Aaron Koblin –The Sheep Market

18th March 2008 by michael
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | drawing | experimental | installation | silent | strange | technology | video

The Sheep Market (2008, 5.4MB, 32 secs)

Aaron Koblin, whose work we’ve featured here before does
rather wonderful things using the Processing language.
Well..of course that’s true..but if he wasn’t endowed with wit & smarts
& a sense of beauty then the tools he used would interest us not at all.
Here’s what he says about this piece (or rather the project for
which this vid is a short installation view):

TheSheepMarket.com is a collection of the first 10,000 sheep
made by workers on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
Workers were paid 0.02 ($USD) to “draw a sheep facing to the left.”
Animations of each sheep’s creation may be viewed at

Ceiren Bell – Baobab

17th December 2007 by michael
animation | arts | drawing | music video | narrative | silent | video

Baobab (2007, 56.1MB, 1:56 min)

Lovely piece from UK based animator Ceiren Bell.
Although one can see the influence of Kentridge
(& how can anyone serious avoid him?)
she is clearly her own person.
I look forward to more.

William Kentridge

12th September 2007 by michael
animation | arts | drawing | experimental | narrative

Automatic Writing

We brought you an extract of this piece by
William Kentridge a while back .
Now here’s the whole piece, courtesy of Lumen Eclipse.
Not only is it exquisitely made, you would have
to have a heart of stone not to be moved by it.

‘Lenin’ – with Meir Pichhadze by Doron Golan

6th March 2007 by michael
arts | drawing | experimental | literature | movie | music video | video

Lenin (2006, 21.3MB, 3:50 min.)

‘Once while walking, Leo Tolstoy spotted in the distance the figure of a
man squatting and gesturing strangely; a madman, he thought, but on
drawing nearer he was satisfied that the man was attending to necessary
work, sharpening a knife on a stone. Lenin was fond of citing this example.’

Ygael Gluckstein (Tony Cliff ) – Lenin Vol 1

with Meir Pichhadze. music by Yehuda Poliker. movie by Doron Golan.