August 31st, 2011Conference
Like we told you last week, we’ll have the Dutch premiere of the documentary at
the Incubate DIY Conference on September 16. PressPausePlay is a film about
hope, fear and digital culture. Does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity? This is the question addressed by the film, through interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era like Seth Godin, Moby, Robyn, Andrew Keen, Sean Parker and Bill Drummond.
Our Swedish friends have now released a second trailer for your viewing pleasure online. Watch it above. And again: everything is put to tape beautifully.
After the screening of the film, there will be a panel with
Philip Marthinsen (producer of PressPausePlay), Dwight Witherspoon of Ericsson Sweden, who made the film possible, hip-hop and electronica producer Daedelus (a.o. Ninja Tune, Stones Throw, Brainfeeder and Warp) and Arnold de Boer, since long the guy behind Zea and since two and a half years singer and guitarist in The Ex. Zea is self made and the way of doing may be best described as grass-roots, as is The Ex. The panel will be moderated by Erwin Blom.
Catch the full program for the DIY Conference on this page. There are still some Pay What You Want-tickets available right here.Tags: bill drummond, conference, diy, incubate, pay what you want, presspauseplay, pwyw, trailer, watch
August 15th, 2011Conference
src=”http://incubate-innovation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Michael-Azerrad.jpg” alt=”" width=”425″ height=”318″ />At the Incubate DIY Conference, we’re very honored to have Michael Azerrad talk about his highly influential and great book Our Band Could Be Your Life. The book describes the scene of (mainly ‘80s) American underground bands like Black Flag, Minutemen and Sonic Youth
who, while finding relatively little mainstream success, did have an establishing role in American alternative and indie rock.
The book was published ten years ago, and was named one of the 50 best music books even written by The Guardian. At the DIY Conference, Michael will share the insights he gained while interviewing the bands and writing the book.
In the video below, Azerrad is interviewed about the background of
the book. We especially like the introduction where Michael tells about why he wrote the book:
“I was watching a rock documentary one evening, and it was the history of punk. They got up to Talking Heads and then suddenly the action skipped to Nirvana. I thought perhaps I had blacked out for ten minutes and missed the part about Black Flag and The Minutemen and The Replacements, Sonic Youth, all those bands between Talking Heads and Nirvana. But no, I had not in fact blacked out. They just had skipped over an entire decade of punk rock, very influential music that led up to Nirvana. I had done a book about Nirvana and I just felt like someone needed to tell that backstory. It was completely ignored. This whole generation of music that was so great and a community and a scene so thriving and so inspiring had just been crossed over by the history books. And I decided someone should do something about that. So, in typical DIY-spirit I said: I will do something about it. I started on that book and wrote Our Band Could Be Your Life.”Tags: black flag, conference, diy, do it yourself, incubate, interview, michael azerrad, our band could be your life, sonic youth, video, watch
August 3rd, 2011Conference
“Where are the angry young men and women of today who are saying: ‘this is all fucking wrong’, you know? What happened to that voice?
It’s all sort of gone.”
At the Incubate DIY Conference on September 16, 2011, punk legend Steve Ignorant will be interviewed by writer and BBC commentator John Robb. With Crass, Ignorant was one of the driving forces of the DIY movement, and therefore a major influence in the punk scene. At the conference, they’ll discuss DIY, Crass’/Steve’s ethics and Steve’s autobiography The Rest is Propaganda.
There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film
directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of the anarchist punk band Crass. The film features archive footage of the band and interviews with former members Steve Ignorant, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher. As well as reflecting on the band”s past the film focuses on their current activities.
The film addresses the origins and aesthetic of Crass, and the DIY aspects of the band. About how
the backgrounds of the musicians differed from each other, the artworks, the message, the way of living that surrounded the band and how it all come together. We also hear Steve Ignorant talking about how Joe Strummer turned him into forming his own band.
You can watch the entire documentary below. It includes Dutch subtitles.Tags: Alexander Oey, conference, crass, diy, documentary, incubate, penny rimbaud, punk, steve ignorant, There Is No Authority But Yourself, watch
September 1st, 2010Innovation
become notorious in recent years for making their so-called mockbusters,
cheap pirated versions of major Hollywood films.
These mockbusters are immediately released on DVD, even before the
original movies screen in cinemas. Besides a large number of claims and lawsuits, the studio also enjoys a large fan base.
The Asylum’s way of working fits perfectly with the central theme of this year’s Incubate; piracy in the arts. Besides various readings and discussions on the subject, Incubate has also compiled a very diverse film program around this theme under the title ‘Pirate Cinema‘.
Watch an interview we did with David Rimawi (Sales and Distribution at The Asylum) on their company, there method of production, business model and piracy below:
During the festival week visitors can enjoy the pirated counterparts of The Da Vinci Code, Snakes on a Plane, Transformers and Alien vs. Predator among others. One of the highlights is the European movie premiere of Titanic II. The film premieres in the U.S. on August 24 and will be featured in a cinema in Europe for the first time during the Incubate festival on Thursday, September 16.
“Seriously I thought it was a spoof when i saw it at the rental store”Tags: david rimawi, de vinci treasure, european premiere, incubate, interview, mockbusters, movie, pirate cinema, the asylum, titanic 2, watch
“it was hilarious in the stupidest way, Don”t BUY JUST RENT“
“This movie is way more fun than the movie that it obviously rips off”
(user reviews imdb.com)