The 8mm Films of Vivian Maier
In a new video presented by digital culture platform NOWNESS, we are shown a rare glimpse into the work of legendary street photographer Vivian Maier. The fragile, observational clips uncover Vivian Maier’s largely unseen experimentation with film, and paints an intimate portrait of the citizens of New York. Next week, the documentary Finding Vivian Maier premieres at Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Maloof and Charlie Siskel, the documentary sheds light on the discovery of Maier’s hidden archive and slowly unravels her touching story. While waiting for the documentary to hit the cinemas you can watch the video with her 8mm films here.
Kim Cesarion – Brains Out
Earlier this year, Kim Cesarion seduced us all with his taut, yet soulful song Undressed, and this week he finally released his second single Brains Out. Just as his debut single, Brains Out it is a taut, yet soulful fusion of pop and r’n’b, where lower funky verses rise to a slick pop refrain in falsetto. Listen to the song and watch the brand new lyrics video above, and read an interview we did with Kim Cesarion here.
Irish menswear designer Alan Taylor has made himself known for his deconstructed tailoring and innovative cuts. In a new short film presenting his SS14 collection, the subtle juxtapositions within his tailoring have been elevated through surreal settings and still movements. With blurry close-ups on the models painted faces, the film resembles works of artist Francis Bacon, one of Alan Taylor’s main inspirations. Conceptualized and directed by the designer himself, the film was produced in collaboration with Dazed & Confused and Selfridges’ initiative ‘Bright Young Things’. See the video here.
Filled with humorous, sarcastic, and thought-provoking art works, the newly updated website Swedish artist and musician Makode Linde is well worth a visit. Last year, he stirred worldwide controversy when dressing up as a cake depicting a mutilated African woman. On his website, he presents videos and images of the so-called racist cake, as well as a selection of highlights from the extremely extensive media coverage. Even if it’s been almost one and a half years since the actual event took place, the whole debate around cakegate still makes a fascinating read. You can find it here.
Holograms – Meditations
This week Swedish post-punk band Holograms released the visual accompaniment to their latest single Meditations, a suggestive, yet visually stunning story set in sepia tones. According to the director Emmanuella Zachariou, the video is a “Yin Yang story, where the darkness takes over”. Meditations is the first take from their upcoming second album Forever, out on September 18.