Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the V&A showcases the latest developments in digital and interactive design, from small, screen-based, graphics to large-scale interactive installations. The exhibition includes works by established international artists and designers such as Daniel Brown, Golan Levin, Daniel Rozin, Troika, Karsten Schmidt and our very own Giles Walker, here is sneak preview of his new piece and also an image of the infamosu pole dancers with MuTATE friend Lilly Allen!
Archive for February, 2010
…is definately getting there! Nearly ready for the Elephant stampede. The video explains Carrie and Nick’s plans… There are going to be two in the Mutate herd as Joe Rush has just signed the foster parent papers for a new born baby sculpture to keep Phoolan company on his mission to raise awareness for the plight of these mighty mammals!
Is Mutate cornerstone Teddy Baden the most proficient stencil artist in the world? I don’t know, I’m just asking. These new pics from his studio don’t do it justice, but he’s working until he’s dog tired here:
Teddy has been grafting and cutting and spraying and creating a new breed of dog, drawing on the Eastern European infulence of the Weimaraner, a legendary hunting beast:
Expect his new work to feature promiently in up coming Mutate related events in and around town, and if you haven’t seen his piece on Whitecross Street hurry up, it’s been there for a year and there’s more coming:
Dogs own the streets now, surely you’ve noticed?
Hola UK – I’m KELP from www.kelp.cl = Chile. A graffiti writer and entrepreneur who started graffiti writing in 1997 in Santiago de Chile by watching political murals and also graffiti masters doing their thing in Plaza Italia, downtown of Santiago. From Chiles capital I started to paint all over the country and then outside of Southamerica (Europe, Asia, USA) in which I painted with friends and slowly came to know many great people who were also creating and developing graffiti in many ways.
To get to the point I will write about chilean graffiti in short 150 word notes. Explain, show, describe, analyze everything around graffiti in Chile, directly from the streets with backup from the greatest graffiti writers, literature and live actions. Graffiti in Chile is getting worldwide recognition and you will find why, right here on a monthly basis.
OK, this is not the place to go for the latest Banksy blather. But it’s pointless to ignore the fact that hype is building around his new film, which appears to not be absolutely dreadful at the very least. We’ll see.
However, one biproduct seems to be the first reality star of Street Art – Mr. Brainwash. A veritable Paris Hilton, no, a Chantelle, or, if we’re lucky, Jade Goody. If this indeed proves to be the case it’s too hideous to consider. A Street Art career launched by video. Or is it? Is this the dawn of a new era? No, probably not, click on the link below to have a look at this video – the guy looks more contrived than Simon Cowell at a JLS gig in Tesco…
So there are quite a few different bits of documentary video floating around about Street Art. Most of them are painfully standard I think. Man does painting, man sits still and talks about painting. If you click the ‘Video Gallery’ tab to the right and scroll to the bottom you’ll see some of our video’s that are a bit doccy (Dr. D vs Brown and Cameron + One Day at Cordy House). We try to do something at least a bit different…
Here is one that was posted on Wooster Collective that does follow the ‘see picture, talk about picture’ format but it’s well constructed, what do you reckon to it?
Also, there’s a new one coming out called ‘New Brow, The Rise of Underground Art’. It’s showing at Westbourne Studios and we’re going to see it this week. Critical judgement will be passed! So check back next week if you could give a flying monkey’s…
So, Mutate’s Captain of British Industry, Gwarm built a box for chew with some other handy heroes. You can see a timeplapse of it’s erection here. Now, there have been a few eye tricky perspective painings (or Trompe D’Oeil if you feel like being a length) doing the rounds on the tinterweb of late – so Chu stepped up and smashed the face off these pretenders with this mind warping piece (it’s on the inside of the box). If you live in Birmingham, or perhaps are within sensible commuting distance, we recomend an inspection. Joe Rush has also made a new piece as part of this series – more to come on that very soon…
Hello World! Things rolling along very nicely here, we’ve got a new website on the way which will be a vast improvement on this one. Loads of Mutoid history, super fit Street Art, videos, the blog – all that good stuff now made much more betterer.
Also I thought I’d take a minute to remind you of the words of that ancient and rotund film director Ken Russel. At the end of last year he wrote an article in The Times in which he described our friend and mutational collaborator Giles Walker as ‘a master sculptor and genius’. What an astute, well turned out, Oscar winning legend Ken truely is… and it appears he rather enjoyed the sweet nothings this masterful sculpture had to wisper in his ear, “So you were in a punk band. And now you’re just a cunt.”
But of course you have already gazed at Giles’ genius when you came to our Behind the Shutters and One Foot in the Grove shows haven’t you? You are therefore a minimum of one up on good old Ken, although his Oscar for Women in Love is a potent trump (card). Here’s a new piece by genius Giles, the kids have motion sensors for knee caps and tremble when you approach. I love it. But I’m not here to chatter spittle into your hair in the style of a Charles Saatchi P.A. – so you can draw your own conculsions…