Friday, 27 January 2017

#HeWillNotDivideUs: First Impressions

A single video camera hangs from a wall on 37th Street in New York, beaming live pictures around planet Earth, for anyone to see. It was activated last week and shall continue for the next four years. But what is the significance of this one shot; what is this little camera hoping to capture?

"He Will Not Divide Us" (#hewillnotdivideus) is the latest experimental social art project published under the name of anti-celebrity Shia Saide LaBeouf.

Yes, Shia LaBeouf. Once the uninteresting star of Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS trilogy, now one of the weirdest and most unpredictable contemporary celebrities.

LaBeouf has been a strange fellow, neck deep in drama and run-ins with police for over a decade, but the turning point in the LaBeouf saga, in my view, was Rob Cantor's music video from a few years back about the "Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf".

From that point on, LaBeouf was no longer just a Hollywood performer, but also a man with a mythic aura. Shia surprise, indeed.

Then came his stunts, of which there are many. Most notable are probably #ALLMYMOVIES and I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.

Now comes Shia's latest, and most ambitious, livestream project. A four year long livestream in protest of the presidency of Donald Trump.

Monday, 2 January 2017

The Return of Doctor Mysterio (New Episode of A Bad Case of Loving Who)

It's been a whole year since I joined Chris to do an episode of our Doctor Who fan podcast, A Bad Case of Loving Who. Join us in this impromptu episode as we struggle to remember not only last year's Christmas Special, but also what even happened in this year's episode, The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

Us, as we mangle together this podcast episode
You can find the latest (and every) episode of our podcast over here, on it's dedicated page. And we'll be back in a few months to talk about Season 10! Hopefully slightly more prepared.