Archive for August, 2009

Shamanism - Other Worlds - Ayahuasca Documentary

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Posted: August 24th, 2009
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Muzak Video Sundays 8/23

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Juice- Key To The City

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Prime Circle- Out of This Place

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Band of Horses- Is There A Ghost?

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The Beatles- She Loves You

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Front 242 - Rhythm Of Time (Quadrilha Caspuda)

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MC Solaar - Nouveau Western

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Posted: August 23rd, 2009
at 12:47pm by Koookiecrumbles

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A Dozen : The Glue Society

This week MNP got a chance to talk with Jonathan Kneebone of the Glue Society. We talk about their particular brand of "creative collective" - which is a group of writers, directors and designers. Enjoy the interview.



How was the Glue Society formed?

The Glue Society was started in 1998 in Sydney. Gary Freedman and myself wanted to create a set-up which was essentially creative through and through. Where we could make ideas happen. And make a living doing what we love doing. We knew that once we had created some work, then that would attract future customers. Fortunately for us the first projects we undertook were very diverse. A rebranding exercise for Channel V - a local music TV channel. A logo design for Hong Kong Tourism. Which combined with an art book we had made for News Limited in a previous existence to create a very broad output. And the work has always been what has brought in the next project.

How many people/what type of artisans are involved with the collective?

We have a total of nine writers, designers, film directors and artists in the studios here in Sydney and New York.

Where do the members reside?

The majority of us work from Sydney. With Gary Freedman heading up New York. We do move around as the work requires. And have spent a fair amount of time working in New Zealand, Thailand, Europe and the States.

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What aspects of your organization do you feel are unique?

The approach to work is still very different. We are unusual in that we bring together idea and execution into the same creative space. And that approach has allows us to work in an extremely versatile way. Our art projects co-exist with commercial projects. And each of us has a hand in both.

How do you separate the various specialties of the Glue Society?

We work with each other in different pairings or groups - depending on the project at hand. We don’t have specialities as such. But as each person has their own creative ambitions - and desires to achieve new things - the dynamic of the group and what it produces does evolve and change. Currently, we are working on a television project which is bringing together all of the team in some capacity, for example.

What is most important to you do you think in preserving a collective’s life (or half-life)?

The important thing is to allow everyone to be involved in evolving the creative output. And of course to have a shared creative ambition.


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How does your website engage the public while offering a base to the collective?

We felt that our website should be a simple gallery of our work. It has our ‘mark’ if you like. And it does invite conversation. Soon, we will be allowing people to buy some of our work.

What has been your most difficult project?

Inherently, I think we make all our projects challenging - so that we evolve. In any given period, every one of us will be doing something we haven’t done before. Recently, for example, we buried a 25 tonne digger in 300 tonnes of sand in a park in Denmark. It is not something anyone has done before. But therein lies the attraction.

How do you find inspiration?

Not knowing the answer more often than not provides the inspiration.


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Where do you see the Glue Society in the next ten years?

We hope to be doing things we would never have thought we were capable of. And to allow everyone involved a chance to have the ability to live where they want to live and do more of what they want to do. That was the mission from day one.



:: all images courtesy of Jonathan Kneebone of the Glue Society ::

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Posted: August 21st, 2009
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I Met the Walrus

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In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short.

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Posted: August 20th, 2009
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Posted: August 19th, 2009
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Photographer of the Week: Inge Morath




Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. After studying languages in Berlin, she became a translator, then a journalist and the Austrian editor for Heute, an Information Service Branch publication based in Munich. All her life Morath would remain a prolific diarist and letter-writer, retaining a dual gift for words and pictures that made her unusual among her colleagues.

A friend of photographer Ernst Haas, she wrote articles to accompany his photographs and was invited by Robert Capa and Haas to Paris to join the newly founded Magnum agency as an editor. She began photographing in London in 1951, and assisted Henri Cartier-Bresson as a researcher in 1953-54. After her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller in 1962, Morath settled in New York and Connecticut.

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Posted: August 19th, 2009
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Posted: August 18th, 2009
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An Islamic History of Europe - Documentary

To watch the full documentary you may have to download the Veoh Web Player

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Posted: August 17th, 2009
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A Dozen: Patrick Mimran

Thanks to Patrick Mimran for taking part in this interview. You can view more of his work here. Quite and to the point for this one.


What is your mission as an artist?

I have no mission , I am not a missionary , I am not here to convert or to convince anyone, I just try to express myself the best I can that’s enough for me.

What mediums do you prefer to work with?

Depends the mood and what I want to express , I always try to choose what I think is the most suitable media for what i wish to create.

Where did you gain the most experience?

I have no idea it is not for me to judge.


Normally, how do you conceive a new idea?

It comes by itself as a flash, the most often the morning when I wake up.

Would you define your work as being popular art or ‘niche’ art?

I do not know but if I had the choice I would prefer popularity to elitism for the simple reason that I believe recognition is more genuine and for sure more spontaneous and sincere when it comes from the masses versus the elite.


Which works have proven to be the most challenging for you?

Every work of art is very challenging, but it is for sure more challenging and difficult to paint a canvas or compose a symphony than conceiving a new billboard or a monochromatic canvas.

What are trying to accomplish with your Billboard art?

The idea behind the billboards was mainly to say what I think about art and the art world, expressing loudly what many other people think without daring to say it.

Have you had any problems with the law/police in displaying your pieces?

No never, none of my billboards are insulting anyone, they are just expressing a point of view.


What scales do you feel most comfortable working with?

Medium ones.

Who would you like to see your art?


Are you open to collaboration?

Sometimes depends with who, I collaborated with many other artists especially in music.

What do you want to work on in the future?

At the moment I work on oil paintings and music.

::images courtesy of Patrick Mimran::

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Posted: August 14th, 2009
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