Garrett Lynch performs Trav-erse

28th February 2011 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | event | exhibition | experimental | new media art | performance | radio | realtime | technology | video

Trav-erse short (2011, 96 MB, 1:58 min)

This is shaping up to be Furtherfield fortnight & whyever not?
Here’s some footage I took there last Friday night, at the very entertaining
launch of the Art is Open Source/REFF – Roma Europa Fake Factory publication
& exhibition, (GO, if you’re in London) of a splendid performance by
Garrett Lynch of his Trav-erse, where he uses custom Max/MSP created software to
grab audio from an analogue world band receiver, manipulate and remix it.
I was struck both by the simplicity of the idea and the effectiveness of
its execution – a neat concept but also an excellent ear at work.
The sound from my stills cam video was unusable (shame, it sounded great
there) so in the latter section I’ve dubbed on sound from
an earlier performance of the piece in Cardiff, Wales in 2008.

Annie Abrahams

13th January 2011 by michael
arts | collaboration | conceptual | event | experimental | installation | network | new media art | performance | poetry | realtime | technology | video

Mutant #2 (2010, 64MB, 4:04 min)

Annie Abrahams is a singular and compelling voice, her singularity
ironically copper-bottomed by her willingness to embrace the network
& collaboration thereon fearlessly, inquisitively and to always
striking effect. This piece is described as a video arising out of
the second session of a
“Telematic Performance / Experiment investigating communication and
relational dynamics in a dispersed group.”

and it’s bewitching.
The pages documenting it bear the motto
“Communication is never clean, smooth and transparent”
True – and to turn that truth into crystalline & affecting art is a little miracle.

Ethernet Orchestra Networked Improvisation Live on FBi Radio, Sydney

11th January 2011 by michael
arts | audio | collaboration | community | experimental | performance | realtime | technology

Ethernet Orchestra on FBi Radio (2010, 92MB, 11:48 min)

More from the splendid Ethernet Orchestra with:
in Sydney, Australia – Roger Mills (Processed Trumpets), Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Mongolian Horse fiddle and throat singing) and Yavuz Uydu (Turkish Oud and Bendir)

in Londrina, Brazil – Chris Vine (Guitar)

and in Braunschweig, Germany – Martin Slawig (Laptop Electronics and Max/MSP processing).

All of it great, though I’m particularly a sucker for the throat singing.

Omer Golan – Non-Linear Creation

5th January 2011 by doron
arts | community | documentary arts | installation | new media art | participatory | process/systems | realtime | remix/mashup | screening | technology

Non-Linear Creation (2010, 58 MB, 3:16 min.)

Installation at ‘Fresh Paint 3‘ in Old Jaffa Port, Israel. the project is based on a live
camera input where the video camera is mounted above a the projection screen.
“The thought behind “Non-Linear Creation” is to think about video as some sort
of a “streaming deck of cards” which I shuffled again and again in real time using
Cycling74’s Max. I collected in a memory buffer the latest 60 cards/video frames,
shuffled them and played the outcome in 30 frames per second. The result is a video in
which the viewer is in constant, unnatural, flickering present, as it is reflected in the video.”
By Omer Golan.

“Double Fantasy” by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

15th November 2010 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | exhibition | installation | new media art | puppetry | realtime | technology

Double Fantasy (2006, 3 MB, 1:27 min.)

Double Fantasy (2006, 4 MB, 2 min.)

“Installation view and detail images of Double Fantasy 3 (Career) which was shown at the Armory Show in New York, March 2006. Each side of the sculpture has a model of a childhood career fantasy for each of us. Cameras project large scale images of it onto the wall, accompanied by a soundtrack.”
by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy.

Ethernet Orchestra – Distant Presences

27th October 2010 by michael
arts | audio | collaboration | experimental | music | network | new media art | performance | realtime | technology

Ethernet Orchestra -Distant Presences (2010, 43MB, 6:42 min)

Delicate but nonetheless ravishing beauty from the improvisation-across-the-net,
(Brazil/Sydney/Germany on this occasion) outfit Ethernet Orchestra
That our hats come off in the face of their technical achievement should go almost
without mention -this cannot have been easy to do; but to make something so devoid of
gimmickry and so entrancing too…well, I’m lost for wo

The Possible Ties Between Illness and Success – Carlo Zanni

29th September 2010 by doron
arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | experimental | identity | network | new media art | participatory | realtime | technology

The Possible Ties (2006-07, 119 MB, 2:15 min.)

“Dream Sequence” by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

23rd September 2010 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | exhibition | installation | new media art | puppetry | realtime | technology

Dream Sequence (2006, 5 MB, 2:31 min.)

Dream Sequence (2006, 7 MB, 3:20 min.)

“Installation view and detail images of Dream Sequence from the solo exhibition
‘Directed Dreaming’ at Postmasters, New York, March 2006.
Two parallel discs feature images from dreams that rotate slowly while the camera
remains fixed. Our sleeping selves are superimposed by way of a mirror, and the
resulting dream sequences are projected onto the wall.”

by – Jennifer and Kevin McCoy.

Circulation by ZDEN

14th April 2010 by doron
arts | audio | community | documentary arts | nature | participatory | realtime | remix/mashup | technology | vj

Circulation by ZDEN
Circulation (2003, 56.1MB, 3:24 min)

ZDEN is a Slovakian artist and a pioneer in real-time
video performing – VJing. His live visuals are produced by a
self-developed post-production tool called CIRCULATION,
a software-based real-time 3 source video mixing engine.
Visit his site.
More vids here.

Double-Taker (Snout) – interactive installation

12th April 2010 by doron
arts | collaboration | community | conceptual | documentary arts | experimental | new media art | participatory | realtime | technology

Double-Taker (Snout) (2008, 7MB, 52 sec.)

“Double-Taker (Snout)” deals in a whimsical manner with the themes of trans-species
eye contact, gestural choreography, subjecthood, and autonomous surveillance.
The project consists of an eight-foot (2.5m) long industrial robot arm, costumed to
resemble an enormous inchworm or elephant’s trunk, which responds in unexpected
ways to the presence and movements of people in its vicinity. Sited on a low roof above
a museum entrance, and governed by a real-time machine vision algorithm,
Double-Taker (Snout) orients a supersized googly-eye towards passers-by, tracking their
bodies and suggesting an intelligent awareness of their activities. The goal of this kinetic
system is to perform convincing “double-takes” at its visitors, in which the sculpture
appears to be continually surprised by the presence of its own viewers