I came across an article on Colossal about Austin based artist collective “Ink Tank“. They recently created a large scale installation entitled “Last New Year”, which interprets the human reaction to the impending doom of the apocalypse, as predicted by the Mayan Calendar. Below are images of one the installations, titled “Purge” by artist Chris Whiteburch, who is currently finishing a BFA in Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin.
The fluid movement of the debris being vomited from the bowels of this foreclosed home is delicate and balanced. The abrasive violence of the scene unexpectedly evokes a sense of calm. The artists describe “Last New Year” as a celebration of the end, a study of crisis management, a search for meaning, a chance for closure, and “an unwavering column of truth in a desert of confusion.”
I really want to see this while we are in Austin for SXSW.
Sinkane (Ahmed Gallab) is a Sudanese born musician who’s played in the past with Of Montreal, Yeasayer, and Caribou. Check out his new track “Runnin”, which is available for purchase as a name your own price.
Husband wife team Tremble chatted with husband wife team Mates of State the last time they came through Chicago. They were so gracious, and had a lot of good advice for us as a new couple working together.
Awesome series of Maddie the coonhound standing on atypical things. From Theron Humphrey. He is currently traveling across the country documenting everyday people, a series entitled “This Wild Idea”. Check it out Here
A few months back, Atlanta, GA rockers, Turf War came through Chicago. We were lucky enough to catch up with them before and during their show. Check out the interview above.
These guys just finished up a South East tour. Be sure to check them out at SXSW, as well. I guarantee they’ll be one of the best acts you see there. Click on through to their blog over here. It’s really well done, and features some video of recent performances including a rowdy cover of “Wooly Bully” from the Soul Bar in Augusta, GA. Very tight.
Irina has some really wonderful ongoing projects, including this one “Back to the Future”. I think what impresses me so much about “Back to the Future” is how every attention to detail is considered in the remake. Everything from lighting, temperature, costumes, expression, angle. Man. It’s impressive.
Make sure you check out Irina’s website. I spent a lot of time on there recently.
He says of this project:
“I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.
2010 ONGOING PROJECT…
by the way, this project made me realise Im a bit obsessive…
(If you try this at home email it to zefrank’s wonderful young me now me project (2006) at http://www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/) ”