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02.25.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, artist Cody Critcheloe shows us his sketches for SSION’s new music video “HIGH.” The video was written and directed by Critcheloe and shot in his native Kansas City, conceptualized as “an Americanized Dante’s Inferno.” Come in. Go from […]

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02.20.13 Marina Galperina

Balaclavas are the shit right now. From imprisoned Russian Pussy Riot activists to the catwalk to Spring Breakers and now, to this new music video for Diplo’s “Butter’s Theme” (ft. Gent & Jawns) directed by Reuben Dangoor. But mostly, from the imprisoned Russian Pussy Riot activists. Hey, I wouldn’t push the Pussy Riot connection if that commendable butt up there wasn’t decorated with […]

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02.15.13 Marina Galperina

I’m going to make this quick. ANIMAL loves OKFocus for the cool shit they do. They just did some really cool shit. Here’s a fully interactive video for Tanlines’s “Not The Same”. It’s Photoshop-like interface allows you to select and “turn off” or “turn on” various instrumental and voice parts of the song and background “layers” you can toggle […]

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02.13.13 Marina Galperina

Blood. Bunnies. Strippers. Violence. Diamonds. Sexy nacho chips. NSFW. “If you prefer GIFS over Nips,” Los Angeles musician and performance artist Ashley “Actually” Huizenga says, “here is the YouTube, Rated PG13 version!” So here’s what might happen. First you’ll get entranced by those strange videos that compliment Actually’s scintillating pop. You may make a comparison to Jeff Koons’ ex-wife Ilona […]

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01.08.13 Marina Galperina

French street artist INVADER stars in this video for “Analog Trip” for ToBy Screamer, directed by Raphael Haddad (Extermitent Production). He really, really stars. Watch him move through the streets of Paris, putting up his signature video game bit mosaics with elegant swiftness. Just shh… sit there and watch, watch. Must be hard enough to do this without a […]

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01.07.13 Marina Galperina

And it sounded so hot. Filmmaker/mind-fucker Gaspar Noé has just directed a music video for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ much-anticipated, confusingly Ke$ha-like titled “We No Who U R” single off their upcoming “Push the Sky Away” album and it sounded so hot!!!  Were you expecting seizing neon titles and DMT-hued Paz De La Huerta? Sorry you didn’t get exactly what you want […]

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01.03.13 Marina Galperina

Even when she’s not slithering around naked covered in glitter, I’ve been transfixed with this creature ever since she took the world “slut” back or something like that. Here she is again — friend of Grimes from the desert, Brooke Candy — with her new banger “Everybody Does” directed by Renata Raksha, who’s actually awesome and actually, she works […]

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12.20.12 Lily Streeter

Creator’s Project recently gave us a peek into the making of electronic artist Rone’s newest animated music video. The beat is sexy on its own, but when applied to the floor-thumping, primitive dance sequence the black and white sparks fly. The animator, French filmmaker Dimitri Stankowicz describes his choreographic influences: “For this music video, I […]

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12.12.12 Marina Galperina

Barcelona-based band PEGASVS recently dropped a new video for “La melodía del afilador” made by CANADA. It’s a gorgeous thing. Lots of ’60s style overlay, stark grayscale, heavy grain, knives, knives, knives, knives splitting fishnet tights in what appears to be a Daidō Moriyama fishnet tights hommage perhaps, a Luis Buñuel Un Chien Andalou hommage definetly, archaic music technology, and […]

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Marina Galperina

“I wanted to fuck with them,” Cody Critcheloe of SSION said at the MTV Studios press screening of ArtBreaks with Creative Time. He was talking specifically about the 20-somethings who watch Jersey Shore, who would stumble on his 30 second art vid on TV and go, THE FUCK? It’s all dogs, psychedelic pulsating puppies and puppies and puppies, bursting […]

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