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10 Minute Life

December 5, 2007

Our friend and brilliant photographer, 223 , invited us to participate in a film project called “Ten Minute Life.” 10 artists were asked to contribute a 10 minute film documenting, in any shape or form, their life in one of four cities — Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Taipei. Our film, titled Between There and Here, will be screening along with the 9 others this Saturday afternoon at 4pm. Address below.

Time: 4pm
Date: Sat, Dec 8th
Location: 2nd amphitheatre, 3F Building 1, School of continuing Education,
Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University (former Central Academy of
Arts & Design)

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Walter

November 26, 2007

Did I mention that Andre’s inflatable model of the Berlin TV Tower is now for sale? I helped out with the package design, but haven’t taken any pictures of the final product. Check out the website for more photos and a stunning real-time inflation.

Side note: Andre has also co-authored a recently released book on the current modernization of Beijing. The book is titled Big Bang Beijing and it offers some insightful commentary and images collected during 3 years on location. (Published in Japan and currently available through Amazon.co.jp.)

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Cotton in Art

September 20, 2007

Last night was the opening of the 2007 DIAF and the Cotton in Art exhibition at the 798 Space. It was largely a media affair, due to the presence of Cotton USA spokes model Zhou Xun, but that left plenty of room to look at the work and meet the other artists in the exhibition. Thanks to Jiang Jian for organizing and inviting us to participate!

Gu Wei’s massive soft cave.

Lulu’s instructional flip books

Our photo piece.

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DIAF 2007

September 17, 2007

The 2007 Dashanzi International Art Festival begins this Thursday, September 20. Shu and I have been invited to participate in an exhibition that will be showing in the 798 Space. Anyone interested, please come by Thursday night and check it out.

Here’s a preview pic of our project:

The making of:

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PKBJ 3

June 24, 2007

Despite some A/V difficulties, Pecha Kucha’s 3 went off from the top floor of the new CEC Tower near the north east 3rd ring road. Interesting location with a nice wall of windows and multi-colored lighting scheme provided by the giant sign attached to the building.

Shu and I said a few words about our Dead Animals project, then grabbed a few beers and took in the rest of the presentations. Highlights included a look at the structural planning of the CCTV tower given by Chas Pope of ARUP, and the surprise addition of Casey Mack to the lineup. Casey – so good to have you in Beijing!

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Dead Animals Press Check

June 1, 2007

Took a drive out to the suburbs of north-west Beijing this afternoon to checkout the press sheets for a new book Shu and I are publishing. It’s called Dead Animals and is the culmination of a photo project that’s been on going for nearly 4 years. More info soon!

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Mei cuo

May 13, 2007

I’ve got to give props to Nike for not doing anything half-assed. The finals of the Jiumen 3v3 basketball tournament took place last night inside the Forbidden City. I don’t know what kind of strings you have to pull or who you have to pay off to make this kind of thing happen, but it certainly makes an impression. They even had a giant Nike logo emblazoned on the roof of the nearby palace – the Great Helmsman is no doubt turning in his climate-controlled glass display case.

Anyway, the guys at DMG did a damn fine job pulling this thing together. I spent a few days at their office helping out with the graphics for the event and from what I could tell, they’ve got a young crew who work hard and do it up profesh.

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Delivery

May 11, 2007

I was happy to receive a knock at the door today – especially when I found out that it was the mailman, and not some guy trying to sell me hacked software. The good folks at Victionary were kind enough to send me copies of two of their recent publications, which I contributed some work to. The titles are Zoom In Zoom Out and Logology. Both have been in book stores for a few months, but, ya know, mail to China is pretty damn slow (even from Hong Kong).

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Still-leven

April 21, 2006

Also launched a new folio site for some of my own stuff at still-leven.com. My old site nomadthought.com has some photos up, if you care to see.

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You wanna be starting something?

Just finished putting together a portfolio site for good friend Tom Barnes. Tom’s done some very smart–and some very funny–work for broadcast and film. Check the site.

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