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Le Loup "Forgive Me"

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Directed by Matthew Lessner, this vid features an abundance of beards, bunnies, and mysticism.

The young, talented filmmaker Matthew Lessner has a taste for the unusual, which shines through in all of his work. His weird and wonderful piece for "Forgive Me," off Family, the latest release from Le Loup, finds robed mystics cavorting in the sand dunes of Oregon with bunnies and lizards. It's not normal, and very awesome....read more

The Moondoggies "Empress of the North"

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Animation by Seattle artist Drew Christie.

The Moondoggies didn't have to look far to find someone suitable to make a video for their latest single, "Empress of the North." Fellow Seattleite Drew Christie's masterfully-crafted, old-timey animation suits the Moondoggies' rootsy Americana sound perfectly. For more Christie, check out his blog Democracy for the Cartoons. The Moondoggies new record, Tidelands, is out......read more

Gem Club, "Breakers"

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Beautiful, blurred-out video directed by BriAnna Olson

The just-released lead single off Gem Club's upcoming Breakers LP (out September 27th on Hardly Art) is a gentle and muffled affair, something akin to dreams of heavy fog and ocean mist. Now, director BriAnna Olson has delivered a properly dreamlike video to accompany the song. It couldn't be more well-suited to its soundtrack. Shot in Iceland (bit of a trend......read more

RETHINK - Contemporary Art and Climate Change

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Art exhibition in Copenhagen explores the interesection of art, culture and global warming.

I recently met Beth Terry, the author of a great blog on plastic pollution called Fake Plastic Fish (the definitive resource on our culture’s obsession with plastics) at a very sobering event – the return from an expedition to Midway Island with photographer Chris Jordan, who traveled there with a film crew to document the “plastic graveyard.” Midway is literally “midway” from......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

Ars Natura: Lea Turto

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Finnish artist's felted trees unlock the mystical past of her homeland.

The Finns are a thoroughly modern people. They are world-famous for their uber-modern design aesthetic and are wont to include any historical references of any sort in their architecture or design. And while the country revels in its modern history, it is next to impossible to find any information on the ancient roots of the Finnish people. In contrast to Norway and Sweden, Finland is not......read more

MAKE TV: Kinetic Wave Sculptures

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Reuben Margolin’s kinetic art.

Reuben Margolin is a visionary Bay Area artist who creates totally singular kinetic wave sculptures from a variety of found materials. Graceful and mesmerizing, Margolin’s work is inspired by natural reference points like water droplets, wind gusts, and ocean eddies. Here, MAKE: television takes a look at the artist and his process. ...read more

NYC Garbage Cube

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Artist Justin Gignac would like to thank you for littering.

The key to a successful business is good margins, the difference between what you buy stuff for and what you sell it for. So when what you're selling costs you nothing to buy, and it retails for $50 or $100, you're in good shape. Such is the case with Justin Gignac's New York City Garbage project, in which the artist/entrepreneur gathers trash found on the streets of Manhattan,......read more

Ars Natura: Fragile Blue Globe

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The story of the COP15 logo.

The sketchy, ephemeral blue globe which served as the official logo for the COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen has in interesting story. The UN in conjunction with the Danish Ministry of Culture launched a design competition in the early part of the year to create an identity for what would become the most important climate summit in history. The judges received hundreds of entries and selected a......read more

Katie Paterson's Melting Glacier Records

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Scottish artist's ephemeral environmental art delivers profound message about climate change

Struth's photos are up at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York until June 19. ...read more

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