Sunday, 31 July 2011

Hackney WickED Art Festival - Today






We had a great time yesterday at the festival...Hooked up with the Braziliality Crew on Fish Island and whole bunch of artists from Brazil (Including Milo), corroborations happening with Milo, Stik. Secret Wars were doing their thang and the music was very good. Crowds were gathered everyone and the streets became carnival like...We ended up at a cool after party in Oslo House which went on for most of the night...

Friday, 29 July 2011

Raeart Retro Party - Art Sale



Raeart Retro Party - Art Sale

I offer original paintings that are vibrant and truly unique! My art—although emotionally uplifting—tackles topics of educational, environmental, and socio-political relevance. Since graduating from the Fine Arts program at Fanshawe College in Ontario, Canada, I have created a portfolio that underscores my commitment to canvas as well as conveys my love for avant garde film making and experimental music creations. I use all of these elements to tell a story of the extraordinary universal environment in which we all live. I welcome opportunities that challenge my capabilities and help me further along in my growth as a painter, musician and video artist.


NOTE: We noticed the Acid House influence so ran with it

Hackney WickED Art Festival 29th - 31st July 2011









Hackney WickED Art Festival has confirmed some of the events that will be happening during 3 days of extravaganza Friday 29 - Sunday 31 July. This summer is going to be HOT! Gallery exhibitions in Hackney Wick will include the 4th edition of
Tomorrow People at Elevator Gallery, showing artists of the future now. See Studio will be commissioning a full program of festivities and Oslo House will host A Tea Room with a View showcasing a mix of architectural drawings, prints, photography, vintage and contemporary fashion. Other studios that have confirmed to be opening their doors will be and many other studio buildings in White Post Lane and surroundings.

Promising Live Art will be brought by
Liquid, SPACE, Mother, The Peanut FactoryPerformance Spaceand The Yard Hackney will be lounging a new theatre for the festival. Across the canal in Fish Island Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery will be hosting the exhibition Braziliality that explores the Brazilian cultural roots of over thirty international artists. Stour Space will show its resident artists through a group exhibition, boutiques, a corner carnival and a designers market. Site-specific work includes Shadow of the Wick, a rooftop projection through the landmark Hollywick sign.

The Outside World
will be presenting Born Wicked, showing all stars in their gallery in a caravan and brings a moving art show Everything Flows, a cave-like exhibition in a van to Hackney WickED; and much more to be confirmed. This year Panta ReiHackney WickED’s education and participation program also continues with Exchange hosting a residency for 4 artists. One of the particularities of this edition is the commissioned work sponsored by Muf Architects. We are artists, how can we help? will reflect on what it means to be an artist community in the shadow of the Olympic fence.

Events that will be running alongside the Hackney WickED Art Festival include a
Floating Cinema showing an outdoor screening of locally-shot film by St Etienne the yard of Forman’s Smokehouse. There will be artist film screenings at Folly for a Flyover and Harry Meadows will be presenting his Coracle Regatta on the canal. A pop-up restaurant turned into a gallery by The Poachers Pocket plus annual events including Fish Island Street Party, Hackney Wick Flea Market and Fete for the Wicked are some of this years attractions for the newly Wicked. Last but not least, Hackney WickED’s live music stage will project illuminations by Lemon Curd Lighting and will host an eclectic mix of local and emerging musicians. More exhibitions, open studios, events and pop-up spaces yet to be confirmed.

'Hackney Wick has more artists per capita than anywhere else in the world’ with 624 Studios in Hackney Wick; 1 in 7 people is either an artist or arts centre practitioners' (Survey by MUF Architects, 2009)







Space presents COME TOGETHER - August 5th Ibiza 2011




August 5th Party Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 1!
Space presents COME TOGETHER live on BBC Radio 1

COME TOGETHER brings another highlight to the dance isle with the live broadcast of its August 5th party on BBC Radio 1. BBC Radio 1 listeners around the world can tune in to an extended Essential Mix broadcast live from Ibiza with some of the most awesome tracks of the summer by the likes of deadmau5, Magnetic Man, Mark Knight, Jamie Jones, Funkagenda, Breakage and lots more (see line-up below). Annie Mac, Judge Jules, Kissy Sell Out, Jaymo & Andy George, Skream & Benga, Kutski, Chuckie, Toddla T, Heidi and Zane Lowe will also be doing some wicked mixing throughout the evening.

COME TOGETHER with likeminded music and dance lovers every Friday night at Space Ibiza from
July 1 to September 15. Experience the massive vibe of sounds from across the spectrum, including melodic house, electro, progressive, drum & bass, techno, trance, dub step, the tension is building towards the musical climax of the year. Ibiza is about to go seismic – 12 weeks in a row.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

ARCADIA - The Limits Go Up in Flames



Call it rave culture, festival culture, warehouse culture, call it whatever you like.......Arcadia may just be the best thing to have burst out of it in a generation. In a lazy age of PR driven commercialism across the club scene and an underground so often locked down in a sweaty basement where music and vibe alone push the envelope, the sheer insane majesty of Arcadia in full swing is just something else – another level, another realm, another vision, another circuit of consciousness altogether. Just fucking look at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Welded, melted, moulded, soldered, and mesmerizingly mutated from the scrapheap up, Arcadia is truly a transformational experience – both in its construction from abused military refuse back at HQ and the overwhelming flow of the Spider, their largest structure, as it oscillates spectacularly between the best trip you never did, the most unlikely bit of interstellar travel you never piloted, the most reassuringly bass drenched monster you never did a runner from, and the most awe inspiring, earth shattering party you’re actually going mental at.

We interviewed Pip Rush and Bertie Cole, the gloriously down to earth lunatics behind Arcadia last year after their epic performance at Glastonbury 2010 (see Issue 5) and having dropped back in to this year’s Glasto to reconnect with and relive the Arcadia experience – our minds were blown yet again by the sheer, all encompassing frenzy of it all going off. You never quite get your head round the structure itself, let alone the awesome basslines its hammering out, the acrobatics, the lasers, the precision lighting, the bolts of lightning sizzling across the night sky....and then of course.....there’s the explosions.....Fucking hell.......The explosions..... It’s a constant battle between dancing your nuts off and just standing still for a second, taking it all in and shaking your head in utter, wide eyed, sparkling disbelief.

If this was some commercial construct with no heart and soul – well – it would never have happened. You do have to be a certain shade of complete nutter to even dream it up, but in combining the DIY ethic of the old school with the sheer vision of their own mission, the technical know how and complete professionalism required to pull it all off, Arcadia have managed to harness the magical through the mechanical. Not to mention nutmegging Health and Safety with the fact that despite looking like a genetically modified spaceship that’s whistled into a rammed field through a tear in the space time continuum, every last bolt on the Spider is rock solidly precise, and, of course.........throwing the best party this side of a supernova.

Engineering Ecstatic Experience. Liquifying the Limits

Could keep going until the superlatives run out, but bottom line, it really boils down to Arcadia being at the apogee of underground creative culture – where the consciously commercial is blown clean away through sheer imagination, pure vibe and an absolutely slamming inter dimensional groove. It’s just unique.

To be honest – describing it has a certain pointlessness. You can’t encapsulate it. You can’t define it. You can’t explain it. And you can’t really believe it. You just have to live it and cling on for the ride.

Now check this video ;-))))

















Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Urban in Ibiza's - Annual Showcase 2011


AN INTERNATIONAL SELECTION OF
URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART
OPENING NIGHT PARTY THURSDAY 11th AUGUST
(Show runs 8th-21st August)

including: GOLDIE, INKIE, K-GUY, ALEC MONOPOLY, MAXIMILLION WEIDEMANN, DAVID WALKER, BEST EVER, CHU, ZEUS, XENZ, KID ACNE, BEN ALLEN, KASHINK, MILO, STUDIO PHILLY, COSMO SARSEN, BEN SLOW, LILIWENN, CEPT, JULIAN KIMMINGS, JIM STARR, FIN DAC, CHEBA, GEORGE MORTON CLARK, JEWEL, BELINDA FRIKH, CARNE GRIFFITHS, LAURA TINALD & MASAI

Live painting from: DAVID WALKER, BEN SLOW, INKIE, ZEUS, FIN DAC GEORGE MORTON CLARK & ALEC MONOPOLY

Fashion shows from: FELDER FELDER SASHA MOON

Music from: DANSETTE JUNIOR ARTHUR BAKER SHOVELL SAMIR DJ YUNIQ TWIZZY & CREW

PRIVATE TABLES WITH WAITRESS SERVICE
AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING PLEASE
CONTACT 00 34 6979 34838
For further information email: urbaninibiza@gmail.com



Street Artist Roadswoth - New Book






In October 2001, paint was spilled on the streets of Montreal. A stark, primitive bike symbol, looking suspiciously like the one the city used to designate a bike path; a giant zipper, pulled open down the centre line of the street on a busy commuter route; the footprint of a giant, stomping through the city while people slept. Inspired by a desire for adventure and galvanized by a loathing of car culture, Roadsworth got down with an idea that had been incubating. The time had come for him to articulate his artistic vision, to challenge the notion of "public" space and whose right it is to use it.

By 2004, Roadsworth had pulled off close to 300 pieces of urban art on the streets of Montreal. In the fall, he was charged with 51 counts of public mischief. It seemed to signal the end of his career. Instead the citizens of Montreal and lovers of his work from around the world rallied their support. A year later he was let off with a slap on the wrist. Since then, Roadsworth has developed as an artist, continuing to intervene in public spaces and to travel the world, executing commissioned work for organizations such as Cirque de Soleil, The Lost O (cycled over in le tour de France), and for municipalities, exhibitions, and arts festivals.

In this playful and sometimes subversive book, featuring more than 400 reproductions of his unmistakable work, Roadsworth takes the urban landscape and turns its constituent elements on their heads, both indicting our culture's excesses and celebrating what makes us human (lest we forget).







Poster Competition (Enter Now)





Art Belows latest poster challenge is in collaboration with Rooms Magazine.

We are challenging artists and designers to come up with a poster design that has the appearance of an advertisement. The winning poster design will be displayed with Art Below as a (1 m x 1.5m) poster in a major London Underground station for 2 weeks this October.

Rooms Magazine will also run a feature on the winning artist and their underground poster in the December 2011 issue. The winning entry will be a joint selection by Art Below and Rooms Magazine. Selected entries and runners up will be displayed online.

Please send your work as low res jpgs to artchallenge@artbelow.org.uk

Deadline for submissions 30th September.

Note: there is no fee to enter or take part.

Check www.artbelow.org.uk for more details





Tuesday, 26 July 2011

INDIDGINUS – SOFA SURFER ALBUM OUT NOW

Wicked new chilled out global dubstep grooves from South African based producer Indidginus and a host of collaborators hits the streets...........


Heaving bass ends and sunshine soaked tropical grooves whirl through filthy urban drops and gloriously unexpected tribal influences as Indidginus surfs global sofas whipping together a furious fusion of collaborators, riddims, flavas, twinkling soul and genre unspecific, digital passion. An album in the classic sense – themed yet utterly diverse – Indidginus blends world music and flashes of deep left field into fascinatingly unexplored territory as glittering basslines wrap themselves round haunting, heartfelt vocals, playing the all embracing off the down n dirty as a succession of liquid, intercontinental , trans dimensional melodies float across the synthesis.

Tracks as diverse as the psy breaks, Balkan laced trance of Madam Blertas Carnival with OOOD melt into the heartstrings of Lost Coast featuring Shamen guitarist Colin Angus who is a million miles away from the dubious pop of his former band and dripping with all the emotion of the blues. Suns of Arqa lay down the ethereal vocals on Out of the Dark before the heavy dancehall vibes kick to the fore with Wobble and Buzz featuring Raggasoldier, ruffin up the pace and the calypso, arabian flavours of Mercy Me (eat. EJ Von Lyrik, Steve Newman and Fletcher sail away on a pacific breeze

An intriguing album from someone definitely to keep an eye on as the he continues surfing those sofas and swapping the cushions round as he goes. Fantastic stuff.

Get the album here

http://indidginus.bandcamp.com/album/sofa-surfer

And check out these 2 FREE downloads he’s giving away to celebrate the release of the album over the weekend

http://soundcloud.com/indidginus/indidginus-hold-your-vision

http://soundcloud.com/indidginus/indidginus-and-tripswitch-1