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VALIE EXPORT – Fragmente der Bilder einer Ber

12th February 2010 by michael
arts | documentary arts | exhibition | experimental | installation | light | video

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Joy Comes in the Morning

11th February 2010 by doron
animation | arts | music video | satire

Joy Comes in the Morning (2005, 24MB, 4:14 min.)

“In 2005 I concepted, pitched and produced a music video for the band Xploding Plastix.
I directed and animated the video using L.A. artist Joe Ledbetter’s hand-painted elements
to create a puppet-show aesthetic.”

from Scott Friedman.

Annie Abrahams & Curt Cloninger -<em> Double Blind</em>

10th February 2010 by michael
audio | collaboration | conceptual | documentary arts | event | experimental | happening | music video | network | new media art | performance | poetry | technology | webcam | webcast

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Double Blind (clip) ( 2010, 70MB, 5:38 min)

“Annie Abrahams (from the Living Room in Montpellier, France)
and Curt Cloninger (from Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center
in Asheville, North Carolina, US) repeatedly sang “love, love, love”
(a short excerpt from a pop song) as a kind of duet, in real
time/space and online.

In order to isolate them from their surroundings and make them
more attentive to the other, they were both blindfolded.
While singing they evolved and mutated the original song excerpt,
collaborating and communicating in a space/time of alterity.
The artists have never met each other in the flesh.

There was no set duration.
They sang until the last one of them decided to stop.
In both places a space was reserved for the live performance
and another for the video and audio projection.
A camera was fixed on each of their faces singing to each other.
This live video of both faces was projected both in the
Living Room space and in the Black Mountain College
Museum and Arts Center space.
The performance was also visible on the web at http://selfworld.net.”

Interesting and affecting convergence of the performative work
Curt Cloninger has been doing of late with the
strange, wonderful & categorisation denying oeuvre of Annie Abrahams.

We feature here only a tiny extract from the 4 hour plus performance
of Double Blind – the complete documentation will be on show
as part of Annie Abraham’s first UK solo show at HTTP gallery
in North London, in addition to new works and performances.
The opening is on Friday night & all are welcome – if you’re in
or near London it’ll be well worth getting along to.

Complete Double Blind documentation & links

Philippe Monfouga – Fen

9th February 2010 by michael
animation | arts | landscape | observational | place | silent | video

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Jim Punk – T®1p±Ⓨ(|┐╱▒◤△▽///╱ ╱

8th February 2010 by doron
animation | arts | new media art | remix/mashup | video

T®1p±Ⓨ(|┐╱▒◤△▽///╱ ╱ (2010, 12MB, 2:37 min.)

By jimpunk, master of the remix & the ma$h-ups.

From – triptych.tv.

Residential Erection – Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung

5th February 2010 by doron
activism | animation | arts | audio | community | installation | new media art | observational | politics | portraiture | remix/mashup | satire | serial | video

Residential Erection (2008, 48 MB, 4:35 min)

Two from Kate Dickinson

4th February 2010 by michael
arts | conceptual | dance | experimental | humor | landscape | observational | place | remix/mashup | video

19th ( 2010, 1MB, 1:00 min, silent)

are you ready
Are You Ready? ( 2008, 20MB, 52 secs)

Two contrasting short movies from Leeds, UK, artist Kate Dickinson.
The second should provoke a smile (did for me) but it’s
the first, in which not a great deal happens & in a deliberately
confined area of the screen to boot, that I particularly liked.
There’s a melancholy about its view of an overcast
Leeds landscape which is amplified by cropping a good deal of it out.
The resulting minimalism marshalls the viewer’s attention in a quite hypnotic way.


3rd February 2010 by doron
arts | community | documentary arts | exhibition | installation | interview | new media art

Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT (2009, 23MB, 2:40 min.)

Jenny Holzer discusses the programming of her LED sculptures
during the installation of the exhibition PROTECT PROTECT at
the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

From Art:21

Vito Acconci #2

2nd February 2010 by michael
architecture | arts | design | documentary arts | education | event | historical | interview | memoir

Advice (clip, 2006, 2MB, 58 secs)

Acconci Studio Presentation (2006, 36MB, 29:02 min)

More from the splendid Vito Acconci, this time from
his later architecture and design period.
One vid is a little lollipop -advice to the young-
extracted from a longer interview and profile on
The second is a much more substantial
and utterly fascinating presentation given at the launch of
LAB magazine in 2006.
What an astonishing human being!

Derek Larson – Isness as Bourges

1st February 2010 by doron
arts | conceptual | humor | new media art | remix/mashup | video

Isness as Bourges (2009, 16MB, 9 sec.)

By Derek Larson