One of the few things I have been unable to share on my blog is my daily work-out regiment. Not so much because I am shy or embarrassed about it, rather until now I haven’t had an effective way to explain its cinematic complexities and nuances -and some may even argue its transnational poetry. So in the spirit of sharing everything, I had my last session recorded and mixed so that you all can see what I’m up to before work on a daily basis. Enjoy!
In all seriousness though, I found this awesome video through Luke Waltzer’s precision post on Syncretism and Web 2.0 -it’s a keeper! The work of art above is from the Dvinsk Clan-Le Parkour. What’s [[Le Parkour]] and why am I interested in this as part of Web 2.0? -well Luke says it much better than I ever could:
This video features the Dvinks Clan, a parkour/free running group based, I think, in Latvia. Parkour was invented in the French suburbs, and inspired by the moves in 1970s Kung Fu flicks. This video echoes French New Wave cinema, draws upon the California skater videos of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and uses French hip-hop as its soundtrack.
Yeah, baby -mashing it up has as much to do with physical movement, cinematic styles, transatlantic hip-hop and decayed urban spaces (as Brian Lamb alluded to yesterday in his masterful Mashup talk) as it does with virtual technologies. Marrying the two makes them both that much more conceptually powerful and accessible.