You tire me out, would be the translation and it’s a smooth dance-floor*-smash-track in the making 🙂 Je maakt me moe, Wartaal echoes to ND’s Tu me fatigues.
A fresh release from Dutch rapper/musician/tv-host/funnyman Willie Wartaal’s new album Nieuwe Kunst (New Art).
The clip is shot against a backdrop of modern art at Museum Voorlinden, a modern art space south of Amsterdam. Although it can’t escape the comparison with Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Louvre, I think it tops it. At the time a lot was said about the filming at the Louvre by pop stars, but this is different again. It’s definitely lighter.
Wartaal (translate as Abracadabra, Gibberish) is funny and clever, crazy ironic, his tunes wicked.
While updating a post from back in 2013 I realized, over the years I have been working on the archives of a street art phenomenon (!). His name, Bortusk Leer.
” Fed up with people being angry, disappointed, sad and disillusioned with life, Leer sees it as his duty to brighten up the world and spread some happiness. Over a decade Bortusk has developed a signature voice and style, creating manic, euphoric creatures (his monsters) plus other lively abstract pieces, videos, TV shows and numerous psychedelic assemblages of Neo-Pop-Art-Brut.” From the Bortusk website.
The images above are some of the more recent works on paper, using slogans.
Last night I left my friend’s house just before the curfew of 9 pm, I had 15 mins to cycle from her quarter to mine. Easy, it’s not that far.
BUT! On my way to my parked bike I came across this poster: A call for entries for next year’s Amsterdam Light Festival: Let us know what you liked best and would like to see again next year. OK? Light art? Need I pay attention to light art? What light art exactly, I wondered. Ok, now I was interested, is there any light art, that I haven’t noticed? So I got my phone out, ready to take some pictures, while driving by – as there wasn’t much time, suddenly!
I took some snaps of contenders…
But one I really like – and would be my favorite: Close to home I passed the Tropenmuseum, a large building, partly lit, but with some dark corners as well. Pedaling my bike in a hurry (it was 9 o’clock now) from the corner of my eye I felt someone looking at me. I turned my head and – what was that??
I went back to take the picture.
Here can see the real works of art from the Amsterdam Light Festival – and YOU can vote which is best.
Somehow the photograph above for Simone Rocha’s collection for H&M struck me like a painting. The softness of the fabrics, the light, the colors, the ribbons and subtle tinsel… all lovely and spring-like, but mostly it’s the girl, her fabulous red hair, curves and fine features… they somehow feel familiar, like a portrait I know, we all know… but who, where?
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