After spending the vast majority of my morning viewing the superb collection of videos by Scott Foley on Vimeo, I have developed a rather intense crush. From his choice of music and layering of sound bites from other films to his dreamy and vintage aesthetic to the fonts of his titles, I am giddily in love with every element of Foley’s short films. So much so that I found it extremely difficult to choose just one video to share.
The featured video, “Burnt Drive Drive”, is simply described as “a cacophony of summer memory” and is accompanied by the gorgeous song “Lately (Deuxième)” by Memoryhouse. Unfolding in a series of mnemonic snapshots, Foley’s video conjures up the restless heat of summer days and hallucinatory travels on highways. I could continue rhapsodising, but I think I’ll just let the video speak for itself.
So there might be— or there is, some repeated unicorn sodomy going on in this video, so don’t watch it around conservative, Christian unicorns or your boss. (Unless they’re into that.) But I love this video by Kristof Luyckx and Michele Vanparys because it’s fun to watch mischievous woodland and supernatural creatures. There’s also a psychoactive berry that we see traveling through the sectional anatomy of a bird’s digestive tract. Other than people terrified of birds, people offended by unicorn sodomy and people disinterested in the metabolism of psychoactive drugs… I think we have a real winner for everyone’s enjoyment.
What do you do when you’re a red-haired teenage loser with no friends except for an older guy, your shrink? When everyone hates you, especially your family? When all your peers make fun of you and kick you around? The answer: you and your loser buddy blow all the cash you can get your hands on to buy a sportscar, you dress smart and you head for the land of redheads, Ireland. But what starts off as a search for an ideal, gradually escalates into a rampage of hate, violence and self-destruction.
Looks seriously intense, has boobs in the trailer, so NSFW.
2) Comme des Garcon Wallet – I’ve never seen this pattern before, looks sharp. Classic black but the detailing makes it special.
I guess we’re feeling artsy on the site today, like museum grade art (yes, Woody Allen belongs in a museum). The amazing images above, which was inspired by Alex’s post on Damian Ortega, are from Irish artist Claire Morgan. Claire works primarily in the field of “organic matter”, creating installations out of deceased critters and other natural materials like feathers. The effect is absolutely stunning, like I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this before.
The placement and organization of all the elements seem so precise and surgical. I don’t know if any of these have deeper meanings but I think aesthetically they’re perfect. I think a “hidden” element to the overall feeling of these is the lighting, which really helps give these pieces some depth and mood. I’m really curious to know how long it takes her to put one of these sculptures together. And where on earth do you find so many dead flies?
This morning I’ve been consumed with the oil paintings of Robin F. Williams, a Brooklyn painter who graduated from RISD in 2006. Honestly it’s been a while since I’ve been so excited by a painter, but Robin’s work is phenomenal. I think it’s something in the way that the details and highlights are rendered that seem totally flawless. In the top image I love the reflections in the ornaments, in the second it’s the ruffles in her dress, in the third it’s the inner tube in the water and in the last it’s tiny, perfect details in her veil.
Most of the paintings are rather large, anywhere from 20″ to 60″, so I’m sure getting to see these up close and in real life would be fantastic. I want one of these in my home so very badly.