Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian ’

Arcade Fire – Reflektor


Canadian band Arcade Fire have released a black-and-white Anton Corbijn-directed video for their track “Reflektor”. The visuals feature the band wearing oversized paper-mache heads while playing the track live in the back on a truck driven Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of the group. An interactive video produced by Vincent Morisset has also been released alongside these visuals to explore “the themes in Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ through two devices simultaneously: the computed and the smartphone/tablet.” The film was shot in Haiti, where the band’s singer Régine Chassagne was raised, the story follows a young woman who travels between her world an our own.


While looking up some info on Amsterdam, I came across the work of Canadian stencil artist Roadsworth (Peter Gibson), and really liked it.  When it comes to something so simple, so raw, and so unique, I knew I had to throw it up.  He’s been doing his thing since 2001, using stencils to adapt the existing road graphics, mainly on the streets of Montreal, initially as a protest against the lack of cycle lanes, but increasingly as a commentary on car culture, oil dependancy and authoritarianism. I’m not sure how successful it is on those counts, but as a way of injecting a little wit and lyricism into the urban landscape, it’s the sh*t.  Check the method, and both of the videos on his work.