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What happens when two baroque cellists perform a cover of “Thunderstruck" by AC/DC? They shred. Literally. Keep an eye on their bows as the piece progresses.

This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.

[via Geeks are Sexy]

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Tyler Forest-Hauser
Victoria, BC
Apple iPhone 4S

What made you prioritise using an iPhone to capture images, rather than a camera?

The biggest and most obvious reason for choosing to use an iPhone instead of a dedicated DSLR, for instance, is that it’s simply all I own. My uncle so graciously gave me his old Canon 20D but it needs some work (and some investment in CF cards, batteries and such) so I’ve stuck with my trusty iPhone 4S.

I started out taking photos with my iPhone 4 a few years back but once I got my 4S, it became pretty clear I could get away with it, at least for the time being, until I could invest in a “proper” camera. Another reason for prioritising the iPhone over a dedicated camera is the whole sharing aspect. I can’t help but enjoy the convenience of having my photos immediately available for editing and sharing.

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Fall 2014 Editor’s Pick
Opens Tues, Sept 9, 6-8p:

RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966”
 Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Rudolf Schwarzkogler

Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th St., NYC

the first major New York City exhibition to explore, through rare paintings, collages, and photographs, the emergence of a critical 20th-century avant-garde movement. Various artistic developments in the second half of the 20th century have been influenced by a performative paradigm that emphasizes a move away from formal, static objects and toward more directly experiential, event-like, and sensorial gestures. In the early 1960s, the Vienna Actionists defined their radical style through a critique of painting, specifically that of European Art Informel and the Abstract Expressionism of the New York School. Under Austria’s Second Republic, Brus, Muehl, Nitsch, and Schwarzkogler sought out new possibilities for expression that could transcend the shadow of World War II. Motivated by material experimentation, they developed their art around radical body-centric performances through which authentic experiences of reality and incisive political statements could be directly and intensely perceived.

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