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G.U.Y. – An ARTPOP Film :: Genesis 27: Electric World Life, Pt. 2

We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams… four years ago, we pulled a stunt that went and turned into a scene

#kanyeshrugsandpoplove #electricworldlife

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G.U.Y. – An ARTPOP Film:

because,

I know. But I can’t stay up here on my hill forever.

#queenedknight #kingdomed

ARTPOP ... facing glamorous cruelty in Spears subtext and fantasy
ARTPOP … facing glamorous cruelty in Spears subtext and fantasy

I didn’t get to this place in my life by doing the smart thing every time. How ’bout you, frank farmer? Out there on the edge… did you ever do something that didn’t make too much sense, except maybe inside you? In your stomach somewhere? Something that wasn’t smart? I’ll bet you have plenty. I’ll bet you do. Nobody gets really good without it. And you’re good. I know that. – Ms. Marron

#neverforget #girlunderguardian

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I suppose the only way to take this one sonically is through the sounds of an autobiography… at this point in my pop literary career with a one said Lady, certain signatures will emerge at some point within each piece – namely: each release being #theanthem, each release “solidifying this time and space voice of twain,” and autobiographical points of reference expounding on the sheer cosmic Pop of said beat drops. #postoculus #postpop This time, will be no different #letsdelve

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… and on the sixth day GaGa unearthed the feast, saw everything that she had gamed… and behold: it was very good

The scene opens and I feel the last four movies I watched on Netflix (America The Beautiful, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, and Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism ) “How do you tell a twelve year old they’re being manufactured for disposal?” echoes beneath sounds of the digital stock market, laser arcades and electronic abacuses blend with footsteps over barren plantations of the The Deep South’s perpetual state of reconstruction.

FOX News anchors divulge contents of executive morning gag-ordering memorandum for daily broadcasts, Former California Governor Gray Davis recalls the Summer of 2001 when Arnold Schwarzenegger took his position on the wings of George Bush and Ken Layforever the manufactured blackout, roll tide.

The rise of the South, crimson syndication – Carolinian Lee Atwater’s landmark Reagan / Bush campaign victories premised upon political theater at the expense of a misinformed public, Enron’s ascent from Texas prestige to global market dominance at the expense of $38B from California – the swelter of the Swine lingering ever-so-close by; the deserted landscape of our spectacular marketplace, entertainment and speculation, valuation on manufactured ideologies … and in the midst is the artifact, beneath the data-driven logistical bottom line: art as fact is buried.

ARTPOP Title Card

 #bodiesguardiconinc

It is no longer enough to be good, to be well-made, of inspired design, of impeccable craftsmanship, to be one of a kind – to transcend scalable. In fact, it is a loss; time spent maturing is a liability – “either die or don’t die, just let me know if it’s the first one so I can get a grip and camera guy.

I see #sxswine heading up the hill. GaGa face down – in clothes not incredibly dissimilar from her Swinecore attire – money scattered, archaeological dig in disarray, Mitochondrial Eve rests in Mesopoptamian ruins… and the scene begins where Austin faded

In case you were wondering what’s behind the swine … existence of the living gold mine … the reality that human traffic runs through vinyl, video, and grapevine … that spectacular misery is of industrial design … that the vomit you spew, pre-emptive anesthetic to the polity coup: our very own blood red, sterilized white, and royal blue … the surrender in silence, the deafening void, the sadness… the sadness… the lament and suffocating isolation of that human capital demise … that behind the lids are empty exes where once haused Tiresian eyes.

#theendisthebeginning

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VENUS Interlude

The scene shifts, I feel the movie I was in the middle of watching on Netflix when a majestic eclectic heralded G.U.Y.’s arrival: Disney’s Hercules #ayverse

Vinyl Mind Flow #prosewego

Even when you doubt, you cannot deny the truth. In the beginning, was the word, and the word was good; in the end, all that remains is that seminal word to rebuild from the ruins of slander… the only four-letter word from where life springs …. ishq to mark the mortal compass, eros to transform, love to transcend.

The electric world life: owning nothing in the Haus, all is had in electric word; all is manifest from mental creations given wings within tangled webs … beneath the static, found frequencies connect and channel perceived truths as canons of a new world. Bound not by domains, built instead upon the orbits of psychopomp relays.

It’s not real, it’s theatre; because reality is the illusion of essential materiality … the delusion of juvenile insanity washed away by the beauty in mysterious mentality … the rhythmic word, the love game’s dans … the choreography across this dimension’s canvas …

Magdalene ascends from the realm of lower mystery: Rilke’s triumphant female returns for the first time. The caterpillar sheds its biological echo chamber, claiming imperial divine on behalf of the natural, where fabrics of the regal are indeed invisible in design.

The sin is not the fall, salvation is not in calendar spring; the sin is to see in shame, to bear false witness against the love made manifest in anything: to posture on the production of mortal death, to profit from false life … to fragment, displace, and deny the father his liberated child of light and she, who cultivates endlessly those creations of which never die at night – forever beautysleeping in a trance, but never sleeping to dream, the perceived pain in work, and the beautiful bond of shared experiences yet to be unscene.

That G.U.Y. … makes me want to be a doper person; that G.U.Y., made GaGa cry tears and tempos of cosmic civilization’s arising reign – those G.U.Y.s stepped foot on the shores of a celestial sandbar four years ago: baptized by the stellar, bound to the state, burdened by paradoxes that make us great… silently rolling, navigating while blind, guided only by the music and faith that in time, the walls would crumble and the streets would main, Valhalla would rejoice at The Angels’ true frame, the disparate light would emerge from the dim; and The South would walk through antiquated resentment, to bathe in capital h.i.m.

… four years ago: a maker was met, as moonwalkers first stepped onto the currents beyond wires; houses of song where once wrested lyres …

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ARTPOP could mean anything, ARTPOP means what you make of the muse; ARTPOP means mastering the verse, chorus, choreography, bridge, breakdown and sample of life’s cyclical soundtrack. ARTPOP is crafting an atmosphere in the perfection of your mind, from truth of the spirit, the pulse of your heart, and absolute certainty in the mysterious divine. Four years ago a king said, “This is it;” here that G.U.Y. says: “Now, it’s time.”

#knowthisplace

The secret language of G.U.Y.’s destiny is transcendence through empowered innocence of love eternal

“Live in 3D” this Thursday at The Music Room in Atlanta

This Thursday, May 23rd, the ultimate summer mixer kickoff party presented by The Social Circle x Art Nouveau Magazine x XIIDisciples x Savvy Society hits the Music Room in ATL!

Hosted by Michael Oloyede, Johnny Self, Nik Gold, Carter James, Darci Daye and Askia Abdull.

Sounds by DJ Jay Marz.

Free admission and drink specials all night!

The Music Room
327 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312

10 p.m.- 2 a.m.

 

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Can I Get My Thrills? Issue #10: Kicks & Thrills available now!

All my generation knows is work, work, #WERK. I battle with it too. But, there comes a time when work must take a backseat to living life. I mean when hustle and bustle is all you know, and there is no time for even a joke you need to take a deep breathe, reflect and let it go. This is our remedy for the Tuesday Blues.

I give you Issue 10 of Art Nouveau Magazine, the aptly titled “Kicks and Thrills” issue. This issue we featured artists and musicians that are taking a fun approach to creating and getting their work to the masses. We go to Vegas and catch up with upcoming emcee/poet Dizzy Wright, we talk spectrums with Lady GaGa’s and Skrillex’s right hand man Zedd, and light fire to the artistic provocateur that is Anthony Lister. And that’s not even touching the editorials.

Kicks & Thrills (1/2)

By Art Nouveau Media Group, LLC in Art Nouveau Magazine

72 pages, published 3/28/2013

All my generation knows is work, work, #WERK. I battle with it too. But, there comes a time when work must take a backseat to living life. I mean when hustle and bustle is all you know, and there is no time for even a joke you need to take a deep breathe, reflect and let it go. This is our remedy for the Tuesday Blues. I give you Issue 10 of Art Nouveau Magazine, the aptly titled “Kicks and Thrills” issue.This issue we featured artists and…

“I had to take it back, back to the motherland,” Issue #8: “Nu Africa” available now

“I had to take it back, back to the motherland, when I was a baby girl and I held my mother’s hand” – Corinne Stevie from “Nu Africa”

I had to take it back, back to the motherland. Dances in Damascus, Pyramids on the French Rivera, and it feels like a Nu Land. This issue we present a place where the old and new meet continuously to push NU ideas and the creative spirit while never forgetting where we’ve been. Like the Sankofa, there is no moving forward, without looking back.

As a continent that has endured some of the highest levels of human atrocity, misfortune and pillaging in the world, Africa’s nations are in the very least united by their immense struggles. However, if you need any evidence that Africa’s peoples do not see themselves as victims, just look at their art, music and popular culture. Regardless of the traditions of a given region, there is almost always a fighting spirit that shines through. NU AFRICA symbolizes the desire to move forward from the horrors of eras past and embrace the elements that make it what is today; traditional, colonial and modern.

Nu Africa, Art Nouveau’s 8th Issue, features a hand selected group of artists, designers and musicians that adhere to this aesthetic ideal. Our cover story “As Real As It Gets” finds Georgia Anne Muldrow as imagined by artist Donald Ely talking openly about solidarity and new aesthetics.

 

 

Also featuring: PopSkarr, Gold Coast Trading Company, Kutloano Molokomme, Fool’s Gold, JP Hanekom, DVA, Jonti, Spoek Mathambo, NAIRA, Adrienne Price and more. Get your copy of Issue #8: Nu Africa right now.

 

 

 

 

Subscribe To Art Nouveau–Issue #6 “Kind of Blue,” On Sale Nov 18

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Issue 5: New Art, New Money

When I get back from outer space I might notice the little things. Time for instance. Whether good times are in abundance or not, the clock is still rolling. Or the unrelenting love from peers. And especially the unashamed smile in my mother’s voice when I tell her I’m moving home to Miami, and not New York. I call it trading hustles for muscles.

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A Few PBRs, Joint Passes & Laughs At CMYK Show At the Basement


As a child, I always loved stories. My favorite ones were the ones like “The Wizard of Oz” or “Alice In Wonderland”. A child escaping her humdrum town and landing in a magical world of the bizarre and mystifying all while having the absolute time of their lives with some seedy and unique characters. Fadia Kader’s CMYK show hosted by Atlanta based musician, Bosco was just that for me, except I’m not sure if Alice or Dorothy were offered PBRs during the duration of their adventures.

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Win Tickets To See N*E*R*D & Pac Div In Atlanta

I know you’ve heard from somebody–N*E*R*D will be in Atlanta May 25. As a part of Coors Light’s recent Search for the Coldest N*E*R*D along with Pac Div will play at an invitation-only concert. Good thing is we have 10 of those tickets and we want to give them to you!

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PaperFrank’s “Afro Picks & Bunny Suits 2” at Archive Gallery

The force is strong with this one. On June 1, Artist/graphic designer PaperFrank will debut new works in an exhibition entitled “Afro Picks and Bunny Suits 2” at Archive Gallery. All work and merchandise will be for sale. If you’re in Atlanta and want to know where the art scene is heading, you need to make it out to this show.

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J*DaVeY Takes A Raincheck

It’s Sunday evening at the New Era store in Downtown, Atlanta. The hat store is buzzing with life as media and fans begin to pack in for the event that is set to take place: a free J*Davey performance. The crowd isn’t your typical, you’ve got the J*Davey fans mingling with the urban New Era crowd and usually it would be a recipe for disaster, but tonight everything is just fine. After all the promise of Starbucks party platters, wings and Jose Cuervo is enough to make anyone get along.

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Brick Bandits, Mating Calls & Jazz Inspire Savvy Society’s “Tribal Dance”

Spencer Greene aka Savvy Society is a New Jersey born, Atlanta based Producer/DJ who I’ve been familiar with for sometime now. In all actuality, he’s like my little brother from another mother. The self-described ‘anti-hipster’ grew up on house and club music, so it’s no wonder that his sound is sexy a mix of jazzy synths that would make Pharrell coo and banging beats that evoke the tribal thump of both Africa and the fidget bass of Baltimore club music.

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The “Girls, Girls, Girls” Issue Available Now

It’s officially spring. The birds are chirping. Pimps and players are flirting. And the girls? Well depending on who you ask, they run the world. It wouldn’t be spring without a tribute to the girls, girls, girls.

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Preview GreatEclectic’s Show Before It Opens Thursday


 

I’ve never met GreatEclectic, but I know him quite well. I’ve never felt more innately connected to someone with whom I’ve never shared conventional contact; but that is the beautiful mystery that is the Great Mister Daye. He conveys and connects with the world and the one individual alike, because he is his work; as with any masterpiece, that connection lives in the unconventional void – where authenticity cannot be barred by limitation, and catharsis cannot be marred by sterile sanity. He lives in his work – it is in that shared space where I feel, and it is in that shared experience where life is present.

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Savvy Society feat RAHBI – What’s That Sound? (Remix)

It ain’t a drug making her do it. It ain’t her boyfriend making her do it. Maybe this video is making her do it. But it’s all in the music. These are words by singer/songwriter RAHBI that appear on “What’s That Sound.” You may remember this song as the infectious opening track for Art Nouveau & GreatEclectic’s music compilation Noise Porn. We’re back with more new music. The New Jersey born producer Savvy Society is preparing to release his latest project Tribal Dance presented by Art Nouveau & GreatEclectic.

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Groupies Just Want to Have Fun

The girl on the step in front of me is twerking so hard that every time she makes her butt clap, my face gets pimp slapped by a jiggling cheek. I’ve tried blaming it on the angle of the steps that are causing her derriere to be right in my eye line, but I’ve never been good at lying to myself. I’ve tried to put it all on her and tell myself that no human without a medical history of epilepsy should be shaking that hard, but considering that I’m a fan of discotechs I’m finding too much fault with that theory.

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Artist of the Week: Steven Van

Steven Van‘s mission is simple: transform mundane corporate and residential spaces into bold and most times provocative environments. With a contemporary flare that still screams to be seen in galleries, The Washington State based artist creates some pretty awesome Art Nouveau inspired work. This Art Nouveau, not this one. Steven Van is Art Novueau’s Artist of the Week.

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Feb 24, “Celebrate This Brand of Insanity” With Theophilus London

We told you we had something big planned for Art Nouveau Magazine’s three year anniversary. Feb 24, at the Deefor Centre in Atlanta, Celebrate this Brand of Insanity with us and a few special guests. For the first time, Theophilus London will travel all the way from his home of Brooklyn, NY to bless Atlanta with his signature mix of old school soul and electro hip-hop. The event also features bass infused DJ sets by GreatEclectic, Ethereal & Savvy Society, pop up performances by Tendaberry, RAHBI, BOSCO, A Ware, Corinne Stevie, theDOLLDAZE, Micah Freeman, Vina Mills, Jay Scott & Ben Carson, live art by Paper Frank and Sean Fahie and GAS Up Radio’s Guy Anthony as the host for the night. With all that and free drinks from 9-10 PM courtesy of Tree of Life you’ll want to get there early.

Tickets for Art Nouveau’s Anniversary Party are on sale now. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Please visit www.an-mag.com/3 to purchase tickets. Accept the Nouveau.

Out With The Old, In With The Nouveau: Three Years Of Art Nouveau

They always say don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Agreed. But there’s nothing wrong with being attracted to a book simply by the visual splendor an issue gives. The inside can be magnificent, but if the cover isn’t right, it isn’t going to print. It was months before I found the image I wanted to use for the first issue, shown above a piece by Ron English. Art Nouveau gave artists the chance to submit ideas for the Winter 2010/2011 issue. Instant iconography and visual madness ensued of course.

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Art Nouveau Magazine: An Interview With The Editor

Three blocks from the train station and on your left, is precisely what Kendrick told me. It’s my first day as an editorial assistant for Art Nouveau, an art magazine that infuses pop, avant garde, and eclectic to give you a nouveau take on the field. I am to meet with the curator of the magazine Kendrick Daye aka GreatEclectic at the writers mecca: Starbucks Of course, I nervous and of course I am late. As I shuffle along Midtown praying that he gave me the right directions, a bucketful of excuses run through my mind. I might use the usual train was running late one or I might even pull the dramatics and create a fictional car accident along the corner of 7th street that caused me to have to take an alternative and longer route. In the end, I settle on neither and instead focus on how I am going to introduce myself.

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Coverage: Six Artists Create Art Nouveau Covers

They always say don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Agreed. But there’s nothing wrong with being attracted to a book simply by the visual splendor an issue gives. The inside can be magnificent, but if the cover isn’t right, it isn’t going to print. It was months before I found the image I wanted to use for the first issue, shown above a piece by Ron English. Art Nouveau gave artists the chance to submit ideas for the Winter 2010/2011 issue. Six artists including Thomars, GreatEclectic, Corinne Stevie, Mike Antor, Neža Agnes Momirski and Enteni Karyuk were selected out of a pool of hundreds of submissions. Instant iconography and visual madness ensued of course.

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