October 2012


Archive for October, 2012

Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein – Shock Doctrine

31st October 2012 by brittany
activism | documentary | historical | politics

The Shock Doctrine (2007, 19.1MB, 6:47 min.)

Internet video version of Naomi Klein’s 2007 book, much more than an advertisement.
Hard to watch, as it should be.

‘America’s free market’ policies have come to dominate the world– through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. {source}

Produced by Klein and Alfonso Cuarón, directed by Jonas Cuarón.

Two futurespots

30th October 2012 by brittany
archive | arts | ephemera | experimental | vlog

futurespots – Splinters (2006, 10.1MB, 1:44)

futurespots – Flash (2006, 3.7MB, 1:10)

From the futurespots archives, two older works
from what is now a defunct videoblog.
These days, Christopher Black’s experimental
and interactive media can be found on his personal site.

More from Anthony Rousseau

29th October 2012 by michael
arts | experimental | remix/mashup | video | vlog

Climax (2006, 6.2MB, 1:11 min)

We’ve featured Anthony Rousseau’s excellent work here before
this is one of many great pieces you can see on his blog.
I’ve focussed in on this one because I think it’s particularly interesting
in its capacity to be genuinely disturbing in a number of ways over a short spell of time.
Made from appropriated Prelinger footage, Rousseau says it is
Une construction filmique dont la ligne directrice est la
traduction d’angoisses et de peurs infantiles

‘A filmic construction of which the directorial line is the translation of childhood fears and anguish’

Now, before I read that, I was thinking what Rousseau had done cleverly
& to powerful effect was to deploy many of the tropes of the horror genre
so we fear for, not with, the child.
But then I suppose many of those devices are indeed rooted in
our peurs infantiles & in fact we do both.
Smart. Smart, rich, good.

Eddo Stern – Best…flame war…Ever

26th October 2012 by brittany
animation | gaming | satire | technology | video

Eddo Stern – Best…flame war…Ever (2007, 32MB, 12:08)

Even the non-gamers (that includes me – and I think everyone
else here at DVblog) will appreciate this one from Eddo Stern.

Curt Cloninger – Pop Mantra #4 (Rain Down On Me)

25th October 2012 by michael
arts | audio | conceptual | documentary arts | event | experimental | happening | live art | music | music video | new media art | performance | remix/mashup | somatic | video

rain down - 10:00 am
Rain Down On Me: 10:00 am (2012, 22MB, 1:27 min)

rain down - 3:43pm
Rain Down On Me: 3:43pm (2012, 20MB, 1:01 min)

rain down - 6:00pm
Rain Down On Me: 6:00pm (2012, 110MB, 6:32 min)

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 14 September 2012, 10am – 6pm:
Curt Cloninger repeatedly performs a short excerpt from the
Radiohead song “Paranoid Android” for eight hours blindfolded.
The performance is the fourth in an ongoing series.
Video documentation by Alice Sebrell

Full documentation

Bob Ross is alive. The Joy of Painting..

24th October 2012 by doron
arts | community | humor | nature | observational | painting | performance | satire | tv | video | viral

Bob Ross is alive (2008, 22MB, 2:50 min.)

The Joy of Painting (2008, 15MB, 5:45 min.)

Bob Ross came to prominence as the creator of ‘The Joy of Painting’,
a program on public television in the US. Here are a couple of great parodies
that poke fun at Bob and his calm and enduring nature.
Top is from Dutch filmmaker Miron Bilski (from the viral video award)
Bottom is from artists Max Kotelchuck and Peter Nowogrodzki.

Tony Arnold – New Work

23rd October 2012 by michael
arts | conceptual | experimental | music | narrative | new media art | poetry | portraiture | video

Robert Loggia Trailer
Talkin’ Singularity Blues (2012, 186MB, 8:13 min)

Robert Loggia [trailer] (2012, 43MB, 1:39 min)

We’ve shown work -very individual and promising work –
from Tony Arnold before and we’re delighted to do so again.
There’s an energy and freshness to his work and a kind
of volcanic flow of creativity which is invigorating.
The first of these pieces is accompanied by music from
Arnold himself, which I like very much. The second is a trailer
for a full length piece which you can view in its entirety here.

‘Miniatures’ by Steven Hoskins

22nd October 2012 by doron
arts | experimental | nature | observational | video

Miniatures (2006, 11MB, 2:35 min.)

‘Early experimental work in multi-frame/multi-track asynchrony.’

More works from video artist Steven Hoskins on Video Art Net.

Constant Dullaart – Hurricane

19th October 2012 by doron
arts | conceptual | ephemera | nature | new media art | observational | serial | video

hurricane3 (2008, 1.7MB, 47 sec.)

From Dutch artist Constant Dullaart.

A Map Comes to Life

18th October 2012 by brittany
animation | arts | conceptual | map | stop motion | technology | video

Andersen M Studio – A Map Comes to Life (2006, 11.4MB, 2:20)

Incredible stop-motion animation from London’s
Andersen M Studio. Much of their video work is
in the same style, but why switch it up when
they’re so talented in this specialized way?
Inspiring and fun.