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Monument (If it Bleeds It Leads) – Caleb Larsen

7th July 2011 by doron
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | new media art | politics | technology | video


Monument
Monument (2006, 3MB, 1:53 min)

Monument, a computer program continuously scans the headlines
of 4,500 English-language news sources around the world, looking
for people who have been reported killed. Each time it finds an article,
an algorithm determines the number of deaths, and instructs a ceiling-mounted
mechanism built from Legos to drop one yellow BB per person.
by Caleb Larsen.


Baldessari sings LeWitt

6th July 2011 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | documentary odd | experimental | historical | performance | remix/mashup



Baldessari Sings LeWitt

Baldessari Sings LeWitt (excerpt) (1972, 30.5MB, 3:38 min)

In which John Baldessari sings Sol LeWitt’s
sentences on conceptual art.

From the indispensible Ubuweb.


Fast Moving Animals

5th July 2011 by doron
arts | experimental | video | vlog


Port
Port (2005, 3.8MB, 1 min.)

Beautiful slow moving images accompanied by complex
layered sound collages from the videoblog fast moving animals in 2005.

Window
Window (2005, 5.4MB, 2 min.)

Tunnel
Tunnel (2005, 5MB, 1:19 min.)


Cutting Edge Cinema

4th July 2011 by michael
arts | cinema | dance | documentary arts | film | historical | satire | silent


Lunch
A Tough Dance (1902, 7.1MB, 47 sec.)

Lunch
Bicycle Trick Riding (1899, 5.5MB, 37 sec.)

Lunch
Three Acrobats (1899, 5.4MB, 36 sec.)

Three exhilarating chunks of early movie making from the
Library of Congress online collection of variety stage motion pictures.
I particularly love the deeply strange A ‘Tough’ Dance.
There’s also a great early animation collection on the LOC site.


Park House

1st July 2011 by michael
arts | experimental | landscape | light | place | poetry | video


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Park House (2011, 10MB, 1:55 min)

Poetry, visual and aural, from Simon Mclennan.
(And what a compelling speaking voice he has.
How nice to have such a fine instrument)
Quite, quite lovely.
More soon.