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Don’t Be Afraid

October 5th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Darkness, a PSA from JIMMYnADI.

“JIMMYnADI are a creative duo living, dreaming and hustling in Los Angeles. Today is tough, creative people are working really fucking hard and making wonderful things but as stated, it gets rough.  These Motivational Public Service Announcements geared towards creative minded people are to motivate people to keep going, have a clear mind and to constantly do your best.
It’s tough out there, but we’ll all be okay if we stick together.”

Outliers: Iceland

August 16th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Outliers I: Iceland, a project currently raising funds on Kickstarter, completely blew my mind. This is only the fundraising video, as in the real thing is yet to come. via Pitch Design Union

This October, with the help of the Kickstarter community, a small group of filmmakers, photographers and musicians are setting out on a journey to explore the remote countryside of Iceland and document our experiences with the landscape, residents and traditions we encounter. The end result, a beautifully packaged box set of the film and companion soundtrack, will be released to backers of the project as a physical artifact of the unique and awe-inspiring experience. 

By photographers Tim Navis and Kim Høltermand, film collective Scenic and composer Deru.


Artist Crush: Rebeca Raney

August 12th, 2011 · No Comments

This feel-good dance video was made to promote Rebeca Raney’s project RANEY TOWN at The Union Gallery. Every friday for the duration of the exhibit Rebeca sat at her mountain desk in the middle of the gallery and drew and drew… a 1000 drawings.






See all of them.

Back To Black

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

The Soap Factory’s October Video

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments

The Soap Factory is a gallery and raw space in Minneapolis that hosts a monthly TV show called SFG4.  The October show, below, tours the space midway through the installation of The Austerity Cookbook and interviews the artists about their process.

Soap Factory October 09 from Soap Factory on Vimeo.

Technology, media and the art experience:

Wendy DesChene (4:37) “There’s no quality control on google (images)… I just started thinking about what that was doing to art and how it was playing with our perceptions. All of these things that were originally done by artists then became these things that they couldn’t even imagine. And people were having art experiences that nobody intended through all this digital distortion. And so it kind of comes full circle back here because this is only a temporary painting, this will only be up for the duration of the exhibit, so to see this the way I intended it you have to physically be here.”


Wendy DesChene (10:10) “I know exactly what it’s going to look like usually before I begin. I take a picture of the space and then I use Photoshop to lay it out. I went through probably about 40 different designs before I settled on this one… And so before I even made a mark on the wall I knew exactly what this would look like.”

Peter Owen (17:20) “With my practice, there’s nothing laid out, there’s no overall plan. It’s very intuitive. On one hand it’s really exciting seeing how things develop, on the other hand since there is no plan there is that possibility of failure.”