In this week’s Current Distractions – sexism, crime, nudity and wild animals. Plus, classical music.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions, a new opera house and what rich people should be spending their money on.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions – street art, a dressed up dad, a matchstick Hogwarts, mind music, a lady singing in a lake and much, much more.
Actually, no, that’s pretty much everything.Read More
This week’s Current Distractions is a special Friday edition. That means it has a special Friday message at the bottom, not that I didn’t get time to do it yesterday.Read More
In the first Current Distractions of 2014 – we look at creating new worlds using water and how to make music using bikes and leaves.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions, when love and classical music meet the modern world. Plus, top five conversation starters for awkward Christmas dinners.Read More
My ex-housemate has always liked Philip Glass, so I got us a couple of tickets to see him perform Music in Twelve Parts at Southbank Centre the other night.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions, some amazing visuals from director Andrew Thomas Huang and the Noah of the art world falls back to earth.Read More
This week’s Current Distractions focuses on the amazing…Read More
It’s half term, meaning the trains are slightly emptier, the roads are marginally clearer and everywhere else is packed with loud and irritating children. So the theme for this week’s Current Distractions is childhood.Read More
In this week’s edition of Current Distractions, a very famous violin, a quiz on Modern Art, a study into success and some very old cars. While some of the things you see might be fake, the people are all real, although some of what they do has been set up purely for your entertainment.Read More
In this week’s edition of Current Distractions I’m looking at the darker side of art, advertising and animals, starting with the dark brilliance of Jeremy Enecio who demonstrates what not to do when cuddling a baboon.Read More
If you think you’re a good musician, don’t watch the video of the girl playing Vivaldi, apart from that, here’s our latest list of things that have caught our attention in the arts world. But first…Read More
It’s nearly the weekend so we’ve put together a list of interesting things for you to stare at, including a breakdancing child genius, a pink Congo, and a serene woodland scene inside a toilet roll. You’re welcome.Read More
It’s lovely and sunny in London today, but in case you’re at work and not out enjoying it, here’s a list of things that’ll fill you with more warmth than a thousand suns.Read More
Marshmallow Laser Feast. Just think, if you hadn’t stumbled across this arts blog, you could have gone the rest of your life without knowing what that means..but don’t worry, within the next two minutes you’ll be as informed as I am.Read More
A Viola player using the latest technology to create a musical composition, an artist based in Singapore that can create life-like images with just paint and resin – there’s so much to see here and all so culturally nourishing. Plus, if you can make it to the bottom, there’s a picture of Haydn in hair curlers.Read More
IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF HALF TERM, which to many of us all over the world means: absolutely nothing!Read More
Anyone who’s seen Spiderman 1, 2, 3 and the new one (basically Spiderman 1 again) will know that there’s only so far CGI can get you. Titanic looks really dated now but Labyrinth still looks great. There’s a lot of things CGI will never be able to do. Look at this picture:
CGI will never be able to do that. This week’s Current Distractions celebrates simple special effects and the art of the old school.
The Paper Cinema have taken on Homer’s epic poem. Condensing Odysseus’s ten year journey into 75 minutes is no mean feat but with the use of stunning illustration and puppetry combined with cinematic projection and live music, these cut-out paper puppets seem to evoke the kind of magic adopted in late-eighties story telling, when imagination was favoured over CGI. Showing at the Battersea Arts Centre now.
Anything is possible…
If you want to know what Moby would look like throwing ninja stars at a melancholic badger, whilst eating a Papa John’s Pizza in Lidl in Shrewsbury – now you can. ‘ It’s Nice That’ have found possibly the most unique tumblr going. You name it, Jim will paint it. ‘I am here to make your wildest dreams a reality using nothing but Microsoft Paint (no tablets, no touch ups). Ask me to paint anything you wish and I will try no matter how specific or surreal your demands’. Like Mr. Bingo, this kind of art on demand is irresistible, so get your requests in fast before Jim gets fed up.
Director Keith Schofield seems to have colourful ideas bursting out of every orifice. His latest music video sees Darwin Deez superimposed throughout an assortment of stock footage clips.
Probably the best thing I’ve seen this week, James’ Face is the work of Oli, a man who slightly photoshopped every photo of his friend’s facebook page.
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