April 07th, 2011

Be Your Own Souvenir

Be Your Own Souvenir! from blablabLAB on Vimeo.

This is a brilliant idea. An ingenious coming together or art & tech. I want to be involved in more of this type of work. Hmmm….

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August 17th, 2010

MoMa app

New iPhone app puts 32,000 works of art in your pocket

Intuitive user experience and rich art interactivity bought to the masses free courtesy of one of the world’s standard-bearing art institutions. Launched last week this new app is (for want of a better word) phat! View the collection, send images as postcards, read artists bios, see what events are coming up, select a tune from your itunes to listen to at the same time.

Download it from iTunes

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August 02nd, 2010

i-pad painting

The i-pad is such a beautiful machine, so glorious to touch and hold. It’s going to be interesting to see how the art world embraces i-pad as a platform to create and share ideas. This brilliant YouTube clip is a small glimpse of what’s to come.

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April 28th, 2010

Michael Nyman’s Cine Opera – digital analogue

Wow, doesn’t time fly…a few weeks back now I went to the AMAZING Vinyl Factory (below the much-loved record store on Poland Street, it’s a labyrinth!) to celebrate Nyman’s launch of a new art and vinyl edition of his Cine Opera album. 

Nyman is one of our greatest living composers and is arguably best known for his Oscar-winning score for The Piano. The beautifully shot film makes for quite uncomfortable viewing but yes, the music is incredible.

Anyway, back to event. The point is that Nyman has taken his 1989 Cine Opera and re-imagined it for the 21st century. Firmly positioning himself at the same time as filmmaker, photographer and artist, as well as composer. Neat huh? 

I like the digital analogue approach, i.e. the album has been modernised, Nyman’s reinventing himself but the format is intentionally old school and handcrafted.  After all this is the FIRST time the album has been pressed on vinyl and the run has been limited to an exclusive 500. Nyman’s also showing a specially commissioned film at Tate Modern.
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