Thursday, 3 June 2010

Recreating the CBGB toilets as art

CBGBs helped to shape the punk and New Wave scenes in New York during the 70s and 80s – with performances from artists including the Ramones, Misfits, Blondie and Talking Heads.

Perhaps just as famous as the bands that performed there however, were stories of the filthiness of their bathrooms.

If you never got to see the CBGBs toilets for yourself before the club closed in 2006, artist Justin Lowe has recreated the club’s bathroom in the Wadsworth Atheneum gallery in Connecticut, all in the name of art.

Justin is known for transforming white-cube interiors into spaces which evoke the urban underground, including a fake meth lab he built in a New York gallery.
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Monday, 31 May 2010

Dulux - transforming India, Brazil, France and UK

This beautiful 2 minute piece of content (with soundtrack by Jonsi) was created by director Adam Berg - who was also the man behind the Philips 'Carousel' fronzen-moment mini-film for their cinema TV.

Every location is real, and the piece was shot across Brazil, France, London and India. The locations remain painted, and there are no actors in the piece - but Dulux managed to get real people to "transform their communities with colour".

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