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For more than 10 years German artist Bjoern Schulke has been making interactive kinetic sculptures. His works bring together steel, wood, lights, motors, electronic sensors, solar panels and even theremins into machines that move, see and make noise all on their own.
Mouse On Tha Track. Heems. Blue Hawaii. Toro Y Moi. Holy Other. Four Tet. Black Moon. Tame Impala. Black Gum. Antibalas. of Montreal. Panda Bear. ASPE. Earl Sweatshirt. And more…
Wild Yaks. Blanck Mass. Friend Roulette. Toro y Moi. The Leopards. Panda Bear. Pye Corner Audio. Ty Segall and White Fence. Dead Mellotron. Hodgy Beats. Nicolas Jaar and Theatre Roosevelt. And more…
This week on Art Uncovered Italian curator Domenico Quaranta talks about his exhibition Collect the WWWorld: The Artist or Archivist. For Collect the World Domenico has assembled a group of artists who appropriate, re-mix, collect and manipulate the cultural material of the web in an attempt to hold up a mirror up to our always-connected information society. These artists try to figure out what to make of the deluge of data, videos, images, text, social networking, and e-commerce that have reshaped our lives. The question that emerges from this show is whether the flood of information actually leads to knowledge and meaning or confusion, anxiety and identity crisis. The answer I got from the videos, installations, objects and other works in the show was all of the above. Last Sunday I spoke with curator Domenico Quaranta over Skype about Collect the World which is on view through November 4th at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn. Playlist 00:00 Thomas Intro 02:03 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 1 04:20 Totally Stoked (On You) – Y.A.C.H.T. 06:19 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 2 08:35 Slow With Horns Run For Your Life – Dan Deacon 11:14 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 3 13:37 Comfy in Nautica – Panda Bear 16:42 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 4 21:07 The Entertainment – Max Tundra 24:05 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 5 27:51 The Struggle Against Unreality – Matmos 30:33 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 6 34:50 Outro/Luke Vibert  – Thurston Moore 36:23 Finish
Have you heard about the exciting new photo contest BTR is hosting for Discovery Week? All you have to do is take a photo of something you’ve discovered recently (maybe a great new band from the Saturday show?) and send it in for a chance to be on the BTR photo blog! Cool, right? And as always, we’ve got a ton of awesome music for you on the show today, so make sure to stay tuned!
Can you believe it’s October? I CAN! October is definitely the weirdest month of the year. I mean, if God Bless Weirdmerica music had a holiday, it would definitely be Halloween, no? It’s got ghosts, and spirits, and haunting, all things that New Weird America has. So we’re gearing up and we’ve got all of that and more on the show today! And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s Meat and Vegetarian Week on BTR! On today’s episode of Third Eye, we look at the recent report from the Stockholm International Water Institute warning that impending water shortages could force the world’s population to adopt vegetarian diets. Later, a candid conversation with vegan cookbook author, Terry Hope Romano. BTR Managing Editor Margaret Jacobi talks about Romero’s long history in cooking, DIY culture, and not letting her meat-eating friends feel guilt-tripped by her presence.
A few weeks ago I was on vacation and I went into a deli to use the ATM. I swiped my card and then the strangest thing happened. When the ATM did it’s “connecting” thing to verify my information, out of nowhere came a loud ping, chime and crackle. It was a sound I hadn’t heard in years, but one that I instantly recognized. The sound of a dial up modem. I guess this ATM still used a 56k modem to do it’s transactions. It was an odd sound to encounter because I didn’t realize having dial-up was even an option in 2012. This got me thinking about all the other sounds that have gone extinct with the advance of technology. Things like analog television static, a metal hammer striking a bell when a telephone rings. All these sounds that were once such an inescapable part of our sonic environment are just vanishing from the world.
This week i’m joined by photographer Laura Plageman. Earlier this summer she was selected by Jen Bekman gallery here in new york city as the winner of the gallery’s annual Hey Hot Shot competition — a major honor given by the gallery to an emerging photographer.
This show we’ve got the reigning King and Queens of weird, new, and American music with brand new Dirty Projectors. These guys are true genre-innovators, which is really what God Bless Weirdmerica is all about. We’ve also got new Deathface and Deadly Syndrome. And make sure to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.
Tatiana Berg is an abstract painter based in New York City. Her canvases are covered in freeform brushstrokes, drips and sometimes lines and squiggles Tatiana makes with her hands. She works with a pallete of pastel oranges, blues, greens and reds shades inspired by the washed out look of films from the 1970s.
This week on Third Eye Weekly, BTR Staff Writer Mary Kate Polanin sits down with Michelle Legro, one of the foremost authorities on historical hunks as an editor for Lapham’s Quarterly and the creator of My Deguerrotype Boyfriend, a Tumblr account celebrating some of history’s most handsome men. Later, DJ Thompson reports from the campgrounds of this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which took place this past weekend in Manchester, Tenn. There, we ran into festival veteran and mustache competition competitor, Kory Kyle. On today’s episode, Kory talks about his career in growing facial hair as well as his business owning an indie music venue in Clarksville, Tenn.
Hundred Waters. Death Grips. Guantanamo Baywatch. Bilal. Purity Ring. Killer Mike. Lil B. HEALTH. Lemonade. Panda Bear. The Walkmen. And more..
This is the first official Saturday of summer!!  That’s why we’re celebrating on the show with a perfect summer mix.  If you have a barbecue or a drive to the beach, or are just sitting on your roof enjoying the weather, then this is the show for you.  So put on some sunscreen, grab a beer, just sit back and relax, and enjoy the show!
Meg Hitchcock makes intricate large scale text drawings, by cutting out letters from holy books — the bible, the torah, the Koran — and using them to spell out passages of other holy books. The painstaking compositions are made over hundreds of hours by meticulously cutting individual letters from her source material, and then pasting them, one by one, onto paper in a continuous line of type. Meg forgoes spaces and punctuation, so her pieces read like epic run-on sentences and the words from one holy text blend into another, challenging the idea that a single text can be the true word of God.
The voice of In The Den, Matt Lehtola, shares memories about his parents, how he imprisoned his friends to show them new music, and his view of SXSW
Hi Everyone welcome to Art Uncovered. My guest this week is filmmaker Julia Haslett. She is the director of the new documentary An Encounter with Simone Weil. The film tells the story of French Philosopher and activist Simone Weil, who spent her short yet prolific life grappling with a single question: What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Before making this film, Julia had never heard of Simone Weil, but she was familiar with this question. She grew up watching her father struggle with mental illness, and when Julia was 17 he took his own life. The suicide left her acutely sensitive to people in pain. Many years later, Julia read Simone Weil’s famous line, “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” These words lead to Julia’s film and a journey to understand Simone through the people who knew her, scholars who have studied her and the personal experiences that drew her to Simone’s philosophy.

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