Story about Love and Hate ( Do the right thing , Spike Lee 1989)

I LOVE this movie and I LOVE you, Spike Lee :)

London Futures: business, industry and climate change

A new exhibition at The Museum of London features 14 photo-montages that images how could be affected by climate change.

London Futures: business, industry and climate change

Fri 1 Oct, 6.30-8.30pmBruce Halai-Carter founder of The Green Desk and Charlie Kronick, Senior Climate Advisor for Greenpeace UK discuss how businesses can help combat climate change, hosted by BBC Radio 4's Quentin Cooper.

28 Days Later (2002), 18 

Sun 3 Oct, 2-3.55pm

Set in an England ravaged by the onset of a deadly virus Danny Boyle's 2002 film is famous for its eerie shots of deserted London landmarks. 28 Days Later centres on the experience of motorcycle courier Jim, played by Cillian Murphy, who wakes from a coma to discover the population have been infected by a virus that turns humans into blood thirsty predators.

Bonnie and Clyde director Arthur Penn dies

Arthur Penn, director of  such film classics as Bonnie and Clyde and  Little Big    Man, died last  night, a day after his 88th birthday.
Evan Bell, a friend and  business manager of Penn's for 25 years, said in  New    York today that  Penn had been ill for about a year.
A memorial service would be  held before the end of the year. Penn's  older    brother was  photographer Irving Penn, who died in October 2009.
After first  making his name on Broadway as director of the Tony  Award-winning     plays The Miracle Worker and All the Way Home, Penn rose as a film   director    in the 1960s, his work inspired by the decade's political  and social upheaval.

New 2010 ROA in London, Brick Lane – Giant Crane, 12 Metres High

Some new ROA street art on Brick Lane, London. It’s 12 metres high and is meant to be the largest piece of street in London, or the UK (I forget which…).
It’s a crane and it’s big, I’m sure of that.
ROA street art London, Brick Lane 2010

STROKE.03 Street Artfair in Berlin – 7th to 10th October 2010

The third STROKE Art-fair is taking place in Berlin from the 7th to 10th October 2010and it’ll be a cracker. There are a bunch of events like live-paintings by internationally established artists (Roa, Faith47, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Chor Boogie and many more) and special exhibitions.

STROKE.02 inofficial recap from INTOXICATED DEMONS GALLERY on Vimeo.

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Stroke.03 artfair - berlin 2010

Find out more about the event on the Stroke website.
stoke.03 berlin artfair


Casi todo el mundo ha oído hablar alguna vez de Banksy, el famoso grafitero que hace unos años pintó el muro de separación entre Israel y Palestina. Sus sorprendentes e irónicas obras se han podido ver en numerosas ciudades de todo el mundo y hasta se ha divertido colgando cuadros suyos en grandes museos como el Tate Britain, el MOMA o el Brooklyn Museum. Pero sus ratas (una de sus figuras características) son más célebres que él. Y es que el artista ha conseguido mantener el anonimato y (casi) nadie sabe quién es exactamente. Razón de más para ver qué podía dar de sí un documental suyo.

Y, de nuevo, Banksy consigue sorprendernos. Y es que, como explica muy bien el artista escondido bajo una capucha, Exit through the Gift Shop no es un documental sobre él sino sobre un perfecto desconocido llamado Thierry Guetta. ¿Nada que ver con el arte urbano? Bueno, en realidad la película se transforma en un metarelato en el que el presunto documental que debe filmar Guetta es la excusa perfecta para presentar el nacimiento y las grandes figuras del arte del grafiti en Europa y Estados Unidos. Una mise-en-abime lúdica que evoluciona poco a poco hacia una divertida reflexión sobre el mundo del arte contemporáneo y sus derivas mediáticas. Y es que, pese a su poca experiencia y a las reticencias de sus amigos artistas, Guetta decide convertirse también en un grafitero reconocido organizando una mega retrospectiva de sus trabajos recientes. Una idea surrealista que Banksy filma y que le sirve para criticar el funcionamiento de las instituciones y los principales actores del arte contemporáneo.
Un documental fresco e instructivo, lleno de situaciones cómicas y de buenas ideas, que parece ser un nuevo juego de Banksy. Y es que la figura de Guetta (o Mr. Brainwash, su nombre artístico) parece encajar demasiado bien para no ser una nueva invención mediática del artista. ¿Y si todo eso fuese una enésima broma de Banksy? Puede ser pero eso no quita que nos lo pasemos bien mirando este documental.
Aprovechando la salida de la película, Avalon ofrece una “Urban Experience” en la que, entre otras muchas cosas, encontramos una convocatoria artística y creativa de street art y una exposición online diaria (una especie de cuenta atrás) en la que se puede descubrir el trabajo de un artista del panorama urbano cada día “50 días para un homenaje al Street Art”.

Estreno el 8 de octubre.

Fuente: Revista Neo2

Happy :)


Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

Prince Charles Cinema (London)

The Prince Charles Cinema (PCC) is a repertory cinema located in Leicester Place, 40 metres north of Leicester Square in the West End of London. It shows a rotating program of cult, arthouse, and classic films alongside recent Hollywood releases - typically more than ten different films a week on two screens (285 seats downstairs and 104 seats upstairs). It also hosts the sing-a-long version of The Sound of Music, which has been shown on a regular basis for over five years, as well as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Joseph. The cinema has achieved a cult status amongst fans, sticking out as the only independent cinema in the West End.
   Built in 1961 and opened in 1962, the building was erected for Alfred  Esdaile Esq and designed by Carl Fisher and Associates Architects. The building originally functioned as a theatre with a distinctive 'satellite dish' curve to the floor of the stalls. The venue later operated as a porn cinema whose screenings included the UK's longest run of Emmanuelle, as well as Caligula.

The cinema was used as the setting for a number of stunts in the cult British sketch show, Trigger Happy TV. Filming was facilitated by the cinema having a balcony from which aerial shots could be taken, and the apparent willingness of the management to subject their patrons to some hilarious (and ultimately harmless) pranks. Various sketches involved the show's presenter, Dom Joly, along with extras from the show, annoying cinema-goers by dressing up as severely obese people trying to squeeze past whilst spilling popcorn from massively oversized buckets, sitting in front of them with enormous fake wigs, and dressing up as Beefeaters taking up whole rows of seats. Other more bizarre incidents involved the use of animal costumes. In one scene two rabbits were seen simulating sexual intercourse, and in another Joly dressed up as a snake and slithered around on the floor, as a supposed addition to a screening advising people to be vigilant about pick-pockets.

During the UK launch of Kill Bill 2, Uma Thurman recorded a special video introduction for a double bill of both movies being held at the cinema. In it she welcomed the audience to "Quentin's favourite UK cinema." Tarantino has said, "The Prince Charles Cinema is everything an independent movie theatre should be. For lovers of quality films, this is Mecca." and "The day Kill Bill plays the Prince Charles is the day Kill Bill truly comes home." He further described it as London's "Queen's Jewel" of grindhouse saying "I was so honoured when Reservoir Dogs hit so big there that they started playing it at midnight and all the lads would show up in the black suits with little squirt guns".

In April 2007, the cinema opened an official Kevin Smith toilet cubicle, after the cult director held a Q&A at the cinema, he is quoted as saying "I don't know, Quentin Tarantino has never turned up here and they name the bar after him, it's my second visit and they haven't even named a toilet after me!" The next day they screwed a framed picture of him to the first cubicle in the gents and he officially opened the toilet.

As a commitment to promoting environmental causes, the PCC screened the documentary An Inconvenient Truth every week of 2007. Often the screenings have Q&As with special guests; previous speakers have included Tony Juniper (head of Friends Of The Earth), David Miliband (UK's Environment Secretary) and Sir Ming Campbell (Leader of the Liberal Democrats). The cinema and surrounding area was featured in the music video to "Golden Gaze" by Ian Brown.

The PCC is rumoured to have a ghost that haunts the upper levels of the cinema. Several sightings have been made by staff, and it has even reportedly tidied up mess and adjusted the volume on films.[citation needed] The upper level of the cinema falls within the former site of the 17th-century Leicester House, which was later converted into the Holophusikon - a museum of curiosities, including many artefacts from Captain James Cook's voyages.



En la década de 1970, unas piernas enfundadas en unos zapatos de tacón gris desplazándose sobre una pared de chapa bajo un cielo de chimeneas fabriles, se convertían en una leyenda difícil de olvidar. Estas piernas sin cuerpo que caminaban con zapatos de Charles Jourdan por diversos entornos fueron el resultado de la suma de las influencias artísticas de un fotógrafo, Guy Bourdin, y las estrategias de alto impacto visual intuidas por un diseñador de calzado. A base de resoluciones como estas y de un imaginario basado en la mezcla de tensión sexual, inocencia y misterio narrativo, Guy Bourdin abrió una brecha en el universo de la fotografía de moda, un hueco que venía a instalarse en aquello que se esperaba descubrir al hojear una revista y que le permitió utilizar este tipo de lenguaje como un medio desde el que lanzar una serie de narraciones cargadas de guiños artísticos. Un tipo de avalancha de alto impacto organizada alrededor de cientos de imágenes donde la pulsión sexual dialoga con el lujo, el misterio, la violencia y la fantasía. No es de extrañar que entre sus hitos de influencias aparezca en primer término Balthus, el pintor de la inquietud. Utilizando luz y color Bourdin se las ingenió para jugar con la tensión dramática, descubriendo toda una serie de misterios a plena luz del día. Labios rojos, tacones, cuero y guiños sadomasoquistas, junto con las imágenes en blanco y negro de Helmut Newton, poblaron durante años las páginas de Vogue. Una colaboración iniciada en 1956 y finalizada en 1987. Un espacio abierto al misterio de la provocación y la seducción cuyo impacto resulta difícil de escenificar al día de hoy, por más que Lady Gaga nos encandile enfundada en capas de plástico o nos mire tras sus gafas de cigarros. La sombra de su impacto permanece inalterable, de ahí que tales guiños y aperturas resulten claves para nombres como Nick Knight o Andrea Giacobbe. Guy Bourdin elaboró un arte de la provocación, fundiendo imágenes de moda, aforismos poéticos y hermetismo. Un tipo de misterio capaz de cautivar desde el primer instante, que si bien no puede resolverse, como señala Greil Marcus al hablar del magnetismo de los Sex Pistols, “puede convertirse en un misterio aún mejor”.

Hasta el 14 de noviembre, Sala de exposiciones Canal de Isabel II, Santa Engracia 125 – Madrid.


Tate Modern 30 September 2010 – 16 January 2011
About the exhibition

Gauguin is one of the world's most famous and best-loved artists from the early 20th century. For the first time in the UK in over 50 years, Tate Modern presents an exhibition dedicated to this master French Post-Impressionist, featuring paintings and drawings from around the world. His sumptuous, colourful images of women in Tahiti and beautiful landscape images of Brittany in France are some of the most popular images in Modern art.

Gauguin was the ultimate global traveller, sailing the South Seas, and living in Peru, Martinique, and Paris among other places. This exhibition explores the role of the myths around the man – Gauguin as storyteller, painting himself as a Christ-like figure or even a demon in his own paintings, religious and mythical symbols in his work, and the manipulation of his own artistic identity. It features many of his iconic paintings, including those showing daily village life from the artist's colony of Pont-Aven in Brittany, nude bathers and haystacks in the Breton landscape, and decorative works such as the carved wooden door panels around Gauguin's hut in the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia.

Gauguin sought to escape European civilisation in the South Seas. Inspired by Tahiti's tropical flora, fauna and island life, he immersed himself in its fast-disappearing local culture to invest his art with deeper meaning, ritual and myth.

Guillermo del Toro signing The Fall Wednesday 06 October 18:00 - 19:00 London Megastore

Guillermo del Toro signing The Fall
Wednesday 06 October 18:00 - 19:00
London Megastore

179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

Top Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro will be signing his new novel The Fall at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Wednesday 6th October 6 – 7pm.

In this fantastic sequel to The Strain, humans have been displaced at the top of the food chain, and now understand what it is to be not the consumer, but the consumed. Ephraim Goodweather, director of the New York office of the Centers for Disease control, is one of the few humans who understands what is really happening. Vampires have arrived in New York City, and their condition is contagious. If they cannot be contained, the entire world is at risk of infection. As the Biblical origins of the Ancient ones are gradually revealed, Eph learns that there is a greater, more terrible plan in store for the human race – worse even than annihilation…

Guillermo del Toro came to prominence with cult horror movies such as Chronos and The Devil’s Backbone and made his Hollywood directorial debut with the classic Blade II. Rapidly followed by the box office and critical hit Hellboy and the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro has established himself as one of the leading directors in the genre.

Making future Magic: Ipad light painting from Dentsu London

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

We’ve been making two films with BERG over the summer. This is the first.

It’s an exciting project for us, as it’s the first time we’ve had a proper chance to explore some of the themes and possibilities behind Making Future Magic, with the benefit of the superbrains and hands of some new creative partners Timo Arnall, Jack Schulze and the rest of the BERG team.

The brief and discussions we had in the process of making these films were about some of the aims behind the Making Future Magic strategy – all of which are about expanding the value of the commercial communications we make by approaching things with a particular set of priorities:

To make creative work that is contributory and sensible to its culture and environment; to be exploratory and sensitive with regard to materials and media; to wonder what magical visions (as opposed to the familiar dystopias) of the future of media might look like.

We also talked about the meaning of each three words. “Making”, with its emphasis on craftsmanship, understanding of materials and media, and collaboration;

“Future”, meaning something not seen before, something new and unexpected (not so much sci-fi, as near-future);

and “Magic” – surprising, culturally powerful, unusual, capable of delighting.

One of the major reasons we were keen to work with BERG is the inventive and human approach to materials and media characteristic of all their work. Their response went beyond the hopes and imaginings of the original brief to produce something of astonishing beauty and ingenuity that breathed life into the strategy both conceptually and executionally. For this particular film they invented a technique using long camera exposures to record the iPad moving through space in order to make a stop motion film of 3-d light forms.

Art On The Wall Across London City

Along with many other cities around the world London has a vibrant and active street art scene.



We are living in an age where millions of colours became 256. Difference is the enemy. Generic culture hypnotises us all into generic patterns, where control is visibly invisible. Danger is replaced by fear. New means upgrade. Risk is obsolete. Art made money stupid, and money made us fools. We welcome no_use, no_function and no_fear. Anarchy, crash and burn, the new awaits.
From Learning to Earning, and now to Yearning, we have forgotten why we are here. We have lost touch with what made us tick, the fire of creative possibility that once consumed us from within.
Revolutionary thought is but a distant memory. I grew up as part of a generation that thought it could help improve society; that our sole function was to be conscious and to spread that consciousness through creative awareness, exploration, observation and questioning.
This generation was replaced by the Thatcher/Reagan paradigm of Culture=Money. Thinkers became earners, Creatives became entertainers, and a whole dumbed-down generation now feels entitled to success and profit without having to work or think too much.
We are now left with a spiritual hollowness. The belief systems of consumption and commodity have been exposed as empty. Revolution is a distant echo lost in the white noise, and religion has been largely subsumed by globalisation. Virtual experiences have replaced human touch. Analogue culture is now the exotic.
We have managed to create for our children, perhaps for the first time in history, a future which is less hopeful than the one we live in today.

Deep Freeze

The house of credit cards has now collapsed. For 25 years we have been in a state of Deep Freeze. We have somehow denied ourselves permission to remember what it was like before the Big Bang of banking deregulation. Schools became businesses and hospitals became profit centres. Art for art’s sake was sacrificed for entertainment and bums on seats. Ideas became clichŽs and anything different was viewed with suspicion and disdain.
We have traded Freedom for Peace. What we need is Liberation.

Free Me From Freedom

As the Lehman Brothers collapsed, so a new era is signalled and the baton is passed on again. Mankind has the opportunity now to reclaim the cultural high-ground and risk something new, a creative breach in the barrier of exclusion that can allow some real growth and evolution, like a bright light shining through the cracks of a crumbling wall.
The line of Dangerous Ideas had been interrupted and the path can be found again.

Dangerous Ideas

When was the last time you encountered any culture that you can say was really dangerous, that actually challenged anything?

3D Animation Exhibition

Beyond the Valley, the fashion store is right now doing a London Design Festival exhibition.

It features 3D illustrations, fashion and an animation movie.

You get to wear one of those red/green googles to see it in full effect.

London design festival

The London Design Festival is a nine-day celebration of design in the world’s creative capital. 
The Festival is a platform for the widest spectrum of design disciplines, brought together as a unique and accessible programme.

V&A Illustration Awards Display 2010
London Design Festival at the V&A
22 Jun 2010 (All day) - 19 Dec 2010 (All day)
Cromwell Road

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 designed by Jean Nouvel
Serpentine Gallery
10 Jul 2010 (All day) - 17 Oct 2010 (All day)
Kensington Gardens

Jaguar Shoes presents 'The Doorz' by Will Sweeney and Matt Furie
Jaguar Shoes
18 Aug 2010 (All day) - 18 Oct 2010 (All day)
1 & 34 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch

A Living Space - Curated by Kit Kemp
Contemporary Applied Arts
27 Aug 2010 - 10:00am - 2 Oct 2010 - 6:00pm
2 Percy Street

Talisman Opens New Design Showroom on Ebury Street
1 Sep 2010 (All day) - 30 Sep 2010 (All day)
190-192 Ebury Street Discipline:20th Century Design

1 Sep 2010 (All day) - 22 Oct 2010 (All day)
40 High Street Discipline:digital

Must Dash by Paul Boudens
2 Sep 2010 (All day) - 3 Oct 2010 (All day)
Wapping Hydralic Power Station

Untitled: glass inspired by architecture
Kate Maestri
2 Sep 2010 - 10:00am - 15 Oct 2010 - 5:00pm
58 Marylebone High Street

BLAST! 2010
Zest Contemporary Glass Gallery
9 Sep 2010 (All day) - 6 Nov 2010 (All day)
Roxby Place Discipline:
Glassblowing courses for beginners

The shape of things at flow gallery
The shape of things at flow gallery
9 Sep 2010 (All day) - 6 Nov 2010 (All day)
1-5 Needham Road Discipline:
collecting contemporary craft and design

London Biblio-geography: A Personal A-Z
Few and Far
10 Sep 2010 (All day) - 29 Sep 2010 (All day)
242 Brompton Road Discipline:
Contemporary fashion

The AppLounge
The Applounge
14 Sep 2010 (All day) - 3 Oct 2010 (All day)
100 Wardour Street Discipline:
mobile applications and services
14 Sep 2010 - 10:00am - 30 Dec 2012 - 12:00am
museumaker @ the Geffrye Museum
commissioning events crafts

14 Sep 2010 - 11:00am - 23 Oct 2010 - 4:00pm
CHELSEA space, 16 John Islip Street

15 Sep 2010 - 5:00pm - 3 Oct 2010 - 1:00am
1-3 Wenlock Road
Finnish Design and Food

16 Sep 2010 (All day) - 2 Oct 2010 (All day)
1-10 Summers Street

16 Sep 2010 (All day) - 29 Oct 2010 (All day)
Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn

16 Sep 2010 (All day) - 16 Oct 2010 (All day)
114 Kensington Park Road

Matilda Ltd
16 Sep 2010 (All day) - 2 Oct 2010 (All day)
50 Redchurch Street

Studio Toogood
17 Sep 2010 (All day) - 28 Sep 2010 (All day)
North Terrace
creative direction

17 Sep 2010 (All day) - 30 Oct 2010 (All day)
110 Drury Lane

17 Sep 2010 (All day) - 10 Oct 2010 (All day)
Cromwell Road

17 Sep 2010 (All day) - 8 Oct 2010 (All day)
41-71 Commercial Road

Creative Heritage - Bodies Beautiful
The African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora
17 Sep 2010 (All day) - 9 Oct 2010 (All day)
33-35a Clerkenwell Green Discipline:
emerging art and design

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