“Shark Night” movie passes giveaway

Thursday, 27 October, 2011

Shark Night poster

Shark Night (see the trailer here), a horror thriller, is the latest feature of US stunt actor and director David R. Ellis (“Snakes on a Plane”, “The Final Destination”), about a group of friends who spend a weekend at a lakeside house only to find that danger lurks beneath the waters.

Yet their biggest fear is realised when they discover that the lake’s shark inhabitants are not their only enemy. When attempts to skip town fail one by one, these college kids – or the ones who are left – will have to battle their enemies head-on in order to survive.

Shark Night still

Update: this giveaway has now closed, thanks for your interest.

“Shark Night” opens in Australian cinemas on Thursday, 10 November, 2011, (please check local film guides for full details) and thanks to the people at Icon Film Distribution I have ten double passes to give away to screenings at selected cinemas in Australian capitals.

To go in the draw for a double pass, valid from Thursday, 10 November, 2011 until the end of the film’s Australian theatrical season, please send me a blank email with “Shark Night” in the subject line.

I will post passes to winners in the next day or two. One entry per person please (sorry, you must be residing in Australia to take part). To be notified of future such promotions, feel free to sign up to disassociated.com’s email announcement list.

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Sure there’s cliches in films but I didn’t know there were so many

Thursday, 27 October, 2011

An extensive list of clichés and plot flaws found in movies compiled by US film critic Roger Ebert.

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Old aircraft don’t fade away they go to parking lots in the desert

Thursday, 27 October, 2011

The Mojave Desert, in the south west of the US, known as something of an aircraft graveyard, also plays host to a sprawling short term parking lot for commercial aircraft that have been temporarily withdrawn from service.

But it also functions as a giant parking lot for hundreds of jets owned by dozens of different entities, from major airlines to private individuals. If an airline doesn’t anticipate needing some of its planes for an extended period of time, it’s much cheaper for them to park those planes in the desert and have maintenance crews check them out once every few weeks than to keep them active.

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Will our grand children ever believe books were made this way?

Thursday, 27 October, 2011

A highly detailed illustrated depiction of the book production process (525 kB approx)… from the point it is submitted for publication to the time it reaches a shop or library.

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Oddly soothing are the sounds of Earth’s magnetic storms

Thursday, 27 October, 2011

20 Hz is a short film made up of what could be called sound visualisations, which were created from data garnered from an array of magnetometers – that measure magnetic fields – which span much of Canada, and even parts of the US, operated by Canadian Array for Realtime Investigations of Magnetic Activity (CARISMA).

20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.

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Photos of earthquake damaged Eastern Turkey

Thursday, 27 October, 2011

Distressing photos of the damage resulting from last Sunday’s earthquake near Lake Van in Eastern Turkey, which has so far claimed almost 500 lives.

Van, and the surrounding region, were among places I travelled to while in Turkey. We stopped at a shop in a town in the area to buy some bottled water, and the store owners kindly invited us to sit down for a cup of çay, or tea, also offering us baklava.

It must have cost the store owners more to entertain us than they made from the sale, but such is Turkish hospitality, especially in the area around Van.

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A slightly new look here

Thursday, 27 October, 2011

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been making a few small tweaks hereabouts. Some pages may look a little odd for the next few days as a result. All is under control though.

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Illustrated, by Syke, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

Illustrated flyer

Whose work is on show?

Syke is a Melbourne street wear label established by artist and designer Tri Vo.

What’s it all about then?

Illustrated features a selection of original artwork, painted skate decks, and limited run screen prints.

Where is it and when is it on?

The show takes place at the No Vacancy Gallery, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne, from Monday, 31 October, 2011 until Tuesday, 8 November, with opening night drinks taking place on Friday, 4 November, from 6 to 9pm.

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When Kings were Gods, by Johnny Kovacevic, blank_space gallery

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

When Kings were Gods flyer

Whose work is on show?

Australian artist Johnny Kovacevic.

What’s it all about then?

When Kings were Gods explores the desire of the Khmer Kings to depict themselves as divine beings, through erecting monuments of large proportions, alongside skyline perspectives to depict their ambition.

“When Kings were Gods” is a tribute to every human’s endeavour to achieve something great, something monumental, something that tells future generations they were here.

Where is it and when is it on?

The show opens at blank_space gallery, 374 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney on Saturday, 29 October, 2011 at 4pm, and continues until Friday 4 November.

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Neither Bachelors Nor Brides, Phoenix Wolfe, Eastern Bloc Gallery

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

Neither Bachelors Nor Brides flyer

Whose work is on show?

Australian artist Phoenix Wolfe.

What’s it all about then?

“Neither Bachelors Nor Brides” see Wolfe retrace personal histories by placing himself in the role of both his parents on their wedding day. The images document this ritualised union allowing an alchemical marriage and birth to occur.

The symbolic division of the self and the subsequent combination of the two create a third, fertile with the prospect of renewal and transformation.

Where is it and when is it on?

The show opens at the Eastern Bloc Gallery, 138 Evans Street, Rozelle, Sydney, on Friday, 28 October, 2011 at 6pm, and continues until Saturday, 12 November.

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