Monday, September 8, 2014
An art collaboration explores personal identity through destruction and recreation. By documenting well-known artists as they purposely destroy their own photographic portrait and then recover or remake it anew, TransFIGURATION explores themes surrounding authorship, cultural response amidst a historical look at performative art dating back to the Fluxus movement in the 1960s. Through the direction of portrait photographer, Rino Pizzi, this year of transfigurations will be an adventure. His enthusiasm for the process is infectious, equaled only by a childlike sense of wonder. With little or no budget to speak of, Rino convinces even the most staid Minimalist painter, to mix it up.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Let Me Tell You About The Octopus Project
The Octopus Project expresses the meaning of "multi" media by creating lively art through music, film and technology. The band has been releasing joyous party music since 2002, all the while touring the world both on their own and as handpicked support for artists as diverse as Aesop Rock, DEVO, and Explosions in the Sky. They've earned a reputation as a band that creates exceptional experiences through elaborate multimedia experiments, lavish album packaging, and the intensity of their extremely fun, extremely loud live shows.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Once There Were Six Seasons uses puppetry and physical theatre to addresses the impact of climate change. Glass Half Full Theatre explores the subject through the effects on traditional farming societies around the world. Tiny puppet figures exist in vast spaces onstage, and visible puppeteers move the figures through a changing environmental landscape. Emphasis is placed on the shifting landscapes around the puppets, and on the puppeteers' role as the "cause" of those changes.
Monday, September 29, 2014
The Best Little Art House In Texas
A group of passionate fans work to preserve the love of film and arthouse movie theaters. There is only a handful of cities around the country where film lovers and filmmakers are partnering to maintain and rehabilitate movie going experience. In Austin, TX The Austin Film Society has set up to create the best little art house in Texas to help foster the next generation of film lovers. By providing Austin with an art house theater dedicated solely to classic, independent, and new art house film programming, the Austin Film Society is ensuring the future of the Austin film community. Central to this endeavor is Lars Nilsen, the "superstar film programmer" that helped build the Alamo Drafthouse into a runaway success. But what is an art house? We going on a journey to find out and to learn what others are doing.