Flight Facilities ft Giselle Roselli – ‘Crave You’ (Bcentric remix) (mp3)
I don’t know much about Flight Facilities, and I don’t know much about Bcenteric. And I don’t know much about 19 year old Giselle Roselli either, except now that I’ve heard this song definitely I want to know more. Her voice has a hypnotic quality, reminds me of when I first hear Angie Hart’s voice about 15 years ago. According to her myspace, she has contributed vocals to Flight Facilities, Seekae and recorded her own material, some of which you can listen to on the site. As if that’s not cool enough, her song somehow has been featured on a Skins episode. How she does it and remain unchampioned by the blogging world, I don’t know. But I hope you keep your ears out because we are going to hear more about this girl very soon no doubt.
I’ve been battling glandular fever and the 14 hours of sleep a night I currently need to survive is really cutting into my gigging time. Luckily, Brissie community radio station 4ZzZFM puts on gigs in their carpark on Saturday afternoons. I’m liking these ad-hoc gigs; they’re free and all ages, but people can still knock back a few beers if they’re inclined.
Ironhide were heavy, fun and played a flawless cover of Mastodon’s “Blood and Thunder”. 5/5, would see again.
It was extremely difficult to shoot Sydney post-metal nine-piece We Are The Sea; all members mostly stood still, back to the audience throughout their whole set. I came, I saw, I bought the t-shirt.
You can see more at my Flickr page.
Gossling – ‘Days Are Over’
I’ve been hearing Gossling’s honey sweet voice a few times on Triple J lately, her track ‘Days Are Over’ have been on good rotation. To be honest, I initially thought it was a Julia Stone song. She’s coming to Sydney for a showcase show at the Vanguard, and now that I’m a fully fledged Newtown local, I’ll be checking her out on Tuesday 20th April.
Lizzie Hollins’ work was produced in Europe, possibly whilst holidaying or backpacking. Hollins is interested in the tourist impact on culture and economy. I think the nature of humans traveling around the globe and gathering around certain destinations is quite an inspiration. It is interesting to step outside your environment whilst traveling and by shooting from an ariel vantage point, Hollins has achieved this whilst documenting something beautiful in the process.
The series of large scale images hang spaciously in contrast to a single monochrome projected video. The video studies the movement of pedestrian travellers or natives in an unknown city. Exposed for the shadows, the video image is predominatiely washed out white with silhouetted shapes of legs and then a moment of detail rises up from the sun bleached pavement.
The printed images immediately remind me of Andreas Gursky ariel work, who has studied plenty of mass gatherings but these pictures are quite different in that there are minimal people in the pictures. The gatherings are either humans in transit, walking around a location or stationary shapes, sitting gently in a park reading books and lounging. It’s interesting to note how humans seem to cluster whilst walking somewhere and then sit evenly spaced in a wide open park.
Up close, the printed images slightly disappoint, as the detail does not hold up for close scrutiny. This is due to the quality of capture but at normal viewing distance, they are fascinating. The patterns and texture lead your imagination on tangents, not unlike pondering abstract shapes in the clouds. I’m not sure that I would find all that Hollins hoped to express without an artist statement, I am sure this is an exhibition worth checking out. Coffee stains in the grass, tourist bodies forming a question mark shape and then noticing the shadow of a bridge that Hollins may well have been standing on to take the picture.
The Colour Factory Gallery – 409 Gore Street, Fitzroy. Opening hours are Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday 1.00 – 4.00pm.
The Exhibition runs from March 30-April 30, 2010 and you can contact the gallery on 03 9419 8756 to check easter opening hours.