ELEMENTS BY MAXIM ZHESTKOV

by Ariadna Zierold

Elements is an experimental art film by Maxim Zhestkov about nature, physics, art and love. More than 2 billion elements/particles governed by tensions and forces of nature were used to tell stories and show emotions through the motion of collective behavior.

The film is a trial to explore the idea that everything around us and inside us is made from simple elements/blocks which can be arranged in complex relationships and become compound structures. We could project this idea into emotions, behaviors, thought processes, relationships, life, planets and the universe.

David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery

Screen shot 2011 07 18 at 2.54.16 PM David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery Upper Playground signing Harry Kim FIFTY24SF Gallery dvd Dirty Hands David Choe

This past Sunday at FIFTY24SF Gallery/Upper Playground in San Francisco, we celebrated the release of Dirty Hands, the documentary following the career of David Choe. Director Harry Kim, artist and the film’s star, David Choe, and a crew of friends, family, and fans showed up. What happened; street races, thumb wars, photos, signings, bloody marys, smiles, and happy moments.

Screen shot 2011 07 18 at 2.53.26 PM David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery Upper Playground signing Harry Kim FIFTY24SF Gallery dvd Dirty Hands David Choe

Screen shot 2011 07 18 at 2.52.44 PM David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery Upper Playground signing Harry Kim FIFTY24SF Gallery dvd Dirty Hands David Choe

Screen shot 2011 07 18 at 2.52.25 PM David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery Upper Playground signing Harry Kim FIFTY24SF Gallery dvd Dirty Hands David Choe

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Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe DVD now available

The Dirty Hands DVD is now available for the first time ever exclusively at Upper Playground. Officially releasing on July 18th, we have a pre-sale of the 2-Disc DVD available early to you where 121 of the pre-sale orders will receive a Munko Vinyl Toy. Dirty Hands is also streaming for free at Upper Playground, check it out here.

Dirty Hands chronicles the life and career of David Choe from 2000 to 2007 as documented by his close friend and director, Harry Kim. The documentary reveals the highs and lows involved in the upwards trajectory of David’s career using the same “no holds barred” style that makes his artwork so unique and sought-after. Ultimately, the film unveils a explicit yet personal story of the trials of a succeeding talent, inspirational to any artist.

Originally, the “Dirty Hands” documentary premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival to multiple sold-out screenings and went on to win the Best Documentary award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. It was also featured as the closing film at the MoMA’s “All the Wrong Art: Juxtapoz Magazine on Film” documentary series. It is now available on DVD for the first time ever through Upper Playground.

The double-disc DVD will be available for pre-sale starting July 12th at Upper Playground’s online store preceding it’s official release on July 18th. 121 of David Choe’s ‘Munko’ vinyl figures will be given away randomly to anybody who purchases a DVD during the pre-sale. The double-disc DVD-set features over 3 hours of bonus footage not included in the film as well as a 20-page booklet designed and written by David Choe. The film will also be exclusively streaming at Upper Playground’s website.

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook gets his commissioned David Choe painting

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook just commissioned David Choe for a new painting, and David finished the piece and gave it to Mr. Facebook recently. We are not sure if you remember or not, but David Choe was commissioned by Zuckerberg and Facebook to paint the walls of the Palo Alto offices of the social networking company.

And if you saw the film, “The Social Network,” you saw some of the Choe pieces he did the offices.

As Upper Playground put it, “Real Digital G’s know what’s up. Paintings are the new Bentleys.” Zuckerberg knows what’s up.

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Porous Walker, Ferris Plock, and Skinner promote Jim Dirschberger’s “Honest Man: The Life of R.Budd Dwyer”

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We just got this message from our good friend, Kristin Farr, about this film and the posters being made to support it. So we are breaking this post down to what the film Honest Man: The Life of R.Budd Dwyer is about, and then the second part is about the films.

About the film:
“Honest Man” is an independently produced feature-length documentary that explores the bribery scandal that led Budd Dwyer, a former Pennsylvania politician, to commit suicide at a press conference January 22, 1987. The film features exclusive new interviews with Dwyer’s family, friends, and colleagues, including a candid, heartfelt interview with Dwyer’s widow – her last before her death in 2009 – and a rare, revealing interview with William Smith, the man whose testimony convicted Dwyer. This portrait of a man swept up in the turbulent and cutthroat political world of the 1980s will undoubtedly raise important questions about Dwyer’s presumed guilt.

The Posters:
To promote the film Bay Area artists Ferris Plock, Skinner, Jason Vivona, David Young and Porous Walker have joined together to create a unique series of poster art for the film. Not only is this an opportunity to own an extremely rare (only 20 copies of each design was printed), high quality piece of artwork (11