Albert Nanning – Exit

9th November 2012 by michael
animation | arts | ephemera | experimental | music video | observational | photography | portraiture | remix/mashup | video

Exit (2008, 48.6MB, 4:50 min)

Says Albert Nanning:

‘I’m a writer (poems mostly) and photographer, living and working
in Amsterdam. My age is 41. See also. The last five years I’ve made
so many pictures due to the digital workflow that by accident
I discovered a way to give all those pictures that I don’t use
a kind of meaning by putting them in a clip that I made.
Most pictures are from Amsterdam. I made
the clip with iMovie.’

& nicely it works too…

Constant Dullaart – Garbage

7th November 2012 by brittany
conceptual | documentary arts | ephemera | humor | observational | video

Constant Dullaart – Garbage (2004, 2.3MB, 1:03)

More from Constant Dullaart.

Two futurespots

30th October 2012 by brittany
archive | arts | ephemera | experimental | vlog

futurespots – Splinters (2006, 10.1MB, 1:44)

futurespots – Flash (2006, 3.7MB, 1:10)

From the futurespots archives, two older works
from what is now a defunct videoblog.
These days, Christopher Black’s experimental
and interactive media can be found on his personal site.

Constant Dullaart – Hurricane

19th October 2012 by doron
arts | conceptual | ephemera | nature | new media art | observational | serial | video

hurricane3 (2008, 1.7MB, 47 sec.)

From Dutch artist Constant Dullaart.

PSST! Pass it on…

2nd July 2012 by brittany
animation | arts | community | conceptual | ephemera | experimental | gaming | technology | video



PSST gets designers, animators, and directors together for
collaborative film projects every year. Their main concern
is process, which they explain comes from a fusion of the
Dadaist game Exquisite Corpse and the sometimes childhood
game, Telephone.
Whatever their theory, their annual collections are stellar.

Dan Osborne – Behold the Light (at Night)

21st June 2012 by michael
arts | community | ephemera | experimental | light | narrative | observational | performance | portraiture | strange

Behold the Light (at Night) (2008, 87MB, 6:27 min)

We initially posted this in 2008 when we encountered Dan Osborne’s work
for the first time.
Recently he seems to be actively rejecting some of his earlier work so I hope
he doesn’t mind us reposting this. In my view he’s a very talented artist
with a quite singular vision.
We said then:

There’s something pleasantly reminiscent of Linklater’s Slacker
in this piece from Dan Osborne.
I don’t mean to suggest it’s derivative; I don’t think it is, or only
in the completely unescapable way of coming-after. This piece
has it’s own identity, which at first I wasn’t sure whether it was
completely random, but then little bits of structuring begin to
assert themselves. In particular I like the fades which occur
immediately prior to anything substantive happening.
A lot of it looks very good too – there’s no doubt the man
has an eye – the 3-D glasses sequence, the fire women,
the musical instruments procession (although am I alone in
finding something slighty snotty about the shot of the bemused onlookers?).
That little cavil aside this is interesting stuff & I look forward to seeing
how Osborne’s work develops.

Amy Carpenter – Why Not?

19th June 2012 by brittany
arts | conceptual | ephemera | vlog

Amy Carpenter – Why Not? (2006, 8.4MB, 2:56)

In thinking back on the people that inspired me when
video online first began to really take hold of everyone,
I remembered Amy Carpenter’s Welcome to Amyville.
This little piece from a few years ago always stuck with me.
It felt so innovative at the time and still really outshines
many similar works to have come after it.

Some Versions of Pastoral

12th June 2012 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | ephemera | experimental | video

Extended Camera
Extended Camera (2005, 5.5MB, 2:19 min.)

Night Performance #3
Night Performance #3 (2005, 12.1MB, 7:54 min.)

In May 2005 Garrett Lynch & co-conspirators blagged some
money from Arts Council England to spend a weekend at a
country house playing with video.
The result is documented on this great site.

At their best these vids do absolutely match up to the
funding application rhetoric. They combine performance,
technology & layer upon layer of knowingness to produce results
which had me, at least, open mouthed with admiration.


More from Duncan Speakman

11th June 2012 by brittany
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | ephemera | narrative | observational | vlog

The Delicate Museum – What Everyone Else Was Talking About (2006, 13MB, 1:21)

The Delicate Museum – A Suggestive Manifesto (2006, 9.7MB, 1:32)

Two more breaths of fresh air from 2006 and The Delicate Museum,
also known as Duncan, formerly of 29fragiledays.
Said before, I’ll say it again: such beauty in the small things.

Exercise by Lucia Nimcova

8th June 2012 by brittany
conceptual | documentary odd | ephemera | humor | performance | video

Lucia Nimcova – Exercise (2007, 40.5MB, 6:03)

Outrageously funny video from 2007 by Slovakian artist
Lucia Nimcova.
I’m pretty sure not being able to understand
the language makes this that much more
endearing and amusing.