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More from Les Filmistes

28th November 2008 by mica
activism | arts | community | dance | documentary | experimental | film | narrative | observational | participatory | video


toma
La vitesse – Toma (2005, 7MB, 1 min.)

raphael
La Vitesse – Raphael (2005, 6.8 MB, 1 min.)

linda
La telephon portable – Linda (2005, 5.6MB, 1 min.)

Another round of videos from Les Filmistes Associ


Flatness:145

27th November 2008 by michael
arts | conceptual | documentary | experimental | narrative | participatory | video


flatness145
Flatness:145 (2006, 11.5MB, 2:25 min.)

Deftly made & somehow rather British quirkiness
from artist Rob James.


Kelly Mark – A Man & A Woman

26th November 2008 by brittany
arts | conceptual | ephemera | humor | tv | video



Kelly Mark – A Man & A Woman (2007, 4.5MB, 8:10)

Hilarious piece from the very funny, very talented
Kelly Mark.
Mark says: While working on my 2 hour mash-up
movie REM I kept a log book of every movie I watched
during this time. The text for “A Man & A Woman” comes
from the movie synopsis listed on the cable tv menu.
The piece starts off with one word descriptions and
then more and more adjectives are added.


Three from Spoon

25th November 2008 by brittany
arts | historical | music video



The Ghost of You Lingers (2007, 22.9MB, 3:34)


Everything Hits At Once (2001, 17.8MB, 4:03)


Jealousy (2000, 5.5MB, 2:06)

Being objective about Spoon is hard for me. We have history.
I was way younger than I’ll admit when I bought Girls Can Tell,
upon its release.
Soon after followed a deep love for their range and growth as a band.
I watched band members come in and go out, Britt Daniel and Jim Eno
ultimately the utensil glue.
I went to shows. I screamed. I took pictures. I didn’t take video.
I tried to stay in the moments.
I still do these things. I went to a concert of theirs a few months back
and didn’t even take my camera inside.
They don’t come through my current town of residence as much, but when
they do, I’ll be there. I have every EP and 7″ single they’ve made.
It is important.

I watch these videos and I think about what it all means.
I don’t know who made any of these, which makes me an ignorant curator
and fan, but that praise isn’t the goal this time for me.
I just want to share some nice videos that mean something to me.
(Why else would I bother doing this at all?)

To follow a band, to know you wouldn’t make a documentary about them
if given the opportunity because it would forever alter your deep relationship
with who you believe them to be and what you believe their music means.
To watch, to listen as corporate radio realizes their greatness. It only took
eleven years. Twelve?
You see the videos that others make and think, okay. It is here. That’s okay.
These are better than okay.


‘Play One of Those Funky Dope Scratches!’

24th November 2008 by michael
arts | community | documentary arts | music video | performance | remix/mashup | video


freezebassrock
Freeze Bass Rock (date unknown, 0.9MB, 47 sec)

goingon
Going On (date unknown, 1.1MB, 58 sec)

Lamentably poorly filmed, but nonetheless delicious bits of
scratching from delarge.co.uk, which I think is a Brighton,
UK based visual arts &c. collective, though I could be wrong -
these guys are cool & don


Mischa Kuball – Public Square

21st November 2008 by brittany
activism | arts | conceptual | documentary arts | happening



Mischa Kuball – Public Square (date unknown, 4.4MB, 2:41)

Do you miss the public square, the everyperson
common space? Yeah, so did Mischa Kuball. So
he made this. It’s quite fantastic. Enjoy.


Two from Monkmus & Kid Koala

20th November 2008 by michael
animation | arts | music video | narrative | vlog


basinstblues
Basin Street Blues (2003, 11.3 MB)

fenderbender
Fender Bender (2000, 3.9 MB)

Couple of collaborations between artist & film-maker
Monkmus and turntablist Kid Koala found on the
generously-stocked-with-goodies video page of the
Ninja Tune site, these tracks are pure aural & visual delight.


Les Filmistes

19th November 2008 by mica
activism | arts | community | conceptual | documentary | experimental | film | observational | politics | video


jair
Le premier idee est toujours la meilleure – Jair (2005, 2.7MB, 1 min.)

also
Les Suspense – Also (2005, 7.5 MB, 1 min.)

jim2
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Cindy Sherman – Doll Clothes

18th November 2008 by brittany
arts | experimental | historical | silent | Super8 | video



Cindy Sherman – Doll Clothes (1975, 21.2MB, 2:24)

One of Cindy Sherman’s first Super 8 films.
An excellent early view into the overtly
feminine, introspective work of the artist
that would later follow.


Two Moon July – David Byrne and Phillip Glass

17th November 2008 by brian
arts | community | event | film | historical | movie | narrative | participatory | tv | video


reportfromla557
David Byrne – Report from L.A. (1986, 49MB, 4:30 min.)

madrush397
Phillip Glass – Mad Rush (1986, 29MB, 3:17 min.)

Both of these pieces, although incredibly different in feel and nature, were
preformed for the “multidisciplinary event” which showcased “experimental
video, film, visual art, performance and music in a theatrical framework”.
Shot at New York City’s infamous Kitchen, and broadcast on television sets
across the states in 1986, the production “reflects a moment when art centers
were experimenting with new modes of presenting the arts for television.”
Read more and see more here.

“More fun than you can shake your stick at”