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Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang likes to refer to her hyperactive, gender-bending, body horror constructions as “stupid art.” Of course, there’s very little that’s stupid about it, but it is extremely absurd and filled with a dark sense of humor. “All my works are based on some very bad things, death and disease. And I wanted to […]

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The Internet Archive continues to be one of the coolest destinations on the web. On Monday, the site pulled out 900 games for you to play for free in your web browser. And it’s not just a bunch of rinky-dink garbage either — there are tons of classics and overlooked gems in there. While it’s […]

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Last night, the “Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Presented by Perrier™” opened to the public in Miami Beach. ANIMAL stopped by just before the opening to check out the games. They were on and they were loud. In a room covered with Faile collages, the refurbished machines offered a variety of amusements, like joy-stick powered brass knuckles for […]

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“We grew up going to old arcades,” Patrick Miller of Brooklyn-based art duo Faile tells ANIMAL at their studio in Greenpoint. For their upcoming collaboration with Bast — a pop-up Deluxx Fluxx in Miami (Dec 3-7), the artists gutted, re-loaded and transformed vintage arcade games and pinball machines into a playable, sound-based and sculptural works of art. From Faile tokens […]

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During the famously riotous 1913 debut performance of the Rite of Spring, the crowd clamored as much over Vaslav Nijinsky’s physical, erratic choreography as they did over Igor Stravinsky’s thunderous score. It’s something that’s lost in contemporary performances of the Rite: the work is often performed in symphony halls, without dancers, and when the ballet is staged it inevitably […]

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ANIMAL has been hot for Lepos: The Primary Invasion clips since the start, so we talked to the man behind these vintage video game x graffiti mash-ups after he dropped this 6th reel featuring CES and REVOK in the LES. Lepos‘ ten-year writing run ended in 2003, but he still has love for graffiti. So, what does CES think […]

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