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Archive for March, 2012

FIAT LUX > Hugo

Epic conscious rap and video which follows the beginning of the universe from big bang to evolution of life and the creative instinct that sparks eternal.

FIAT LUX is an ode to the creative muses and the evolution of consciousness performed by HUGO (lyricist behind the RAP NEWS), with beat by TREATS (musicfromspeakers.com) and video collage by filmmaker TIM PARISH aka VERB STUDIOS as an Undergrowth Magazine collaborative project in samplology.

FIAT LUX is from the album ‘The Enlightenment Age’ available online through Reverb Nation here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/hugo1

This video is dedicated to the brilliant artists and creative minds that have inspired and evolved the human experience into manifesting a visionary society.

We want to also respectfully acknowledge the work of the filmmakers and painters whose work has been sampled in this video essay of evolution.

FILMMAKERS:
Stanley Kubrick (2001:Space Odyssey)
Jan Kounen (Blueberry/Renegade)
Frank Reggio (Naqoyqaatsi)
Ron Fricke (Baraka)
David Attenborough (LIFE)
Darren Oronofsky (The Fountain)
Alex Grey (TOOL: Lateralus)

Flight 404

MUSIC MAKERS:
Electric Light Orchestra – Tightrope
Telephon Tel Aviv – Sound In A Dark Room
Sebastian – H.A.L.
The Black Ghosts – Any Way You Choose To Give It (Boy 8-Bit Dub)
2562 – Kameleon
Rhianna ft. Jay-Z – Umbrella
Rage Against The Machine – Township Rebellion

VISIONARY PAINTERS:
Aboriginal Australian, Mayan, Huichol, Native American and Egyptian Artists, Michaelangelo, Botticelli, Brueghel, Pablo Picasso, Vassily Kandinsky, Salvador Dali, MC Escher, Amanda Sage, Alex Grey, Martina Hoffmann, Robert Venosa, Pablo Amaringo and many more…

{ ART IS MAGIC }

Here is another version of the same poem, recited by Hugo live to fellow poet Si in an anonymous cafe. The riddle of life immersed in the mundane…

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Jerusalem > William Blake

The twin English  passions of football and William Blake are combined in this unique video poetry project for the BBC’s Poetry Season.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason

From movingpoems.com
“Continuing the theme of video poems that riff on television conventions, here’s a poetry promo from the BBC disguised as a sporting news story from the BBC. The poem is referred to as “Jerusalem,” but it’s actually from the Preface to Milton. A popular hymn adaptation by Hubert Parry a century after Blake wrote it is responsible for the new title, according to the Wikipedia.”

The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, travelled to the area that is now England and visited Glastonbury. The legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation (3:12 and 21:2) describing a Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a new Jerusalem. The Christian church in general, and the English Church in particular, used Jerusalem as a metaphor for Heaven, a place of universal love and peace.

 

More poems by William Blake can be found here:

http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/


The Genius of the Crowd > Charles Bukowski

A short poem by Charles Bukowski, with a recording of him reading the poem, with most of the footage shot in New York.

Soundtrack and video: immprint

immprint.com


Fireflies > Omar Musa


Poem by Omar Musa
www.obmmusic.com

Directed and edited by Rush
therush.com.au


CODED LANGUAGE > Saul Williams

 

Saul Williams performs his epic ode to the genius of language and the indictment of the mindless violence of gangster hip hop culture to raise the consciousness of the entire. fucking. world.

From the album ‘Amethyst Rock Star’ with music by DJ Krust

Below, the same poetry performed live at Def Jam Poetry show on HBO.

 

www.saulwilliams.com/


Yelp > with apologies to Allen Ginsberg

Technology can be addictive. In a tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s classic 1956 poem, we created a short film lampooning the addictions of our generation. It’s narrated by Peter Coyote.

The filmmaking team behind “Yelp: With Aplogies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl,” also made the 2011 Sundance documentary “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology.”

Credits:
written by tiffany shlain & ken goldberg
directed by tiffany shlain
edited by tiffany shlain & dalan mcnabola
original animations by stefan nadelman
narrated by peter coyote
produced by carlton evans

You can learn more about both films at:
connectedthefilm.com


God, Rid Me Of God > Joel McKerrow

Spoken word recorded at Abbotsford Convent, Victoria, at the beginning of 2011.

Words by Joel McKerrow

http://www.joelmckerrow.com/