March 2011


Archive for March, 2011

The Internet – Aaron Valdez

31st March 2011 by doron
ephemera | satire | tv | video | vlog

The Internet (2006, 5.3MB, 1:03 min.)

2006 report from Valdezatron Industries technology department.
from Aaron Valdez.

Well Did You Evah!?

30th March 2011 by michael
community | education | ephemera | historical | music video

Well Did You Ever
Well Did You Evah? (1990, 14.2MB, 3:45 min)

Staying with Monday’s Iggy Pop theme, maybe you’re all
totally familiar with this but I never saw
it before & I think it is great .
Here he duets with Debbie Harry on the
Cole Porter song Well Did You Evah? as part of an
AIDS fundraiser from 1990.

Man Man – Banana Ghost

29th March 2011 by doron
animation | arts | movie | music video

Banana Ghost (2006, 24MB, 3:15 min.)

Music – Man Man. directed by Jeremy Mayhew.
Bit Max Ernst-ish, eh?

'That's Peanut Butter!'- Iggy & the Stooges, Cincinnati, 1970.

28th March 2011 by michael
arts | documentary arts | historical | music video | performance | video | vlog

Iggy the Stooges
Iggy, Cincinnati, 1970 (1970, 28.7MB, 5:05 min.)

Layer upon layer of skin-tingling wonder & bizarreness
(is that a word?) from Iggy & the Stooges in 1970,
long before he discovered car insurance.
It doesn’t get any better than this.

definition essay on beauty

From the excellent WFMU’s Beware of the Blog.

Jordan McKenzie – Serra Frottage

25th March 2011 by michael
arts | conceptual | experimental | happening | live art | performance | place | remix/mashup | strange | tribute | video

Serra Frottage (2009, 13 MB, 3:17 min)

Whenever I’m travelling through, or near to London’s Liverpool Street station
I try and make time to pass by the wonderful Richard Serra sculpture,
Fulcrum, at the Broadgate end.
I really love it, one of the most successful pieces of public art I’ve
ever seen.
I mentioned this to a friend and he sent me a link to this piece,
one of a series of ‘minimal interventions’ by Jordan McKenzie
who clearly also um – –loves– – Serra’s work.

Puzzleweasel – ‘Cvon’

24th March 2011 by doron
arts | documentary arts | music video | performance | strange

puzzle (2006, 19.2MB, 3:51 min)

Puzzleweasel is the sonic output of Peter Dahlgren.

Carlos Gavito & Maria Plazaola

23rd March 2011 by michael
arts | community | dance | documentary arts | film | historical | performance

Carlos Gavito & Maria Plazaola
Gavito & Plazaola (n/k, 13.5MB, 3:44 min.)

‘The secret of tango is in this moment of improvisation that
happens between step and step. It is to make the impossible thing
possible: to dance silence. This is essential to learn in tangodance,
the real dance, that of the silence, of following the melody.’
– Carlos Gavito

Watch the late Carlos Gavito & his partner Maria Plazaola
play havoc with the space time continuum in this extraordinary
piece in which time slows down, speeds up & actually comes to a
halt at least once.

[ Found on this very strange tango site with lots more videos]

Ladislas Starewitch – Le Lion Devenu Vieux

22nd March 2011 by admin
animation | arts | cinema | experimental | film | historical | movie making | puppetry | silent | stop motion

Le Lion Devenu Vieux
Le Lion Devenu Vieux (1932, 3.5MB, 1:04 sec.)

Ladislas Starewitch is often credited with inventing stop motion animation
as we know it, though so are several other people. It depends on what fits
into your definition of stop motion.
Certainly he was probably the first to actually make little figures and move
them frame by frame in an attempt to duplicate lifelike movement of actual
living things. it was because he was filming beetles and found that the hot
lights made them lethargic, so he made his own little beetles asrealistically
as possible and animated them instead.
This gave birth to further projects with very lifelike but sometimes partially
anthropomorphic (human-like) animals.
from – Darkstrider.

By Mica. (thanks Adam)

Studio Banana TV: Interview with video artist Annika Larsson

21st March 2011 by doron
arts | documentary arts | interview | participatory | video

Interview with Annika Larsson (2011, 134 MB, 3:47 min)

An interview with the Swedish video artist Annika Larsson.
In this interview Larsson talks about her approach towards a
post-produced composition of reality, about the psychological
hidden dynamics hidden in the characters of her video pieces
and about the evolution of her work, amongst other things.

from Studio Banana TV.

Michael Barnes-Wynters – Control #1

18th March 2011 by michael
arts | collaboration | community | event | experimental | happening | live art | performance | theatre | video

Control #1
Control #1 [Seeking Kind in Human] (2009, 114MB, 4:52 min)

Michael got in touch via a mutual friend to tell me about what
seems to be an incredibly thriving live art scene in Manchester, UK.
To my shame, this is the first time I’ve come across it, so I’m going to
make up for this a little by posting three vids from Doodlebug, the
creative arts platform he founded.
This first is a performance by Michael himself with Sophie Yesilyurt.
It’s very powerful. What strikes me is how these performative things achieve
a huge effect, often with very simple means. I think those of us working
primarily in moving image have a good deal to learn from them.
More soon.