3 Beautiful Lumières

Squirrel (2007, 6.8MB, 47 secs)

[ by Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen ]

Bubble machine (2007, 8.93MB, 57 secs)

[ by Brittany Shoot ]

the hubertus hunt 2007 (2007, 4.92MB, 41 secs)

[ by Sam Renseiw ]

Andreas & Brittany’s Lumièree project has been brilliant in so many respects.
Firstly, it has engaged a load of people in making stuff.
Secondly, it has been a huge kick in the arse in terms of reflecting on what one
is doing when one is making video. It has sharpened all our eyes.
(And, curiously, speaking personally, my ears too. I think a lot harder about what
I want sound to do having now forsworn it on 25 or so occasions)
Lastly, there’s been some really great work come out of it.
Here’s one each from Andreas and Brittany and one from the frontrunner
in the productivity stakes (but not simply that – what an eye!) Sam Renseiw.

Deaf Culture

Deaf (2006, 5.7MB, 56 sec.)

Volcano (2006, 7.6MB, 54 sec.)

Two beautiful & expressive poems in sign language.

The first is in British sign language
& comes from the deaf arts forum in Edinburgh,
Scotland. There are subtitles for the hearing.

The second is in American Sign Language & is written &
performed by Ellie, a sixth grader at the Metro deaf school in St Paul.

No translation for this one, so non signers should bear
the title in mind & enjoy the volcanic performance.

Pepa Garcia – autorretrato / puesta de sol

autoretrato; puesta de sol//self-portrait; sunset (2007, 5.16MB, 36 sec)

Hallado en una serie de vlogs (la navegación es un poco confusa,
y mi español rudimentario, así que espero haberlo pillado bien),
de la española residente en Chile Pepa García, este
vídeo es sencillamente perfecto: la mezcla justa entre
espontaneidad y cálculo; y hecho con arte,
conjurando una compleja atmósfera donde una especie
de deliciosa melancolía es la nota más predominante.
Simplemente genial.

Found on a series of vlogs (the navigation is a little confusing,
my Spanish is rudimentary, so I hope I’ve got the factual stuff right)
by Chile resident Spanish video maker Pepa Garcia, this piece is just perfect –
just the right mix of spontaneity and calculation, artfully made
and hence conjuring a rather complex atmosphere where a species
of delicious melancholy is the most predominant note.
Simply great.

The assassination of John F. Kennedy

kennedy assassination
Kennedy Assassination (1963, 300k, 28 sec.)

“The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the
United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas,
at 12:30 p.m. CST (18:30 UTC).
John F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding with his wife
Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.
The assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation and has spawned
numerous conspiracy theories.”
– from wikipedia.

Close-up, extract from the Zapruder Film.

Augmented Body and Virtual Body – Suguru Goto

Augmented Body and Virtual Body (2005, 36MB, 14:13 min.)

“The big idea is to put a human being into a system where many machines act as
an extension of the body. I am a composer and I want to control a robot orchestra,
video images and videotext using a “BodySuit”.
All this within the conceptual framework of Music Theatre and a musical composition.”

Suguru Goto: Concept and Composition.