Musician and all around cool guy, David Byrne, has created a musical sculpture that converts an entire building into an instrument. There is nothing sonically intuitive about the instrument and therefore, all players are on equally unfamiliar ground with no musical advantage.

Hammer & Tongs is the moniker used to represent the work of producer Nick Goldsmith and director Garth Jennings. The two have collaborated on many successful music videos over the years for artists including Beck, Blur, Fatboy Slim, and REM. In 2005 they made the leap from videos to feature films with their adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. They have returned with their new film Son of Rambo; which follows two boys obsessed with Rambo: First Blood as they attempt to make a sequel with their video cameras.

I first saw Theo Jansen’s work featured in a BMW commercial. He is a Dutch artist who is obsessed with designing a new kind of nature. For twenty years now, he has been constructing skeletal beasts that are propelled by the wind. With each round there is an evolution to the design; Jansen plans to one day release these creatures/sculptures into the wild to fend for themselves.

Alejandro Jodorowski is a cinema genius like no other. The success of his film El Topo made him “the father of the midnight movie.” His films have been described as political, surreal, offensive and psychodelic.  All of these descriptions are as accurate as they are false. His body of work has been created as a quest for truth and enlightenment. For decades his films were only available on pirated VHS dubs and were banned in many countries. Now a set of three Jodorowsky films and accompanying soundtracks are available including: Fando y Lis, El Topo, and The Holy Mountain.