Dieter Roth

25th November 2009 by michael
abstract | archive | arts | conceptual | drawing | film | historical | movie making | poetry | serial | silent

Dot (1960, 223KB, 40 sec.)

Letter (1962, 1MB, 26 sec.)

Two films by the late Dieter Roth.

Donna Kuhn Blown Away Rose

23rd November 2009 by michael
arts | dance | drawing | experimental | landscape | music video | new media art | performance | remix/mashup | video

Blown Away Rose
Blown Away Rose (2009, 48 MB, 2:06 min)

We’ve observed before how wonderfully productive
Donna Kuhn makes her relatively restricted lexicon
of images ( OK Greek Professors! -I know there’s a problem with that expression
but it does, and I don’t know what the image equivalent of lexicon is.)
Side by side with this she cautiously introduces new elements, which I look
forward to seeing her work over in her inimitable way during the course of her next few movies.
Latest is the landscape of New Mexico.
That makes me want to visit; the video as a whole makes me want to squeal with

Logarilla >> Masks by Derek Larson

16th November 2009 by doron
animation | arts | conceptual | drawing | humor | new media art | remix/mashup | strange | video

Logarilla >> Masks (2009, 148MB, 1:33 min.)

By Derek Larson.

The Commoners – by Jessica Bardsley & Penny Lane

15th October 2009 by doron
community | conceptual | documentary | drawing | literature | narrative | nature | observational | poetry | trailer

The Commoners (Excerpt, 2009, 37 MB, 1:25 min)

“In 1890, one man had the idea to collect every bird ever mentioned in Shakespeare
and release them into Central Park. The only bird to survive in the New World was the European
Starling, now one of the commonest birds in America. Its introduction is now widely considered
a major environmental disaster.
The Commoners is a moving image essay about starlings, poetry, and the purist rhetoric used
to describe “invasive species.” It is also about the paths people forge through history, intentionally
or not, as they attempt to change the natural world.”

Written & directed by Jessica Bardsley & Penny Lane.

From video_dumbo 2009.

I Can’t Deal With This Stupid Ringing Forever – Donna Kuhn

14th July 2009 by michael
arts | audio | conceptual | dance | drawing | experimental | humor | music | narrative | new media art | observational | performance | poetry | strange | video | vlog

I Can’t Deal With This Stupid Ringing Forever (2009, 56MB 2:29 min)

Donna Kuhn has joined the little pantheon (Sondheim’s another, as is Sam Renseiw)
of people whose work I’m just going
to post regularly because they are great.
No apology, no argument.
If you can’t see it, the problem is yours.
Great. Great. Great.

Luke Murphy – Stream

17th June 2009 by doron
arts | conceptual | drawing | experimental | new media art | VR

stream (QTVR, 2005, 1.3MB)

This one uses meta-keywords from porn sites, rendered
as curved space and written in Duchamp

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern

20th May 2009 by michael
arts | drawing | exhibition | experimental | installation | new media art | printmaking | technology | video

At Sea (2009, 2.8MB, 20 secs, silent)

Floating Worlds (2009, 4.6MB, 20 secs, silent)

Meninas (2009, 3MB, 20 secs, silent)

Floating Worlds (2009, 6.3MB, 19 secs, silent)

Documentation of work of surpassing loveliness & smarts both, from Jessica Meuninck-Ganger
& Nathaniel Stern*** as they meld digital photo frames, printing and drawing into a hybrid form
which probably has no right to work but so does.
Says Nathaniel:
“These works premiered at the Armoury Gallery in Milwaukee, on a show called Night Work.
Some will be at Elaine Erickson gallery in June, at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in July, and 10-15 from the series will be on a large show at Gallery AOP in Johannesburg in Jan/Feb 2010.

***”The Nathaniel Stern?” I hear you gasp, “He of the infamous Wikipedia Art affair?
None but, gentle viewer, none but…

Ash Sechler – 2 movies

14th April 2009 by michael
arts | conceptual | documentary odd | drawing | ephemera | experimental | memoir | narrative | nature | observational | performance | portraiture | video

Transformation (2009, 15.5MB, 1:18 min)

Representation of Memory (2006, 75.4MB, 2:22 min)

Clearly there is something in the water in Athens, Georgia giving us,
as it has, John Michael Boling & Javier Morales, John Crowe,
Dan Osborne, Brantley Jones and now Ash Sechler.
Hmm – The School of Athens, Georgia.
There’s no common style but there is a certain sensibility which,
curiously, pervades the quiet meditative stuff as well as the more
out-there and bizarre – it’s a species of wryness combined with an
eye for the casually arresting, odd and beautiful.
It’s exemplified here in both these rather good pieces, though I particularly
like Representation of Memory.

Diluvio Gallery Once More

27th June 2008 by michael
arts | drawing | literature | narrative | serial | video

Hansel and Gretel Chapter 1 (2007, 15.9MB, 4:11 min)

More from Diluvio Gallery, this time from Crist

Matt Smithson

30th April 2008 by admin
animation | arts | design | drawing | photography | remix/mashup | satire | video

What’s He Building? (2006, 6.7MB, 1 min.)

Matt Smithson is a gifted illustrator whose videos incorporate text,
drawing and photography into rich animated collages.
This video perfectly complements the Tom Waits reading it accompanies.

By Mica.