A short video I made for ABC Arts iview and Facebook, made entirely from archival video.
Producer/editor: Edwina Storie
Producer: Edwina Storie | Camera: Luke Dobrovnik | Editor: Vaughan Smith
Genre-blending, neo-soul Australian band, Hiatus Kaiyote, were giving creative control of the visuals for their 2016 Vivid Opera House performance to international artist Timeboy. Having interviewed them, I whipped up this vid about the future collaboration.
Where will that Zara blazer you bought for winter be in three years? Your closet? On a rack in a St Vinnies shop?
The Black Eyed Peas’ Get it started is screaming obnoxiously from the top floor of a lime-green, dusty cement building on the outskirts of Nepal’s Thamel city. Upstairs, the contestants of the country’s first ever Gay Mr Handsome pageant are strutting off-beat towards the front of the room, posing awkwardly, and pouting to an imaginary audience. Amid the dusty bookshelves and broken chairs, the room is a sea of frayed denim, reflective sunglasses, and sexual tension.
Rolling Stone Australia has confirmed that it will run the article from its American counterpart about Boston marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but it will not run the cover that is currently sparking outrage across America and online.
Despite coffee beans being one of Rwanda’s largest exports, the Rwandese don’t drink coffee. A small café is trying to seed a coffee culture similar to that of Australia or Europe’s to unite locals and uplift farmers. Could the beverage become as influential in a community that is still marked by the feuds of the Rwandan Genocide?
The Distillery letterpress studio stands for the custom craftsmanship and artisan skill of a bygone era; hands instead of code behind something; ink instead of pixels. I spoke with the company’s director Nathan Leong about the near-lost art of letterpress.
It’s not a good sign when you’ve just hosted an event with an international celebrity and no one sticks around for the after party. When the “hand-picked crowd” walked out at the end of The Vivid Ideas Forum that had featured the festival’s creative director Ignatius Jones, artist Justene Williams, software developer Renee Priston, and “a man who needs no introduction – will.i.am”, a bitch fest was soon unleashed in the women’s bathroom.
“If VICE is doing news, we’re fucked.”