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Mad King Thomas/Kevin Obsatz – Eat up, Little Pearl – trailer

26th September 2012 by michael
activism | arts | bliss | collaboration | dance | documentary arts | documentary odd | experimental | landscape | performance | video


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Eat up, Little Pearl – trailer (2012, 42MB, 3:26min)

Absolutely wonderful promotional/performance video from US performance/dance
outfit Mad King Thomas (whom I know little about but would love to see),
the vid directed, apparently, by Kevin Obsatz who was behind the
video haikus we posted in July.
Video…&..er…troupe…all great, great.


Exercise by Lucia Nimcova

8th June 2012 by brittany
conceptual | documentary odd | ephemera | humor | performance | video



Lucia Nimcova – Exercise (2007, 40.5MB, 6:03)

Outrageously funny video from 2007 by Slovakian artist
Lucia Nimcova.
I’m pretty sure not being able to understand
the language makes this that much more
endearing and amusing.


'Paola e Bettino' – Lanza brothers film their parents watching the world cup..

30th May 2012 by doron
arts | community | documentary odd | humor | observational | portraiture | remix/mashup | satire | sports | video


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By brothers Marco and Saverio Lanza.


White Glove Tracking

23rd May 2012 by brittany
documentary odd | ephemera | historical | music video | remix/mashup | technology | video



White Glove Tracking (2007, 45.5MB, 7:34)

At a televised special in March 1983, Michael Jackson
debuted what would later become known as his
signature Moonwalk. He wore a shiny jacket,
cuffed pants, and a sparkling little white glove
while gyrating around the stage. It’s nearly
impossible to deny the brilliance of Billy Jean,
and there it was – in some kind of larger than
life, glittery manifestation of the zeitgeist.
All very exciting, no?
But tracking Jacko’s glove – this collection of videos
known under the umbrella White Glove Tracking
is an unparalleled feat, as are the resulting
remixes. 10,060 frames were tracked, the
data was collectively gathered, and all of the
source code was made available online.
Coding ensued. Here are the highlights so far.


1905 at 2 a.m. in the subway

5th December 2011 by doron
community | documentary | documentary odd | film | historical | humor | narrative | observational | silent | strange


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2 a.m. in the subway (1905, 8 MB, 56 sec.)

A subway platform, a policeman and a conductor, a well-dressed man
with a cigar and two women dressed in long skirts and jackets.
One of the women causes a sensation by raising her skirt and
revealing her stocking. Artificial legs are displayed out the subway car window.
Hilarious.
From – The Open Video Project.


British Beach Hut Miscellany

18th October 2011 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | documentary odd | ephemera | film | historical | observational | Super8


British Beach Hut Miscellany
British Beach Hut Miscellany(2006, 5.2MB, 1:36 min)

Made by Giles Perkins. Shot on Super 8 & digitally edited.
English pastoral loveliness with a conceptual/formalist twist,
which resolves to… English pastoral loveliness.
Lovely!


Andrew Norman Wilson #5

30th September 2011 by michael
activism | advertising | arts | bliss | collaboration | commerce | conceptual | documentary odd | experimental | new media art | performance | politics | remix/mashup | satire | serial | strange | video


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The Incorporation of Demands for Liberation(2011, 13MB, 3:24 min)

Brilliant!
Last piece from ANW, for the moment, although we
certainly hope to feature more in the future -
some of the most original and exciting work I’ve seen recently.

For some context see Monday’s post.


Andrew Norman Wilson #4

29th September 2011 by michael
activism | advertising | arts | bliss | collaboration | commerce | conceptual | documentary odd | experimental | humor | new media art | performance | politics | satire | serial | strange | technology | video


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Flow Spot Test #6 (2011, 18MB, 3:34 min)

“Just downloading apps at my Blanc Laptop Cart when all
of a sudden BenJi, an old teammate from XpresSpa shows up.
He happens to be subcontracted now by the American Airlines
subsidiary AffinityAlliance as an evaluator of potential for their
Oneworld Alliance codeshare lounges (of which FlowSpot is the
newest member).”

See Monday and Tuesday’s posts.


Andrew Norman Wilson #3

28th September 2011 by michael
advertising | arts | bliss | collaboration | commerce | conceptual | documentary odd | experimental | new media art | performance | politics | remix/mashup | serial | strange | technology | video


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Network Research (2011, 75MB, 2:11 min)

See Monday’s post.


Andrew Norman Wilson #2

27th September 2011 by michael
activism | advertising | arts | bliss | collaboration | commerce | conceptual | documentary odd | experimental | humor | new media art | performance | politics | remix/mashup | satire | serial | strange | technology | video


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Flow Spot Test #5 (2011, 57MB, 2:03 min)

“Just having my early afternoon session of Body-Work with
Nnah, my Body-Designer.”

Says ANW, of the FlowSpot Tests:

For a large-scale exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
I created a color coordinated airport/hotel/mall/bank/spa/biennial lounge to
offer a site of relaxation and bodily engagement in an exhibition dominated
by isolated, sellable art objects.
All lounge products were purchased through online transactions (mostly
Target and Walmart), and were returned at the end of the exhibition.
My dystopic science fiction news video Global Countdown played on
a 55” flat panel monitor.
On opening night, visitors to FlowSpot could register for massages from
licensed massage therapists. While participants received massages they
could not see anything and listened to my directors commentary of the
Global Countdown video. The commentary consists of very basic visual
descriptions, with the goal being that the person receiving the massage
can visualize the video in their minds.
Throughout the duration of the exhibition, I used the lounge as a science
fiction video set to make “FlowSpot Tests.” In these videos I engaged
with the lounge both conceptually and materially in a color coordinated
outfit.
Contact me if you are interested in opening a FlowSpot in your airport,
hotel, mall, bank, spa, biennial, gallery, cultural center, or any other
space that you own/lease/use.

See also.