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Archive for December, 2012

Brian Eno – Mistaken Memories of Medieval Manhattan

31st December 2012 by brian
arts | conceptual | documentary | experimental | historical | music | observational | video



Mistaken Memories of Medieval Manhattan (1981, 43MB, 6:01 min)

A six minute excerpt from the 45 min beaut.
The DVD comes with ‘Thursday Afternoon’ and your
option of playing either movie vertically or horizontally.


I Don’t Want Your Lasagne Furnace – Donna Kuhn

28th December 2012 by michael
animation | arts | dance | experimental | music | performance | portraiture | video | vlog



I Don’t Want Your Lasagne Furnace (2009, 41.4MB, 2:23 min)

Artists I really care for tend to fall into two distinct categories.
The first is the extensive or Picasso category – refusing to be
bound by stylistic limitations or boxes they constantly
reinvent themselves, often seeming like ten artists in one skin.
The other might be called the Giacometti or Morandi model, where
the best part of a lifetime is devoted to an intensive, deep,
exploration of a limited set of themes and content.
They have in common more than would at first appear to be the case.
They are both led by a kind of shamanistic passion, a surrender to
the unconscious, to whim, to a playfulness which can be either infantile
or deadly serious, and they reject the most common practice which is the
dull conformity of making work which attempts to guess the market,
or follow fashion or whatever.
If Sondheim is the net exemplar of the first way then Donna Kuhn
must typify the second.
Small miracles of freshness & originality mined and chiselled from
a tiny pallette! Wit and sadness both! Wonder! Delight!


My Bloody Valentines – Videos by Angus Cameron

27th December 2012 by guest editor
arts | documentary arts | movie | music video | performance


Only Shallow
Only Shallow (37.1MB, 3:40 min.)

Here Knows When
To Here Knows When (47.7MB, 4:43 min.)

Soon
Soon (32.9MB, 3:15 min.)

Swallow
Swallow (19MB, 3:25 min.)

My Bloody Valentine videos from the rare & wonderful – Story of Creation.

Curt Cloninger.


Burroughs & Van Sant

26th December 2012 by michael
arts | community | documentary arts | film | historical | literature | observational | participatory | portraiture | video


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Thanksgiving Prayer (1986, 7.6MB, 2:21 min.)

An astonishing rendition by William Burroughs of his
‘Thanksgiving Prayer’ in a short video directed by
Gus Van Sant.


Almost 7 Minutes of Unalloyed Bliss

25th December 2012 by michael
animation | drawing | experimental | historical | humor | strange



What’s Opera Doc? (1957, 57.2MB, 6:52 min)

Remember the tingle down the spine when the first song kicks in in
the musical episode of Buffy?
Well, here’s the template from 1957.
Cartoons featuring talking and singing animals performing opera simply
do not get better than this.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season…


3 from Ben Pranger

24th December 2012 by michael
animation | arts | conceptual | performance | video



Morse Gestures (2009, 28.6MB, 2:54 min)


Floating Cup (2009, 1.35MB, 28 secs, silent)


Suitcase in a Box (2009, 59.6MB, 1:00 min)

Assured & smart domestic surrealism from Ben Pranger.


Transfers by Caitlin Berrigan

21st December 2012 by brittany
arts | conceptual | performance | video



Caitlin Berrigan – Transfers (Clip) (2009, 8.7MB, 3:21)

Beautifully choreographed piece by Caitlin Berrigan.


The Story of Stuff

20th December 2012 by brittany
activism | animation | documentary arts | education | politics | technology | video



The Story of Stuff (2008, 54.1MB, 21:20)

The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard is a twenty
minute video about waste, recycling, corporations,
and sustainability. Even a radical like me finds it
occasionally heavy-handed, but then, this is serious
stuff. Nicely done, worth the twenty minutes you’d
otherwise spend watching crap TV, no?


How to Tell When a Relationship is Over (in Ninety Seconds)

19th December 2012 by doron
community | humor | movie | narrative | observational | satire


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How to Tell When a Relationship is Over (2003, 5.6MB, 1:30min.)

A micro-movie of under 90 seconds for
The Encounters Festival 2003.

Directed by Tony Roche.


Essen Dortmund Lederhosen by Rick Silva

18th December 2012 by doron
animation | archive | arts | music video | nature | remix/mashup


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Essen Dortmund Lederhosen (2005, 36MB, 6:11 min.)

Rick Silva a.k.a – camoufleur, created a musical video
for the former duo-member band – Zeugwart Hallbauer.