Two of the most beautiful wingnuts we know permitted us a brief glimpse into their collaborative, poetic, finely tuned and deeply nuanced creative process. Emily Baker of Sword + Fern and sound artist Kerby Ferris — together they form Lavender Mirror — bend molecules to their will, help Uncle Larry make sense of it all, and love each other beyond measure.
Watch and weep, and make stuff.
Director: Johnny Le
Music: Kerby Ferris
Evan B. Harris is an illustrator, painter, musician and the dad of a cat. He painted one of the first murals at Ace Hotel Portland on SW Stark, when we dropped down the I-5 a decade or so ago to set up our second camp. Five years later he's returned to continue his work. We blackmailed him into wearing a hat with a camera on it while he worked — at home, at the hotel and in the psychedelic recesses of his giant brain...
Journey into the alchemical mind of Mark Mothersbaugh — cofounder of Devo, pioneer of flagrant weirdness, maker of children's music and collector of superannuated musical fire hazards — with the latest installation of our Thinking Cap. As our artist-in-residence at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Mr. Mothersbaugh put on a few shows we invited him to do, and a handful of ones we didn't.