Tom Blachford’s “Noct Angeles” Photo Series

A collection of haunting LA images at night by the talented Melbourne-based artist

Perhaps one of the most photographed cities in the world, there aren’t many angles LA hasn’t been viewed from. But in his new series “Noct Angeles,” the Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford has managed to capture a side of the city not as often photographed. Rather than sunny vistas including palm trees, Venice Beach lifeguards, the Hollywood sign and other clichés, Blachford has created a series …

Lisa Roet’s Bike-Powered Installation at Beijing’s Opposite House

Celebrating Earth Hour, a recently discovered at-risk gibbon lights up the hotel

On the evening of Saturday, 24 March, as Beijing went dark for Earth Hour, a bunch of people climbed on 30 stationary Mobikes parked outside the Opposite House and began cycling. Their pedal power inflated and lit up Australian artist Lisa Roet‘s giant silver Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon perched high on the hotel’s facade, and with this very impressive scene a month-long program of events, discussions …

Asphixiation: Aural Risk

Premiering on Stereogum—despite having been recorded in 1980—Asphixiation’s “Aural Risk” is an art project worth paying attention to. Created by Philip Brophy (of experimental group → ↑ →) Asphixiation was a performance art creation in which Brophy recorded an entire disco album called What Is This Thing Called “Disco”? and had a fake band perform it. Chapter Music is reissuing the album for the first …