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Archive for July, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Blue Skies – Ajit Anthony Prem

8th July 2011 by doron
arts | experimental | music video | video | vlog

Mr. & Mrs. Blue Skies
Mr. & Mrs. Blue Skies (2006, 30MB, 5:30 min.)

‘September 7th marks three exciting years since meeting my wife.
In that time, my life has changed dramatically for the best.
It seems like I finally have a life!
This video should certainly remind you of being forced to sit through the
family vacation videos by your parents.
If it doesn’t then you should watch it a couple of times.’

Music: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
From Ajit @ squigglebooth

Monument (If it Bleeds It Leads) – Caleb Larsen

7th July 2011 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | new media art | politics | technology | video

Monument (2006, 3MB, 1:53 min)

Monument, a computer program continuously scans the headlines
of 4,500 English-language news sources around the world, looking
for people who have been reported killed. Each time it finds an article,
an algorithm determines the number of deaths, and instructs a ceiling-mounted
mechanism built from Legos to drop one yellow BB per person.
by Caleb Larsen.

Baldessari sings LeWitt

6th July 2011 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | documentary odd | experimental | historical | performance | remix/mashup

Baldessari Sings LeWitt

Baldessari Sings LeWitt (excerpt) (1972, 30.5MB, 3:38 min)

In which John Baldessari sings Sol LeWitt’s
sentences on conceptual art.

From the indispensible Ubuweb.

Fast Moving Animals

5th July 2011 by doron
arts | experimental | video | vlog

Port (2005, 3.8MB, 1 min.)

Beautiful slow moving images accompanied by complex
layered sound collages from the videoblog fast moving animals in 2005.

Window (2005, 5.4MB, 2 min.)

Tunnel (2005, 5MB, 1:19 min.)

Cutting Edge Cinema

4th July 2011 by michael
arts | cinema | dance | documentary arts | film | historical | satire | silent

A Tough Dance (1902, 7.1MB, 47 sec.)

Bicycle Trick Riding (1899, 5.5MB, 37 sec.)

Three Acrobats (1899, 5.4MB, 36 sec.)

Three exhilarating chunks of early movie making from the
Library of Congress online collection of variety stage motion pictures.
I particularly love the deeply strange A ‘Tough’ Dance.
There’s also a great early animation collection on the LOC site.

Park House

1st July 2011 by michael
arts | experimental | landscape | light | place | poetry | video

Park House (2011, 10MB, 1:55 min)
Poetry, visual and aural, from Simon Mclennan.
(And what a compelling speaking voice he has.
How nice to have such a fine instrument)
Quite, quite lovely.
More soon.