Australia crooner Chet Faker took the world by storm in 2011 with his cover of ‘No Diggity’. After releasing a few EPs, he surprised us once again with a fantastic album ‘Built On Glass’ that came out in April this year. His soulful voice, combined with electronic and downtempo music, finally came out of the bedroom studio and this record proves that Faker is eager to explore new frontiers. Third single ‘Gold’ comes with a mesmerizing video starring a desolate road at night and three rollerblading hotties. Discover it after the break.
Projecting digitally made graphics onto buildings or rooms isn’t new, but what if your canvas is a living and moving human face? Omote (led by Nobumichi Asai, which brings together digital designers, CGI experts, and make-up artists) has done just that by combining real-time face tracking and projection mapping that turns a model’s face into something far more mesmerizing – even while moving. Technical details are scarce, but Asai is no stranger to projection mapping, having worked with Subaru and other companies in the past to put CGI onto cars, docks, buildings and more. Discover their debut video after the break.
This fall, the Victoria & Albert Museum will exhibit the definitive retrospective of the work by master photographer Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) – one of the leading photographers of the previous century. In his illustrious career that spanned 60 years, the German-born photographer worked predominantly in New York and Paris while creatively traversing the worlds of photography, art, fashion, design, theater and high society.
Will Cooke (b. 1989) is a Sydney based artist who uses abstraction and humour to understand memory and the way in which it develops nostalgia. He finished a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) at Sydney College of the Arts in 2011.
Cooke explores his own personal mythologies and memories, and through minimal abstraction attempts to make these internal thoughts and experiences, external. He makes paintings as a form of self inflicted visual therapy, transforming his personal experiences into a physical object, each geometric form representing a different memory.
The results are illusion based abstract paintings that deal with nostalgia, remembrance and intimacy.
On October 3rd, Berlin label Antime will release Unifono’s EP ‘Reframing’. The extended play will contain five songs, produced in the last two years. The sound ventures between downbeat, trip hop and club music. The first single is entitled ‘Flight of Fancy’ and comes with a video shot by Matthias Pfeiffer. 90% of the images were filmed during a train ride between Valencia and Barcelona and the editing is brilliant, specifically the parts in which the flickering of sun light mirrors the beat.
Watch the video for Unifono’s “Flight of Fancy” after the break.