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The dynamic between the two characters in Joel Holmberg’s Speed Reenactment w IP Relay is something like a London tourist trying to get a Queen’s Guard to flinch; but markedly more dynamic and impressive thanks to the hint of excitement and sass that arises in the operator’s voice, specifically when demanding a ransom of $3.7 million. And such a reaction comes from an operator whom we can only assume deals with frequent unoriginal prank calls, giving the piece a kind of insider approval that elevates it above mere tomfoolery. Holmberg revitalizes the long history of crank calls with conceptual soundness, illustrating the mode of inquiry of many a smart-ass net/video/new media artist: How can I get a laugh out of used-up pop entertainment without getting up from my computer?
If you enjoy this, Eddo Stern’s animation of a found script in Best Flamewar Ever should also please.
We posted on his work early on.
We – I – was a tad ungenerous then, I think.
There’s a really substantial, coherent and well
executed body of work now, of which here are three
In particular I very much like #130 .
The formalism I was slighty sniffy about before
proves to be a central & very fruitful device and
unlocks considerable beauty.
Many more here.
Don’t know whether these are the original, or re-edited, trailers
but they’re wonderful, wonderful.
Watch and marvel.
I know neither of these films but I can’t wait to get my sweaty
palms on the DVDs from Eureka Cinema’s Masters of Cinema series.
William Burroughs thou shouldst be living at this hour!
Not perhaps the most subtle of satires but
highly enjoyable nonetheless.
‘I commend your frontier justice’, or similar, said
a comment on Teddy Stern‘s blog.
“Claudia Hart creates sublime landscape gardens that often contain
expressive and sensual female bodies that are meant to interject
emotional subjectivity into what is typically the overly-determined
Cartesian world of digital design. This video compilation includes
excepts from recent 3-D animated installations.”
from bitforms gallery NY.
This one uses meta-keywords from porn sites, rendered
as curved space and written in Duchamp