Joseph Beuys – Soziale Plastik

22nd February 2011 by doron
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Soziale Plastik (1969, 9 MB, 1:47 min)

Joseph Beuys accepts the challenge to expose himself to the anonymous spectator,
in speechless close-up on a video monitor: the artist as

“Next To Heaven” Returns for a Second Season

17th February 2011 by doron
archive | cinema | community | film | remix/mashup | satire | trailer | vlog

DuPont (2011, 25 MB, 2:42 min.)

Smokey (2011, 25 MB, 2:45 min.)

A couple of previews from Rob Parrish

Simon Mclennan – The Mouse Escapes

8th December 2010 by michael
arts | cinema | collaboration | dance | experimental | fiction | film | movie making | music | narrative | performance | trailer

the mouse escapes
The Mouse Escapes [Trailer] (2010, 4MB, 37 secs)

Difficult to gauge from the trailer what the full 12 minute piece
might be like but it will clearly be interesting & atmospheric and guided
by an acute visual sense.
The music, written by director Mclennan, is also rather good.
Website, with lots of details, here.

Elodie Pong – ADN/ARN

29th November 2010 by doron
arts | collaboration | community | conceptual | documentary arts | happening | identity | installation | observational | participatory | portraiture | serial | trailer

Trailer for ADN/ARN (2003, 8 MB, 4:04 min.)

ADN/ARN was an interactive installation addressed to one person at the time,
filmed with 8 surveillance cameras, in which each visitor was invited to confide
and then contractually sell a personal secret. The initial system took place in
Lausanne at the Centre d’Arts sc

Eija-Liisa Ahtila – Consolation Service

20th October 2010 by doron
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Consolation Service (1999, 10 MB, 1:43 min.)

“Consolation Service” follows a young Finnish couple, Anni and J-P, as they
make public their decision to divorce. It is set in early spring in Helsinki, with
its frozen landscape on the cusp of thawing.
Consolation service (awarded at the Venice Biennial in 1999) Ahtila also
deconstructs the formation of the narrative and cinematic illusion: as though
in a straight documentary film (Cinéma vérité), both narrator and camera are
shown openly. The illusion of fiction is thus shattered, made visible. The use of
a hand-held shaking camera reminds the group Dogma 95 led by Lars Von Triers.

By Eija-Liisa Ahtila.

The Insomniac City Cycles – Ran Slavin

26th April 2010 by doron
arts | conceptual | experimental | film | narrative | participatory | politics | remix/mashup | trailer

The Insomniac City Cycles Trailer (2004-2009, 60 MB, 1:56 min)
“A man wakes up with a bullet wound in an abandoned parking garage in Tel Aviv,
having lost his memory and a gun. As the man struggles to recall his recent past,
a woman wakes up in a Shanghai hotel from a similar dream.
A fragmented conversation with a stranger on the phone sets off a strange exploration
between the two.
Tel Aviv and Shanghai in a movie within a movie and a dream within a dream..
..In The Insomniac City Cycles Ran Slavin explores a world with internal logic built
on the axis of memory the real and the fantastic.
It is a travel through dream structures, events and un-foldings that inventively blend
mystery, neo-noir and science fiction genres with experimental film making techniques.”

Directed Written and Produced by Ran Slavin.

‘ZOOMER’ by Sam Huntley

31st March 2010 by doron
arts | cinema | documentary | film | portraiture | trailer

Zoomer (trailer) (2010, 26MB, 2:24 min.)

ZOOMER is a feature-length documentary about the life of Mary
DeBoutez Zellmer-Fenoglio, an eccentric and charismatic owner
of ‘Zoomer’s Treasures’ in Kansas, USA.
ZOOMER is Sam Huntley‘s first feature-length film and was entirely self-funded.


23rd December 2009 by admin
arts | cinema | movie | remix/mashup | trailer

LOL (2005, 4.3MB, 1:24 min.)

A clever trailer for the independent film – LOL.

By Mica Scalin.

Annette Hollywood – Stuttgarter Filmwinter Trailer

15th December 2009 by michael
advertising | arts | event | humor | music video | new media art | performance | place | strange | trailer | video

filmwinter trailer
Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Trailer (2009, 6 MB, 58 secs)

Adding with distinction one feels to the, perhaps hitherto
somewhat sparsely populated, genre of German-Art-Country & Western
is this quite splendid trailer from Annette Hollywood for the annual
Stuttgarter Filmwinter festival.
The subtitles are in Schwabian, the local dialect, and we
reproduce both Engilsh and Schwabian lyrics below.
Photography is by Anna Go, all else by Ms Hollywood.

for a shooting cowboygirl like me
in the cold desert of artscenery
filmwinter is like a warm campfire
and makes filmworld much higher

they bombard you with prices of honour
like this arty wolperdonger

The Yes Men Fix The World

27th October 2009 by doron
activism | arts | cinema | community | conceptual | controversy | humor | new media art | observational | participatory | politics | satire | strange | trailer

The Yes Men Fix The World (2009, 37 MB, 2:30 min)

Coming to theaters in October, The Yes MenFix The World.
They have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives
of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits,
the Yes Men lie their way into business conferences and parody their
corporate targets in ever more extreme ways – basically doing everything
that they can to wake up their audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world.

More vids here and here.