Festee Spring 10 is an animation festival starting this Sunday at 2pm! We Make Stuff Good are supporters of this event. Come down and chill in the sun… if we finally get some.
Posted 04-19-2010 by George Ironside in Art stuff, International, berlin
I just went back to my freezing Denmark and visited some of the good ol’ galleries around Copenhagen. This is one of my favorite exhibitions I came across and I sure must say that I have never, ever, EVER seen cooler porcelain than this. It’s by Danish artist Maria Rubinke. Check her mad skills out! Crazy porcelain lady, you got it going on.
Also, if you ever visit Copenhagen, be sure to visit Hans Alf Gallery located in Copenhagen’s “Kødbyen” (translates to Meat Town). I’ve thrown in their website but it’s in Danish… But you’ll be alright, Danish is easy!
Posted by Camilla Bromann in Art stuff, Good Stuff, International
Pattinson you twerp, I want that 103 minutes of my life back.
I know most people reading this would never actually go and see the movie Remember Me. I still like to think though, that I’ve taken a bullet for the team on this one. Robert Pattinson may have the rest of the oestrogen powered population fooled, but this girl is not only unconvinced, but downright pissed off.
Posted 04-18-2010 by Fiona Loughnane in Art stuff, Good Stuff
In the prophetic and oft repeated words of Mattafix; ‘Big city life, my try fi get by, pressure nah ease up no matter how hard me try’. These words haunt my brain with every toot of a car or ‘ding’ of the tram. It can be a constant frustration being a city/ culture/ community and event loving kid who also adores and craves the nature he emerged from. Ah, for those halcyon childhood days; splashing around in the clean waters of New Zealand’s Hutt River, sneaking beers and cigarettes from the folks while checking out the babes on the rocks across the way. The most daring kids bombing off the top rock to impress said babes with the meeker (and unnamed) of us impressing them with our creative dam building skills.
Oh, to be down by the riverside… One with a local fauna consisting of more than swimming rats and Southbank’s corporate elite. Well, so it turns out paradise is just a quick jaunt to Fairfield away…
Posted 04-17-2010 by Ed Servoice in Food n Drink stuff, Good Stuff
The world of cinematic experiences is taking on a whole new direction with Underground Cinemas secret society nostalgia. Typical details such as location and a film’s title are omitted; favoured instead by mysterious clues, exciting lil’ updates and secret locations! Hosts embrace the theatrical side of cinema and don wounderous costumes and provide thematic entertainment, such as live music and dancing experiences…
Posted 04-16-2010 by Omni Demarco in Events, Good Stuff, International, Melbourne
The edgy world of skate life has just entered a new realm with the release of this visual cohesion between conceptual and interpretive artistic expression. Surrounded by installations of stacked up timber and ramps that look more like sculptures, this video is well worth wasting your time on. Brought to you by DVS skate & create, a team of fine skaters and tech savvy video crew.
Posted 04-14-2010 by Omni Demarco in Art stuff, Good Stuff
For centuries artists and architects have used the theory of geometry to aid them in the use of proportion and scale in their creative works. Its application in the man-made world can be seen in hundreds of places including Ancient Egypt, Greece and India as well as in the paintings of Renaissance from artists like Da Vinci and Michelangelo.
Many of the properties of mathematical equations relating to geometry are also present in the natural world. Nature by Numbers is a brilliant short film about the relationship between geometry and nature. With beautifully rendered animation the video brings to life fractals and the fibonacci sequence and visualises their implications in nature. It’s definitely worth a watch, even just for the animation and music.
Posted 04-12-2010 by Robert Hecimovic in Art stuff, Good Stuff
Randy is the creation of puppeteer Heath McIvor, who along with Sammy J has been travelling around the world with their side-splitting show Sammy J in the Forest Of Dreams. The two have recently returned to Melbourne’s stages with Sammy J and Randy in Rickett’s Lane. Although the crew are busy being fabulously hilarious at this year’s Melbourne international Comedy Festival, they sent along the felted, spotlight hugger Randy the to answer some of our questions.
So Randy, dish us the dirt, is Miss Piggy really as big a tart as they say?
Yes. I only met her once at a party with Kevin Clash and that guy from the actors studio, she seemed nice but yeah – total tart.
Randy, you’re a pretty schmoozy guy, how did you befriend a human [Sammy J]?
I resent the use of the word schmoozy, but if you must know I met Sammy on RSVP.com. Skinny man and puppet together at last…
It seems that amongst your crew, Sammy J is a bit of a token human, how is this received amongst your puppet mates?
I don’t really hang out with puppets, they’re mostly wankers. Plus Sammy J is a bit of a token human amongst the human community as well, so there’s little-to-no social variation in whichever circle we happen to co-habitate at any given hour of the day.
You guys seem like a bunch of pissheads, off stage what do you get up to?
Sammy is bordering on tea-totaller, but he still carves up the dance floor like no one I know. I usually busy myself confirming the common misconception that anyone who works in comedy is an alcoholic.
What do you think of the muppets? Are they sell-outs?
The muppets are good eggs. I don’t think they’re sell outs, we’ve all had to make certain creative sacrifices since Jim died.
Was last year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival your first time overseas?
Last year was my second time at the Edinburgh Fringe. I was freighted back in a road-case on a cargo ship. It took about 6 weeks and I hated every fucking second of it. This year I’m going to check myself into oversized luggage and be done with it.
So you went to Edinburgh’s Fringe festival last year, is the Lonely Planet’s ‘Europe on a Shoestring’ a helpful guide for a puppet?*
That book is a shameless cash grab from self important wankers that ruin the otherwise spotless image of the modern day backpacker. So yeah, it worked a treat.
Being a purple puppet, how did you find getting through Customs? Did they assume that you were filled with drugs?
Assume? [rolls eyes].
What’s your earliest childhood memory?
Being thrown into a scenery flat at the age of seven by my father in his travelling sideshow act. My mother would play the bassoon side-stage. I could take a pie in the face like Fatty Arbuckle on his best day. Good times…
Do you get anxiety before you go on stage?
No, I usually just get loaded.
What do you love most about Melbourne?
Tequila bars in the inner northern suburbs and the smell of Abbotsford at 3am on a balmy summers’ evening.
Are you a bit of a ladies man?
I’m always confused by that expression. I enjoy having sex with women if that’s what you mean…
We heard Heath went over to do some puppet workshops with kids in Cambodia, did he take you with him, or did you have to stay at home? How did he go over there?
I was still stuck on the aforementioned cargo ship while Heath was trailing his pinky toe in the Kampot river, sipping a gin and tonic and waffling on about how he’s changing the world one puppet making workshop– for disadvantaged Cambodian children– at a time.
What’s your relationship like with Heath? Do you find him to be a bit controlling?
Heath and I are back on speaking terms now but we rarely hang out when we’re not at work. I think he’s selling life insurance to make ends meet at the moment.
Randy, last year you starred in your debut solo show ‘Postcards from Purgatory”, do you prefer having the spotlight or are you happy to share it with co-star Sammy J?
I really enjoyed doing the solo show but there is something about a pre-show vocal warm up with Sammy J that fills my felty little soul with joy.
You may or may not still be able to catch these guys at the comedy festival. But there’s always YouTube!
Posted 04-10-2010 by Dilja Thorpe in Art stuff, Good Stuff
Let me tell you a little story about what I discovered recently. Supermarkets suck and you don’t ever need to visit one again.
Poor little Gizmo. She was such a beautiful kitty. I remember how she used to sit on my lap, frail, hungry, looking up into my eyes with expectation. Hoping that one day her loving master would give her something, ANYTHING to eat. The day never came. Oh no no no, it did not. Little Gizmo just slowly wasted away into kitty litter scented dust. Just another feline blowing in the wind (wind blowing sound here). I was nothing but a poor student. Living day-to-day on a weekly wage that wouldn’t keep a candle aflame. I was broke. Book smart, but still broke.
Posted 04-08-2010 by Uncle David Jester in Food n Drink stuff, Good Stuff
Participants were asked to record and upload a piece of music in B flat major with simple floating textures and no discernible tempo or groove. The end result is a grid of instruments you can turn on and off in any number of combinations to create a lush-sounding ambient landscape. Go to the website here and have a play with all the YouTube videos for yourself.
Posted 04-06-2010 by Robert Hecimovic in Art stuff, Good Stuff
A TOUCH OF EVIL: Representing artists that represent themselves.
The upcoming show “A touch of Evil” was inspired by sisters, Beata and Anna Niedhart.
Originally from Poland, the siblings have been working independently of each other within the arts and graphic design fields here in Berlin. Beata is the Director of a young fresh graphic design team called Fuk Laboratories, and Anna is known for her hard work as Creative Director at PLATOON. Needless to say, these girls have got talent.
Posted 04-05-2010 by George Ironside in Art stuff, Events, Good Stuff, We Make Stuff Good Gallery, berlin