Practice & Space Ep. 2 | The Bird Machine from Sergio Salgado on Vimeo.
Great video by Practice & Space about the legendary Jay Ryan!
The Bird Machine, inc., is a screen print poster workshop, owned and run by Jay Ryan, which is located very close to Chicago.
Jay has been making hand drawn screen printed posters for bands, and the clubs they play at since 1995. Jay is joined at the Bird Machine shop by Michael Lauritano and Jack Ryan. Many thanks to Jay and everyone at the Bird Machine for letting me invade their space.
Learn more about the Bird Machine at: TheBirdMachine.com
Learn more about Practice & Space at: Practice&Space.com
“Photosphere” by Charles Atlas (charles-atlas.com)
“Lone Tree Point” by Dianogah (dianogah.com)
Also not music related but if your interested in weirdly awesome videos, check out their video about The Butcher & Larder, Chicago’s first sustainable, all whole animal butcher shop.
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Tagged chicago, jay ryan, lets tape, make and appreciate, practice and space, process, screen print, silk screen, video
This Will Destroy You
Album: Tunnel Blanket
Director: Malcolm Elijah | malcolmelijah.com
Hobbledehoy Record Co | http://hobbledehoyrecords.com
Suicide Squeeze | http://suicidesqueezerecords.tumblr.com/
This video is so amazing and fits the song perfectly!
Here’s a little bit of what Malcolm had to say about the video.
The video centers around a single female figure (nameless) who is meandering through the detoriated states of self and surroundings. The context can be framed as a dream within a dream of a young woman under possesive trance.
Visions of multiple selves endlessly roaming around you, animals, and non linear timelines are a theme throughout.
I shot this over few days which involved sneaking onto an abandoned and oddly enchanting 1950’s farmhouse south of Austin, TX. Preparing the site involved using the pre existing material created from the houses decay, e.g. meticulously arranging glass on the floor, making wire nets out of dozens of hangers, dragging old christmas trees upstairs, collecting animal bones from the barn, and in the meantime not getting caught trespassing and looking like lunatics ourselves. The houses oddly arranged disarray was meant to capture something as subtle and unnatural as a person who is slipping into mental illness. During the apex of the song we once again pan into the woman’s mind and see what perhaps are memories of family, the farm, and another life displayed as turbulent and undulating vibrations.
The atmosphere of the house and the pale and diffused December light in Texas really did create an inspiring atmosphere for making ghostly videos.
The effects going into the video are completely unique in that they incorporate a hybrid of digital editing techniques and analog video synthesis processes most heavily featured during the apex of the song. My goal ultimately was to abstract the format of which it was made; I kept imagining finding a fossilized alien video format and the effects you might see when you watched it.
This is a great Kickstarter Campaign for CASSETTE: A Documentary Film about the Cassette Tape by Zack Taylor and Seth Smoot, that has since finished and met its goal. Check out the link to the page here and watch this great video above! I love seeing the behinds the scenes videos of the tape makers and it’s great to see they are people who love what they do! I’m not sure if tapes can have a big of a come back as vinyl but I think they will always be around.
Here’s a pretty interesting video of Nas talking about his history with mix tapes.
Great new site called 411 Posters. Lot’s of updates and new posters on this site, if your into that kind of thing!
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Tagged 411 posters, editions, giclee, make and appreciate, print, process, screen print, silk screen
Shameless self promotion here. I just finished up this poster for the band Moe.’s album release show in NY. Check out the whole poster here. plus above video.
Just found this at OMG Posters today. Wolf People gig poster by Mat Pringle from London. You can pick one up from his ETSY Shop here. I always really enjoy posters with multiple panels that tell a little story or imply a narrative to them.
This blog will soon turn into all art related to William Schaff. Here’s a sneak peek inside of his studio in Warren, RI.