I worked with Conny Groenewegen on selecting the music for her FW 2013-14 collection that opened Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo, March 2013
VHS video from the closing party of Amnesia in Ibiza - 3rd of October 1989.
Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis – Directed by Martin Borgs
Based on the book “Financial Fiasco” by Johan Norberg this documentary depicts When the world’s financial bubble blew, the solution was to lower interest rates and pump trillions of dollars into the sick banking system. The solution is the problem, that’s why we had a problem in the first place. Featured guests; Peter Schiff, Gerald Celente, Dennis Hannon. ~46 min.
Color by Tom Sachs
Can I Get An Amen?
“Can I Get An Amen? is an audio installation that unfolds a critical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drum beat in the history of recorded music, the Amen Break. It begins with the pop track Amen Brother by 60’s soul band The Winstons, and traces the transformation of their drum solo from its original context as part of a ‘B’ side vinyl single into its use as a key aural ingredient in contemporary cultural expression. The work attempts to bring into scrutiny the techno-utopian notion that ‘information wants to be free’- it questions its effectiveness as a democratizing agent. This as well as other issues are foregrounded through a history of the Amen Break and its peculiar relationship to current copyright law.” Nate Harrison
Kiki and Bubu and The Good Plan
“monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group of basket weaving enthusiasts and theory do-it-yourselfers having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis.
monochrom is the super-affirmation of the globalization trap.
monochrom has existed in this (and every other) form since 1993.
monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism. Among their projects, monochrom has released a leftist retro-gaming project, established a one baud semaphore line through the streets of San Francisco, started an illegal space race through Los Angeles, buried people alive in Vancouver, and cracked the hierarchies of the art system with the Thomann Project. In Austria they ate blood sausages made from their own blood in order to criticize the grotesque neoliberal formation of the world economy. Sometimes they compose melancholic pop songs about dying media and they have hosted the first annual festival concerned with cocktail robotics.
monochrom’s mission, its passion and quasi-ontological vocation, is primarily the collection, grouping, registration and querying (liberation?) of the scar tissue represented by everyday cultural artifacts. This mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment.”
ART THOUGHTZ: Performance Art
Youngman appears in direct-address to the Internet at large in online episodes of a series titled “Art Thoughtz.” Most often, Youngman, takes on the role of art critic or cultural criticwhile speaking to topics concerning art, race, gender, and popular culture.
In his video monologues, Youngman becomes a tutor to an audience of hopeful artists in search of success. By explaining traditional art concepts and relating them to pop culture and real world examples, he is able to expose issues and conflicts within contemporary art society. A scheme is perpetuated, through Youngman and the “Art Thoughtz” videos, of following an often sympathetic character, one who is apparently outside the art world, attempting to understand and permeate a seemingly exclusive cultural society.” via wikipedia
Jan Adriaans Glow, 2010
Premature celebration? - 2012: The first ten years of the Euro banknotes and coins video released by the European Central Bank
The Outcasts (1985)
A BBC documentary about a Norfolk Hell’s Angels gang called The Outcasts. Featuring a number of arcing narratives, the main one of which traces funeral preparations after the tragic and gruesome death of a gang member. With copious amounts of sex, drugs and RnR, the documentary explores gang mentality and hierarchy by showing how various members deal with collective responsibility and personal tribulations. The soundtrack is a combination of heavy metal, prog rock and what sounds like some contributions from the Radiophonic Workshop. On the whole it is a disturbing portrayal with some graphic scenes of mindless littering. JC
UK 81 minutes
London is neither feature film nor documentary but a provocative essay in the form of a journal, recording fictitious journeys through a very real city. Writer, director and photographer Keiller shot the film during 1992, a year which witnessed the re-election of John Major, the continuation of the IRA bombing campaign and the beginning of the ‘fall of the house of Windsor’. The narrator employed by the enigmatic and unseen Robinson, gives many wry insights into the city and its mysteries.
UK 38 minutes
A man and his gay friend Robinson, are recruited as spies. They set out on seven trips around England - to the west and east of London; Oxford and Bristol; the West Midlands; Birmingham and Liverpool; Manchester and Hull; Scarborough and Whitby; and Blackpool and Sellafield.
Alex Yde Break ton Neck, 2011
Dancer: Arthur Cadre