Fatima Al Qadiri: Genre-Specific Xperience

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Genre-Specific Xperience
New Silent presents the launch of Fatima Al Qadiri’s new EP Genre-Specific Xperience. For this event Al Qadiri, a New York-based artist and musician, showcases five pieces of music that reinterpret five sub-genres of dance music: Juke, Hip hop, Dubstep, Electro-Tropicalia, and early-’90s Gregorian Trance. Each track will be accompanied by the premiere of a music video, created by some of the most exciting young artists working in video today: Ryan Trecartin, Rhett LaRue, Kamau Patton, Tabor Robak, Leilah Weinraub, and Sophia Al-Maria. An after-party that pays homage to the genres that inspired GSX follows. New Museum235 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212.219.1222

Album artwork by Daniel Keller and Timur Si-Qin

Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait and now living in New York City, Fatima Al Qadiri is the producer and vocalist behind Ayshay. Fueled by her fascination with the sacred songs of Islam WARN-U is a homage and reinterpretation of the sounds that have haunted Al Qadiri since she was a child. Constructed entirely out of her own vocals, which she filtered and layered upon one another WARN-U is Al Qadiri’s attempt to reconfigure the concept of “sacred” music as inspiring divine love and divine fear. Even in her adoption of the name Ayshay, a flippant term which means “whatever” in Arabic, Fatima Al Qadiri seeks to distance the austere values inherent in worship music from her own interpretation of the latter.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm, filed under Art, Exhibition, Internet, Music, Political glam, Video. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Ed Hardy & the tan-tastic kids of MTV

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 26, 2011 at 8:51 pm, filed under Fashion, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Friday Evening

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm, filed under Pinar&Viola. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Freudenthal/Verhagen

Freudenthal/Verhagen is a Dutch photographer/ creative team, founded by Carmen Freudenthal (photographer) and Elle Verhagen (stylist).
Their collaboration with fashion designers, performers and other artists results in a wide variety of work, which is, at the same time, always recognizable by a typical humoristic approach of daily life and an undeniable own style, using and abusing contemporary imagery and (photo)graphic techniques.
Freudenthal/Verhagen’s work always stand on the cutting edge, while having a signature which stands above all trends.
This Saturday, the opening of their new exhibition, entitled Breathonics, will be held at Van Zijll Langhout. Curated by Karen Heuter.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm, filed under Exhibition, Fashion, Friends, Other ecstatics, Photography. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Googlelicioussss

An other doodle 4 Google.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm, filed under Internet. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Diva Opaque special edition poster

We recently finished this poster for the online design magazine Fontanel. A different edition of it will take part in Don’t Believe The Type exhibition at Ship of Fools gallery, that Fontanel will organizes together with the Graphic Design Festival Breda and design agency Trapped in Suburbia. The opening of the exhibition will be held on October 7th. Address: Korte Voorhout 20 2511 CX The Hague The Netherlands

We prepared a special edition poster that one of our 150 divas from our previous capsule collection Diva Opaque: Anonymous Guardians of Intimacy.
Size: 50x70cm. If you guys want one, just send an email to bureau@pinar-viola.com

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on at 1:14 pm, filed under Ecstatic Surface Design, Exhibition, Graphic design, Pinar&Viola, Political glam, Poster, Typography, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Political Playboys + BYOB

Political Playboys mirrors today’s aestheticized politics, which seems to lean to entertainment. Politicians, especially the charismatic ones, tend to have a driven and vain nature which seeks power and adulation. Political sex scandals are the perfect fit in our entertainment time spirit. This led the border between the exterritorial politicians and the folk to narrow.
With the social network frenzy, juicy news spread quicker and the unavoidably entertained us with their (fatal) embarrassments. 

The animation ‘Political Playboys’ uses the visual and textual language of digital folkloric web porn banners and wants to contribute to the discussion on the popularization, dramatizing, personalizing and tabloidizing of the political discourse.

Political Playboys was exhibited at the Bring Your Own Beamer show at W139 in Amsterdam. BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions hosting artists and their projectors, curated by Rafaël Rozendaal.

BYOB participating artists:
Aukje Dekker, Anika Schwarzlose, Champagne Valentine, Ewoudt Boonstra, Eline Mul, Elza Jo, Father Futureback, Helma van Nuenen, Jonas Lund, Katja Novitskova, Kristy Fenton/Foom, Sterling Crispin, Matthijs van Henten, Maurice Trouwborst, Melanie Bonajo, Miktor & Molf, Nicole Martens, Peter Luining, Pinar & Viola, Sasa Ostoja, Simon Wald Lasowski, Wyne Veen, Max Werner & Lucy McRae.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm, filed under Amsterdam, Ecstatic Surface Design, Exhibition, Pinar&Viola, Political glam, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Zaaien&Wieden closing event

Yesterday, we ran into the poster that we designed for Zaaien&Wieden exhibition at Cobra Museum. This Saturday (3 September) a closing event will be held at the museum, where there will be lectures held around Folk Art in Contemporary Art. We’ll be part of the day, together with Hilde de Bruijn (curator Cobra Museum), Nina Folkersma (art critic), Dr. Hester Dibbits, Nicole Fritz (guest curator), Nadine Hottenrott (artist) and Hans Venhuizen (artist).
The event starts at 1pm and will continue until 5pm. Hope to see you there.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm, filed under Art, Ecstatic Surface Design, Graphic design, Lecture, Pinar&Viola, Poster. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.