Depiction of HIV/AIDS in Music Clips

     |    Sunday May 29th, 2011

  Photo: On the set of the music video ‘Gotta Give’ (courtesy of Steps for the Future) Reading an obituary about Gil Scott-Heron’s untimely death at age 62 on Friday, May 27, greatly saddened me. Scott-Heron’s witty and incisive social commentary had been a great source of inspiration, call to action and solace for almost 

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Street Art in Motion

     |    Monday March 21st, 2011

Street art is no two dimensional matter. Even if the works have been sprayed, drawn, scribbled, painted, taped or glued onto a flat surface, they are conceived as part of three dimensional urban space. Maybe that explains the proliferation of short films in which street art is not just documented but in which the moving 

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Screenplay – Talks and Performances About VJing and Live Cinema

     |    Saturday March 5th, 2011

Screenplay is a series of VJ and live cinema performances by international audiovisual artists taking place in Berlin’s Hungarian Cultural Center on April 9. Talks about the past, present and future of live cinema and vjing round off the program. The event is organised by Visual Berlin. in addition to sponsors, the project is also 

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L’Oeuf Raide – Electro from Lyon Made in Berlin-Neukölln

     |    Tuesday February 8th, 2011

The influx of international musicians to Berlin is reaching new heights. It currently rivals the David Bowie/Iggy Pop sojourn in 70s Schöneberg. Or the 80s, when half of the Melbourne postpunk scene (Nick Cave, Jim “Foetus” Thirlwell et al.) hung and strung out in the Wall City, or when Martin Gore of synthpoppers Depeche Mode 

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Tapehead: From Clip to Blip

     |    Monday January 24th, 2011

Douglas Rushkoff cited in his seminal 1994 book Media Virus that in comparison, the average length of shots in Hollywood narrative films had become markedly shorter in the wake of the music clip and its popularization through MTV. Some saw this as proof of the aforementioned phenomenon. A faster editing frequency doesn’t necessarily equal a 

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