PARASITE SINGLE - THE HUNT (OFFICIAL VIDEO) from CURTIS on Vimeo.

Starring KATJA DANOWSKI

FEEL FREE TO PREVIEW & DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE + bonus track “Driven” and a great remix by La Boum Fatale: bit.ly/1ihrbAd

Crew - CURTISFILM
Director, Editor, Written by - MICHAEL VENUS
Producer - JÖRG LASSAK
DoP - MARIUS VON FELBERT
2nd DoP - JULIA LOHMANN
Styling - FRANZISKA GRAU
Hair & Make Up - MARIA TRIFU
Production Manager - CARLOTTA CORNEHL
Styling Assistants - MARTHA LANGE & UTE HERMANN
First Assistant Camera - JONAS WACHE
Steadicam Operator - THORSTEN ALT
Sound Recordist - MIGUEL MURIETTA VÁSQUEZ
Sound Design - MIGUEL MURIETTA VÁSQUEZ & CHRISTIAN SEIM
Colourists - CRISTIAN STRAUB & MARIUS VON FELBERT

Set Photographer - JULIA KNEUSE kneuse.de/
Additional Set Photos by MIGUEL MURIETTA VÁSQUEZ miguelmurrieta.tumblr.com/

Crew - PARASITE SINGLE
‘THE HUNT’ written & performed by CHRISTIAN SEIM & JASMINA QUACH
Band Manager - JONAS JOHNE
Single Artwork - JONAS HASSELMANN

♡♡♡ THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS BEAUTIFUL PROJECT ♡♡♡

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OneBeat: Walmart Ruckus from Found Sound Nation on Vimeo.

OneBeat fellow Usman Riaz leads a flashmob performance of his piece Rukus at Walmart New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

OneBeat is a new international cultural exchange by the U.S. Department of State that celebrates the transformative power of the arts through the creation of original, inventive music, and people-to-people diplomacy. This year and next, around 30 exceptional young musicians from around the world will come together to write, produce, and perform new music. The group will also lead engagement events with local youth, and develop strategies for using music to make a positive impact on our local and global communities. OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and is produced by Found Sound Nation.

For more information about the OneBeat project - please visit 1beat.org

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Palm Springs, CA
INTERVIEW: AARON DE LA CRUZ
Aaron de la Cruz is currently mid-mural-painting on the Commune wall at Ace Hotel & Swim Club as part of Desert Gold 2014. The San Francisco-based artist’s background is rooted in street art, and the way he shapes and improvises movement in his work gives it wonderfully deep texture and context. Through his use of lines and space he manages to evoke a unique intertextual roadmap by connecting the dots between modern linguistic text along with pre-Columbian Mayan art and contemporary life on the west coast. That is, we’re very proud to be working again with him. His mural is almost ready for you to vibe on all year long at Ace Hotel & Swim Club.

Part of your process seems to involve being in the moment when you are painting some of your site-specific work. You’ve spoken in interviews about letting your feelings, thoughts and the environment around you influence where you take your work. What sort of preparations do you make leading up to putting paint to surface? Do you have a color palate?  
It really depends on the project as far as how I’m going to determine the outcome of the piece I’m going to create. For this project, I really wanted to focus on my ethnic background — being of Mexican descent. My source of color palette inspiration was a cup of fruit that you would buy from a vendor on the street in Mexico. After spending the first day here on location, I got to meet some of the staff here. Most of them happen to be Latino (or part-Latino) and I knew I had made the right decision. 
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acehotel:

Palm Springs, CA

INTERVIEW: AARON DE LA CRUZ

Aaron de la Cruz is currently mid-mural-painting on the Commune wall at Ace Hotel & Swim Club as part of Desert Gold 2014. The San Francisco-based artist’s background is rooted in street art, and the way he shapes and improvises movement in his work gives it wonderfully deep texture and context. Through his use of lines and space he manages to evoke a unique intertextual roadmap by connecting the dots between modern linguistic text along with pre-Columbian Mayan art and contemporary life on the west coast. That is, we’re very proud to be working again with him. His mural is almost ready for you to vibe on all year long at Ace Hotel & Swim Club.

Part of your process seems to involve being in the moment when you are painting some of your site-specific work. You’ve spoken in interviews about letting your feelings, thoughts and the environment around you influence where you take your work. What sort of preparations do you make leading up to putting paint to surface? Do you have a color palate?  

It really depends on the project as far as how I’m going to determine the outcome of the piece I’m going to create. For this project, I really wanted to focus on my ethnic background — being of Mexican descent. My source of color palette inspiration was a cup of fruit that you would buy from a vendor on the street in Mexico. After spending the first day here on location, I got to meet some of the staff here. Most of them happen to be Latino (or part-Latino) and I knew I had made the right decision. 

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