It’s a serious blurring of genres and mediums this time ’round. Much of it is an act of refusal and revolt and shear disgust. You’ll be seeing more of that, in lots of places. Anyway, here’s the cool crap that caught my eye this past week. You might like it too.
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Adam Curtis “explores that illuminati pop stars conspiracy”. The filmmaker’s new dance project MKUltra — a collaboration with Rosie Kay — imagines Britney Spears and Beyoncé under the influence of the CIA. Vice.
Sean Tejaratchi is taking LiarTownUSA off of tumblr in response to their recently announced absurd content policy changes. (You will see a similar announcement in this parish soon enough.) Sean will be taking his détournement elsewhere, and he also has a new mega-Craphound book on the way. Wow Cool has been a supporter of Sean’s work for at least a couple decades now and we will follow wherever his fine razor on reality and media leads.
Go read: We Are Drowning in a Devolved World: An Open Letter from Devo’s Gerald V. Casale
Modern Drummer Magazine talks to Hugo Burnham about Gang of Four’s second album Solid Gold. For what it’s worth, I always liked Solid Gold a little more than Entertainment. If you could see the condition the sleeve is in, you would understand that immediately.
Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll gives a studio tour to FACT Magazine.
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san is chillingly exactly what working in a bookstore that specializes in comics is like.
Hans Richter’s 1947 DADA romp Dreams That Money Can Buy. Also contributing to the production were Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Alexander Calder and Paul Bowles.
All of the Above with bonus Blockchain Content
— Marc Arsenault (@gritboy) December 8, 2018
Massive Attack have released volume two of their iOS app Fantom. This new edition is a re-imagining of their 20-years-on classic album Mezzanine. Fantom Mezzanine interacts with your iPhone’s various sensors and the camera and touch screen to make personal remixes of all the tracks from Man Next Door to Inertia Creeps or whatever your favorite is. Make your own version of the House M.D. theme song if you want. Then share it wherever you like. When you do, the remix’s original Mezzanistic elements are tracked using blockchain technology as a sort of proof of practice for the potential of the tech in future applications for musicians and other digital rights holders. More on Massive Attack’s collaboration with blockchain firm Blokur in this article on Music:)Ally.