From David Choe’s Instagram: Sick ass @mangchihammershow poster by @jeffsotoart -this is just one of many, we have the best artists in the world making a different FREE show poster for each location on our#MANGCHi east coast tour – these posters are not for sale , they are extremely limited and only available for free at the end of each show night – only way to get them is to come – follow us like the dead #phish – collect them all – things get weird and folks act like animals when you give away free things that have value – so first come first serve , you snooze you lose and all that@davidchoe2 @jamesjeanart @esao@ogmikeGiant #igloohong@aaronhorkey @andrewhem
Three color variations of RETNA’s artwork for the Purpose album by Justin Bieber.
Upper Playground favorite, Jeremy Fish is planning to be in Malaga, Spain to lead workshops and and to present an exhibition of his work at the MOMENTS Festival. The festival focused on indie contemporary culture includes films, workshops, lectures, music, photography and art. If you’re traveling through Spain beginning of Nov. stop by to check out the festival:
About the Festival:
MOMENTS is a multidisciplinary festival aimed at those who love the most daring and independent contemporary culture. It is also a place to enjoy documentary films, workshops, lectures, music, art and photography, underground literature… and be sumerged inside the subcultures of skateboarding and This festival is a unique opportunity to discover the history of these alternative scenes that were born thanks to the Do It Yourself philosophy deeply rooted in punk and hip-hop and has forever changed the concept of art around the world. A pioneer event in Spain that will be held from the 5th to the 7th November at the San Telmo School of Art in Málaga in order to highlight the kind of work that usually has no place either in advertising or in major international showcases. But they are all 100% authentic and truly
Place: San Telmo Art School (Málaga).
Ticket price: Free (except workshops)
Dates: 5th, 6th and 7th of November
A record player that plays slices of wood. Bartholomäus Traubeck has found how Year ring data on a tree can be translated into music. Modified turntable, computer, vvvv, camera, acrylic glass, veneer, approx. 90x50x50 cm.
“A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.”
This weekend, August 10–12, while thousands of revelers embark on a trek to historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for the annual Outside Lands Music and Art Festival, we will be there too, giving you t-shirts and other apparel to make your mission that much better. So when you see Lars, Stevie, Neil, Beck, or Big Boi on stage, think of us, come find our Upper Playground booth, and get yourself something good to bring home with you.
One of our favorites, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy/Palace Music/Will Oldham is set to release a new book, Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, and release a new EP, “Now Here’s My Plan,” made up of “fresh versions of songs from the Prince Billy catalog.” He just premiered the video for his reworked classic, “I See Darkness,” on the NY Times yesterday. And its brilliant. Watch at the link below…
From The Citrus Report
If you have ever been to Dresden, Germany, one of the things that stands out is the fact that Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, and all of its descriptions of fire-bombing disaster, still sort of stands today. Granted, we took a train through in 2004, so surely it has improved, and it has, but remnants of World War II still exist for sure. In a completely different bit of news, famed rock photographer, Anton Corbijn, just opened a new exhibition, “R.E.M. Seen between 1990-2010″ at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, featuring over 40 large format photos of Corbijn’s documentation of the famed Augusta, Georgia band.
Here is the sweet and lowdown:
Anton Corbijn’s distinctive style is characterised by a clear and realistic perspective. He does not take his photographs in a studio, nor does he use artificial light or a tripod. As a result, remote celebrities suddenly appear close, vulnerable and even sentimental. Using his camera in this way, Anton Corbijn documented the most important phases in the career of the band R.E.M. Rather than being staged images, the approximately 40 photographs in this exhibition authentically show the personalities of the band members and even provide intimate glimpses into their lives.
When R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011 after 31 successful years in the music business, their last album “Collapse into Now” was just a few months old. It was an unusual album, not only due to its musical diversity but above all because singer Michael Stipe took a completely different tack in it. In parallel with the album, he initiated a film project, curating it himself and engaging successful directors and actors to support him. Twelve short films to twelve songs – that was the idea behind this unusual collaboration between the music star Stipe and renowned figures from Hollywood. The film makers included, for example, the Oscar-nominated US actor James Franco, the French artist Sophie Calle, the 85-year old documentary film maker Albert Maysles and the British director, photographer and concept artist Sam Taylor-Wood.
For a period of three months, these short films are being shown in the Albertinum – for the first time alongside photographs by Anton Corbijn.
From The Citrus Report