April 2008


Archive for April, 2008

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.

Terminally Ambivalent Over You – Alex Budovsky

29th April 2008 by doron
animation | arts | humor | music video | narrative | satire | video | viral

Terminally Ambivalent Over You (2002, 26.1MB, 3:19 min.)

Based on Stephen Coate‘s song from the album ‘When Psyche meets Cupid’,
this animation tells the story of a prisoner who works in a prison’s
gramophone factory and while assembling gramophones thinks of his girlfriend.
Neat stuff from Alex Budovsky, aka Aleksey Budovskiy.

Lee Sarter

28th April 2008 by michael
arts | experimental | literature | narrative | performance | video

Memory Loss
Memory Loss (2008, 61.4MB, 2:13 min)

No Exit
No Exit (2008, 38.2MB, 2:19 min)

Two pieces from Lee Sarter.
Memory Loss is an unequivocal success in my view,
evocative, very nicely constructed & haunting.
(Even manages to temporarily subdue my deeply felt &
longstanding antipathy to ambient sounding piano
I don’t think No Exit works quite so well but it’s clear
in both that there’s a thinking & creative filmic intelligence at work here.
I look forward to more.

Sam Renseiw

25th April 2008 by michael
arts | dance | experimental | flowers | music video | performance | video | vlog

Moves and Shadows
Moves and Shadows (2008, 17.5MB, 3:17 min)

3:17 min of visual enchantment from the genius Dane
in this utterly ravishing dance vid.

Beck – Girl

24th April 2008 by brittany
arts | conceptual | music video | video

Motion Theory – Beck – Girl (2007, 38.9MB, 3:28)

From Venice, California visual design/filmmaking studio
Motion Theory, this laid back Beck video was directed
by Mathew Cullen and Grady Hall.

My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar – Carlo Zanni

23rd April 2008 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | experimental | film | nature | new media art | observational | video | webcam

My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar (2008, 30 MB, 4:10 min.)

“Set in the city of Ahlen, Germany, “My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar“, imitates an amateur’s film of the landscape framed at sunset.
While the city strip is pre recorded the sky is captured in real time from a webcam shooting the sky of Naples (Italy) at sunset and as such, always changing.
The work, confronting themes such as exile, migration and border control, is enhanced by a poem by the esteemed author Ghada Samman and music by the international band Gotan Project and legendary composer Gabriel Yared.”

Clip from the beautiful project by Carlo Zanni.

The Puffy Chair

22nd April 2008 by brittany
arts | movie | narrative | portraiture | trailer

Jay and Mark Duplass – The Puffy Chair (2005, 6.3MB, 2:14)

Debut feature from the Duplass brothers, a few years
old, and part of the Mumblecore filmmaking movement,
which I seem to be partial towards.

Scenes of Provincial Life – A Generative QuickTime Movie by Michael Szpakowski

21st April 2008 by doron
animation | arts | experimental | movie making | new media art | remix/mashup | technology | video | vlog

Scenes of Provincial Life (2005, 3.5MB, each loop 25 sec.)

“Well, it does what it says on the box – let it loop and pretty much every cycle will be
different, both image & sound. #87 in a continuing sequence, my first but
definitely won

Sex Positive

18th April 2008 by brittany
activism | arts | documentary | education | historical | interview | movie | politics | portraiture | trailer

Daryl Wein – Sex Positive (2008, 16MB, 2:43)

Groundbreaking film from 24-year-old Daryl Wein.
I hate it when people mention my youthful age, but
I think since I know my motivations for doing it, I’ll
just accept that we all mean it as a compliment.

Wein’s portrait of 1980s AIDS activist Richard Berkowitz
is such a contribution to our modern understanding of the
history of AIDS and gay rights activism. One of the first
to speak out about the need for safe sex in the gay
community, Berkowitz was ridiculed and ostracized.
This excellent documentary finds Berkowitz today and
revisits his time as an S&M sex worker before becoming
an outspoken critic of the AIDS epidemic. Much of the older
footage is also courtesy of Berkowitz.
An outstanding collaboration.

Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat – Wine Tasting

17th April 2008 by doron
documentary odd | humor | satire | serial | strange | tv | video

wine tasting (2002, 28MB, 3:57 min.)

British chameleon Baron Cohen as Borat – the spoof Kazakh television presenter.
more Borat here.