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!! OMG, thanks for clearing that up: The correct usage of the word “BABES” !!


I haven’t been spending much time in LA lately, and about the only other time I get called “BABES” is when I run into the only girl from my highschool that manages to somehow still find me, no matter where I am.
Though, on the rare occasion that I may use “BABES” at a party, I want to make sure that I use it properly, and that I don’t embarrass myself in front of everyone.
London-based artist, Paul Kindersley is here to help, and is beautifully committed to clearing up any common misusage of “BABES”. Check out his tutorial above!

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!! OMG, attention poindexters: The underground world of USB “Dead Drops” !!

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Aram Bartholl, a Berlin-based media artist, has started a new way of sharing files offline and “underground”. During his residency 3 years ago at EYEBEAM in NYC, Aram started by creating the first of 5 “Dead Drops” which are:

part of an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation. If you want to install a dead drop in your city/neighborhood follow the ‘how to’ instructions and submit the location and pictures.

Since then, Aram has kept a comprehensive map of drops around the world, documenting the locations of each (Click HERE for an interactive more specific map). Check out a how-to video on how to create your own Dead Drop after the jump.

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!! OMG, where the wild things are: Charles Frèger’s ‘Wilder Mann’ photographs pagan costumes from around the globe !!

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Artist and photographer, Charles Frèger travelled the world to 18 different countries including Italy, Poland, Scotland and the Czech Republic to document the many different, still-practiced, pagan rituals and their costumes throughout Europe. Frèger was searching for what they call “The Wild Man”:

A centuries-old, legendary figure, the Wild Man continues to be an important symbol of transition associated with festivals that mark the cyclical patterns of life: the changing of the seasons, special religious holidays, rites of passage, life and death. In full-length portraits, the artist photographs celebrants enveloped in traditional costumes crafted from layers of animal skins, local plants, bones and antlers, which visually transform the masqueraders into a wooly bear, a long-horned goat, a demon or man of straw. Fréger photographs these imaginative creatures in their native landscape and explores human fascination with myth, ritual and tradition.

Check out more from his series after the jump, and view the entire series on his website HERE!

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!! OMG, move over Marina: Remember when The Joker was a Contemporary Artist? !!

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Lately, it seems that every face in the music game has been trying to break into the art world by collaborating with artist Marina Abramović, and every Marina Abramović in the art game has been trying to collaborate with… well, you get the point.
But before our Serbian art guru was punking popstars & hip-hop bitches by selling them her presence, before Banksy was evading cops around the world, and before Rothkos were being defaced in broad-daylight, there was someone else who was bringing the jokes. It was THE JOKER.
47 years ago, “Pop Goes The Joker,” aired on the original Batman series starring Adam West and Cesar Romero, and the similarities between some of the shit going down today are uncanny! From HyperAlleric:

The episode depicts Gotham’s “art world” and opens with a scene in which the Joker enters a rather proper art gallery and sprays paint all over a series of priceless works, which are later praised as an act of artistic genius (which only goes to show even Yellowism is not original).
Afterwards, the Joker enters an art contest and is pitted against artists with somewhat familiar names, including Pablo Pincus, Jackson Potluck, Leonardo Davinski, and Vincent van Goache. After winning the contest by applying a single dot of purple paint onto a canvas the Joker decides to open up an art academy of his own to teach his students “the secrets of Modern art.” This is of course a plot, it is The Joker after all, in which one of Batman’s archenemies only accepts extremely wealthy citizens as his students in hopes to gain access to their money.

The Joker also brought the grade-A art snobbery with some fine quotes like:

“This is an outrage, an outrage against art, an insult I say!”
“Look at that, you call that art?”
“…these uncultured boobs have no appreciation for fine art.”
“We artists are not required to be nice, but only talented!”
“Handle them carefully boys, there’s ten million under those blankets.”

Check out the full episode after the jump!

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!! OMG, they’re made of plastic: Anette Jung recreates ‘Thriller’ using LEGOs !!

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German animator, Annette Jung recreated the opening sequence of Michael Jackson‘s Thriller entirely out of LEGOs! Anette wasn’t sure why she was so inspired to work with plastic while thinking of Michael, but we’re sure glad she did! Nice work Anette!
Check out her video after the JUMP, along with the original for comparison:

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