2016 Brings A Renewed Focus

Entering our fourth year as a multimedia collective is more exciting than anything. The biggest mantra you hear in this business is, "don't quit" and "work harder than everyone else" and you will see the fruits of your labor lead to success. After just over a year of being online as a local source for creative content, we see how our goal of adding to the storytelling landscape of the city has been met. To see the new faces we have added to the team this past year as well as our renewed focus moving into the new year, 2016 looks to be our biggest year yet with lots of new surprises for all of you. Actions speak louder than words.

Los Angeles - December 2015.

This year our travels took us many places and helped us gain a broader perspective of the world around us. We honed our focus on better methods for creating sustainable structures within the industry as well as building each other up in our own personal endeavors. Building the right team has taken patience to ensure the longevity of our collective. We are not a trend, we are not a one-hit wonder, we are not a one-off mixtape upload. We are here to stay - so much in fact that we have built the house and it already has couches and a fridge full of booze, so come kick it with the squad!

These images are from The Eternal Artist's (aka T.E.A. aka Trevalé aka the editor/curator of UC) travels to Hawaii this past fall. His entire life was surrounded by the outdoors and surfing culture. His father has surfed since he was a teenager, so being able to experience Maui's famous North Shore was life changing. Paddling out at the famed Ho'okipa surf-break just hours before hopping on a plane was something he will never forget. The Hawaiian currents will kick your ass if you're not used to them. So here's to the pro's who showed up just after he got out of the water and started carving up the eight to ten foot faces.

And here's to the Red Sand Beach for being the illest beach on the planet.

Ending 2015 with a bang was definitely an aided boost to moving into the new year. Working with our good friend and creative partner Bizzythowed out in LA was the perfect capping-off to a highly creative year. Below are a few shots that were taken in preparation for his nationwide marketing campaign launching TODAY! Be sure and check out all of his upcoming shows and releases. Special thanks to Sid (DJ from Slipknot) for being a killer host and opening up his Venice studio to us.

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Day For Night brings an Immersive Interdisciplinary Experience to Houston.

Here at Urban Circus we support interdisciplinary collaboration among the arts. Our collective has been pushing interdisciplinary experiences at a local level for the last five years and we can tell you, it's no easy task to pull off such an event. Far more planning, preparation, setup, and tear down is involved than for a regular show. Seeing Free Press up the ante for our city by bringing an immersive interdisciplinary experience with big names in music and visual art alike, we believe Houston is in-store for being an incubator for these very mediums in the years to come.

Being visual creators, we enjoy when events are enveloped in projections and lighting. It adds an aspect of production to a live music experience that enhances it tenfold. Getting our feet wet recently with live projections and mapping, we've found ourselves spending more time with local connoisseur of all things audio and visual, our good friend and Day For Night artist, FLCON FCKER. If you're a local show-goer and don't know about him then you've probably been sleeping under a rock... so do yourself a favor and click his name in the last sentence.

Refik Anadol (work pictured above) is an incredible Turkish projection artist who is now based in Los Angeles. His specialty is creating site-specific immersive audio/visual installations. Browsing through his catalog of work you can see that he thinks well outside the box, playing on the themes of change and distortion. We are excited to see what Refik has in store for Day For Night.

An other artist that caught our eye is Nonotak. To get an idea of their work, check out the video above. This group is a collaboration between illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect/musician Takami Nakamoto. Their first work was a public art installation in Paris in 2011. Since then the group has been asked to make custom work for numerous festivals and galleries.  

The work of Mark Eats can be described as intricate, well-arranged, and most of all trippy (check out his fusion above). His synthesis of sight and sound takes fans on a beautifully designed immersive ride. His playful style finds audio triggering visual patterns and vice versa. Looking forward to seeing what Mark has in store for us.

You can catch Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Flying Lotus, the timeless Philip Glass Ensemble and many more as they immerse themselves in an audio/visual experience unlike anything Houston has seen before. Day For Night is December 19th & 20th - get your tickets ASAP and check the website for more info.