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Balance & Simultaneity. QTVR by Stephen Cady

17th March 2010 by doron
arts | VR

Simultaneous (2003, 1MB, QTVR)

Balance (2003, 2MB, QTVR)

Multiple video cameras placed at different angles and heights surround the
subject and capture simultaneously. The resulting frames are superimposed
upon each other and re-constructed through post-production techniques.
The attempt further illustrates the flattening of time and space and the
perceptible conjoining of these states by allowing the viewer to see from
multiple vantages simultaneously.
By Stephen Cady.

interactive: use mouse to click and drag.

Keith Schofield – 3 Commercials

16th March 2010 by doron
advertising | community | humor | tv

Elephants (2008, 9MB, 1:19 min.)

Flatheads (2008, 2MB, 30 sec.)

Nature (2007, 3.5MB, 31 sec.)

3 commercials for Samsung, Axion and Fruit Roll-Ups
by inspiring director – Keith Schofield.

my dark horse is horny – Jaron Albertin

15th March 2010 by brian
animation | arts | conceptual | narrative | strange | video

my dark horse is horny (2008, 18MB, 1:23 min.)

Disturbingly hilarious and weird video from Jaron Albertin.

Edward Picot – Bramble Jelly

12th March 2010 by michael
arts | cooking | documentary | ephemera | nature | observational | performance | video

Bramble Jelly
Bramble Jelly (2010, 63MB, 5:14 min)

Lovely little pastoral from Edward Picot, as resolutely
unfashionable as ever and not any the worse for it.
More soon.

Pencil Face by SCADshorts

11th March 2010 by doron
arts | community | narrative | strange | video | vlog

Pencil Face (2008, 20MB, 3:28 min.)


suzon fuks :: rings #1 – #6

10th March 2010 by brian
arts | collaboration | conceptual | dance | experimental | performance | portraiture | remix/mashup | serial | video

rings #1 – #6 (2007, 25MB, 6:35 min.)

“Ongoing series of one-minute unedited shots which can each stands alone.
Improvised choreography multi-reprojected on body parts, counterpointed
by texts by Fernand Shirren, Maurice Bejart’s music advisor and rhythm teacher
of many dancers and choreographers, and a significant inspiration in Fuks’ work.
made collaboratively with and performed by Helen Varley Jamieson,
James Cunningham, Scotia Monkivitch and Suzon Fuks.”

Directed by Suzon Fuks.

2 videos by Carl Burgess

9th March 2010 by doron
abstract | animation | arts | new media art | remix/mashup | video

Tales of the Unexpected (2008, 14MB, 1:06 min.)

Debris (2008, 33MB, 3:20 min.)

By Carl Burgess.
‘Disappointment’ video here.

Jolipunk – Octopus

8th March 2010 by michael
arts | conceptual | experimental | happening | performance | strange | video

Octopus (2010, 56MB, 1:15 min)

When we previously featured a piece by Jolipunk we took the
exceptional step of including a warning that it might disturb.

This new piece is interesting on several counts -
(1) The somewhat in-your-face Oldboy reference/homage
(I can’t believe there’s anyone interested in film who isn’t at least
aware of that scene)
(2) The sharp focus once again on the mouth and mouth
related transgression.
(3) That -at least in my case – it didn’t send me running
for the sick bucket or even force me to turn away; indeed there’s
something even elegant (especially after the beats kick in
around 47 secs) about it.
(4) The jumpy editing and ambiguous music (which flits rapidly
from mood to mood, ominous at one time, quite lighthearted
at others) which serve both to distance us from simple disgust
and from a too easy identification with the Chan-wook Park sequence.

Sometimes work is “interesting” without being good – here
the things that make it the one make it the other too.

Move – Move if you wanna – Keith Schofield

5th March 2010 by doron
arts | commerce | music video

“Move” (2009, 25MB, 3:06 min.)

Mims – “Move”, a hip-hop music video that used high-speed Phantom
cameras to shoot the “ultra slow-motion” dance/movement sequences.
By Keith Schofield.

Veronique Hubert – Two Movies

4th March 2010 by michael
arts | conceptual | event | exhibition | experimental | landscape | performance | strange | video

A Venir Le Monde Sera Beau
A Cube Bavards (2009, 20MB, 2:47 min)

A Venir Le Monde Sera Beau
A Venir Le Monde Sera Beau (2009, 52MB, 9:51 min)

OK -comparisons, I’m aware, can sometimes obscure as much as they illuminate but
imagine, if you will, a female, French, slightly more lapidary, Matthew Barney and it does
seem to fit the bill.
Exemplary and wonderful strangeness from Veronique Hubert.