Osvaldo Cibils – 2 Humans, 1 Paper

31st March 2013 by michael
arts | audio | bliss | collaboration | conceptual | dance | event | experimental | happening | live art | new media art | performance | place | poetry | strange | theatre | video | webcam | YouTube

2 Humans, 1 Paper (2013, 10MB, 3:38 min)

I first stumbled across Osvaldo Cibils and his marvellously eclectic and well..simply marvellous work
on Flickr but he seems to have all sorts of things going.
So simple but so, so telling. Kind of Buster Keaton meets Bruce Nauman meets something hard to pin down but lyrical, grotesque and smart all at once.
My kind of artist.
2 humans 1 paper
video art/soundart.
performance with plotter paper 200 x 107 centimeters.
performers: fiorella alberti architect and osvaldo cibils artist.
place: artist’s studio. Via della Cervara, 55 – 38121 – Trento (TN) Italia
22 march 2013, 20 hours

Annie Abrahams & Curt Cloninger -<em> Double Blind</em>

10th February 2010 by michael
audio | collaboration | conceptual | documentary arts | event | experimental | happening | music video | network | new media art | performance | poetry | technology | webcam | webcast

double blind
Double Blind (clip) ( 2010, 70MB, 5:38 min)

“Annie Abrahams (from the Living Room in Montpellier, France)
and Curt Cloninger (from Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center
in Asheville, North Carolina, US) repeatedly sang “love, love, love”
(a short excerpt from a pop song) as a kind of duet, in real
time/space and online.

In order to isolate them from their surroundings and make them
more attentive to the other, they were both blindfolded.
While singing they evolved and mutated the original song excerpt,
collaborating and communicating in a space/time of alterity.
The artists have never met each other in the flesh.

There was no set duration.
They sang until the last one of them decided to stop.
In both places a space was reserved for the live performance
and another for the video and audio projection.
A camera was fixed on each of their faces singing to each other.
This live video of both faces was projected both in the
Living Room space and in the Black Mountain College
Museum and Arts Center space.
The performance was also visible on the web at http://selfworld.net.”

Interesting and affecting convergence of the performative work
Curt Cloninger has been doing of late with the
strange, wonderful & categorisation denying oeuvre of Annie Abrahams.

We feature here only a tiny extract from the 4 hour plus performance
of Double Blind – the complete documentation will be on show
as part of Annie Abraham’s first UK solo show at HTTP gallery
in North London, in addition to new works and performances.
The opening is on Friday night & all are welcome – if you’re in
or near London it’ll be well worth getting along to.

Complete Double Blind documentation & links

David Byrne Bike Cam Through Times Square, NYC.

10th July 2009 by doron
arts | happening | humor | observational | participatory | video | vlog | webcam

David Byrne Bike Cam NYC (2007, 17MB, 4:55 min.)

David Byrne biked to Town Hall for his

Webchat with Andy – Oliver Laric

15th June 2009 by doron
arts | community | documentary arts | humor | interview | new media art | participatory | video | webcam

Webchat with Andy (2007, 31MB, 13:46 min.)

A conversation with Andy Warhol, contacted through a psychic with
mediumistic abilities via webchat. Sunday, September 2, 2007
Interview commissioned by Blend Magazine/Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
by Oliver Laric.

Numa Numa

9th January 2009 by brittany
ephemera | video | viral | webcam

Gary Brolsma – Numa Numa (2004, 3.7MB, 1:39)

Is this where I make the case that this was among
the first viral videos on the internets? Maybe, but
I’d rather just post this charming clip from the
erstwhile Staples employee from New Jersey,
dancing to Romanian pop in his bedroom.

My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar – Carlo Zanni

23rd April 2008 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | experimental | film | nature | new media art | observational | video | webcam

My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar (2008, 30 MB, 4:10 min.)

“Set in the city of Ahlen, Germany, “My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar“, imitates an amateur’s film of the landscape framed at sunset.
While the city strip is pre recorded the sky is captured in real time from a webcam shooting the sky of Naples (Italy) at sunset and as such, always changing.
The work, confronting themes such as exile, migration and border control, is enhanced by a poem by the esteemed author Ghada Samman and music by the international band Gotan Project and legendary composer Gabriel Yared.”

Clip from the beautiful project by Carlo Zanni.

L’un la poup

4th March 2008 by doron
arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | experimental | installation | new media art | performance | technology | video | webcam

One the puppet of the other (2007, 178 MB, 26 min.)

Video composed of a webcam streams captured during a performance
of Annie Abrahams and Nicolas Frespech in 2007 at the
Webflash Festival in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Speaks French with English subtitles.


8th February 2008 by brittany
activism | arts | cinema | education | observational | technology | trailer | webcam

LOOK (2007, 10.3MB, 1:43)

Trailer for LOOK, the movie, which is composed
entirely of surveillance camera footage.
LOOK asks (and attempts to answer) questions about
security versus privacy, highly relevant in modern,
legitimately paranoid times.
Are you always alone when you think you are?

Pet Shop Boys – Integral

23rd October 2007 by brittany
arts | music video | webcam

Pet Shop Boys – Integral (2007, 18.7MB, 3:21 min.)

There is so much to say about this.
And while I want to discuss surveillance, QR codes, and the passage of time,
I think this video speaks for itself.