Category Archives: Performing Arts

Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn-bred novelist, artist and philosopher Henry Miller was likewise disparaged and lauded for his alternative moral code. Judgments to which he responded, in his 1934 novel Tropic of Capricorn, “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” In his attempt to “live,” Miller [...]

Don’t Frack My Mother

Artists Against Fracking has released this video, directed by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Maximilla Lucas, and Tennessee Thomas, to garner support for the anti-fracking movement in New York State. If you want to take action, they ask that you take a minute to tweet it at Governor Cuomo here.

Marina Abromovic and Ulay

Marina Abramovic and Ulay shared an intense love story in the 70′s and 80′s, living together in a van and creating art. Some of Abromovic’s most interesting pieces were collaborations with Uday, including Breathing In/Breathing Out, in which they connected their mouths and took in each other’s exhaled breaths until they had used up all of the [...]

Eyes Wide Wider

We at Dossier are very pleased to premiere the music video Eyes Wide Wider (Baleriac Edit) by the band Tempers, here for you on Valentine’s Day. This video also signals the directorial debut for our friend Kalika Farmer, well-known for her work with the contemporary arts festival New/Age held once a year in the Berkshires. [...]

Jacmel

Jacmel is a city of 40,000 people on the southern coast of Haiti. It has been tentatively accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with buildings dating from the early 1900′s, but in more modern times it has been known for its laid-back beach vibe (including surfing) and vibrant arts scene. Although damaged by the [...]

NotEqual In Conversation

If you’re like me (and according to my mom, you’re not), then your interest in fashion is only superseded by a crushing obsession with reality TV. Sometimes these areas overlap and it’s awesome (Tyra Banks), and other times it’s the worst (again, Tyra Banks). Project Runway falls somewhere in the middle of these two, which [...]

Brenmar Rising

Bill Salas, better known as Brenmar, makes what he calls “club music for the present.” His production combines the smooth vibe of Chicago house music with the production sensibilities of classic hip-hop and R&B; filtered through a deep understanding of sound design. Brenmar quickly gained notoriety for his remixes of pop acts Jamie Foxx, Cassie, [...]

Panorama

As a rule, we should have more dance videos on here. Especially after watching Panorama, a video piece featuring the dancer Juri Onuki, directed by Arat-Voix (Holland Brown and RT Salvor of Salvor Projects.) Choreographed by Onuki, the dance was inspired by a personal account of Onuki’s, based on her emotions in leaving New York [...]

Raneytown, USA

New York artist Rebeca Raney believes in the powers of both childlike cuteness and narrative-style storytelling. Combined, the two elements make Raneytown, a vibrant, wondrously sweet world of her ink and gouache drawings and the sculptural, 3D renderings of those drawn characters come to life. Premiering at Miami-based project room Primary Projects—which has never not [...]

Kinetic Men and Machine

The more I interact with big, multi-national companies, the more I appreciate the ones that are willing to allocate their seemingly limitless resources to truly creative – which can often mean truly weird – enterprises. I came across this video made for Red Bull, using 11 of their athletes, an airplane hanger, a helicopter, and [...]