Archive for February, 2007
the storyteller (2001-4, 13.3MB, 2:24 min.)
Six pieces originally shown as a gallery installation.
Says their creator, the artist Nathaniel Stern :
‘The odys series consists of six short digital video poems / monologues for
small screen viewing in an intimate gallery space. By stuttering between
odys actions and words, listeners construct his person. As he attempts
to re-member, bringing the past back to his body and calling it his own,
listeners attempt to piece together a story for themselves. Viewers are
encouraged to re-visit and jump over juxtaposed media, and create a
shifting collage of, and in response to, his person.’
This is work of huge ambition both aesthetically & technically &
it’s brave and it’s edgy, sometimes to the point of being uncomfortable to
watch. Neither does Stern fear engaging with complex & difficult ideas.
Definitely worth more than one viewing.
noise (2001-4, 11.4MB, 2:08)
they may be giant (2001-4, 12.3MB, 2:06 min.)
multiplicity (2001-4, 5.3MB, 1:17 min.)
upstandard (2001-4, 14.2MB, 2:24 min.)
itown (2001-4, 14.6MB, 2:32 min.)
borat on republicans (2004, 9.1MB, 4:10 min)
“Lunch with Arizona Republican Committee”
Official Borat Homesite.
Dance, Motherfucker, Dance! (2006, 7.4MB, 3:22 min)
Epiphany (2006, 1.9MB, 11 sec loop)
From the town that brought you Boling & Morales here’s more,
this time from John Crowe of pluralmedium.com
Is it something in the water or just that unrelenting Southern sun
that seems to make Athens a crucible of weirdness?
Be afraid, be very afraid &c.
Music for the delicately entitled Dance, Motherfucker, Dance! by the
The Adventures of Confucius (2006, 8.5MB, 36 sec.)
Heartbroke’n and Gaaagle’d (2006, 1.9MB, 52 sec.)
Couple of movies from gaaagle.com,
a site set up to protest & satirize Google’s
decision last year to see, rather than do,
open sesame (2005, 5.9MB, 3:09 min.)
“a rare non “youtube” homemade video…these are
slowly going extinct…nice music”
from – del.icio.us/cory_arcangel.
Hickory Hill (2004, 10.1MB, 2:02 min)
Surfacing (2003, 8MB, 2:25 min)
Engaging & sensitive work from Jennifer Proctor.
What is the word for video..like..painterly for
painters?..well, these videos are that word.
Super Cool (2005, 14.4MB, 2:30 min)
Humorous faux interview of sorts with Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir.
Lunch (1992, 18.3MB, 7:03 min)
Splendidly dark & funny stop motion ‘n’ prosthetics work from
the fearless (& peerless) Czech surrealist Jan
Falafel (2006, 1MB, 43 sec)
ShotCutScoredAndPostedByEmailFromMyNokia93Phone (2007, 2.4MB, 2:41 min)
I’ve been reflecting a lot recently on how, whatever is the ostensible
subject of movies, they are all in some sense ‘about’ everything we see
in every frame. And with the passing of time how this often becomes
more true as if, like a dog from water, the meaning is shaking itself out.
The Bas Jan Ader ‘falling’ movies exemplify this ( & how poignantly!) for me -
their conceptual motor aside, I remain most haunted by their background landscapes..
Rupert Howe of FatGirlInOhio brings this sharply to mind -
the subject might be a morning jog or Falafel but the totality of each movie
contains some of the best evocation of the glory & the grime that is
2007 London I’ve yet seen. That doesn’t exhaust it, of course, which is why this
work is deft & it is fine.
He is gravely mistaken about the Falafel though – undoubtedly the
best Falafel in London is at Gaby’s on the Charing Cross Road…
The Shining (2005, 9.5MB, 1:24 min.)
Stanley Kubrick classic horror as a romantic-comedy family flick.
A masterful trailer cut by Robert Ryang from – PS260.
Sleepless In Seattle (2005, 19.4MB, 58 sec.)
This is what happens when the ultimate chick flick gets
the horror/thriller trailer treatment from – Demis Lyall-Wilson.