Gotye heads to outer space for Aphids’ Forever Now
2014-03-04 00:00 by TravisB
If you could create one minute of art to be sent into outer space, what would it be? That is the question that Gotye and American vocalist Amanda Palmer will soon answer with their original contributions (in sound or audio visual format) to Aphids’ Forever Now project.
Gotye and Palmer top the list in the first announcement of commissioned musicians and visual artists contributing to this inspired project. To date, the artists include acclaimed French composer Pierre Henry, Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustaffson, Mexican artist Ivan Puig, Australian two person art collective Soda_Jerk, musician James Ferraro and Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey.
Forever Now is inspired by the Golden Record sent into space on the Voyager space probe in 1977. Curated by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, the record was intended to represent the best of humanity. Forever Now seeks to create a new Golden Record for the 21st question, ‘What is humanity now?’
The project is curated by Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes and MOMA FOMA), Aphids’ Artistic Director, Willoh S. Weiland, Jeff Khan (co-director, Performance Space) and Thea Baumann (Aphids’ Artistic Associate).
Find more info at: forevernow.me
Watch the new Spender video ft. Gotye
2013-12-22 14:30 by TravisB
Gotye recently collaborated with Melbourne artist Spender on a new track called Hotel Home Via Gotye. Watch the video here.
Video Mirrors out now
2013-11-24 13:01 by TravisB
With so much wonderful visual work created to accompany Making Mirrors by so many talented directors and animators, I felt it was a shame to have it only viewable on YouTube and Vimeo at what is usually low resolution.
So I've compiled all these film clips and live visuals (plus documentaries about the making of the record) for iTunes and other digital video providers. It's called Video Mirrors and details are below. Download it here.
1. Making Making Mirrors - A Short Documentary
2. Easy Way Out
3. Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
4. Eyes Wide Open
5. The Making of Eyes Wide Open
6. Smoke And Mirrors (live visuals)
7. Easy Way Out (live visuals)
8. State of the Art
9. Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You
10. Dig Your Own Hole
11. Save Me
12. Giving Me A Chance