Christmas Deviance **

“Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?”

Jingle Bell Rocks! is a trippy, cinematic sleighride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative and underground Christmas music…

Vinyl diggers against the Christmas music mainstream!!!

Check out this web for screenings.

 

Christmas Deviance *

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Be Not Afraid

Part of the story told here

 

Advertising is legitimised lying

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“Advertising is legitimised lying.” – HG Wells.

Counter-propaganda posters spread around London. See + Read Strike! Magazine Totally Pointless

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Omnipresent Police

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One night installation by Madrid-based collective Luzinterruptus manifesting ingeniously against the approved strict anti-protest law in Spain, popularly known as the “Gag Law.”

in their own words and pictures…   / more luzinterruptus installations + and ++

The Penal Colony

01Check out and support the crowdfunding campaign for The Penal Colony, a short fictional film based on the true story of Nadya Tolokonnikova and the brutal accounts of her sentencing in Penal Colony No 14 in Mordovia.

Too old to get intimidated…

“How do you answer to those who accuse you of practicing exhibitionist architecture?” Frank Gehry_dedoYeah!  / Yeah! (eng)

Lucid Stead

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Art installation by Phillip K. Smith III in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree in California.

This is a project ” about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change.” (See the interview here)

All images courtesy of Phillip K. Smith, III; photographers: Steve King, Lance Gerber, Lou Mora

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Check out as well the Reflection Field project originally commissioned as part of the Coachella Music&Arts festival 2014.

Oxymora Typeface / Birgit Palma

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lazy dog Barcelona based Illustrator, Multimedia designer & Art director, Birgit Palma has turned her obsession for Escher’s impossible shapes and reality to a complete font for arresting visual “oxymora.”

for more escherness see her Animal Tessellation project…

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The Competition. Of Starchitects

2009. Andorra. A museum the size of a department store. Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid (notable by her absence), and in a special appearance, Sir. Norman Foster himself.

A documentary about… late-night pizzas, interns, sleepless nights, dustbin papers becoming building models, project managers sketching up their sexual frustrations, and holes, big holes!!!

Read the Synopsis (with some nice spoilers) or a full-length article here.

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