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This is Slow Motion Jones, Hans Purrmann, or some combination thereof–a litter feller who spent his first few months ON THE STREETS of San Francisco. Me and Willa are happy to give him a roof. Jones is super afraid of any noise whatsoever, but he’s warming up to us. I can completely understand the compulsion to put your cat on the Internet.
old guys breaking stuff + beastie boys
I’m doing ok. This is gonna be a big week, dear readers.
The new Ratatat Video: “Drugs” is an ugly, fake, and very jarring and interesting exploration of stock photography and commercialism. It brings out the ugliness of prolonged fake eye contact and poor production values, and just happens to be paired with a song. Watch the video below and check out some of the director’s other work even farther down…
The Director, Carl Burgess on the video:
“I have always been fascinated by stock imagery and stock footage collections, Hours and hours of footage which for the most part created with no pre defined use in mind, sitting in storage waiting to be picked up and dropped into a budget documentary.
Searching for ‘Stressed Businessman’ or ‘Old Man Smiling’ on Getty Images throws up 100s of great results. There is a surreal quality to these staged clips, and more often than not a really strange dark humor about them.
Unconvincing acting, forced emotions, cheap lighting are just some of the things that make these clips unique, and these are the qualities I wanted to embrace.”
At Rotterdam Central Station (NL) a “digital” clock was shown for 24 hours from 27 November to 28 November, which was meticulously kept by a total of 36 workers. Each minute was carefully adjusted.
The clock, circa 4 meters tall en 12 meters wide, stood on the location where in some years the new station will arise. The clock was part of a scaffolding construction, which made the whole 7 meters tall, 7 meters depth and 14 meters wide.
The performance was recorded on film and will be shown in Rotterdam throughout the city. The film will be precisely on time, which makes it a real clock for the people to check the time.
Standard Time is an artwork by Mark Formanek
Produced by Mothership. Commissioned by Bureau Binnenstad (City of Rotterdam). With thanks to Rotterdam Festivals and Rotterdam Centraal (NS, Prorail and Randstadrail)