The celebrated filmmaker Spike Jonze and designer Olympia Le-Tan co-create a stop-motion ‘Tale to Pierce the Heart’. Read all about it and watch the short on NOWNESS.
Lyken is a multidisciplinary artist living in Glasgow, who divides his time between painting and composing electronic music. A notable pioneer, he was among the first to begin writing graffiti in Scotland during the eighties.
His gestural paintings toy with scale and time, capturing the turbulent events and cycles of a living cosmos. These are worlds within worlds, chemical universes revealed at a microscopic level. Taking influences from cellular division and decay, bacterial spread and meteorological phenomena, themes of mutation and metamorphosis are explored in vibrant forms.
Like his art, his latest album ‘Bit Rot’ reﬂects this same detail. Decayed sounds and transmissions shimmer in space, a melodic sea of scientiﬁc musical patterns that chime with that certain universal emotion.
A highly styled short film for Interview magazine by Santiago & Mauricio with some beautiful photography woven into the piece.
From 19:30 GMT, Thursday 13th October, The @RBMA World Tour culminates its circumnavigation of the globe by taking over the biggest observation wheel in Europe, the EDF Energy London Eye. In each of the 30 capsules, crucially influential producers, DJs and bands, including some Red Bull Music Academy alumni, present the latest upfront London sounds making waves around the globe. Giving Londoners a unique chance to musically travel around the world, just as the Academy has done, from seismic bass to lovers rock — in the blink of a London Eye!
Dev Harlan is a multidisciplinary artist whose hybrid practice combines the physical and the virtual with the use of sculpture, light and projection. As a self educated Artist, Designer and CG Director, Devan’s uniquely identifiable aesthetic language and reductionist approach place his work at the forefront of a new mode of media arts practice.
Dark Matters brings together the work of ten internationally acclaimed contemporary artists who employ a range of technologies, media and machinery. In an exhibition populated by half-seen spectres, visual riddles and distorted reflections, artists engage with ideas surrounding shadow, darkness and illusion. The works are united by themes of temporality, absence, truth, mortality and wonder. On show at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. 24 Sept 2011 – 15 Jan 2012.
The art and sculptural work of Etienne Gros, whose work is predominantly based around the (many) forms of the female body.
Charles Anderson is an Edinburgh-based painter whose work explores the role of painting throughout history, and its place in contemporary art. By juxtaposing information and imagery taken from all aspects of contemporary life, he develops new and critical definitions, often with a satirical twist. His paintings are reminiscent of the weathered and layered effect of street advertising and billboards, which he re-creates through the sole use of paint.
Danny Cooke’s Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait by of one man’s deep sea diving career told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts.
Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life. The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered — even gold.
In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear. He even still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit.