William Wegman & Steve Martin

9th May 2011 by michael
arts | community | documentary arts | humor | identity | performance | satire | serial | tv

William Wegman & Steve Martin
Martin on Wegman (1999, 3.75MB, 2:09 min.)

The introduction to the identity program from the PBS series
Art in the 21st Century in which host Steve Martin is featured
in this charming and quirky video by the artist William Wegman.

Robert Ashley/John Sanborn/Kit Fitzgerald

13th April 2011 by michael
arts | experimental | music video | performance | tv

excerpt from Word Music Fire
excerpt from ‘Word Music Fire’ (1981, 8.7MB, 7:45 min)

Found at newmusicbox ,which also has lots of interesting interview footage
with the composer. Despite the low quality of this clip, it suffices to indicate
what a thrilling piece of work this (originally made for TV by Channel 13/WNET)
must be in its entirety.
I’ve been a bit of an Ashley agnostic until now, but this has really whetted my appetite
for more.
Partly it’s that, music aside, the vid by John Sanborn in collaboration with
Kit Fitzgerald
is so great.

The Internet – Aaron Valdez

31st March 2011 by doron
ephemera | satire | tv | video | vlog

The Internet (2006, 5.3MB, 1:03 min.)

2006 report from Valdezatron Industries technology department.
from Aaron Valdez.

Guli Silberstein – Beach

19th October 2010 by doron
activism | arts | community | observational | politics | tv | video

Beach (2009, 64 MB, 4:57 min.)

“A happy family is shown on a beach in Tel Aviv, as 100 km away a girl runs
from the bombardment of a beach in Gaza. It’s a reality where tranquility may
turn into horror in an instant. The conflicting scenes on a TV on the blink raise
the impossibility of accepting an absolute picture of a reality.”
By Guli Silberstein.

Herbert Wentscher – All For the Best

13th October 2010 by doron
advertising | arts | audio | commerce | community | conceptual | historical | humor | satire | tv | video

All For the Best

8th July 2010 by doron
animation | arts | conceptual | documentary | film | mobile device | narrative | new media art | portraiture | satire | second life | tv



15th June 2010 by michael
community | ephemera | humor | satire | strange | tv | vlog

Amazing (2005, 4.1MB, 2:02 min.)

I found this in my DVblog to-do folder & embarassingly
I can’t remember when or from where I downloaded it.*
If anyone can oblige please mail us.
Anyway, it made me laugh quite immoderately.

* Update -the splendid Sam Renseiw rides to the rescue with
this link.

Derek Larson – Blank State

6th May 2010 by doron
arts | conceptual | humor | new media art | observational | remix/mashup | serial | tv | video

Tootie (2010, 7 MB, 51 sec.)

Danny Tanner (2010, 11 MB, 1:14 min.)

Boss (2010, 12 MB, 1:18 min.)

Derek Larson is concerned with “working with his hands” in the sculptural space
inside video and in blurring the lines between social and media spaces.
He describes his intention to close his videos in a “culturally dependent,
feedback-loop” and, as a sculptor, is attracted to video’s infinite reproducibility.
His works appropriate the methodologies and deadpan humor of tactical media while
drawing a focus on its formal qualities and relationships in lieu of fixed and pointed content.”

Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat on Politics

30th April 2010 by doron
arts | community | controversy | documentary odd | humor | participatory | performance | politics | satire | serial | strange | tv

Borat on Politics
Borat on politics (2004, 25MB, 3:31 min)

Wiki Borat. More Borat on DVblog.

John Berryman – Dream Song #14

23rd April 2010 by michael
arts | documentary arts | historical | interview | literature | performance | poetry | tv | YouTube

Dream Song #14 (1967, 8MB, 1:43 min)

Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.
After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns,
we ourselves flash and yearn,
and moreover my mother told me as a boy
(repeatedly) ‘Ever to confess you’re bored
means you have no

Inner Resources.’ I conclude now I have no
inner resources, because I am heavy bored.
Peoples bore me,
literature bores me, especially great literature,
Henry bores me, with his plights & gripes
as bad as achilles,

who loves people and valiant art, which bores me.
And the tranquil hills, & gin, look like a drag
and somehow a dog
has taken itself & its tail considerably away
into mountains or sea or sky, leaving
behind: me, wag.

Another Dream Song.
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