'activism'

Ruth Catlow – overland

12th December 2011 by michael
activism | arts | community | documentary | landscape | observational | travelogue | video


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overland (2010, 131MB, 2:58 min)

And sadly, the last in our little season of movies by Ruth Catlow. This is another
train movie, no conceptual underpinnings to speak of this time, just a beautiful,
bleached out pastels, lo-fi ( mobile?) account of the Serbian section of a journey by train to Istanbul
last year when she was refusing ‘to fly for art’, something more people should do more often if
the results here are anything to go by.
More from Ruth, of course, as she produces it…


Back By Popular Demand – The Lesbian Rangers

7th December 2011 by doron
activism | arts | community | conceptual | education | humor | politics


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The Lesbian Rangers (2005, 18 MB, 1:41 min.)

welcome
Welcome to Reorientation 2005 (2005, 34.8 MB, 2:17 min.)

rock
Victory at The Rock (2005, 72.4 MB, 4:45 min.)

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan are Winnipeg-based collaborators whose
internationally acclaimed work addresses feminist, lesbian, and social concerns
with tremendous wit. “The Lesbian Rangers” were founded in 1997, to help people
learn about fascinating and fragile lesbian ecosystem. Rangers Dempsey and Millan
led the first expedition to Banff National Park, and continue to offer lesbian leadership today.
(thanks jillian)


New Media in the Marketplace – Listen to the Podcast

28th November 2011 by doron
activism | archive | arts | audio | community | documentary | event | interview | new media art | participatory


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New Media in the Marketplace (2011, 37 MB, 52 min)

“Over the years, we’ve found that a number of the artists we support in our Emerging Fields category have questions about how they can better market and exhibit their work. They have questions about pricing and editioning; changing formats; what it is that they are actually selling when they offer a work for sale; what their obligations to representatives and collectors are after a sale; and whether or not they should even participate in an art market that is, in their eyes, more sympathetic and better able to represent works in more conventional or established media.

On November 2, Creative Capital hosted a webinar for grantees to explore some of these issues and answer specific questions from artists working in new media. The panelists were Jason Salavon (2000 Visual Arts), Karolina Sobecka (2009 Emerging Fields), Stephen Vitiello (2006 Emerging Fields) and Marina Zurkow (2001 Visual Arts). Sean Elwood, Creative Capital’s Director of Programs & Initiatives, served as the facilitator.”

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST FROM THIS DISCUSSION

Podcast from The Lab.


Santiago Sierra – NO, Global Tour

11th November 2011 by doron
activism | architecture | arts | cinema | community | conceptual | documentary arts | film | installation | participatory | politics | screening | trailer


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NO, Global Tour trailer (2010, 21 MB, 3:11 min)

Team Gallery, Lisson Gallery , Galería Helga de Alvear & Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani,
in association with Artprojx Cinema, present the UK premiere of NO, Global Tour,
2010 by Santiago Sierra.
The 120 minute film consists of the manufacture and transportation of two monumental sculptures
in the form of the word “NO”, travelling through different territories on a flatbed truck.
The NO, GLOBAL TOUR has resulted in a feature film that documents the passage of this
large NO through various world cities.
A monumental sculpture – unchanged both in its form and immediate meaning – that gradually
assumes a complex semantic load during a journey full of eventualities, accidents, and unexpected events.


Abbie Hoffman and gefilte fish

10th November 2011 by brittany
activism | community | conceptual | cooking | documentary | education | ephemera | film | historical | humor | interview | observational | performance | politics | portraiture | video



Abbie Making Gefilte Fish (1973, 156.4MB, 21:04)

Footage of Abbie Hoffman making gefilte fish with Laura Cavestani
(who made the video) in his kitchen, 1973.
Like Abbie, I think art is in the everyday, and it sure is a fun
(and rather informative) twenty minutes if you’ve got it to spare.

Art for Abbie was education, constant revolution, evolution, and living for free.
Art and freedom were one in the same, inextricable from each other.
We miss you man.


Gov. Scott Walker gets checked, Mic Checked!

7th November 2011 by michael
activism | community | documentary | education | event | happening | participatory | performance | politics | theatre | video | YouTube


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Gov. Scott Walker gets checked, Mic Checked! (2011, 81MB, 3:45 min)

If you don’t feel inspired & cheered up by this tremendous video please do the checking
your pulse thing…
Stand Up Chicago


Business – Junu Ahn

25th October 2011 by michael
activism | arts | conceptual | experimental | glitch/datamoshing | remix/mashup | strange | technology | video


Business
Business (2007, 67.9MB, 9:33 min)

I find it easier to admire this piece, to respect its clear integrity,
than to actually like it much – it’s a pretty hardcore glitch
assemblage & it doesn’t let up …oooooh noooo… not at all
(Strikes me as a bit of a video analog for something like Lou Reed’s (in)famous
)
It’ll be interesting to see where Junu Ahn goes next…


Celia Cooley – Occupy DC Interviews 10/10/2011

14th October 2011 by michael
activism | community | education | event | historical | interview | observational | politics | video


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Occupy DC Interviews 10/10/2011 (2011, 73MB, 58 sec)

Demonstrating what we all might have said rhetorically, but really demonstrating it –
that a smart seven year old (with a little tech help from her parents)
can do a better job than any of the official media, Celia Cooley interviews
Occupy DC participants in a piece that both delights and makes one fiercely
proud to be one of the 99%.
Great job.


Andrew Norman Wilson #5

30th September 2011 by michael
activism | advertising | arts | bliss | collaboration | commerce | conceptual | documentary odd | experimental | new media art | performance | politics | remix/mashup | satire | serial | strange | video


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The Incorporation of Demands for Liberation(2011, 13MB, 3:24 min)

Brilliant!
Last piece from ANW, for the moment, although we
certainly hope to feature more in the future –
some of the most original and exciting work I’ve seen recently.

For some context see Monday’s post.


Andrew Norman Wilson #4

29th September 2011 by michael
activism | advertising | arts | bliss | collaboration | commerce | conceptual | documentary odd | experimental | humor | new media art | performance | politics | satire | serial | strange | technology | video


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Flow Spot Test #6 (2011, 18MB, 3:34 min)

“Just downloading apps at my Blanc Laptop Cart when all
of a sudden BenJi, an old teammate from XpresSpa shows up.
He happens to be subcontracted now by the American Airlines
subsidiary AffinityAlliance as an evaluator of potential for their
Oneworld Alliance codeshare lounges (of which FlowSpot is the
newest member).”

See Monday and Tuesday’s posts.