I have been working on a personal project for a while now and am finally releasing it online today. Its called JAGR!
JAGR is a bilingual, independent web magazine from Tokyo, Japan containing both Japanese and international content. It will be updated as regularly as I can.
With love and care, JAGR attempts to expose a different side of the art, culture and lifestyle that is typically portrayed in Tokyo.
The international roots of the selected contributors in street art, music and culture gives us a singular perspective on emerging and established trends and those who inspire them.
JAGR is proud to be an unpretentious forum for our own personal expression and the work of those we admire.
I sincerely hope you all have as much fun reading it as we have had creating it.
Check the link below:
Maybe one of the best skateboard videos I’ve seen in a long time. watch it:
I went to watch TOMMY GUERRERO feat. Ray Barbee, Blktop Project yesterday and it was fucking great!!! below is the show they did in Nagoya 5 days ago which is pretty much the same thing I saw yesterday.
For those of you who dont know who Tommy Guerrero is:
Our good friend Gogy Esparza [gogy.me] is having his exhibition saturday and its gonna be goooood. come down, enjoy, grab a beer.
EL VACÍO: A NEW ATMOSPHERIC MULTI-MEDIA EXPERIENCE
Gogy and Nikolai Rose are proud to announce the launch of the collaborative multi-media project El Vacío. The project uses a variety of mediums – photography, video, print design, installation design, web design, music, and scent – to create a monument to a feeling.
Inspired by Salvator Dalí’s interpretation of Diego Velásquez’s renowned painting Las Meninas, El Vacío is an exploration of the void:
“El Vacío is boundless, intoxicating, everything ephemeral, fleeting, blurry, warm, seductive. It passes before you know you’re in it. Being there is euphoric but dangerous, beautiful yet treacherous, dark and cryptic. It is occluded by grey area, lust and living … It is the obstruction of references to the concrete, grounded, physical world. Everything is questionable, nothing definite.”
At the project’s core is a series of photographs taken by Gogy on his cell phone, a tool well suited for spontaneity. He approached Nikolai Rose to collaborate on the design of a book for the images, as well as the creation of an immersive installation to embody the El Vacío experience.
Jonathan Vingiano, of the digital agency OKFocus, has created a website for the project that will launch alongside the installation. El-Vacio.com serves both as a digital extension of the El Vacío atmosphere, as well as a hub for practical information about the project (www.okfoc.us).
Physical Therapy has created an ambient soundtrack for the installation and that will also be available for download on the website (www.sheneedstherapy.net).
Joya has also partnered with the team to create a limited-edition scented candle that will burn at the installation (www.joyastudio.com).
El Vacío is opening at Just Another Space in Tokyo, Japan on October 22nd, 2011 at 8pm, and will be on display until October 23rd, 2011.
Just Another Space
3F Fujiya Bldg.
1-3-9 Kamimeguro, Meguro-Ku
Tokyo, Japan 153-0051
Drinks provided by Hendrick’s Gin
The walls of Kathmandu are filled with political slogans. This once peaceful and serene city has been bombarded in the last several years with red Devanagari script informing political parties the time and place of the next gathering. Although political graffiti has existed for quite some time in Nepal, it really became apparent when the Maoists came into Kathmandu after ten years of guerilla war. In what seemed like overnight, city walls, not really belonging to anyone but the city became covered with communist propaganda. In a country where politics seems to still agitate the lives of the people, the red letters became replaced with new parties and new messages but always reminding the people of trouble times. In the Summer of 2011, I decided to go spend some time in this capital to try to make these walls more colorful, give new life and hopefully inspire others to express themselves in ways that seem, to me, so natural. The BigFoot Sculpture was tied to a tree in Kathmandu Durbar Square, a world heritage site. It stayed there for over a week. Peoples reactions varied from simple shock to prayer and worship.
Video and artwork by Bruno Levy
Intro music by Bruno Levy
Music “Moon” by Das Moth