Here’s a quick but fun video made by Sean McClintock who took Jack Kerouac’s poem Friday Afternoon in the Universe, layered it over DJ Shadow’s song Second and then made a quick visual representation of it all. I thought it was quite fitting to be posting this now, even though I meant to post it last Friday. I love everything about this. It’s clean, quick, snappy, and most important, fun.
As his bio states, Eoin Ryan is an Irish illustrator and animator based in London. He makes these really textural, sort of surreal pieces that have these great pops of color. It feels like he’s layering pieces over each other to create a more rich and deep illustration. The piece in the middle is my personal favorite, I love how the colors work together. Check out the rest of this work by clicking here.
I discovered Cindy Sherman in my first fine arts classes as a university undergrad and instantly fell in love with her Untitled Film Stills. I have followed her work all the way through her sex imagery, clown characters and historical recreations and was excited to happen across this video of Sherman from Art 21 and courtesy of Wallpaper*.
In this brief but interesting chat, Sherman discusses her motivation and the process for creating each photographic persona, how she situates herself within each composition and the role of performance in her work. Oh, and she shows some fake nails that can be used for pedicures. It is definitely worth 3.5 minutes of your time.
Mike Mills is a funny guy. One time I was walking through SIlver Lake and I saw a guy that looked like him, but I wasn’t 100% sure. So I turned around to get a second look, and sure enough, he was wearing a Thumbsucker t-shirt. It’s been 5 years and 5 days since Thumbsucker was released, a wonderful film starring Lou Taylor-Pucci as a young man with a thumb sucking problem trying to figure out who he is. With his new movie, Beginners, Mr. Mills explores a similar realm, charting the journey of people trying to find themselves.
The movie stars Ewan McGregor who plays Oliver, a man trying to deal with two stunning revelations from his 75 year-old father Hal (Christopher Plummer): that he is gay and gravely ill. Crazy enough the story is based on Mike Mills own father who came out at the age of 75 and sadly died five years later. Based upon the trailer above I can’t wait to see this. The characters seem very real and likable and the movie itself seems really positive and uplifting. For whatever reason the trailer reminds me of Eternal Sunshine.
The film comes out June 3, 2011 in the United States.