(‘Short Messages’ from the cover of www.fashionoffice.org)
Music My Secret Friend Berlin based Chris Corner’s video (released Oct 2009) for the IAMX
song ‘My Secret Friend’ from the
album ‘Kingdom of Welcome Addiction’ (May 2009) shows himself in an evening dress
and his song partner, the Grammy nominated English singer and songwriter
Imogen Heap. She is dressed in a male suit. Imogen Heap has recently
collaborated with Mika on his song 'By The Time' from the album ‘The Boy Who
Knew Too Much’.
Music "There ain't nothing impossible for your
love" ...sings the Australian R+B musician Daniel Merriweather in 'Impossible' from the album
'Love and War'.
Music Difficult Guys by Camille Jones The video (released 2009) 'Difficult Guys' is from the
album ‘Barking Up The Wrong Tree’ (2008) by the Danish
singer/songwriter/producer Camille Jones. “…Difficult Guys has an
irresistible beat and is also a kind of signatur track for the album, if
something like that exists. It is about contact, or rather the lack of
physical contact...” Source: Camille Jones’ MySpace site, where she announces
several performances at private parties in Copenhagen in November myspace.com/camillejonesmusic.
Music Matthew Bellamy’s new Muse-single ‘Undisclosed
Desires’ is inspired by his girlfriend. “…You trick your lovers, That
you're wicked and divine, You may be a sinner, But your innocence is mine…”
sings the alternative rock musician. ‘Undisclosed Desires’ was released as
the second single from the album 'The Resistance' in November 2009. Watch the new video!
Music Computer, music, performance Intermedia artist Joseph Tekippe participates with his
installation ‘Data Sonification 1 (Stock Market)’ which translates the
fluctuations in the global financial market into an ambient soundtrack in the
exhibition ‘Octet: Codes and Contexts in Recent Art’ from 24 November – 23 December at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Curator and BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker explains, “In
our global world where the familiar can seem foreign and the foreign
sometimes overtly familiar, borders have become exceedingly porous between
cultures and communities. 'Octet' presents an amalgam of stylistic concerns
as a way to present the dynamic flow of advancing patterns within the visual
vehicles by artists The Mexican artist
Abraham Cruzvillegas finds value in the discarded objects and transforms them
into elegant compositions. Together with 10 students from the CCA’s Graduate
Program in Fine Arts, Abraham Cruzvillegas creates bicycles and other
functional vehicles from found materials. The aim of the project is to
address issues specific to the Bay Area such as pollution, community,
economics, and politics. The vehicles will be presented with a parade and
race with hot dogs and soda pop in front of the CCA’s San Francisco campus on
21 Nov. The exhibition (until 29 Nov) is part of the program 'The Magnificent
Seven' at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Watch the video 'Autoconstruccion bike tour' with Abraham Cruzvillegas'
'Autoconstruccion Mobile' from 2008, a customized bicycle with steel pipes,
wood, cardboard, cables, car battery, speakers, mirrors, car stereo, video
projector, DVD player, tea flask, bell, and horn.
A fetishist nailed mannequin stands for social and political
criticism The Swiss
born, in Paris living concept artist Thomas Hirschhorn shows his works ‘The
Subjecters’ until 5 January 2010 at La
Casa Encendida in Madrid. ‘The
Subjecter’ stands for the process of how opinion is made in our global world.
This process is not visible but exists. Therefore Hirschhorn uses the
mannequins because they are “democratic, non-hierarchical” for his personal
reflection of truth. Watch the statement by the artist on the video from the Tate
Where do artists come from? Are there some
particular features in a person’s surroundings that make him or her an
artist? When does a person begin being an artist? …questions Lithuanian
performance artist Darius Miksys on occasion of his social interaction with
the title ‘Parents Meeting’ on 21 Nov during the Performa09, the third
visual art performance biennial of New York City. Parents can bring their
tours through the design district in Vienna’s 7tm 7tm means as much as 7th and is the number of the city district
'Neubau' which can be translated as 'New Building' or 'just new built'. Just
new is even the edgy fashion scene in this small quarter of the 7th district.
The fashion booms mainly on and around the Neubaugasse and Kirchengasse where
you can find most of the currently 36 design shops, which have began to
coordinate events and shopping tours in 2008. In the pre-holiday weeks 2009,
they are organising shopping tours guided by professionals like stylists www.7tm.at.