Balance & Simultaneity. QTVR by Stephen Cady

Simultaneous (2003, 1MB, QTVR)

Balance (2003, 2MB, QTVR)

Multiple video cameras placed at different angles and heights surround the
subject and capture simultaneously. The resulting frames are superimposed
upon each other and re-constructed through post-production techniques.
The attempt further illustrates the flattening of time and space and the
perceptible conjoining of these states by allowing the viewer to see from
multiple vantages simultaneously.
By Stephen Cady.

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suzon fuks :: rings #1 – #6

rings #1 – #6 (2007, 25MB, 6:35 min.)

“Ongoing series of one-minute unedited shots which can each stands alone.
Improvised choreography multi-reprojected on body parts, counterpointed
by texts by Fernand Shirren, Maurice Bejart’s music advisor and rhythm teacher
of many dancers and choreographers, and a significant inspiration in Fuks’ work.
made collaboratively with and performed by Helen Varley Jamieson,
James Cunningham, Scotia Monkivitch and Suzon Fuks.”

Directed by Suzon Fuks.

Jolipunk – Octopus

Octopus (2010, 56MB, 1:15 min)

When we previously featured a piece by Jolipunk we took the
exceptional step of including a warning that it might disturb.

This new piece is interesting on several counts –
(1) The somewhat in-your-face Oldboy reference/homage
(I can’t believe there’s anyone interested in film who isn’t at least
aware of that scene)
(2) The sharp focus once again on the mouth and mouth
related transgression.
(3) That -at least in my case – it didn’t send me running
for the sick bucket or even force me to turn away; indeed there’s
something even elegant (especially after the beats kick in
around 47 secs) about it.
(4) The jumpy editing and ambiguous music (which flits rapidly
from mood to mood, ominous at one time, quite lighthearted
at others) which serve both to distance us from simple disgust
and from a too easy identification with the Chan-wook Park sequence.

Sometimes work is “interesting” without being good – here
the things that make it the one make it the other too.

Veronique Hubert – Two Movies

A Venir Le Monde Sera Beau
A Cube Bavards (2009, 20MB, 2:47 min)

A Venir Le Monde Sera Beau
A Venir Le Monde Sera Beau (2009, 52MB, 9:51 min)

OK -comparisons, I’m aware, can sometimes obscure as much as they illuminate but
imagine, if you will, a female, French, slightly more lapidary, Matthew Barney and it does
seem to fit the bill.
Exemplary and wonderful strangeness from Veronique Hubert.