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Captain Boomer at Thames

Captain Boomer at Thames

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A life-sized beached whale art installation by the Belgian collective Captain Boomer has appeared on the shore of London's river Thames at Greenwich, shocking onlookers with its hyper-realistic quality. Made from fibreglass, the whale is a stunning 17 meters long and features a group of actors who appear to be conducting a scientific investigation. The piece is part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and aims to draw attention to the history of whaling, as well as the increasing number of whales and dolphins spotted around the UK coastline. An actual team from the British Divers Marine Association were present to answer any questions about what would happen if the whale was real.

Speaking about the installation, Captain Boomer said: "The psychological archetype of the dead big fish leaves no one untouched. It stirs and mobilizes a local community. During our beachings, we see an intensive interaction among the crowd. People address each other, speculate and wonder. They offer help and ask for information. The different layers of perception create funny games. Some audience members know it is a work of art but feed the illusion to other people. The sperm whale appeals to everyone, regardless of social or cultural background. It is the place where everyone gets together. That’s why it is vital it beaches on a public spot that is freely accessible."

Matix Presents “Who Is Zack Wallin?”

Matix Presents “Who Is Zack Wallin?”

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Surf and skate brand Matix have put the spotlight on Californian-based team rider Zack Wallin with a new short video called "Who Is Zack Wallin?" As well as featuring a bunch of skate footage filmed all over the world, the video also delves into Wallin's past and the spots he searched out to refine his skills. "I was constantly moving around when I was a kid, it sucked when I was a kid but I kind of took advantage of it because I was able to skate all these new spots all the time," he says. We also hear about how he dealt with some health issues he faced, working in a wood shop to keep the creative juices flowing.

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If America’s holiday is the 4th then dammit the Light Thieves own the 5th.

If America’s holiday is the 4th then dammit the Light Thieves own the 5th.

Spirit Homes Show B We are happy to announce that we are throwing a party for Light Thieves new album release "Spirit Homes" The album has been a long time coming with an epic response from the fans to make it happen. We are also celebrating the artwork of Robert Amador who painted the cover art for the album. The location will be announced soon and other bands will be added to the bill. You can stream their new single "Crystal Maps" at lightthieves.bandcamp.com and also buy the album. Event information here. weseelightthieves.com robertamador.com  
Volvo Art Session 2013 Koralie & Supakitch

Volvo Art Session 2013 Koralie & Supakitch

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The third Volvo Art Session at Zurich

From Thursday 6 until Sunday, 9 June 2013, Volvo Switzerland will be transforming Zurich’s main station (HB) into a real street art studio for the third time. Six artists from around the world will paint, spray and shape a Volvo XC60 over and over in a live show.

The theme of this unusual series of performances is “Designed around you” – which goes hand in hand with Volvo’s slogan. The direct contact with artists, art and its creation is both an experience and an enriching activity at the same time.

Well-known photographer and film-maker Francesco Carrozzini will document the events at the main station and also create portraits of the artists themselves. His images will be published in a photo book once the project is finished.

The continually changing face of the Volvo XC60 will be captured with a high-end photo camera, which will take a picture of the vehicle every 10 seconds. The Volvo Art Session can therefore also be enjoyed as a cinematic work. The whole art event will be continuously documented on www.volvoartsession.com