Rabbit Destruction Council

Rabbit Destruction Council is a new mixed media project by New Zealand-based fine artist, John Pusateri. States the artist: “These new works touch on New Zealand’s mixed environmental history. Rabbits were introduced to New Zealand in the 1860s and the first attempt to control their numbers was introduced in 1878. In 1947, legislation established an eight member ‘Rabbit Destruction Council’ for the coordination of rabbit destruction. The Rabbit Destruction Council holds my fascination with its quirky, matter of fact name, adequately summing up New Zealand’s attempt to do that. The history is interesting with enormous amounts of money and energy spent on the attempt to eradicate rabbits. Even mustelids and cats were introduced to help control rabbit populations with seemingly obvious negative implications. The councillors of the Rabbit Destruction Council are imagined as Owls because they’re another “Natural enemy of the rabbit”, despite our Ruru, or Morepork, only occasionally scavenges on rabbit road kill.” More images below. Read more...

Mural Celebrating Martha Cooper’s 70th Birthday

To celebrate the 70th birthday of world-renowned street photographer, Martha Cooper, graffiti artists Lady Pink, How and Nosm, Bio from Tats Cru, Freedom, Free5, Crash, Daze, Terror 161, Faust, and Aiko teamed up to paint this large-scale mural at the famed Houston Street Wall. Click image to enlarge. Take a look at some images of the process after the jump. Read more...

Daily Video: Foals “Late Night”

Last week Foals released the latest video from their new LP, Holy Fire. Yet again, the UK rock band offers up some NSFW visuals for Late Night which sees the band playing the lounge of a Lynchian hotel, and shares scenes of what else is going on inside the rooms… Read more...

Like a Daydream

Like a Daydream is a new video by Marco Aslan which wants nothing more than to share a series of pleasant thoughts and moments in an attempt to distract your attention from the present. Shot in places like New York, California, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, China, Taiwan, and Japan, the four-minute video does a good job of doing just that. Enjoy. Read more...