The 2013 independent film Flex Is Kings documents the lives of several flexors over a two-year period leading up to a dance competition called BattleFest.Flex Is Kings was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Flexing was also the subject of a French online dance show called "Puma the Quest". In 2014, The New Yorker published a seven-page article about flex dancer Saalim "Storyboard P" Muslim.
so they took belgium gabba and stuff, asked ravers to dance to it and slowed down everything to 115 bpm. congratulations, thats fun!
Curated by Markus Fiedler
Total Runtime: 0:59:53
THIS IS BELGIUM: Part Two - Cherry Moon On Valium
Even though these Belgian records sound very “now”, they are actually 20 years old and were meant to be played at a much, much faster speed. At the time this was the devil’s music for us, but we have learned to listen through the claps and distorted kicks and discovered that if you slow these really dark and heavy techno records down all the way to about 115 bpm, it suddenly makes them sound less frantic, ballsier and a lot sexier. Belgium at its best when pitched down. The covers of these records are quite generic and don’t really lend themselves to animating , so we figured we would bring you the visual aspect of this musical genre that you can’t not be fascinated by: the dance. We were very lucky to have found some people who can still do the typical moves, and with them dancing in front of the record sleeves (and sometimes inside of them) we bring you our ultimate tribute to a glorious period in our Belgian musical heritage.
We feel very strongly about this hour, and would like to show that quite often, the best things in life are already right in front of us, we just have to open our eyes (and ears) to them. We stand corrected!
1. Yves Deruyter - Animals (Remix) 2. Pleasure Game - Les Seigneur Des Tenebres (Destructor Mix) 3. J’N’J - The Ballet 4. Dr. Phibes & Teddy Jones - Waresnare (Stelt Mix) 5. Ace The Space - Nine Is a Classic (Classic Strength Mix) 6. X-Change - Ready To Rock 7. Mackenzie - Cyclotron (Atomic Kick Mix) 8. X-Change - Let’s Go 9. Space Trax - Vivisection 10. The Postman - ?? 11. Sonik Expander - Omega 12. Rave Crusader - Energy Overload (Acid Changes Mix) 13. Ace The Space - Nine Is a Classic (Original or Ultimate Rave Mix) 14. Krid Snero - Freedom 15. Krid Snero - F*** of Death 16. Next - Out There 17. Public Ambient - Revival Shadows 18. Bam Bam - La Casa 19. Dream Your Dream - Soushkin 20. Next - Transformed Temple (Remix) 21. Casa Nostra - Insomnia 22. Final Exposure - Vortex 23. N.U.K.E. - Dance With a Wolf (Pure Space Mix) 24. TMF - F*** Off 25. Insider - Dreams 26. Hardfloor - Once Again Bacl (Rumble Mix) 27. Dreamland - Mind Penetration 28. Friends Of Django - F***in’ Revenge! 29. Ramirez - Orgasmico (DJ Ricci Mix) 30. S.V.E.N. - For God’s Sake 31. Ramirez - La Musika Tremenda 32. Krid Snero - ?? 33. Modular Expansion - Cubes 34. S.V.E.N. - Silencium 35. Groove Reactor - Magick 36. Krid Snero - White Line (D&S Remix) 37. BST - Êtes-Vous Coupable? 38. Synthadelic - I’m a Secretary 39. Tragic Castle - Say Hello to The Bad Guy 40. Yves Deruyter - Guess Who? 41. S.V.E.N. - Free Cocaine 42. Trigger - Stratosphere 43. Aqua Contact - La Sirena 44. Krid Snero - ?? 45. The Future - Locked In Madness 46. Plexus - Cactus Rhythm (Mike Ferlin Mix) 47. Second Phrase - Mentasm (Remix) 48. Ace The Space - Nine Is a Classic (Bay Area Drive-By Mix) 49. Lords of Acid - Let’s Get High 50. Bounty Hunter - Bounty Hunter 51. TMF - Undergrunge 52. Final Analyzis - El Punto Final (Power Mix)
Collage has been used throughout history to enable feminist reappraisals and critiques of artistic traditions, and to expose the hidden history of feminist production. Contemporary use of collage ranges from the purely material to artistic strategies for creative self-fashioning, for inhabiting and assembling new personae and identities. This panel invites three members of the contemporary vanguard—Colette, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and K8 Hardy—to consider collage's impact on gender theory and their artistic process.
This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on October 26, 2013. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Rikyu (利休Rikyū?, 1989) is Hiroshi Teshigahara's film about the 16th century master of theJapanese tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyū. The film focuses on the late stages of life of Rikyū, during the highly turbulent Sengoku period of feudal Japan. It starts near the end of Oda Nobunaga's reign, with Rikyū serving as tea master to Nobunaga, and continues into the Momoyama Period. Rikyū is portrayed as a man thoroughly dedicated to aesthetics and perfection, especially in relation to the art of tea. While serving as tea master to the new ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Rikyū finds himself in a uniquely privileged position, with constant access to the powerful feudal lord and the theoretical ability to influence policy, yet he studiously avoids deep involvement in politics while attempting to focus his full attention to the study and teachings of the way of tea. To the extent that he expresses himself, he does so diplomatically, in a way to avoid disrupting the harmony of his relationship with Hideyoshi. Yet, as society is changed violently and radically around him, also finding himself the focus of jealousy and misdirected suspicions, Rikyū ultimately can not avoid confronting larger social issues. He is compelled to express an opinion on Hideyoshi's military plans. This one breach of his studied isolation from world affairs leads quickly to tragic consequences.
Director Teshigahara, himself a master and teacher of the Japanese traditional art of ikebana, brings the viewer into appreciation and deep sympathy for Rikyu's aesthetic idealism and his careful diplomatic efforts to avoid excessive entanglement in political affairs. The film itself is very studied in its aestheticism, and very expressive of the shocking force of life intruding into the guarded hermetic space of the artist/idealist.