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Nick Gentry Presents Post Modern Fab

22 Jan

My fascination with 80’s technology has never faded which is why, when I saw the ad for LA PAN ART GALLERY, a gallery here in Barcelona I had to find out more about this artist.

 As a kid I remember the amazing moment when my father explained what a floppy disc could do.  Before flash drives, before iPhones, before wi-fi. Mountains of floppy disks, VHS tapes, Polaroids and cassettes piled up as we were catapulted into the future. It seemed as if as quick as these objects came in to our lives just as quickly the became obsolete. This combination of media played a massive part in how a generation growing up in the 80s & 90s  learned about the world.

As media is rapidly absorbed into the World Wide Web, the physical media formats of the past have been deemed obsolete. Representing a huge shift away from real world objects, into countless intangible data files. Using floppy discs as canvas Nick Gentry, assimilates a world unlike any other where his subjects becomes suspended in time. A world of Post Modern Fab.

La Pan Art GalleryC/ Marina 68, Barcelona

PHENOMENA- Brings Back the Double Feature Movie Night At Cine Urgell

13 Jan

 

A must for any movie lover, Cine Urgell – one of the last great movie houses in Barcelona, dims the lights, and raises the curtain to screen a double Feature on Thursday January 13th as part of the PHENOMENA movie series.

Hosted by Nacho Cerda, Phenomena, is the hugely successful Double Feature night which has become a cult phenomenon, bring movie lovers of  every generation under one roof.

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From Jaws to Aliens these modern classics are screen to an audience of more tha 1,800 spectators who either, for the love of film or the thrill of nostalgia, line up literally around the block for the chance to see their favorite films on the big screen.

This time around Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom followed by John Carpenter’s ” The Thing” will get the big screen treatment. If you are in Barcelona this is a must for any self respecting hipster on a Thursday night. Bring a date, grab some popcorn and relive the 80’s in the Eixample.

For more information click HERE

  CINE URGELL–                                   C/ Comte d’Urgell, 29
       08011 Barcelona
       933 250 407

Alexis Rom for TaxiVespa

30 Oct

For those Vespa lovers zipping across the city from Plaza Tetuan to Plaza Espanya, hit the breaks at TaxiVespa ; a scooter repair shop/ accessory store that will keep your ride tight and looking good.

With the help of famed illustrator team Alexis Rom Estudio :: Atelier Vostok (a personal favorite), TaxiVespa has asked the design duo to pimp up their store and lend their signature touch in providing an excellent backdrop for the stylish store. With bold colors and mod graphics TaxiVespa  leaves the competition in the dust, thanks to their vision and understanding of corporate branding.

TAXIVESPA

C/ Viladomat, 316
08029 Barcelona, Spain
934 396 798

BAR_celona: 360 SkyBar- Hotel Barcelo Raval

9 Oct

Every night at 7pm the rooftop of the Hotel Barcelo presents their nightly sunset session on the rooftop terrace aptly named 360, enter through the lobby take the 3rd elevator up to the 11th floor and enjoy the Barcelona Sunset. With spectacular views of Montjuic, the beaches  and the entire city. You can watch the city lights turn on as you sip mojitos and experience Barcelona at a bird’s eye view.  The perfect place to start up your night or wind down after work, 360 is one of those emergency exits the city hides so well as a welcome change from the chaotic streets of El Raval.

HOTEL BARCELO – RAVAL

Rambla Raval, 17
08001 Barcelona, Spain
933 201 490

ATOPIA Art & City In The XXI Century

7 Mar

 

“Nothing of this will inspire pity in twenty-first century men”

 ATOPIA_From 25 February 2010 to 24 May 2010

The exhibition explores a kind of unease—the awkwardness that exists between the city and the individual.

With the modern-day citizen now connected 24/7 and massive exchange of information what happens when you ride the subway and all you hear is quiet. As commuters pop in their headphones, update their Facebook and twitter their every mood the urban jungle has become a vacuum, just the sound of thumbs texting and iPhones being tapped…

_OLEG DOU “Glasses 2” (Moscow  b.1983)

 
Atopia is the feeling of unease experienced by the individual faced with a city that does exist, but which in no case represents the paradise dreamt-of or promised, for the simple reason that the monster that is now the city has taken on a life of its own.

_Erwin Olaf “Grief” (Hilversum b. 1959)

 

 

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 Calle de Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona, Spain
934 123 356

Barcelona No Pants Day 2010- Metro Ride Video

12 Jan
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This past Sunday PulsoBcn.com  participated in the Barcelona No Pants Day-2010.  

  

Photos by Oh-Barcelona.com FLICKR  

Organized by BarnaMob.com, 14 different routes were set up in an effort to coordinate an army of  200 underpant-wearing city dwellers going about their daily lives.  At 4:37 NPT (NoPantsTime) Barcelona along with 31 other cities dropped their pants,  stuffed them into their bags and kept walking. ( At 4:37 I was switching trains when it was time to show some legs- with my Andrew Christian Undies ) I hit the escalators and made my line transfer walking the long corridors and even dropping a Euro in the guitar player’s tip bucket. 

The group, which weaved through the metro system leaving little to the imagination, got the sort of reactions one would come to expect from a city that is used to “seeing it all”. From a security guard asking me if this was some sort of protest, (I answered it was quiet warm in the metro and I just needed some air) to people breaking out in applause to a woman grabbing her kids and jumping off the metro at what probably wasn’t her stop. The event was covered by all the local new channels as well as newspapers and even 1 pervert blogger who snapped a picture of my crotch. 

At 35 degrees, the walk from the Passeig de Gracia exit to the center of Plaza Catalunya was a bit nippy but it was well worth it just to see people’s reaction. Next year my personal mission is to get everyone I know to do this! Including my Catalan teacher, and my flatmates. 

In the process I met some great people  all with a great sense of humor and a wild streak. If you or some one you love  participated in the event hit me up on facebook and keep in touch! Remember friends don’t let friends ride the metro wearing pants… 

Video Provided by El Periodico

Find Out What Goes On Behind Closed Doors At Chic&Basic Hotel

9 Dec

_Chic & Basic Barcelona To Host FRIO *09

Here at PulsoBCN we get very excited when private companies go out of their way to support and promote new talent. In an age where everyone has Facebook and twitter, Chic & Basic constantly out do themselves in the marketing department.  In November, Chic & Basic rolled out special webisodes featuring an inside look at their hotel which was an instant success (available on their Facebook page).

 This Saturday December 12 Chic & Basic in the Borne, open their doors to Changingroom.org as they present 25 of the most cutting edge designers with special guest artists:  CHICKS ON SPEED for an event called FRIO*09.

_ONE DAY.  25 DESIGNERS.

  If you are in Barcelona this week stop by the hotel on Saturday and scope out the designers at FRIO*09.  Now is your chance to go from room to room and meet the designers as they present their collections in the hotel. With the amount of invites to holiday parties now is the time to pick up something for yourself this holiday season.

Chic & Basic C/Princesa, 50

Sponsored by Metal Magazine, Vialis ,  Sinnamon Records and Barcelona’s official Beer MORITZ

_ A Chicks On Speed CLASSIC- love this for two reasons :

1. Filmed in Miami  2. Discovered them on Tom Middleton’s THE TRIP.

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