Still from Thinspiration by Seychelle Allah and Rhett LaRue This year’s program for the seventh traveling, bi-annual Aboveground Animation show includes a wide array of works by twenty-five international artists working in animation and related media. With an evening event of back to back screenings followed by a live performance by Mirror Mirror at Ramiken Crucible on Friday, and a subsequent online exhibition presented by DIS , Aboveground Animation permeates through the new, quirky and sometimes sinuous directions in hand-made animation and three-dimensional rendering. While a return to the human body and meditations on figurative forms—along with a tendency towards electronic music in favor of dialogue—is prevalent throughout many of the works on view, the lack of conceptual continuity for this grouping of videos is actually rather refreshing.
Following Richard Phillips’s video portrait of Lindsay Lohan , Gagosian Gallery presents another piece for “Commercial Break,” presented by the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture at the Venice Biennale.
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The Reality Show By Araki Tuesday, May 17, 2011 The man known for his S&M slant turned his lens to Japan’s bleeding edge to shoot the second issue of limited-edition Tokyo-based style magazine The Reality Show . Director Kensui Arao filmed the behind-the-scenes action as Nobuyoshi Araki captured tastemakers including model-actress Kiko Mizuhara, triathlete Jessica Michibata and concept band The Plasticzooms, who created the video’s original soundtrack.
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Click here to view the embedded video. Tumi Japan take the Tumi Tumi Tag case to the streets of Tokyo. David Guarino of Zillion worked over the video
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Lorna Simpson: Momentum Sunday, May 15, 2011 Artist Lorna Simpson conjures a childhood memory for today’s pirouette-filled film, currently on view at Salon 94 gallery. Coated in gold body paint and accessorized with matching afros, the ballet corps starring in Momentum comprises a group of New York dancers handpicked by the Brooklyn native to reenact her own stage debut at the age of eleven.
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Yemenwed, Woman Merges With Car, video still, 2010 For her thesis show at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, curator Courtney Malick brings together three performances by three different artists happening in three different places at three different times. The connection? The context.