Saturday, 29 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
While Herb freely admits he “doesn’t understand” much of what he collects, the two nevertheless exhibit a palpable, fiercely instinctual connection to art. Their three pre-requisites: It must be affordable, it must be transportable via subway or taxi, and it must fit into the modest apartment they share with turtles, fish and a cat.
For more info on the Vogel's...
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Audrey 3000 feat. Mr. Hopkinson's Computer - Baby I Got Your Money
Basically Mr_Hopkinson's Computer is a computer that belongs to Mr Hopkinson that really likes to sing cover versions of popular hits. Genius.
Well. Mr Hopkinson has recently mashed up a Beardy Man performance, check this...
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
KUILDOOSH (pronounced Coo-el-doosh) and WET (s)SHAME KNIGHTS (WSK or WSSK) are both part and parcel of the same creative package from the South West England.
The 3 artists behind the duel crew identity are
KUILDOOSH are so far ahead of the game that most regular street art heads don’t even get it.
The RWC crew are in love with WSK/KUILDOOSH. Rosto and Dred had the pleasure of meeting Mudwig at Mr Jagos opening at Stolenspace earlier this year. They had a little chat about coming to Guernsey and so a plan was hatched. WATCH THIS SPACE.
The beauty in WSK/KUILDOOSH is the mix of styles that the three artists bring to the table. This clash of styles has led to the emergence of an unpredictable and experimental style that takes its inspiration from a wide field of references: Nazi iconography, Dadaism, pop culture, Futurism, Victorian dress, graphic design, isometric drawings and a bizarre use of Middle English. Unlike most graffiti crews WSK/KUILDOOSH seem to be as well known not only for their paintings but also their approach/ethos.
Sodden earth of home countys now swealtering 'neath the Rhinosceruses horn. Pummeled by powder, these Gods knew of great times still echoing in the lost lands and simple peoples. Or so it seemed when we set sail... Now all was transmotifying, bursting blossoms of infinite stillness, poaring as the sphere of all we knew slipped into the dusty night - Kuildoosh
In the coming weeks, Guy Mckinley and Showchicken will be gracing Guernsey's shores to use their painting and decorating skills in the Centre Fold Gallery. ShowMckinley as they are now known are two of the UK’s hottest illustration talents. No joke. Check these links…
Rosto and Foxy Paw from RWC first met ShowMckinley at the Street Sketchbook launch in London late last year. Both were absolute legends.
Partly Beast, Party Fowl - illustrations, drawings and paintings by Guy Mckinley and Showchicken opens on Friday 12th December at 6:30pm. FREE BOOZE.
If you want to take a trip over to Guernsey you can get cheap flights here...
If you make the effort to come over email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll make it a trip you won't forget.
All artworks will be for sale at reduced prices compared to the UK, due to the fact that our gallery doesn't take any commission, so start saving your pennies now and grab an absolute bargain. You can view some of Guy McKinley's prints here...
If you want any let us know and we can pre-order them for collecting from the exhibition.
THIS EVENT HAS KINDLY BEEN SPONSORED BY:
ABT - ASHTON BARNES TEE
Centre Fold Gallery
Trinity Square Centre
St Peter Port
Exhibition opening times
Mon - Fri: 5:30pm - Late (unless we are in the pub)
Sat: 10:30am - 6:30pm
everyone is welcome and entry is free
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Palindrome - Dir. Philippe Barcinski / Brazil / 2001
In a single day a man loses everything, and we watch it all backwards. Time's arrow bent back the wrong way. This is compulsive viewing.
Love In A Backward World - Dir. Chris Vincze
Friday, 14 November 2008
...And so do our friends at XEROX art zine, which is available from the Centre Fold Gallery in Trinity Square, St Peter Port, Guernsey. If you just happen to live somewhere else, you can visit XEROX art zine here...
go check for words and stuff.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Youtube not only helps pass the time at work, it's actually useful for something. No joke. Back in 2004 Youtube didn't even exist (I know!) and spodcasting wasn't even a word, video compression was still so glitchy and pixelated that everybody looked like Max headroom and myspace was just a little fledgling.
Well, times have changed since the last presidential campaign. The internet was a key player in the Kerry-Bush election but not on the monumental scale that it is today. Social networks became a massive vehicle for political message delivery and consumer generated content, often outperformed traditional media.
Max Headroom (circa 1985)
The younger less technophobic population could access thousands of videos that made McCain and to an even greater extent, Sarah Palin, look like complete chumps (although it could be argued that they did this themselves). Obama, who strangely enough is not related to Bin Laden, intuitively used this new digital environment to its fullest. He quickly gathered nearly 1million “friends” on MySpace and went viral on Internet video with his message and persona. He had an immediate presence on YouTube with his own channel not to mention the young fanatics generating their own content of McCain and Palin mockumentaries. Amazing.
So what better way to sit back and watch his amazing acceptance speech then via the info-web.