Brian Liu and Nick P. of Toolbox D.C. designed the beautiful cover, c.d.
and booklet for PDP's "In seed comes fruit".
This is an amazing video of
them creating a mixed media artwork of Marvin Gaye for the restaurant "Marvin" (owned by Eric Hilton of Thievery
Corporation) in Washington D.C.
THESE 3 ARTISTS ON THE TOP ROW ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ARTWORK INCLUDED IN THE UPCOMING FULL LENGTH
POI DOG PONDERING RELEASE ENTITLED: "7" (Click on the Artist's names to enter their websites and learn more.)
Mr. Ferrari's sculptures are featured throughout the booklet
artwork for PDP's album "7". The works we selected from his vast catalogue are from a certain series he did in the 1960's. We thought that they had a wonderful organic quality that worked well with Dzine's Cover image "Classic Dub Classics".
Virginio Ferrari is the Father of my friend Marco.
I met Virginio when Marco invited me over for dinner
at the family home in Hyde park. We talked long
the night about art and life. Afterward, I was so inspired
I moved to Hyde park.
has a big playful heart, and he's beautifully
mischievous and passionate about art and life.
is definitely Consiglieri to those of us who aspire
Dzine's "Classic Dub Classics" is featured on the cover of "7". It is a photo of an installation
piece comprised of: 24 kt gold leaf, turntable, and glass beads.
I met Dzine at the Gaijin Hotel. We
collaborated together with Kahil el Zabar and many other musicians and poets in Juba collective. Juba had a month long artist
in residency in Bordeaux France, during which time Dzine and I became fast friends. He's a great rascal, and a devoted
artist and father. I liked him right off the bat, and I love his art.
Metallic paint, gold leaf, a multitude of
colors, clear acrylic finishes, found objects (turn tables, bicycles etc.,), and glass beads are just some of the tools
Dzine uses to achieve what he wants from a piece.
A collection of Marco's Video stills comprise the poster contained in
the package for "7". The images are from Video he shot, he then manipulated the color until he
got the desired effect he wanted. Marco also does documentary film work, video art installations, and he is currently
finishing up songs for his debut recording.
Marco filmed and directed the video for "Simple song", Co-shot
and directed the video for "Natural thing", and filmed / Produced the PDP DVD "Audio Visivo". He
is currently finishing a video for "Perfect music". Marco is one of my best friends and collaborators. Many a nights
around a bottle of wine have cooked up art projects that have kept us busy for weeks afterward like two school boys cutting
My favorite of which was the silent film for the "Carmen" performance w/ the Sinfonietta...
(a sort of surrealistic silent film for a high schoolplay with a top notch orchestra!) Marco recently finished "Full
Circle", an independent documentary feature film on the life and career of his Father, sculptor Virginio Ferrari. Marco
also does live video projection of his work during PDP concerts.
we’re caught between warring impulses—the drive to explore new places and the need to make a living. The most
committed among us trade security for barrel time, and these are the types we like to celebrate in the Journal. Call it vicarious
adventuring, but the Jalian Johnstons of the world
provide an example to the
deskbound of how
going where one’s heart leads is always the best
(Check the news stands
for the full article)
PDP's Frank Orrall and (film installation artist) Luke Savisky get lost in the hardware
store, and come out with a few ideas for some urban armor:
"The Trashcan Conquistadore", "T.V. Head" & "The Electric Eagle Dancer" (Photos:
Frank Orrall and Luke Savisky in the backyard at 4 a.m. (Video still by Marco
Paintings by Frank
This is a series
of video stills from the movie Marco Giovanni Ferrari and Frank Orrall made for the collaboration with the Chicago sinfonietta
for the performance of the surrealistic mini opera with themes from "Carmen"