A few months ago we set out to create a series of original wushu forms appropriate for the Elementary School set, and we’d like to offer a quick film as a bit of proof of concept. This is the second in a series intended for publication in the near future.
As usual, our students completely blew our minds with their incredible spirit and willingness to try something new. When we shot this film, I sat them down and told them they were going to be working on a movie set, warming themselves up to prepare their bodies for the best performance possible (we normally warm up as a group). They chose their own placement in the formation.
So, after many weeks of jumping around like animals, here is:
THE STRAIGHT OUTTA BROOKLYN FORM!!
Here’s the script:
RAT – Snatches the cheese
PIGEON – On a hot sidewalk
SQUIRREL – Hops the fence
DOG – Smells a hotdog
CAT – Scratches the post
Next: From the Farm Form (say it 10 times at killa kung fu speed!)
Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin, the two artists that make up the collaborative team Type A, are so fun to hang out with it’s easy to forget that they are so serious about what they do. They are exactly what they claim to be: two men driven to overcome their competitive nature in order to create. AA and AB were kind enough to grant us an interview at their exceptionally cool west side studio, right near the Frying Pan and the High Line.
You can enjoy the video here: TYPE A INTERVIEW
More about Type A, including their feature in Art In America and information about the works mentioned in our interview, can be found at their site (www.typea.us). To view their work or to make inquiries, please contact the Robert Goff Gallery located at 537B West 23rd Street, NY,NY.
Thanks to Type A for contributing to the Artist Auxiliary!
The Artist Auxiliary
or AUX for short
Has recently been born… you can check out our daily and weekly comments and postings over at Facebook, Twitter and our now under-construction YouTube Channel where we just added our first video of Mr. B.’s Randori plus some of our all time favorite cartoons, Dog Judo.
In the meantime we are concentrating on the holidays, securing some interviews for the new year, taping our very first instructional video (Auxome!) and dreaming up other martially artistic delights for 2010.
Check back with us often as we mold Aux into something we hope y’all will be proud of.
Until next time…
Love and Ninja Kisses,
~ Secret Ninja Nekko