Month: September 2015

Remnants: a music video by Psycho Lilac and Katie Carson

By Somi Jun Remnants Music Video: 141 seconds of Psycho Lilac’s psychedelic, dream pop instrumentals, complemented by super 8 film footage from Katie Carson. A serene yet stimulating walk through green and pink-tinted shots of Tiarna Armstrong’s (Psycho Lilac) face, under a projector and in fields. Gentle movements and saturated yet simple colors create an experience akin to meditating while in a hallucination. KATIE SPEAKS What was your role in creating this film? Was there anyone else involved? Creating visuals for Tiarnas song, ‘Remnants’ was kind of a one man operation – I wanted to create something completely on my own and experiment with new techniques I hadn’t explored. What medium did you use? I used a Super 8 camera with 500T film for the entire video. Tiarna and I wanted to create visuals which compliment the psychedelic feeling of the song and so I suggested using this type of camera to create a weathered, aged look. How do you think the medium affected the overall feel of the film? I think and hope that …

Sunsets / Trio

Photos by Hana Tyszka. Photo grid documenting BLVC SVND (Naiser Mckay), Lez Majesty (Samuel Hoadley-Brill), and Roy (Roy Mabie). In commemoration of Roy’s new EP “Sunsets.” “Pretty Faces,” a collaboration between BLVC SVND, Lez Majesty, and Roy:

The Tunnel Magazine Survival Guide: Settling into your first year creative course

Part 1: Welcome to your new home – The Studio It’s about 11pm on a cold winter’s night in the depths of November. I’ve just dived into my flat and already the tears are streaming down my face as I cry hysterically down the phone to my mum. It’s been yet another long, tiring day in the studio and once again I’m stressing out about how much work I supposedly have to do over Christmas; I feel absolutely drained. This was a pretty low point in my course but one which I later realized a lot of students go through, but very few talk about. Being on a creative course can be an extremely challenging and tiresome experience, and there is an awful lot to get used to; most definitely NOT the smooth sailing that many people outside the Arts may assume. Personally I found it a difficult transition from an art class of eight to a studio year of eighty-eight, but the advice I received from fellow students and lecturers along the way helped …

Benni Quintero: reworked from birth

by Amelia Anthony Curator Benni Quintero is a 17 year old artist in the 12th grade at Mira Costa High School. I am a well disguised pervert who doesn’t have a singular art “thing”. I’m not even sure if I’m an art person singularly, or even a person at that. I think the Marx Brothers are great. Those are the important facts. SCULPTURES Jazz Cat: This is Jazz Cat. He’s a tall, jivin’ madman. The Two Fridas: I recreated a Frida Kahlo Painting as a sculpture. I couldn’t recreate the second face. I tore it off and stuck it onto that paintbrush and just oozed wax on her head. Why? Officially, it’s to symbolize Diego’s recreation of Frida, basically painting her in his own and disconnecting her from her past self. The wax is his paint. Their hands and arms aren’t sculpted in clay. Not because I gave up and thought it looked really cool as it was, no, no, no! It’s obviously because at their core, Frida pre- and post- Diego were the same, …

The Tunnel Magazine Survival Guide: Introduction

My name is Rory Turner and I am a second year student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. For me this university was absolutely perfect for what I was interested in doing. Known for its highly creative and conceptual approach to architecture, as well as being home to cutting edge research into digital design and robotic fabrication, it is a school I’m very proud to be a part of. Upon entering an institution with a reputation as high as The Bartlett, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intimidated. As the months went by and I happily settled in, I was very lucky to have met some truly incredible individuals, getting the chance to gaze firsthand in awe, at work which will forever inspire and astound me. However, the pressure I put upon myself to really excel at my studies and make the most of this wonderful opportunity, at times, could be overwhelming; almost a burden. And I’m sure those feelings are shared by anyone regardless of their path in life, …

Nigh the thought of slake: Nathaniel Part II

Photography and text by Nathaniel Stephens. Formatting by Somi Jun. These are my recent photographs in which I experiment with the fundamental photography technique: perspective. Dabbling and toying with the common compositional tools of photography (pattern, symmetry, texture, depth of field etc.) it turned out to be quite the endeavor. I realized, quickly, how visually perplexing a photo can be, without of course, losing the content of the photo and using a bit of your innate imagination. This experiment was inspired by a mister Charlie Rouse (a fantastic saxophonist with many accolades, one including being a brilliant member of Thelonious Monk’s Quartet for eleven years.) I wondered if I would be able to put as much creatively intricate art, ominous and confound as it seems, yet its reflective symbolism so plain in sight. To generate art that evokes the human spirit [is] to produce an emotion so full of essence you’re overwhelmed by its purity. Whether obdurate adequate filled with elation, or mournful sorrowful struck with realization, and a small step toward sweet sweet self …