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  • No Age, Todd Cole & MOCA’s Film Workshop Join Forces For “Art In The Streets” Museum Video

    Avinash at Stop The Presses!2 yrs ago

    Last month, downtown L.A.'s Museum Of Contemporary Art hosted the groundbreaking "Art In The Streets" exhibition, which drew a record total of 200,000-plus visitors with its mind-boggling array of one-of-a-kind street art by renegade artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Fab 5 Freddy, and Spike Jonez. It was in fact the most successful exhibit in the museum's history.

    Part of this exhibit was the Levi's Film Workshop, a temporary creative film production facility housed inside the MOCA, at which equipment rentals, edit suites, and other resources were made available to aspiring fimmakers, free of charge. And it was there, during the "Art In The Streets" closing-night gala, that two L.A. art-scene icons, celebrated filmmaker/photographer Todd Cole and underground noise duo No Age, came together for a special one-off project.

    Along with DJ/video artist Peanut Butter Wolf, No Age played a wild concrete-bunker concert for partygoers and art scenesters that evening, August 7, and the moment was documented by Cole for No Age's raw new "Inflorescence" live video. Check out this unique artist collaboration below:

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  • MTV Apparently Wants To Be 29 Forever

    Avinash at Stop The Presses!2 yrs ago

    On Monday, August 1, MTV turned 30 years old. Media outlets across the country, including Yahoo!, celebrated this auspicious occasion in pop culture. All but ONE media outlet, that is: um, MTV . Like the ungracefully aging Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd. or titular character in Logan's Run , MTV bizarrely refused to celebrate its own 30th birthday, and just treated it like any other day.

    The above screenshot depicts what the homepage of MTV.com looked like on August 1, 2011. No moon landing. No Martha Quinn. No Nina Blackwood. No Buggles. Nothing to acknowledge that MTV even existed before December 3, 2009 (the date that "Jersey Shore" first aired). MTV.com outsourced all of its 30th birthday coverage to the more demographically appropriate VH1.com, and the network itself dumped its retrospective coverage on its lesser-watched sister stations, MTV2 (the same station that recently brought Matt Pinfield back for a "120 Minutes" relaunch) and VH1 Classic.

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