'humor'

Lior Shvil – In Whatever Time

1st November 2013 by doron
advertising | arts | bliss | community | conceptual | documentary arts | humor | participatory | politics


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In Whatever Time (2010, 290MB, 15 min.)

“…Occupying a space somewhere between storytelling and spectacle, TV shows and
advertisements, the video and sculpture installations of such invented personas as
Cherry Bomb Fluffy White and Charley OnOff address the fragmented
representations of politics and gender, autobiography and history in contemporary
society. Embracing the roles of director, actor, narrator, editor, and set designer,
his experiments in epic theatrical production explore the comic territory of the jester
as he flirts with cultural stereotypes and satirizes political ideologies.”
Lior Shvil.


Lior Shvil – The Kosher Butcher

29th October 2013 by doron
activism | arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | humor | participatory | performance | politics | video


The Kosher Butcher
The Kosher Butcher (2010, 84MB, 8:56 min.)

“.. Israeli provocateur Lior Shvil presented “The Kosher Butcher,” a darkly humorous commentary on Mideast politics in which he portrays a meatpacking Sweeney Todd.”


Lior Shvil – Rough Cut

23rd October 2013 by doron
arts | conceptual | humor | installation | participatory | politics | video


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Rough Cut (2007, 54MB, 4 min.)

Born in 1971 in Tel Aviv, Lior Shvil currently lives in New York and recently attended Columbia University’s School of the Arts MFA program.

Shvil works primarily in video, installation and sculpture. His works are multi-layered, both poetic and critical; they tap into collective memory (cultural, mythical, historical), and are inspired by television, cinema and story telling.

Shvil received his B.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. He has had a solo shows at the Herzliya Museum of Art and the Heder Gallery in Israel. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel, Milliken Gallery in Stockholm, The 7th International Istanbul Biennial, and NGBK Gallery in Berlin. Shvil won the Samuel Givon Prize for Young Artists, awarded by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, as well as the Israel-America Fund for Culture, Israel. – See more at:
http://www.artiscontemporary.org/artist_detail.php id=123#sthash.HzJenGkB.dpuf
http://givonartgallery.com/wordpress/?page_id=161


Almost 7 Minutes of Unalloyed Bliss

25th December 2012 by michael
animation | drawing | experimental | historical | humor | strange



What’s Opera Doc? (1957, 57.2MB, 6:52 min)

Remember the tingle down the spine when the first song kicks in in
the musical episode of Buffy?
Well, here’s the template from 1957.
Cartoons featuring talking and singing animals performing opera simply
do not get better than this.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season…


How to Tell When a Relationship is Over (in Ninety Seconds)

19th December 2012 by doron
community | humor | movie | narrative | observational | satire


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How to Tell When a Relationship is Over (2003, 5.6MB, 1:30min.)

A micro-movie of under 90 seconds for
The Encounters Festival 2003.

Directed by Tony Roche.


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.


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.


Constant Dullaart – Garbage

7th November 2012 by brittany
conceptual | documentary arts | ephemera | humor | observational | video



Constant Dullaart – Garbage (2004, 2.3MB, 1:03)

More from Constant Dullaart.


Huzzah for Brittany Shoot!

5th November 2012 by michael
community | conceptual | experimental | humor | music video | performance | politics | remix/mashup | strange | video | YouTube



Woah (2009, 6.1MB, 41 sec loop)


Bush Shoe (2009, 2.8MB, 27 secs)


Protest (2009, 14.1MB, 26 secs)

It’s the James-Bond-Martini scenario – tinder dry & leaving you
both shaken and stirred.
Three reasons to say “Huzzah for Brittany Shoot!“.

PS nobody in the UK actually says Huzzah, whatever you might have been told.


Will Goss – from Magenta’s Caress

2nd November 2012 by michael
arts | experimental | humor | narrative | performance | strange | video


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Beanstalk [from Magenta's Caress #3] (2010, 125 MB, 3:50 min)

This is great. It forcibly calls to mind the early work of the sainted Hal Hartley
and whilst it’s arguable that some of what’s on offer here is like a sort
of condensed supercharged bucket of HH’s stylistic tics I find none of that
irritating in the way I might have expected, rather it’s a definite plus, by some odd
counter-intuitive magic. It’s the very over-the-topness of it all that lends
it its huge charm.
More from Will Goss soon.