On July 25, 2015, renowned filmmaker, Steve McQueen, and rapper, Kanye West, premiered the 9 minute long music video for "All Day/ I Feel Like That." Sadly, the exhibit was only up for 4 days. Luckily, I was able to catch the last two runs of the video yesterday, on a quick trip to LACMA! I've never seen so many teens and younger adults inside the museum - most people usually just hang around the infamous "Urban Light" installation. As hip-hop and Kanye lovers united, it was actually pretty cool to see how music can bring people together, even in art form. There were also a couple older adults who seemed like they stumbled upon the exhibit, but they stayed and watched the video in amazement and confusion anyway.
"Shot by artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, the video for Kanye West's songs "All Day/ I I Feel Like That" plays upon the relationship between the camera and the subject. As in a meeting between the bull and the matador, it remains unclear who chases whom within the arena. The roles of pursuer and pursued are at times inverted. Shot in a single 9 minute take with natural lighting and minimal context, McQueen accentuates the immediacy and intensity of the performer up close. Every movement of West is seen; every breath felt. It becomes apparent how the song itself fuels West's performance, from the bravado in "All Day," to the vulnerability of "I Feel Like That."
You could watch the video from either side of the room, and speakers were placed at every corner. You could feel the room shaking because of the intensity of the bass, and how high the volume was set. For a simple music video, I really enjoyed the pop up exhibit. I think I mostly enjoyed it because of how many people showed up for it's last screening, compared to how empty that room usually is. Too bad it was only up for such a short time, it was definitely worth visiting!
If you missed the first set of workshops, then have no fear! Brooklyn based textiles artist and designer, Dana Haim is back!
Learn how to make fun, unique and colorful pom-poms and explore the different methods for stranding and hanging your evenings creations into garlands, mobiles, or wall-hangings.
As featured in Vogue.com, Sight Unseen, Otherwild, Stone Fox Bride, and more. You will learn various techniques she uses in her work, like setting up templates, marbling, speckling, color-blocking, and shape trimming.
Enjoy complimentary drinks, have fun, get loose, and meet creative new people while making awesome stuff!
Thursday July 30th
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Class Fee $75 All Materials Included Click Here to Register Space15Twenty 1520 N.Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles 90028
John Foster is a design object artist based in Minneapolis, MN. He works with various materials such as quartz, acrylics, glass, gold, and glitter. He’s a wizard at creating substrates which are cut into multidimensional tiles that are then polished, and welded together to create dreamy objects. Our favorite is his hand-crafted interstellar-sparkle table (recently commissioned by producer and DJ; ZEDD). John describes his art as experimental. “The objects I make bring the viewer into the moment, with visceral gasps and heart skipping opulence. The colors are rich, the sunlit moments are priceless.” he say's. John draws inspiration for his art from his love of music, and constantly seeking patterns. “Sounds are some of the most beautiful shapes you can't see, but feel.” he say’s. Currently, John is working on accessory design in addition to his objects. A preview is live on his site. Below are some of our faves.
Anthony Brugneaux is one of my oldest and best friends, and french fashion designer who just recently graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. His graduation collection was inspired by 2001, A Space Odyssey by Kubrick and Farm a photography book by Jackie Nickerson. He explains that his collection is a dialogue, reserved to each one of us, to what we like to call "elegance" and thus bringing us back to our wardrobe fundamentals.
Have you heard The Internet's new album, Ego Death? With high anticipation from their fans, it's been nearly two years since the band's sophomore release of Feel Good. With Syd tha Kid's sensuous singing, you are carried into a world of relaxation. The album is composed and carefree - perfect for those long, summer night drives. Check out their most recent music video for "Dontcha," featured on their album, Feel Good, below:
Some of the artists featured include: Janelle Monae, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada, Tyler the Creator, and more. Pop Matters says, "The album slowly unfolds over a number of listens and each time you are likely to notice a new wrinkles - a guitar riff here, and bongo beat there - all of which give the album its unique identity." If you love laid-back music, this album is for you! Take a listen below:
SANKUANZ is a chinese menswear label, with this FW15 collection he's showing that he can do womenswear just as well. With a quirkiness in its expression, Sankuanz opposes to upright values in mainstream ideologies, through subculture standards against elitism.
Free shows, Hard Summer, FYF, and now Fool's Gold Day Off? Festival season is coming up fast for Los Angeles! Fool's Gold just recently announced the line ups for their annual multi-city fest, and it's one you don't want to miss!
Day Off originally started five years ago as a party in a Soho parking lot. It's a place where people come together to listen to good music and have a good time! A-Trak, one of the original Fool's Gold founders says, "We've met people hanging out at DAY OFF that we ended up signing to the label - this is where the whole vision of Fool's Gold comes together."
Travi$ Scott crowd surfing at Day Off LA '14.
I went to last year's fest, and with artists such as Travi$ Scott, Danny Brown, and Vic Mensa performing it was one big party. Some of the headliners for the LA show include: Action Bronson, A-Trak, Travi$ Scott, Post Malone, and Towkio - check out the full line up below!
Not from LA? No problem! Day Off is a multi-city festival, and they'll be in Atlanta, New York, Miami, and Austin as well. Each line up varies per city, but you can see tour dates and full line ups below:
It's no secret that we here at Space15Twenty love music! So we're more than excited to explore the new Strumly app. Strumly allows you to find and listen to local bands in your area. You can either search by band names or discover new bands by typing in your city. You're just one heart click away from being a new fan.