Missy Elliott, Lose Control.
The Sound of Young America: The History of Motown
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes Smokey Robinson, John Legend, Berry Gordy and others to the White House to lead a youth workshop on the legacy and history of Motown.
Min Oh, Monkey’s Butt Is Red.
Live Video from Cairo’s Tahrir Square
Wojciech Kosma, Blowjob.
Laurie Anderson, Oh Superman.
I’m a super supreme!.wmv
death’s dynamic shroud.wmv
Benoit Mandelbrot, Fractals and the Art of Roughness.
At TED2010, Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed in 1984 — the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.
2010 Sobey Art Award finalists and their works. Exhibition on view until January 4, 2011 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
ART THOUGHTZ: Bruce Nauman
IZ HARD KEEPING SHIT FRESH WHEN EVERYTHINGS BEEN DONE BEFORE YOU EVA HAD A CHANCE TO DO IT AND FAIL AT IT. LET HENNY HELP YOU PURSUE YOUR ART WITHOUT TREADING THE GROUND THAT THAT CRACKA BRUCE NAUMAN ALREADY TREAD. LET’S GET IT!
ART THOUGHTZ: Curators
WHATUP WWW! LET THE BOY HENROCK HIP YOU TO THE PROPER DIALECTICS YA’LL WILL NEED WHEN DEALING WITH CURATORS, THOSE SPECIAL FOLK WHO HOLD THE MAGIC KEY TO THE HALLOWED CONFINES OF THE WHITE CUBE! LET’S GET IT!
Dan Graham, Rock My Religion (excerpt) (1982-84)
Rock My Religion is a provocative thesis on the relation between religion and rock music in contemporary culture. Graham formulates a history that begins with the Shakers, an early religious community who practiced self-denial and ecstatic trance dances. With the “reeling and rocking” of religious revivals as his point of departure, Graham analyzes the emergence of rock music as religion with the teenage consumer in the isolated suburban milieu of the 1950s, locating rock’s sexual and ideological context in post-World War II America. The music and philosophies of Patti Smith, who made explicit the trope that rock is religion, are his focus. This complex collage of text, film footage and performance forms a compelling theoretical essay on the ideological codes and historical contexts that inform the cultural phenomenon of rock ‘n roll music.
Original Music: Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth. Sound: Ian Murray, Wharton Tiers. Narrators: Johanna Cypis, Dan Graham. Editors: Matt Danowski, Derek Graham, Ian Murray, Tony Oursler. Produced by Dan Graham and the Moderna Museet. [EAI]