James Roper, is an amazing Manchester based artist.
Nice mininal portfolio showcase (running on the equally elegant Indxr) for ace director/designer Christopher Hewitt, who you might remember as Dstrukt not too long ago.
For their fourth tour with Massive Attack, UVA created a new stage set, with a wide, sculptural LED screen as the centrepiece. The visual treatments, created in collaboration with Massive Attack, are the group’s most explicitly political yet. Flickering references to rendition flights, detention without charge and surveillance societies light up the stage, and computer-controlled lights, also designed by UVA, allow perfect synchronisation between the music and the visuals
Specially commissioned by the City of Santa Monica, California, for Glow 08, Primal Source was an all-night performance/installation brought to life through the active participation of festival-goers (estimated at approx. 200,000 over the course of the night). Located on the beach near the Pier in an area that had been specifically landscaped over the course of several days, and making use of a large-scale outdoor waterscreen/mist projection system, the mirage-like installation glowed with colours and ebullient patterns created in response to the competing and collaborative voices, music and screams of people nearby.
Beautiful architectural concepts from Archigram – the avant-garde architectural group formed in the 1960s in London.
The guys behind the Gorillaz seem to be involved in an ambitious new project called Monkey : Journey To The West. Apparently its a full-on Opera with Damon Albarn writing the instrumental score (though not the lyrics) and Jamie Hewlett providing all aspects of visual design.
I suspect that as always the end results will be spectacular. Here is a review by the New York Times.