The Momentary just announced that Flutronix will be featured as one of the Artists-in-Residence for their spring program! The Momentary is a brand new multi-disciplinary arts space, created by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. As a part of Flutronix’s residency, they will partner with local organizations for their project, Discourse, to create work that is unique to the Bentonville community. Director of the Momentary, Lieven Bertels says that “One of the goals of the Momentary is to bring multiple contemporary art spaces together for cultivation of new ideas based on current topics.”
Every few years, Flutronix will get an invitation from our good friend Jun Oshima to work with his students. Jun is an amazing filmmaker and videographer in his own right (he actually shot and directed our awesome Sweet Dreams music video), and he’s also a professor at The New School. Fun fact: Jun and Nathalie were actually classmates at The New School!
Anyhow, Jun usually assigns his video production students to create promotional videos for a featured artist, and some really wonderful work usually comes out of it (exhibit A: our EPK video, and our Candy Candy cover video). We recently realized that we had yet to share to any of the great videos that were shot when we were the featured artists for last school year’s end of semester project. So, without further ado, here are two of our favorites by John Duff and Ruchika Lodha. Enjoy!
For years now, Flutronix has been SUPER lucky to have film director Jun Oshima as part of our Flutronix family. He is the man behind our first music video, Sweet Dreams, our live performance video of Life Lines and has invited us to work with his students at the New School for our EPK video. He’s extremely talented and a dear friend who we are privileged to know.
We recently worked with him on our latest video project for Flock. There was a little Gang Starr influence (see photos), disco dresses, double exposure fun, spinning and more. Jun developed a great concept for Flock and we can’t wait to share the final product with you, stay tuned!
Flutronix’s last EPK (electronic press kit) video was made possible by our dear friend Jun Oshima, a film director and professor at The New School. He invited us to his class and assigned students to interview us and create a EPK video. It was wonderful to not only work with his students, but to also have several great videos to choose from!
Recently, Jun invited us back to his class to do a new EPK video. We had the opportunity to share our history, our new work-in-progress Black Being, and explore topics outside of music-making including the American political climate, social justice and the arts at large. We’re excited to see what the students come up with – make sure you check back to see the final video when it’s done!
Inauguration Day was a day we were both dreading. Feeling utterly concerned and uncertain, we were less than enthused about the swearing in of our 45th President. Fortunately, we were invited to perform at The Anti-Inaugural Ball at The DiMenna Center in New York City, giving us the opportunity to express ourselves through music with a community of like-minded musicians. There was truly no better way to spend the night.
While everyone’s frustration with the election results was palpable, the room was full of positive energy and a great sense of community. The Anti-Inaugural Ball affirmed that the arts bring people together, are vital to political and social commentary, and are an integral component of humanity. We are personally more committed than ever to pursue our craft in a way that is reflective of the times and responsive to injustice and The Anti-Inaugural Ball served as the perfect catalyst to embark on this new journey.