Toro y Moi on His Multi-Faceted Project “Mahal”

We speak to the multi-hyphenate about his psych-rock album's intricate details and making the accompanying short film

Chaz Bear—aka recording artist Toro y Moi—has always been something of a shapeshifter. From the mellow synth-pop in his 2010 debut album, Causers Of This, to the lush and instrumental indie-rock on What For? to the house-inflected, psych-pop of Outer Peace, the multi-hyphenate artist dips into a mélange of genres and sounds, making each one uniquely his own. Mahal, Bear’s seventh studio album, is no exception; it …

Ethnicraft’s “Moments With” Creative Director Louise Mertens

In the thoughtful new short-form documentary Moments with: Louise Mertens,  produced by Ethnicraft, visual artist, creative director and designer Louise Mertens delves into her process, personality, aesthetic and why she values the sanctity of her own bedroom. Headquartered in Antwerp, the furniture and design object brand has produced pieces from solid wood for 25 years now. In understanding Mertens’ philosophies as a creator, it becomes easy …

Video Artist Marco Brambilla’s “Heaven’s Gate” at Pérez Art Museum Miami

A time-based collage transforms in the new HTC VIVE Flow virtual reality headset

Inside the esteemed Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), artist Marco Brambilla‘s towering 8K audio-video collage “Heaven’s Gate” (2021) was installed this summer—a monument to the filmmaker’s moody, vertical world-building style. Within the work, Brambilla references some 800 films through components that have been rotoscoped out of their source material and layered into his vertically-scrolling vision. The work’s title references director Michael Cimino’s 1980 film of the same name—which was …