Keeping it local this week... on the off chance you’re not swerving around a field to Tarquin on the bongos this weekend then swing by Brewer Street Carpark where The Vinyl Factory have updated the install and are currently hosting Carsten Nicolai’s piece ‘Unicolor’ till the end of the month.
Catching our eye online this week, Topsafe have updated their portfolio site, a super slick experience built by multidisciplinary masterminds YES Studio.
Also loved this… a profile piece by Prote.in with Tim & Barry of Just Jam. This insight to the rise and rise of their “fiercely independent” audio/visual production holds some real gold.
We took a trip down to Biarritz last week for the forth edition of Wheels and Waves. Packed up the little SR and rode up from northern Spain through sun and storms. An amazing week of racing, raining, drinking and dancing with new friends and old pals. Such a big inspiration to see so much craftsmanship and style on the endless flow of bikes throughout the week. Massive thanks to Southsiders MC for making the vision real, we’ll definitely be back next year, though probably with extra cc's and sun block.
The photos above were taken by photographer Dominic Hinde - check his gallery for the full collection.
This week we’ve got DENNIS, a music video with music from popcorn_10 produced by Always & Forever. It’s a generative 3D experience whose every movement responds to the song’s finest details. Each frame is created in real time with code—nothing is pre-rendered.
Commentary, where football meets visual culture, is a collaborative project between Manchester School of Art, National Football Museum, UdK Berlin and Designtransfer. Commentary will produce, host and curate a series of videos, essays and artworks examining the ways football overlaps and interacts with visual culture.
We’re always on the lookout for platforms that can quickly visualise screen interactions and the launch of Atomic.io open beta this week has hit the spot. Some really handy share functions in there too. Sign up for a free account and start chopping up those prototypes straight away.
The stream of Jamie xx’s debut solo album has been getting plenty of airtime this week. Not only that, he’s also released a 25 minute mix of tracks from the record.
Last up, how could we not mention the explosive arrival of Kung Fury this week. 17k backers pledged $630,019 last year for this short film on Kickstarter. A hyper creative project that seems to have lived up to expectations - there won’t be many other opportunities to watch a time-travelling kung fu cop fight Adolf Hitler alongside gun-wielding vikings and dinosaurs. Totally tubular.
Up on Week Links this week we have a great interview, by Grafik, with Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martin of Atlas, the most awarded studio by D&AD this year.
Offprint London, an art publishing fair, with a focus on photobooks will be taking place in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall to coincide with Photo London. Approximately 150 artists, independent and self-publishers take part. Across the weekend there is a programme of book signings as well as a series of workshops and performances organised by Self Publish Be Happy.
This weekend also sees the return of the Bike Shed show over at Tobacco Dock. Around 150 new wave custom motorcycles from pro and back yard builders. Loud pipes, fat tyres, skinny seats and beers in the sun. Have a good one.
This week London’s Wayward Gallery hosts an exhibition of Shawn Powers who has teamed up with James Edson. The show, dubbed “Disposing of My Disposals,” is meant to represent a transition for both artists, who were initially inspired by skateboarding but have since drawn inspiration from new ideas. This trailer clip was filmed and produced by Joshua Gordon.
Go take a look at Malika Favre’s new portfolio site. A French artist based in London, her bold, minimal style – often described as Pop Art meets OpArt – is a striking lesson in the use of positive/negative space and colour.
Meanwhile The Selvedge Yard recently featured a piece on Laurel Canyon in the 60’s along with a great collection of vintage photography.