Born Just Now with Robert Adanto

Robert Adanto’s new art documentary Born Just Now delves into the life and performance work of Marta Jovanović, a Belgrade-based artist struggling to cope with the pain accompanying the end of an eight-year marriage. Through several performances, she seeks confront and liberate her own pain in the name of art.

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EK MoviePass Interview with Ted Farnsworth

If you’re a cinephile that enjoys going to movies on a regular basis, your golden ticket to movie theater heaven has just arrived.. with a moviepass.com membership, you get to watch a movie a day.. every day if you want. All for $9.95 a month! *Wwhaaaattt???* No, this is not a joke, and it certainly…

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EK Podcast Interview: Embers & Dust

Just longer than 9 minutes, this short film takes the viewer back to the evening of October 30th, 1938 where Orson Welles’ voice was vibrating across radio waves, bringing word of an invading alien army from Mars. And although the audio was performed as a Halloween special called “War of the Worlds”, the theatricality and…

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EK Podcast: Jenny Suen Interview

Hello lovely listeners! today we have the pleasure of sitting down with Jenny Suen! She is a talented young director, producer, and artist hailing from Hong Kong! We talk about the nature of art, criticism, life, and the her collaborations with the famed cinematographer and artist Christopher Doyle! She is currently in pre-production for her…

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EK Summer Art Show 2014

And after the smoke clears…we are pleased as punch to announce our very first art show as a smashing success! Friday, June 6th at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery was a night full of drinks, fun, amazing people, and most importantly, amazing art! EK would like to thank every single person that supported…

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ART BASEL: OPEN CALL EXTENDED!

You asked for it, so we’re giving it to you! We’ve extended our OPEN CALL! Artists by nature are procrastinators. We understand, you can’t rush inspiration. Many of you have asked for an extension to the open call, so we’re giving you until Nov. 15th to get your best work to us! This is your…

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EK Interview: Jean-Paul Frenay

Jean-Paul Frenay is a visual artist currently based in Brussels, Belgium that has touched upon a healthy palette of media bases such as: film, VFX, performance pieces, interaction installations, experimental video, photography, and even music (I, The Phoneix). With such a busy schedule, we here at EK were more than appreciative to have him take…

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EK Interview: Defasten

Montreal-based motion-VFX-filmmaker Patrick Doan (running under the name of Defasten) presents a bulk of his work through geometrical layers of abstract subject matter. Our conversations with the artist helped us reveal how computer graphics become a tool for storytelling and expression. Check out the Q&A interview after the jump!

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ReCREATE: ATX // EK FUNDRAISER

Empty Kingdom & the Hope Campaign are proud to announce our official partnership in support of ReCREATE: ATX, a fundraiser and all-day art event at SXSW!  The Hope Outdoor Gallery is one of the nation’s largest outdoor art galleries, a place for local artists to share their work, focused on positive and educational messages.  What…

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EK Interview: Dark Matters

Copenhagen-based studio Dark Matters consists of only a handful of multi-talented creatives constantly experimenting with the dual nature of light and shadow. Their endeavors share no analog or digital bias, but rather a mutual hybridization that has allowed them to generate spectacular videos and live visuals. Check out the exclusive Empty Kingdom interview with said…

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EK Interview: Carl Burton

Back near the end of September 2012 I stumbled upon a short film entitled SHELTER (posted here). At first, it was a nostalgic blow to the head for me, but as soon as the film progressed further and further into its purely visual / non-dialogue-driven form of storytelling, I was hooked. My expectations were continually…

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EK Interview: Chris Boyle

No matter what the medium, Chris Boyle will utilize anything within the reaches of his artistic grasp to create it. Storytelling becomes the key to Boyle’s drive, while live events, short film, music video, video games, animation, and you-name-it become the paint to his canvas. Read more from our one-to-one interview after the jump!

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