarly influenced by both the austerity of post-war contemporary art and the rough extravagancy of popular culture. An upbringing split between Japan and America spurred the questions of national and individual identity that figure prominently in the style and subject matter of his paintings – attempting to parse the “natural chaos” of our social environment, Matsuyama pushes viewers to confront their conceptions of cultural homogeneity, which seems to contradict notions of Japaneseness.

Joshua Liner Gallery

Matsuyama, born in 1976 now lives and works in NY. As a contemporary artist, he exhibits his work internationally showing in galleries and in institutions in cities from Tokyo, Osaka, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, and Vancouver to institutions such as Asian American Arts Centre.

There is something wonderful and exotic in the work he does, a world you hope to get lost in. At once surreal and vibrant, I love the palettes and shapes he uses.

 

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  • Oct 15, 2010
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