Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein – Shock Doctrine

31st October 2012 by brittany
activism | documentary | historical | politics

The Shock Doctrine (2007, 19.1MB, 6:47 min.)

Internet video version of Naomi Klein’s 2007 book, much more than an advertisement.
Hard to watch, as it should be.

‘America’s free market’ policies have come to dominate the world– through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. {source}

Produced by Klein and Alfonso Cuarón, directed by Jonas Cuarón.

Andy Warhol Eats A Hamburger

9th October 2012 by brittany
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | film | historical | movie making | narrative | performance | portraiture

Jørgen Leth – 66 Scenes from America (1981, 9.9MB, 4:16)

Pretty self-explanatory: Andy eats a burger.
Scene from controversial Danish filmmaker
Jørgen Leth’s 1981 composite film, 66 Scenes from America.

Imitations of Life – Mike Hoolboom

3rd October 2012 by doron
arts | cinema | community | experimental | film | historical | Lumière | movie | observational | remix/mashup | video

Imitations of Life (excerpt) (2003, 35MB, 4 min.)

Imitations of Life is a ten-part video that strains childhood through a history
of reproduction, culling pictures from the Lumières to
the present day in order to find the future in our past.”

by experimental filmmaker Mike Hoolboom.

Stan VanDerBeek – 2 Poem Films

11th July 2012 by brian
animation | arts | conceptual | experimental | film | historical

Astral Man an Illuminated Poem (1959, 22MB, 2:27 min.)

poem field No2 (1966, 60MB, 5:42 min.)

A true innovator. Creator of countless films displaying complete artistic control.
What vision Stan VanDerBeek, what vision.

Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen

4th June 2012 by michael
activism | event | historical | music video | politics | video | YouTube

 Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen (1977, 80MB, 3:16 min)

Grabbed from YouTube.
If you’re in the UK, this is to tide you over until it’s safe
to emerge without a vomit bag quickly to hand…

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.

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.

Ant Farm – Media Burn

9th May 2012 by brittany
activism | archive | arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | happening | historical | installation | performance

Media Burn by Ant Farm (1975, 202MB, 25:46)

Infamous July 4, 1975 “pseudo-event” featuring a
speech by “JFK Jr.” and a 1959 Cadillac turned wacky
crash test car through a wall of burning television sets,
produced by video artists and activist collective Ant Farm.
The first four and a half minutes of this particular video
feature actual news coverage about the event.
The rest is the full speech and crash. Inspiration.
Video via the Media Burn archive.

Khaled Hafez – <em>On Presidents and Superheroes</em>

7th May 2012 by michael
activism | animation | arts | audio | exhibition | historical | music video | new media art | painting | politics | video

On Presidents and Superheroes
On Presidents and Superheroes (2009, 7MB, 1:15 min)

Another piece from Manchester Cornerhouse’s excellent Subversion show.
This post is a collaboration with Furtherfield – they’re hosting ….

Brody Condon – Performance Modifications

4th May 2012 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | gaming | historical | narrative | performance | video

Death Animations (2007, 22 MB, 2:58 min.)

“‘Death Animations’ by Brody Condon.
Closely linked to his past process of modification of existing computer games,
as well as performative events with medieval re-enactment and fantasy live
action role playing subcultures, the work is a re-creation in medieval fantasy
costume of Bruce Nauman