Sunday, 29 November 2009

HARUN FAROCKI

Against What? Against Whom?

Currently on at Raven Row:













Farocki is a German filmmaker, artist and writer.

His film essays explore the production and perception of images and decode the medium of film.

The exhibition at Raven Row is a survey of Farocki's multi-screen film installations.

Eye/Machine II (Auge/Maschine II), 20
02. Excerpt:

http://www.vdb.org/smackn.acgi$misc?clips/EYEMACHINE_002.mov

Eye/Machine III (Auge/Maschine III), 2003. Excerpt:

http://www.vdb.org/smackn.acgi$misc?clips
/EYEMACHINE_003.mov

Film Stills:






































http://www.ravenrow.org/


http://www.farocki-film.de/

http://otolithgroup.org/

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Wicked Witch/Dizzy K/Sensations Fix/Ippu Do

stumbled across both of these via the 'legon flutes' mixes by the brilliantly named DJ BongoMan of the band Buffle who played at colour out of space festial. Wicked Witch is, or was from Washington DC and is ridiculously horrible, but amazing and Dizzy K Falola, was a Nigerian disco star and is now the head pastor of Power Church International on the Old Kent Road. Go check him out, I bet he still kicks it.

Wicked Witch - Fancy Dancer



Wicked Witch - Under Your Spell


Dizzy K Falola - Yes, I Love You


Also brilliant is this incredible Italian prog-rock band Sensations Fix. Just unassailable, hazy, synth-god, mustache-on-a-mountain-top, long, untamed hair in the wind, guitar solo trouser bulge in leather pants, bristling chest hair joy. This track, "Fragments of Light" is from the LP of the same name, available in full from the brilliant Mutant Sounds blog. check out how small i made the youtube player.



keeping somewhat on a theme, look at ippu-do's version of 'time of the season'. underwater guitar solo's and shit. amazing. the video is almost good enough to distract me from how much I hate the zombies. but not quite. more later anyway.



regards,
x

Monday, 9 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009