The Creators Project x Beijing

Thursday, September 23, 2010 | |

Check out J.Lam's great B+W photo gallery of the Beijing Creator's Project. This traveling multi-media art extravaganza was brought to the masses by Intel+Vice. A really phenomenal production featuring an innovative group of young creatives! Check the full dedicated Creator's Project site here.

Gil Scott-Heron x Chris Cunningham

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New York Is Killing Me
featuring Chris Cunningham
8:30–11:00 P.M.

Join us for the world premiere of Chris Cunningham's audiovisual remix of Gil Scott-Heron's "New York Is Killing Me," which will be projected across three screens. This unique event will be preceded by a conversation about the making of the video with Cunningham and Barbara London, Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art. Doors and bar open at 8:30; conversation starts promptly at 9:30. Buy tickets here.

Cult filmmaker, musician, photographer, and producer Chris Cunningham is known for his highly acclaimed music videos for artists including Aphex Twin, Björk, Portishead, and many others. Since 2003 his focus has moved to music: he worked as a producer on The Horrors' Mercury Prize–nominated Primary Colours; won a Cannes Golden Lion for his reworking of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" in his 2008 Gucci Flora commercial; and created audiovisual remixes for Gil Scott-Heron and Grace Jones. Recently, he has headlined festivals around the world with his new live show, and is presently working on his first audiovisual album.

Check out this heartbreaking portrait of Scott-Heron from last month's New Yorker.

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson + Aloe Blacc

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | |

Love Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's orchestral arrangements and collaborations with contemporary LA-based artists. Download the track for free here! Thanks Chuck!

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | |

After escaping from an insane asylum where he was locked up for spreading the gospel of the Moral ABC, Dr. Emmanuel Bronner decided that the best way to spread the message of his All One faith was to make the best soap in the world and print the Moral ABC on the label. Thus Dr. Bronner's Magic 18-in-1 Pure Castille Peppermint Soap was born. A 5th generation soap maker, Bronner's vision for uniting spaceship Earth is carried out through the ethics and practices of the company. His grandson now helms the family-owned business using only organic fair-trade ingredients, investing in olive oil from the holy land, and was the first company to use 100% post consumer recycled bottles! Check out the clip from Sarah Lamm's amazing documentary about the man, the mission, and the soap.