July 2007


Archive for July, 2007

Joseph Farbrook – Simulacra

31st July 2007 by doron
animation | arts | conceptual | ephemera | gaming | remix/mashup | video

Simulacra (2004, 24MB, 7:06 min.)

‘Shot from within a gaming environment, Joseph Farbrook takes a critical look at games that we continuously play. Just as virtual-reality is a consensual hallucination, structures such as money, power, and ownership are also consensual dreams.’
from 312.ca

Telemak โ€“ Aegis Breakmix

30th July 2007 by michael
arts | ephemera | experimental | music video | remix/mashup

Aegis Breakmix

Aegis Breakmix (2007, 75MB, 4:33 min.)

Stunning tour de force of editing by telemakfilms.

pay for essay writing

Fascinating how disparate footage can be rendered
coherent & lent such enormous forward momentum…

2 from Sam Renseiw

27th July 2007 by michael
animation | arts | conceptual | experimental | remix/mashup | video

Sam Renseiw #1
Basic sound techniques involve pruning (2007, 3.53MB, 52 sec)

Sam Renseiw #2
On interference fringe patterns (2007, 11.5MB, 1:38 min.)

From the excellent Spacetwo:Patalab of Sam Renseiw.
Smart, wry poetry.

OK Go in LEGO – Amy Fowler

26th July 2007 by admin
animation | community | conceptual | documentary | ephemera | music video | performance | remix/mashup

legoMen - OK Go
OK Go in Lego (2007, 53.3MB, 3:11 min.)

Rather wonderful re-construction in LEGO by Amy Fowler
of the OK Go video for A Million Ways .
Kind of rendering the minimal..er..minimaler.

By Mica Scalin.

Anthony Rousseau

25th July 2007 by michael
arts | ephemera | experimental | performance | video

Bodyparts (2006, 5.6MB, 1:00 min)

Visualcut#1 (2006, 6.8MB, 1:15 min)

There seems to be a very lively experimental online video scene
in France. There’s lots of widely varying work but much of it seems to
be characterised by an enormous ‘confidence in the image’
& a concomitant richly visual & unbuttoned approach to dealing
with said image, free of conceptualist trammeling.
Anthony Rousseau’s work exemplifies these ( in my book at least) virtues.

Infinite Smile – MTAA

24th July 2007 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | humor | installation | performance | satire | silent | video

Infinite Smile
Infinite Smile (2005, 10.1MB, 2:43 min. loop)

Self-portrait of MTAA smiling and blinking.
(M.River & T.Whid Art Assoc.)

Vlog History 1: Changed My Life

23rd July 2007 by doron
archive | community | documentary | education | historical | satire | video | vlog

VlogHistory1 (2007, 15.5MB, 4:07 min.)

from the excellent Richard Show.

The Donut Eating Challenge – this or that

20th July 2007 by doron
community | documentary odd | experimental | performance | satire | serial | theatre | video | vlog

This or That
Exciting Prizes (2006, 36.8MB, 4:38 min)

The challenges continue, as special guest challenger, Dr. Donut,
takes the stage.
Now our contestants must satisfy Dr. Donut’s insatiable donut
lust by jumping into the air to eat donuts from a clothes line!
With your hosts: the Great Fredini and Julie Atlas Muz.
Performed before a hungry theater audience at the Belt theater,
NYC, January 21, 2005.
From – this or that.

Harmony Korine again

19th July 2007 by michael
arts | cinema | experimental | music video | performance | strange

Living Proof
Living Proof (2006, 10.9MB, 3:12 min.)

Sunday(2006, 13.9MB, 4 min.)

Further bizarreries from Harmony Korine, he of Kids, Gummo
& Julian Donkey Boy fame.
First up, a vid for Cat Power’s Living Proof from her current album ‘The Greatest’.
Then one for the great Sonic Youth.
He has good taste in music, it cannot be gainsaid.
Ooh!… & look who’s home but not quite alone…

A Series of Practical Performances in the Wilderness (1)

18th July 2007 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | narrative | nature | observational | performance | satire | serial | video

waiting on bob
waiting on bob (2005, 5.7MB, 1:56 min.)

move this rock
move this rock (2005, 12.5MB, 3:56 min.)

stick like snakes
stick like snakes (2005, 5.5MB, 1:54 min.)

Chapters 1,2,3 from the DVD ‘A Series of Practical Performances In The Wilderness’
by Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir.
This is very smart work indeed – it references, or better evokes, ideas & precedents
& techniques from all over world culture high & low & I’m sure this is conscious.
The thing is, a bit like the effect of C5’s short history of virtual hiking,
featured here last year, the rather knowing formalism of it all & the dry
keep-your-distance wit ironically somehow create a space for a deeply traditional
romanticism about nature & the landscape to sneak back in.
Not a criticism. Me, I love it.