Posts tagged as:

youtube

Jayson Musson’s New Web Series: No Art, Just Hip-Hop and Comedy

by Corinna Kirsch on January 20, 2015

What up, Internet?

Jayson Musson is back on YouTube, but not with his well-known “Art Thoughtz” web-series featuring Hennessy Youngman. Instead, we get “The Adventures of Jamel: The Time Traveling B-Boy,” created and written by the artist and directed and edited by Scott Ross. It’s flashy, and has more in common with Chappelle’s Show than Hennessy’s old show. Straight up, it’s a hip-hop comedy with sci-fi and social commentary thrown in the mix. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a pilot in the works for any premium cable channel.

Without giving away any spoilers, in the first episode, we’re introduced to:

  • An Iraqi baby skull filled with Merlot
  • The Illuminati
  • A time-traveling janitor
  • Mention of anal sex with goats
  • Breaking the bonds of slavery with the power of hip-hop

Are we playing Cards Against Humanity? No. This is just Jayson Musson’s new web-world, a world without art. So very populist of you, Musson.

Read the full article →

Weekend Jams: Doge on a Turtle

by Corinna Kirsch on June 14, 2014

AFC’s finished for the week, but we thought ahead to bestow upon you some more content, our favorite video from this week’s blogging. Tune in every Saturday…

It’s a doge on a turtle. How did this doge get on a turtle? Does it like being on a turtle? Is turtle-riding a hobby for doge? With only six seconds to this video, we may never find out the answers to those questions.

Read the full article →

Weekend Jams: Another Type of Collector

by Corinna Kirsch on May 17, 2014
Thumbnail image for Weekend Jams: Another Type of Collector

Our favorite video from this week’s blogging.

Read the full article →

Weekend Jams: Footage Island

by Corinna Kirsch on April 19, 2014
Thumbnail image for Weekend Jams: Footage Island

In our new weekend series, we take a look at the best vids we found on the net over the past week.

Read the full article →

MOCAtv to Debut Sketch-Comedy and Art Show, Starring Fred Armisen and Jack Black

by Corinna Kirsch on December 11, 2013
Thumbnail image for MOCAtv to Debut Sketch-Comedy and Art Show, Starring Fred Armisen and Jack Black

Alert: Fred Armisen of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live fame is going to make more art jokes!

Read the full article →

MOCAtv Presents Techno Mystic

by Corinna Kirsch on November 14, 2012
Thumbnail image for MOCAtv Presents Techno Mystic

A little curation on YouTube can go a long way. On its own, YouTube contains a vast treasure trove of videos (a blessing), but navigating all those choices can be overwhelming (a curse). Despite a few lemons, Techno Mystic drives home the point that artists using technology see it as an uplifting source.

Read the full article →

Pharrell Williams’ ARTST TLK Will Debut on YouTube

by Corinna Kirsch on October 8, 2012
Thumbnail image for Pharrell Williams’ ARTST TLK Will Debut on YouTube

Gallery Girls has ended, leaving us with a chunk of free time. Thanks to YouTube, we might have a new time-waster: Pharrell Williams’ ARTST TLK. Yes, that Pharrell Williams. The hip-hop Renaissance man—and artist in his own right—has launched an all-art talk show on Reserve Channel, one of the latest YouTube-spawned corporate channels.

Read the full article →

Blast from the Past: Smith and Wegman’s The World of Photography

by Paddy Johnson on August 17, 2012
Thumbnail image for Blast from the Past: Smith and Wegman’s The World of Photography

If you haven’t seen Michael Smith and William Wegman’s The World of Photography (1986), set aside 25 minutes to do so. The film serves students and comedians alike; Wegman plays a seasoned photographer willing to teach Smith, an eager but dimwitted student who maintains the baseless belief that he has a knack for photography. Weirdness ensues. Smith obsesses over sandwiches. Seemingly everything reminds Wegman of his dog. Oddly enough, the whole film is a little like watching Twin Peaks’ Detective Cooper man a photo studio, which is pretty great.

Read the full article →