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Friday, August 20, 2010
In retrospect, such a project seems inevitable: much of Faile’s recent work, from customized Buddhist prayer wheels to an American flag reworked with Pueblo-inspired linework, relies on re-imagining sacred objects on an increasingly grand scale. This year’s Deluxx Fluxx, a functional arcade bedecked in Faile’s trademark commercial iconography and vibrant palette, was a foray into immersive spectacle. Nevertheless, building a church from the ground up in an Iberian country is a symbolically freighted choice, and one that ups the ante considerably. Not only is sacred architecture deployed here as an artistic medium, it is forced to intermingle with the exotic and profane: Brooklyn-style window bars, new prayer wheels, and sculptural relief depicting Faile’s own idiosyncratic archive.
One might object that Faile’s use of religious objects devalues them by making them simply one more signifier in a visual system, divorced from their power and specificity. But the logic of Temple is neither the trivialization of pastiche nor the critical distancing of appropriation. Faile’s process is more aptly described as 3-D sampling, in which seemingly disparate pieces are brought together and reconstituted as something wholly other, but still animated by the energy, the spirit, of the original. In this case of course, the source material is 15th c. Florentine sculptor Luca Della Robia, not George Clinton. The result is a new site of public communion that recognizes religion as the social artifact that it is, but reminds us again of an underlying desire for unity that is often occluded by our urban edifices, be they cathedrals or skyscrapers.
In any case, it was from the shores of Portugal that Christendom first made its way across the oceans, from Goa to Benin and Bahia. Along the way, it syncretized fluidly with local traditions, resurfacing as Candomble and Santeria. Temple extends this tradition of dynamism and reinvention by returning Faile’s vertically-integrated vision of the church to the metropole, rooting its new permutations in the Portuguese cityscape. Like all ruins, Temple reminds us of the fragility of our most timeless institutions even as it lays the groundwork for its own sort of Renaissance.
Check out the Faile Temple HERE
Thursday, August 19, 2010
See more work by Angela Fraleigh HERE
The posters, by Olly Moss, offer a minimalist take on nine films that will be will shown for free in cities relevant to the on-screen action. The mobile movie festival starts Friday with a showing of Jackie Brown in Southern California (with director Quentin Tarantino rumored to attend). RoboCop will screen at Detroit's Russell Industrial Complex on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 8:30 p.m.
Moss also created the tribble-infested Star Trek posters for the Alamo Drafthouse's Mondo collectibles boutique. Those posters sold out in minutes flat when they went on sale last month.
Check out Olly Moss portfolio HERE
Magenta Flash Forward competition in 2006 and PDN 30 in 2007.
See more work done by Wolf HERE
See more work by Caroline HERE
Szenfeld’s client list includes Hello Kitty, Swarovski Crystal, Tommy Hilfiger and Stella McCartney. She points out that her material of choice is stiff cardboard because it provides so many options for creating structure. Check out more from Bea Szenfeld’s Sur la Plage collection in the gallery.
See more work by Bea HERE
Among all of the weird characters you can encounter on popular random video chat service Chatroulette, pretty girls are a breath of fresh air, right? Well, it depends: for users who’ve stumbled upon the viral video campaign from Lionsgate, promoting their latest horror movie The Last Exorcism, what started as a pleasant chat ended very… unexpectedly.
We won’t spoil it for you — check out the video below (be advised, it contains strong words and unpleasant imagery) to see the best reactions of Chatroulette users.
Interestingly, this is not the first viral video campaign for the movie; a couple of weeks ago a website called Church of Saint Marks appeared with “information” on exorcism. What the site actually featured was one of the main characters from the movie, Reverend Cotton Marcus.
See The Last Exorcist Trailer HERE