Caroline Nordstrand · 20/11/2014 ·
It has been bootlegged among fans for ages, but now the only real documentary ever produced about The Doors has been released in a restored version. Titled Feast of Friends, the documentary was commissioned by the band itself who started shooting while on the road in 1968. The original 16mm film is an unscripted view into the life of the band (as Morrision so arrogantly puts it “the film is making itself), and features everything from ordinary hanging around to recordings and an epic performance of The End, with Morrison improvising part of his monologue based on a grasshopper he spots on the ground. If you haven’t already seen it, I guess now is the time.
Caroline Nordstrand · 19/11/2014 ·
Amy Sillman: A Moveable Feast – Part XIV at Campoli Presti, Paris.
Ronald Jones: 1987-1992 at Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria. Ends November 23.
Dan Graham: Design For Showing Rock Videos at Greene Naftali, New York.
Zak Prekopb at Shane Campbell, Chicago.
After collaborating with Daft Punk on Random Access Memories, electronic music legend Giorgio Moroder is back, releasing his first solo album in over 30 years. Announced yesterday, the album is set to drop in spring 2015 on Sony/RCA and features collaborators such as Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX, and more. Alongside the album announcement comes a new video for the track “74 is the New 24,” premiering exclusively on The Creators Project.
Following TV 2 News usually doesn’t do me much good. However, this one made me look: The world’s most dangerous road, Atlanterhavsvejen in Norway.
Situated between Molde and Kristiansund, Atlanterhavsvejen stretches over 8,3 kilometers on Norways West coast. Comprised of 8 bridges, it cuts through a stunning seaside landscape which attracts many visitors. However, when nature roars, it can be deadly and so far one person has lost his life.
Watch this excerpt from French (Turner Prize-winning) artist Laure Prouvost‘s short film How to Make Money Religiously. I saw it during CPH:DOX, but since it is over now, I honestly don’t know where you can watch it. It should be possible, even though I don’t want to encourage any disrespectful behavior.
I really enjoyed it! (It is an art project, but even if you don’t get the images, at least sentences like “take of your clothes” pronounced with a French accent always works.)
Courtesy: the artist & MOTINTERNATIONAL London and Brussels. Copyright: Laure Provost.
My Convictions is the latest album from Jacob Bellens. A solid follow-up to the debut album Daisy Age by the Danish multi music talent who is the frontman of the hypnotic rock band I Got You on Tape and one half of the duo Murder. When solo, he is just Jacob Bellens, convincing to the point that his melodic pop songs doesn’t need more than a simple guitar.
It is music that is at home when it is played live, as it was last week when Jacob Bellens gave a Vice x WiMP Live Session at Grapehouse Studios. Listen here.
Here is the last in my series of picks from this year’s CPH:DOX program – from whistleblowing to new Danish arts films. (Speaking of art films, I just came back from the cinema where I watched Everything that Rises Must Converge + Siren + Cutaways – an interesting/entertaining/perverted combo, check them out).
One of the greatest and most far-reaching political scandals of our times told from the inside. ‘Citizenfour’ was whistleblower Edward Snowden’s cover name when he first contacted Laura Poitras and told her that he had access to knowledge that would change the world. And that she had to tell the story.
BY: Laura Poitras (114 min)
Jacob Appelbaum is an independent computer security researcher and investigative journalist. He is a core member of the TOR project, a free software network designed to provide online anonymity and he writes for various publications about surveillance, censorship, anonymity and privacy issues. Meet Appelbaum for a talk about when, and by whom, we are being watched – and how we can try to avoid it.
The terrorist attacks on September 11 2001 could have been avoided, claims the former NSA security officer and whistleblower William Binney, who in 2002 left the NSA after more than 30 years of service. Here – in conversation with Laura Poitras – he will tell the story about the NSA and the world after September 11.
The group calls itself ‘Mind Control Victims’, and is working diligently not to be tracked by the state and the CIA. They are convinced that their thoughts can be read and that they are used as guinea pigs by the military. Initially, it seems they might be a bit paranoid, but in the context of internal military videos from the Pentagon, ‘Reality Check’ asks subtle questions as to whether reality is catching up with conspiracy theories?
BY: Niels-Christian Bolbrinker (83 min)
Two scientists have their own theory on how they can use modern technology to achieve immortality and actually live forever. The rumour has it, they are quite convincing.
BY: Jason Sussberg, David Alvarado, 79
This year, William S. Burroughs would have turned 100, and this was celebrated with a restoration of the ultimate film about the man who thought that language was a virus from outer space, and who – despite his success as a writer – did everything he could to undermine it. This film was shot over the course of five years from 1978 to 1983, with Burroughs’s enthusiastic consent and participation all the way. Just re-released after nearly 20 years.
BY: Howard Brookner (90 min)
The ruins of a post-industrial society rise up along the misty English coasts like relics from a possible future, which has long gone down in history without ever having realised its utopian potential. This monumentally ambitious 35mm film work is a piece of documentary science fiction, where the grandiose architecture plays the lead role. From the rusty, man-made structures in Kent to the abandoned Methodist church Albert Hall in Manchester.
BY: Rosa Barba (40 min)
Like in a mixture of hardcore anthropological field study, a black metal ritual and an apocalyptic Gothic vision, this film examines the repressed history of a region that is forgotten by the world – and about how the perception of mental illness and other social taboos is an integrated part of the surrounding culture, which it is always seen in negative contrast to.
BY: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd (77 min)
From the gallery to the cinema – hallucination and hypnosis to historical reflections. A chance to experience six new works by Danish artists like Superflex and Alexander Tillegreen in the black box of the cinema as trance-inducing trip.