'conceptual'

Nicki Rolls – Dream Home & Don’t Know Y

25th March 2013 by michael
architecture | arts | conceptual | exhibition | experimental | landscape | light | memory | observational | place | poetry | video



Dream Home (2012, 61MB, 1:00 min)


Don’t Know Y (2010, 116MB, 2:23 min)

I first encountered Nikki Rolls’ work through Kerry Baldry’s splendid One Minutes series.( In fact we featured another piece by her in our very first post about that series)

As with so many of the artists included in that series she’s an amply justified curatorial choice;
her work is subtle, thought provoking and very beautiful.
She makes tiny ( or sometimes none, except to select) interventions into found (sometimes “found from herself”) images or footage which have a transformative effect and an expressive force much greater than one might have any right to predict. Beautiful.


Brian Eno – Mistaken Memories of Medieval Manhattan

31st December 2012 by brian
arts | conceptual | documentary | experimental | historical | music | observational | video



Mistaken Memories of Medieval Manhattan (1981, 43MB, 6:01 min)

A six minute excerpt from the 45 min beaut.
The DVD comes with ‘Thursday Afternoon’ and your
option of playing either movie vertically or horizontally.


3 from Ben Pranger

24th December 2012 by michael
animation | arts | conceptual | performance | video



Morse Gestures (2009, 28.6MB, 2:54 min)


Floating Cup (2009, 1.35MB, 28 secs, silent)


Suitcase in a Box (2009, 59.6MB, 1:00 min)

Assured & smart domestic surrealism from Ben Pranger.


Transfers by Caitlin Berrigan

21st December 2012 by brittany
arts | conceptual | performance | video



Caitlin Berrigan – Transfers (Clip) (2009, 8.7MB, 3:21)

Beautifully choreographed piece by Caitlin Berrigan.


Constellation – Covent Garden Winter Lights

14th December 2012 by doron
architecture | arts | community | conceptual | design | documentary arts | installation | light | new media art | serial


uva_coventgarden
Constellation (2008, 17MB, 3 min.)

“Commissioned by Covent Garden, United Visual Artists lit up the market
halls of Covent Garden with a responsive light installation. Launched as
the flagship piece of the winter season program at Covent Garden the
installation featured 600 custom-designed mirrored LED tubes hanging
above the entire Covent Garden market space.

The volumetric arrangement of the tubes created a canvas in which three
dimensional light formations were made possible. Constellation was also
individually controllable using a custom-designed control panel, giving the
installation an intimate connection with the public.”

United Visual Artists are a British-based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance and responsive installation.


Aleksandra Domanovic – La Biennale (Dictum Ac Factum)

13th December 2012 by michael
animation | arts | conceptual | event | experimental | video



La Biennale (Dictum Ac Factum) (2009, 63MB, 1:40 min)

Nicely made, kind of de Chirico-ish in its
sense-of-place-that-never-was & the way it
haunts you long after viewing, this piece from
Aleksandra Domanovic featured as part of the
Padiglione Internet of the 2009 Venice Biennale.
Oh -Dictum ac Factum – ‘No Sooner Said than Done’, apparently.


Two from Lewis LaCook

12th December 2012 by michael
arts | conceptual | documentary | experimental | humor | literature | new media art | observational | participatory | portraiture | video


modern_life
modern life (2005, 3.6MB, 3:13 min)

grass_spider
grass spider (2005, 6.1MB, 2:55 min)

2005 work from Lewis LaCook.
He seems to have dropped out of sight.
A shame, he made startling and splendid work in a number of media.

Update: I looked – he’s here and .
Good.


Pieces of OiZ

11th December 2012 by brittany
arts | conceptual | documentary | documentary arts | experimental | film | observational | silent | technology



Christoph Brunner – schwarzenbergplatz (2005, 9.8MB, 0:46)


Christoph Brunner – schwarzenbergplatz 2 (2005, 13.5MB, 1:03)

Orte in Zeiten is a filmmaking process conceived
by Christoph Brunner that continuously re-exposes film
to make surreal loops of space and time.
These two clips were taken during the development
of OiZ, which roughly translates to “places in time”.


Sam Easterton – Animal Vegetable Video

5th December 2012 by mica
arts | community | conceptual | documentary | education | experimental | humor | movie making | nature | observational | participatory | serial | strange | video


ardvark
Ardvark (2001, 1.6MB, 15 sec.)

scorpion
Scorpion (2001, 1.1MB, 10 sec.)

tumble1
Tumbleweeds (2001, 1.2MB, 10 sec.)

wolf
Wolf (2001, 1.1MB, 10 sec.)

Since 1988, Sam Easterton has been using tiny
‘helmet mounted’ cameras to create an archive of videos filmed
from the perspective of plants and animals.


Burroughs, Balch & Gysin – The Cut-Ups

4th December 2012 by michael
arts | conceptual | experimental | film | historical | movie making | remix/mashup | strange


 the cut ups
The Cut-Ups (clip) (1966, 15.4MB, 1:20 min.)

William Burroughs & co-conspirators made this in 1966.
1966! – could’ve been the day after tomorrow.