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Body Magic – Javier Morales and John Michael Boling

3rd December 2012 by doron
arts | community | dance | documentary | observational | remix/mashup | satire | tv | video


bodymagic
Body Magic (2007, 26MB, 2:25 min.)

From gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.
Music by Javier.


David Olmos//José M. Sánchez-Verdú – Paisajes del placer y de la culpa

22nd November 2012 by michael
adaptation | arts | collaboration | music | narrative | performance | tv | video | YouTube


Paisajes del placer y de la culpa #1
Paisajes del placer y de la culpa #1 (2008, 119MB, 7:49 min)

Paisajes del placer y de la culpa #1
Paisajes del placer y de la culpa #2 (2008, 74MB, 4:52 min)

José M. Sánchez-Verdú is a Spanish composer who creates richly textured and
sensuous music in an uncompromisingly contemporary idiom.
His richness is no frippery but properly fought for and won.
Here is a short movie, in two parts, made by David Olmos, about whom I can find
no information whatsoever, which blends a fictional narrative with footage of
an orchestral performance of one of Sánchez-Verdú’s works
Paisajes del placer y de la culpa – Landscapes
of Pleasure and Guilt.
The film is undoubtedly skillfully made but I remain slightly agnostic
about its premise or even necessity; however no such doubts about some
of the most extraordinary music of recent years.
I grabbed the film from YouTube and as you can see the image quality isn’t great
although in some ways the graininess appeals and seems apposite to the subject.


Samuel Beckett – Quadrat I + II

15th November 2012 by doron
abstract | arts | conceptual | dance | documentary arts | historical | literature | performance | theatre | tv | video


quadrat1
Quadrat I + II (1981, 4.3MB, 1:04 sec.)

Quad (Play), by Samuel Beckett.


Bob Ross is alive. The Joy of Painting..

24th October 2012 by doron
arts | community | humor | nature | observational | painting | performance | satire | tv | video | viral


miron_bilski
Bob Ross is alive (2008, 22MB, 2:50 min.)

joy_painting
The Joy of Painting (2008, 15MB, 5:45 min.)

Bob Ross came to prominence as the creator of ‘The Joy of Painting’,
a program on public television in the US. Here are a couple of great parodies
that poke fun at Bob and his calm and enduring nature.
Top is from Dutch filmmaker Miron Bilski (from the viral video award)
Bottom is from artists Max Kotelchuck and Peter Nowogrodzki.


Jon Rafman – Ad-Vice for a Prophet

17th October 2012 by michael
advertising | experimental | narrative | remix/mashup | tv | video



Ad-Vice for a Prophet (2005, 78.6MB, 6:59 min)

I wrote the text below in, I think, 2008.
[In case you didn't notice we're intermittently re-posting stuff previously
posted on weekends in line with our 5 day a week current policy
- it also takes a bit of the pressure off which, two old guys,
we feel, we feel].
Since then Rafman has gone on to achieve a measure of well deserved
celebrity, showing at the Saatchi Gallery in London amongst other
prestigious venues, especially with his
9 eyes of google street view
I notice the piece we feature here no longer appears on his CV or website.
A shame – it has many merits – not least of which is an embryonic
version of the sensibility which underpins his more current work
although I entirely understand why artists occasionally attempt
to take a broom to old work.

Great piece by Jon Rafman.
I love the refusal to commit to a tone, the playfulness & humor, the wistfulness &
sometimes the vaguest air of menace too.
There’s a curious feel. An air of detachment, as if nothing can be said
directly but that everything is mediated & distanced by the act of editing
and presenting, serving up, (as with the ads).
The whole thing feels haunted by movie history.
I’m curious to know whether this is all found footage, whether some of it is
original or what.

Anyway, tremendous. Lots of other interesting
work on his site.


The One That Got Away – Marisa Olson

27th September 2012 by doron
activism | arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | new media art | participatory | performance | satire | tv | video


olsonidolstill
The One That Got Away (2005, 19MB, 9:02 min.)

In the Fall of 2004, Marisa Olson gained worldwide attention
while training to audition for American Idol


John Cage – 4:33

31st May 2012 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | experimental | historical | performance | silent | tv | video


john cage
John Cage – 4:33 (2004, 47MB, 9:23 min)

Wonderful video of the BBC Symphony Orchestra under
Lawrence Foster giving a performance of John Cage’s
notorious/ provocative/seminal/epoch-making 4:33.


Wheeler Winston Dixon – Serial Metaphysics

3rd May 2012 by michael
arts | community | documentary | experimental | film | remix/mashup | tv | video


Serial Metaphysics
Serial Metaphysics #1 (1984-86, clip, 6.4MB, 1:08 min)

Serial Metaphysics
Serial Metaphysics #2 (1984-86, clip, 5.9MB, 1:08 min)

Wheeler Winston Dixon is now a professor of film studies
at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Before he did that he made
a lot of (on the evidence of these clips & others) really great short movies.
In particular these two clips from Serial Metaphysics, apparently almost
entirely constructed from TV ads, whet the appetite for a viewing
of the whole twenty minutes.
Dixon conjures fever dream magic from commercial banality.
Check in particular the end sequence of clip one:
David Lynch eat your heart out.


The World's Largest TV Studio

23rd February 2012 by michael
activism | community | documentary | happening | historical | interview | politics | tv | video


shamberg
The World’s Largest TV Studio (1972, 17.2MB, 7:10 min.)

A historic piece of political video from
the 1972 Miami Democratic Convention, this excerpt featuring an interview
with Michael Shamberg, author of Guerilla Television & founder member of Top Value
Television
. (Also founder of Raindance & subsequently big shot Hollywood Producer).

online mexico pharmacy

Found in the broadcasting section of the Southwest Museum of Engineering Communications
and Computation
, which is actually stuffed with goodies.


Buffies – First Season

12th July 2011 by michael
arts | cinema | experimental | remix/mashup | tv


Buffies First Season
Buffies – First Season (2002, 5.4MB, 1 min.)

Winsome bit of conceptual candyfloss from Chuck Jones in 2002.
One of his isolation studies, this piece comprises
‘Every utterance of the word ‘Buffy’ made during
the first season of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’,
totaling nearly one minute.’