By Milton De La Cruz, August 26th, 2010
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WBP Discovery & Distribution Winner – One Hundred Mornings

One Hundred Mornings, written and directed by Conor Horgan, is the winner of the WorkBook Project Discovery and Distribution Award. The WBP Discovery and Distribution Award gives a filmmaker an amazing prize consisting of a week long theatrical run in LA with social media, street team and PR support. On top of that, the filmmaker gets to keep the box office and we help to pull together the independent community in an effort to drive awareness around the film. One Hundred Mornings places the audience in a grim future where creature comforts such as electricity, hot water, and supermarkets have ceased to exist. In a wake of a world crisis, two couples head up in a lakeside cabin while the events of the outside world blow over. In a time where the word “recession” is blazoned across thousands of headlines, and the term “Third World America” seems more like a grim reality rather than the subject of a fictional work, One Hundred Mornings resounds with its take on a future where there is very few resources to be had or shared by the human race. Relying heavily on storytelling and character development rather than special effects or ornate love stories, One Hundred Mornings is one behemoth of a film. It’s dystopians roots show with the interpersonal relations in the story and the way they erode as the film goes on. Though eerie, One Hundred Mornings has a definite base on the very real possibility that this might be where the world is in a few decades or years. Be sure to check this film out if you’re in LA. The theatrical release will kick off Sept 16th at the Downtown Independent Theater. Event info here.

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Noveller

Noveller is the solo project of Sarah Lipstate. Her music is soothing, but it is charged with a dramatic quality that rises from the electric distortions and peeps. The tracks are understated, but the intricate layering of audio creates drama within her musical pieces. It is amazing to hear electric guitar distortions being turned into organic sounds and musical aspects of nature. Currently, Noveller and unFact are touring (TOUR INFO) the United States of America and Canada, and will be coming to Brooklyn in September. Her latest album, Desert Fires, is available on CD via Lipstate’s own Saffron Recordings. On top of Sarah being an incredible musician and a RADAR favorite, she is also an incredible avant-garde filmmaker, with two short films that have screened at SXSW.

Listen to Noveller’s music: http://www.myspace.com/noveller
Watch Noveller’s films: http://sarahlipstate.com/wordpress/index.php/films/

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Fashion Geek – Diana Eng

Fashion Geek written by Diana Eng shines a light on the point where style and technology converge. If Diana Eng is a recognizable name, that is because her collection was featured in our RADAR episode Fairytale Fashion (RADAR – Ep 31). Others might remember her for her Project Runway fame a few years ago where she gained recognition for being a “nerdy” fashion designer. She did not win her season, but the show put her on the map as a fashion designer that chooses to infuse whimsical fashion with cutting edge technology. Her book is a direct reflection of her combined love of LED lights and bright fabrics, but instead of simply showcasing her fashion aesthetic she uses the book to show how to add technological flares to common scarfs, hoodies, and other girlie articles of clothing. The guides are simple because of the step by step directions accompanied by full color photos to see how the project is supposed to turn out. Diana Eng places emphasis on the need for girls to learn math, science, and electronics, and she does a great job infusing the art of designing with the practicalities of technology.

Take a look inside the book or buy it here

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NYCResistor Craft Night

The good people at Dr. Sketchy’s are throwing one of those new fangled flash mobs! Guess what! You’re invited! For those of you out of the loop Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is a premier underground art movement fueled by alternative stage performers and alcohol. Dr. Sketchy’s was started by Molly Crabapple in 2005, and has been a force to reckon with ever since, spreading from humble beginnings in Brooklyn to a true international sensation. As for the upcoming event, to get to go to the flash mob event you have to RSVP on Facebook (link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144927295538627&ref=mf), and wait for Molly herself (twitter: http://twitter.com/mollycrabapple ) to tweet the address the day of! Off the cuff and spontaneous, but totally in vein of the types of events hosted by Dr. Sketchy’s. This event specifically will feature Kiki Valentine in infamous mermaid suit. This is sure to be one heck of a time down by the water. Be sure to RSVP!

August 28th: 6pm – 8pm
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@alliebrosh

At first glance Hyperbole and a Half looks like the brainchild of a elementary school kid with a penchant for Microsoft Paint. But after reading the latest post, always accompanied by one of Allie Brosh’s hilariously disfigured drawings, the blog’s tone becomes more than apparent. Allie Brosh is a devastatingly honest and silly blogger with ability to put into words and drawings the most awkward experiences and take the severity out of them. In her FAQs she admits that she draws cruddy drawings because they are funny, and she is totally right. Her distorted figures have the voice of the common man, who has to suffer with insecurities dancing and a severe fear of horror movies. It’s hard not to smirk when scrolling down this genuinely sincere blog.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/

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By Janine Saunders, August 25th, 2010

Ryan Watkins-Hughes, founder of the FCKD Mag project, is a deconstructionist through and through. In this latest project, Ryan is making a social commentary on advertisements by purchasing the flashiest, advert filled magazines and altering the covers as well as the ads inside of the magazine. By adding his artwork to the already printed magazine Ryan is replacing the “junk food for the brain” with his own work. Once he hacks the magazines he then “shopdrops” them back on the shelf, to be picked up by an unsuspecting consumer.

Relevant sites:

shopdropping.net/

Credits:

CREATED by Lance Weiler & Alex Johnson
DIRECTOR Alex Johnson
DP Jeremy Saulnier
EDITOR Jawad Metni
SERIES PRODUCER Josh Cramer
SEGMENT PRODUCER Janine Saunders
TITLE SEQUENCE Jordan Gray
POST PRODUCTION House of Trim
ADDITIONAL MUSIC by:
Small Black “Despicable Dogs” Washed Out RMX
Tall Firs “Hairdo”
MossyRock “I Want to Eat Your Eyes Out”

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By Tim Farrell, August 20th, 2010
PERFORMING ARTIST, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHER, and MORE

Nate Hill

Since 2002 Nate Hill has been an uncatagorizable force in the art world, covering everything from photography to performance art, all the way to helping you forget your last love. His first work, New Animals, seemed a fitting way to introduce himself into the artistic community of New York City. As a young man, Nate have lived in various places across America, beginning in California, then pushing east to Nebraska, then Tennessee, south to Florida, and then settling in New York City in 2001. New Animals is an amazing expression of both death and creation, from a young man brought into this world by two doctors, who has lived in so many different environments, it is only natural for him to be boiling over with a medical fascination. Add a note of a disjointed desire to create, with a splash of medicinal sterility and New Animals was born. A renound work, New Animal #31 was a combination of falcon talons, cardinal wings, opossum ears and snout, an armadillo ear and the heart of a squirrel From there, he explored a few different routes with taxidermy.

After that, there was the A.D.A.M. project, comprised of 13 diffferent animal species, put together to form a life size human replica. A.D.A.M. stands for A Dead Animal Man.

Since then, Nate’s focus moved to a more performance driven form, first with the Candy Crack Delivery Service, where he would sell bags of colored, crystallized sugar rocks, dressed in a dolphin mascot head and tuxedo, after receiving a phone call or text message from a potential “customer”. Then there was the Death Bear. A personal favorite to the RADAR team, the Death Bear consisted of Nate again arriving at a private residence after receiving a text or phone call, asking him to remove items belonging to a lost relationship, where they would be brought to his “cave” never to be seen again, aiding them in their detachment from those physical objects..

Lately, He has moved onto a few photographic exploits, most notably Untitled Nudes, where he asks female models he has found on craigslist to write his initials somewhere on their bodies, photograph them, only to mount those body parts on wireframes. This continues his theme of exploring body parts, in a selective, and disjointed fashion. Nate Hill’s work can be seen at NateHillisNuts.com.

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By TJ Kosinski, August 19th, 2010
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Jay Shells – “Clean Up After Your Dog”

If we asked what some of you hate most about walking around in the city, chances are stepping in dog excrement would be at the top of most lists. There’s nothing worse than the sight and smell of ruined shoes, especially when they’re new or you’re far away from home. Thankfully, Jay Shells, of Subway Etiquette fame (RADAR 25 – Subway Etiquette), knows your pain. That’s why he’s put up this handy “Clean Up After Your Dog!” poster. While it’s not as clever as his MTA service-change silkscreens, the latest installation is well worth a look (especially for anyone who thinks they can get away with such a devious crime).

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Small Black

written by: Alex Holmes


At a time when chill-wave is drifting out of every window in Brooklyn, it can be difficult to set your sound apart. Small Black is one of the bands that has managed to do just that. Their newest album, New Chain, on Jagjaguwar Records is due to hit Oct 26th. We came across Small Black a little while ago and knew we had to get their music into one of our episodes (you can look forward to that later in Season 3). Small Black, though, have been getting into a lot more than just the episode. In fact, we were happy to see that on May 25th Small Black played a show with another of our favorite RADAR contributors, reverb-y duo Javelin (featured in Ep 27, Auto-Tune the News). We recently got to see Small Black’s most recent music video, Bad Lover, and it’s a beautiful, carefully composed video (directed by friend Nick Bentgen), well worth your attention. Check out Bad Lover on Small Black’s website, and then set aside September 17th in your calendar, because the boys of Small Black are coming back to Brooklyn. In the dingy rock and roll hideaway that is Monster Island Basement, Small Black take to the stage with DOM, Total Slacker, and Oberhofer at 8PM. We’ll see you there.

Listen to Small Black’s newest single “Photojournalist” via Pitchfork

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Interview with Dan Goldman

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of Dan Goldman, featuring him in a RADAR episode (RADAR Ep22 – Red Light Properties) and on the blog. Good news for everyone else who digs Goldman’s and his unique art stylings: The Daily Crosshatch has released an interview with the author/writer that picks his brain and dives into his creativity and influences. A must read, for sure. Also, next Red Light Properties chapter out August 24th with only 2 more chapters – last chapter on Sept 7th! It’s been a fun ride.

Interview Part 1
Interview Part 2

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NYCResistor Craft Night

Prepare to clear your nighttime schedule every Thursday because NYC Resistor’s Craft Night is kicking off August 26th. The event is like a creative open mic night for any kind of artist – a night of collaboration where anyone can bring their current art project to work on it in a space of others. According to NYC Resistor, people have worked on knitting, mending, clothing reconstruction, web design, and even robots, so what is and isn’t a craft is totally up to you. If you’re a fan of Makerbot (RADAR Ep19) or Diana Eng’s Fairytale Fashion (RADAR Ep31) – this is where you’ll find them hanging out!

Every Thursday Night – 6pm
NYCResistor Labs
87 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217
Event Info
note: if door is locked please call so we can let you in: 917-402-9737

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@exitartnyc

While we love featuring the accounts of people we’ve showcased on RADAR before, sometimes it’s just best to post a Twitter feed that delivers the goods: links to some awesome sites. So, in the spirit of cool, we recommend you check out ExitArtNYC, the Twitter of the contemporary art non-profit.

http://twitter.com/exitartnyc

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By Janine Saunders, August 18th, 2010

Diana Eng is at the cutting edge of two prominent fields that rarely intersect. Fusing Technology and Fashion in her series Fairy Tale Fashion, she is not only able to combine two worlds that she enjoys, but is also able to show a younger demographic that math, science, and engineering can be applied to fashion in a fun and creative way. We follow Diana through her process, starting at engineering collective NYC Resistor as she designs custom housings for her electronics, builds prototypes for sound and motion based LED lights which she threads into dresses, coats, and necklaces as she joins technology and fashion in a unique way.

Relevant sites:

fairytalefashion.org

Credits:

CREATED by Lance Weiler & Alex Johnson
DIRECTOR Alex Johnson
DP Charlie Beyer
EDITOR Jawad Metni
SERIES PRODUCER Josh Cramer
SEGMENT PRODUCER Janine Saunders
TITLE SEQUENCE Jordan Gray
POST PRODUCTION House of Trim
ADDITIONAL MUSIC by:
I Am Robot and Proud “401 Circuit”
Clark Able “Hot Jack Remix’”

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