Wreck What Came Before You

I will always be attracted to wierdos, outsiders and outliers. As a cinephile, my heroes are subversive artists that challenged academia, the industry and the aesthetics of their time. One of my favorite filmmakers is John Waters. The comedian,film director, screenwriter, author, visual artist and actor created his own scene, his own look. His filmography is a testament to his bad taste, his childhood influence … Continue reading Wreck What Came Before You

Vanessa Beecroft:Avvoltoio Di Cultura

Lots of feelings about this article in New York Magazine. I’m rather objective when it comes to art. From a mastery perspective , she’s following an almost instinctual desire to explore race. It’s a reflection of her open mind cultivated by her unorthodox childhood. Once an artist’s work leaves the studio, there is an inherent accountability. You have to relate it to the context of … Continue reading Vanessa Beecroft:Avvoltoio Di Cultura

The Video Art of Jillian Mayer

‘comedic satirical sci-fi pop-musical,’” perhaps the only compound-genre name apt to label a film based largely on transhumanist theory….a hobnob between the New Aesthetic movement and an inimitable hyperreal gusto, pilfering imagery from the Internet and the IRL world… datamoshing cultural memes and readying them for a full cognitive digestive cycle, often born from an angst that feels suburban in nature.“ – Miami Rail “EraseyPage.com” … Continue reading The Video Art of Jillian Mayer

A Return to Vinyl Only Dance Sets

I just always had more fun DJ-ing with vinyl records than with digital files. Nothing beats the physical connection of a real record, not even a Traktor Scratch system. Not to mention there’s also a plus towards the physical limitations of performing with vinyl records. The limits of your record bags means you have a much better overview of the collection you’re going to be … Continue reading A Return to Vinyl Only Dance Sets

Cindy Sherman at The Broad- Los Angeles

Sherman is an antidote to the selfie generation. With just a few exceptions, Sherman appears — sometimes several times — in all of her photographs. But she’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time. In a 1999 interview, Sherman explained that photographing herself sprang from utilitarianism, not narcissism: “I use myself the way I would use a mannequin. not autobiographical. They’re not fantasies of mine. … Continue reading Cindy Sherman at The Broad- Los Angeles

Cracking Open the Beat: Kayne West and The Life of Pablo

Following the album’s initial Tidal release, West declared his intentions to continue altering the music, declaring it a “living breathing changing creative expression.” In March 2016, over a month after the album’s release, West updated the album’s Tidal track list with a reworked version of “Wolves”, which included previously removed guest vocals from Vic Mensa and Sia, and separated the ending portion sung by Frank … Continue reading Cracking Open the Beat: Kayne West and The Life of Pablo

Key West Film Festival

The Key West Film Festival underway and will continue until November 25, 2015. Tropicult took the trip last year. Key West has always had Hollywood insiders coming and going and the film festival is no exception. In the past, Key West has welcomed countless individuals to the festival from Marisa Tomei to John Waters and their constant support of the festival has been fantastic. There … Continue reading Key West Film Festival