Unearthed esoterica from video art and industrial music pioneer Genesis P-Orridge ahead of a new documentary on his longstanding project, Psychic TV.
Director Jacqueline Castel is working on A Message from the Temple, the first feature-length documentary about Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth (TOPY), a fellowship started by experimental music and video art group Psychic TV, known for their innovative use of video and involvement in ritual ceremony—seen here in Moonchild, a film directed by frontman and industrial music pioneer Genesis P-Orridge. Here, Los Angeles-based Castel talks about the project:
“Moonchild is a long lost gem in the canon of esoteric cinema. The title references a 1923 novel by Aleister Crowley, and Genesis originally stated of the film, ‘Moonchild is a spell, to create a new person or a new stage in people, through compassion and through thought, and it’s a construct, just like a spell is.'” […]
Eco conscious Berlin fashion designer, Wilfried Pletzinger, shows us how to put value back into the clothes we no longer love by up-cycling. So often … Read more
September 11th, 2016 marks the fifteen-year anniversary of of the largest terrorist attack ever to take place on American soil. Annual memorials and ceremonies will … Read more
The controversial artist flips the bird (repeatedly) for a new exhibition
Copenhagen-based director Martin Garde Abildgaard talks about documenting conceptual artist Ai Weiwei’s first major exhibition in Greece at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens:
I have always been fascinated by the work of Ai Weiwei. He is extremely brave and never afraid of putting everything on the line, even though it can be risky for him. His art is never a gimmick but always has a deep, and often very political, message.
Ai Weiwei has a unique way of looking at the world, and the condition it’s in, and through his art he gets everyone absorbing his messages.
An unreleased music video for Ludovico Einaudi’s track “ABC” from his 2015 album “Elements”. Produced in October 2015 over 6 weeks, the video references the … Read more
”One can always write ones biography in the terms of the failures which have saved you.” Meet South African artist William Kentridge in this extensive … Read more
“My vote is for incoherence.” Louisiana Channel brought together two young artists, who have taken the art world by storm. Experience Alex Da Corte and … Read more
Performance and visual artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji here shares her intense experience with the four-hour performance ‘Beauty’, where she and a group of other women have … Read more
In a forest in Northern Italy, a man known simply as Bruno has spent nearly a lifetime building an amusement park by hand.
Bruno, who has no formal engineering or construction training, designed rides inspired by the movement of nature. Today, patrons can enjoy more than 40 manually-powered rides, all for free.
Something special happens when you turn off of Interstate 10 at Van Horn, Texas, on your way to Marfa. The sky opens up, cars become few and far between, you climb to almost 5,000 feet above sea level, and time slows down. The scale of the ruggedly beautiful land is vast and isolating. It instills a transcendent feeling of possibility, potential, and independence—a feeling that has inspired filmmakers, artists, and cowboys for centuries.
Marfa is a one-stoplight West Texas town where you’ll find ranch hands and saloons alongside experimental artists and modern art galleries. Artists come here for the space and the pure, clean light, joining the ranchers and cowboys who work the mystical land, as well as Marfa’s Hispanic community, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of the population and includes many families that have called this small town home for generations.
Artist Donald Judd, drawn to the empty desert and in search of change, moved to Marfa in the early ’70s and began acquiring buildings, eventually including the town’s abandoned army base. On the site of that army base, he created the Chinati Foundation; there, he installed 15 untitled works in concrete and 100 untitled works in mill aluminum and invited other artists to permanently display their work as well. After Judd’s death, in 1994, the Judd Foundation was formed, opening his home and studio spaces to the public.
“No other object changes life as dramatically as a car.” Interview with the acclaimed Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, who has created an automobile that seems … Read more
A cult figure in Britain, journalist and documentary filmmaker Jonathan Meades has never run with the pack. He specializes in a provocative kind of revisionism—underlying … Read more
How does a young designer interact with a masterpiece of a building? Danish artist Anders Ruhwald takes us on a tour of his comic twisted … Read more
Like most artists living in London, Leonardo Suozzo doesn’t has the luxury of having his aesthetic itch scratched working his day job. Instead he turns … Read more
Deco Farkas a.k.a Treco began painting in the streets of São Paulo six years ago. He has lived in the city all his life but … Read more
Decrete is an authoritative order having a force, which is how 20Eight Design Company treats each one of their many creations. With main ingredient as … Read more
In this video recorded at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Yoko Ono’s legendary performance ‘Sky Piece to Jesus Christ’ is followed by the artist … Read more
The strange and sordid tale of Eadweard Muybridge, the man who accidentally invented motion pictures. The film is told from the point of view of … Read more
Interview with American artist Rosy Keyser about her painting ‘Monterey’ (2007), inspired by Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival … Read more