Michael Stipe interview with The Creators Project [Video]

Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe sings in R.E.M., sure, but he's also an art school dropout who produced movies such as Saved, American Movie, and Being John Malkovich.

The Creators Project recently caught up with him to discuss this visual work, his three-dimensional sculpture, photographs as source material, documenting Patti Smith, digital technology, Douglas Copeland and those crappy plastic chairs.

Filmmaker Lance Bangs takes an intriguing look at Stipe who talks about how the medium for art is just as important, if not more important, than the finished piece itself.

Aside from his art, Stipe discusses his photography book Two Times Into: On The Road With Patti Smith, as well as his latest project, FutureEpicenter.com, where Michael sought to discover how he sees the world through a digital camera vs. though a film camera by taking a digital picture every day for one year in 2007.

And the enduring legacy of punk rock? "Christmas lights year-round," says Stipe.

Watch the video:

About The Creators Project

Launched in 2010, The Creators Project is an ongoing multi-year program that is dedicated to identifying leading artists and enabling them to showcase their works and artistic visions through technology and interactive media. The program includes The Studio, an international event series, a documentary TV series, multi-disciplinary collaborative projects and the video website, TheCreatorsProject.com.

The Creators Project Official Website

R.E.M. Official Website


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