Artist Decoded: Andrew Thomas Huang and The Importance of Collaboration

Artist Decoded is a weekly podcast series created by emerging creative director and photographer Yoshino.

Artist filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied Fine Art and Animation at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2007.

Huang's film and video work have been exhibited at the MoMA, NYC; MoMA PS1; The Barbican Centre, London; Potmasters Gallery, NYC; and the MoCA, Los Angeles.

As an experimental filmmaker whose work bridges the gap between video art and film, he has developed a strong reputation for his collaborative practice, having worked extensively with Icelandic artist Bjork, as well as Radiohead's Thom Yorke, the Icelandic band Sigur Ros among others.

Topics discussed on this episode:

  • How learning how to figure draw changed the way he generated ideas
  • His thesis project in college, entitled "Doll Face", was the first video he posted on Youtube. He released it in 2006 and it was received very well. This video marked the first realization of the viability of online video content to him.
  • His journey into the world of filmmaking after college
  • How the creation of his short film in 2012, Solipsist, made a huge impact on the current trajectory of his career
  • Collaborating with Atoms For Peace, Bjork and Sigur Ros
  • The importance of storyboarding
  • The ebb and flows of creating art
  • The importance of promoting your work

www.andrewthomashuang.com

Artist Decoded: Artistic Duty with Vice Photo Editor Tim Barber

Artist Decoded is a weekly podcast series created by emerging creative director and photographer Yoshino.

Tim Barber (b. Feb. 5th 1979) grew up in Amherst Massachusetts, lived for a few years in the mountains of Northern Vermont, studied photography in Vancouver B.C. and now lives in New York City. A photographer, curator and designer, Barber worked as the photo editor for Vice Magazine (2003-2005) and founded the online gallery and image archive tinyvices.com (2005-2012), which was released as a free App (2010) and evolved into time-and-space.tv (2013-2016), a curated community platform for artists. Barber co-curated the inaugural New York Photo Festival (2008), curated / edited a series of five monographs published by the Aperture Foundation (2008) and launched the independent publishing house TV Books (2008-2010).

Ideas expressed in this episode:

  • Art being able to communicate messages that words can't describe
  • Creating, manifesting, capturing, hunting for... "IT"
  • The podcast highlighting todays "unsung heroes". These artists have the potential to eventually become "cult classics".
  • Our job as an artist is to translate experiences and to share them with the world
  • Different levels of dimensions and consciousness
  • Virtual reality becoming a part of reality
  • Living with love and fear in our lives. Creating a no fear zone
  • Becoming Photo Editor for Vice
  • Conversations becoming artworks within themselves
  • Trying to live within a non-consumerist way of life
  • The art world being a vast sea of hits and misses. Being both deep and shallow.
  • Our relationship with our own truths and universal truths

www.tim-barber.com

Five Unique Artist Tributes To Victims of Police Brutality

On social media platforms generally reserved for self-promotion and fan engagement, artists of all walks are speaking out against racism and police violence, in a way that only they can. 

we need to stay +

A photo posted by knwng (@knwng) on

To our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who may not know how loved you truly are ♡

A photo posted by Kenesha Sneed (@tactilematter) on

The Dark Noise Collective is crowdsourcing a resource for writers who want to join the fight against police violence. Click here for more.