Shannon Freshwater is interested in the mysterious and unknown, and finds inspiration in her own fears of death, decay, ghosts,vortexes, and various other natural and supernatural events.
I tried to post this a bit sooner but traveling kept me from fulfilling my blogging duties. Better late than never!
A Day For Small Press was a big success with hundreds of designers, artists, and USC college students coming out to support the various indie publishers.
A great series of podcasts by Side Street Projects with various Los Angeles based dealers and museum curators discussing what they look for in art. Some of my favorite interviews include Aimee Chang from the Hammer Museum, and Jeff Poe from Blum&Poe. It’s a great insiders look into not only the LA art scene but into the minds of some of the cities best curators.
Friend of B/D and all around good guy Terence Hannum has a batch of new drawings on his site that are worth a look or two. Terence works in a wide variety of mediums from video to painting, always creating work revolving around his continued fascination and exploration of music. Keeping with his interests in music, Terence is also active in the Chicago music scene with is band Locrian, whose sound can best be described as a blend of noise, power electronics, dark ambient, and black metal.
From my documentary vault I bring you my newest find, Crossing The Line
In 1962, a U.S. soldier sent to guard the peace in South Korea deserted his unit, walked across the most heavily fortified area on earth and defected to the Cold War enemy, the communist state of North Korea. He then simply disappeared from the face of the known world. He became a coveted star of the North Korean propaganda machine, and found fame acting in films, typecast as an evil American. He uses Korean as his daily language. He has three sons from two wives. He has now lived in North Korea twice as long as he has in America. At one time, there were four Americans living in North Korea. Today, just one remains. Now, after 45 years, the story of Comrade Joe, the last American defector in North Korea, is told.
Based on our work on the two North Korean films over the last five years, VeryMuchSo Productions, in partnership with Koryo Tours, has gained the trust of the North Korean authorities. This has enabled clear and unrestricted access to James Joseph Dresnok and to the North Korean-based families of the other U.S. defectors.
DeChazier Stokes-Johnson has relaunched The Marma Spot, a collection of interviews done with a wide range of known and unknown creatives from around the world. From design here Stefan Sagmeister to Run Athletics sneaker designer Rashid Young. Some good reading for those trying to find creative inspiration.