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Archive for December, 2012

Sam Renseiw – Belt Crossing

17th December 2012 by michael
arts | experimental | Lumière | observational | video



Belt Crossing (2009, 9.1MB, 1:04 min)

Absolutely exquisite 2009 Lumière from Sam Renseiw


Constellation – Covent Garden Winter Lights

14th December 2012 by doron
architecture | arts | community | conceptual | design | documentary arts | installation | light | new media art | serial


uva_coventgarden
Constellation (2008, 17MB, 3 min.)

“Commissioned by Covent Garden, United Visual Artists lit up the market
halls of Covent Garden with a responsive light installation. Launched as
the flagship piece of the winter season program at Covent Garden the
installation featured 600 custom-designed mirrored LED tubes hanging
above the entire Covent Garden market space.


The volumetric arrangement of the tubes created a canvas in which three
dimensional light formations were made possible. Constellation was also
individually controllable using a custom-designed control panel, giving the
installation an intimate connection with the public.”

United Visual Artists are a British-based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance and responsive installation.


Aleksandra Domanovic – La Biennale (Dictum Ac Factum)

13th December 2012 by michael
animation | arts | conceptual | event | experimental | video



La Biennale (Dictum Ac Factum) (2009, 63MB, 1:40 min)

Nicely made, kind of de Chirico-ish in its
sense-of-place-that-never-was & the way it
haunts you long after viewing, this piece from
Aleksandra Domanovic featured as part of the
Padiglione Internet of the 2009 Venice Biennale.
Oh –Dictum ac Factum – ‘No Sooner Said than Done’, apparently.


Two from Lewis LaCook

12th December 2012 by michael
arts | conceptual | documentary | experimental | humor | literature | new media art | observational | participatory | portraiture | video


modern_life
modern life (2005, 3.6MB, 3:13 min)

grass_spider
grass spider (2005, 6.1MB, 2:55 min)

2005 work from Lewis LaCook.
He seems to have dropped out of sight.
A shame, he made startling and splendid work in a number of media.

Update: I looked – he’s here and .
Good.


Pieces of OiZ

11th December 2012 by brittany
arts | conceptual | documentary | documentary arts | experimental | film | observational | silent | technology



Christoph Brunner – schwarzenbergplatz (2005, 9.8MB, 0:46)


Christoph Brunner – schwarzenbergplatz 2 (2005, 13.5MB, 1:03)

Orte in Zeiten is a filmmaking process conceived
by Christoph Brunner that continuously re-exposes film
to make surreal loops of space and time.
These two clips were taken during the development
of OiZ, which roughly translates to “places in time”.


Timo Vaittinen – 3 Stop Motion Works

10th December 2012 by michael
animation | arts | graffiti | stop motion | video



Breakblast (2008, 7.7MB, 1:01 min, silent)


Breakblast (2007, 4.9MB, 55 secs, silent)


Over the fence and here we go (2006, 4.4MB, 49 secs, silent)

Three stop motion pieces, economical &
elegant all, from Finnish artist Timo Vaittinen.
I like the (justified) confidence their silence
demonstrates.


LOMEG_ROM – Now Is Not 2009

7th December 2012 by brittany
documentary arts | experimental | observational | portraiture | video | vlog



LOMEG_ROM – Now Is Not 2009 (2009, 91.2MB, 26:28)

Absolutely stunning docu-voodle from 2010 by “b.k.” of Oslo’s
LOMEG_ROM (sadly, note the retrospectively rather
plaintive ‘we’ll soon be posting again’, dated 2010).
Just when you think fireworks are
overrated or that you’ve seen it all… I am endlessly
impressed with this duo’s ability to tease out the
nuances of space and time.


Locusts

6th December 2012 by brittany
activism | arts | community | documentary | documentary arts | education | historical | music video | narrative | politics | video



Emergence – Locusts (2008, 233.8MB, 11:19)

From celebrated MC Invincible, a docu-music-video
about the history of gentrification and capitalism’s
destruction of communities in Detroit.
Video features several local activists, including
Grace Lee Boggs and (full disclosure) my good friend
Ron Scott.
This intense collaboration gives me chills every
time I watch it.
I’ll let the rest speak for itself.


Sam Easterton – Animal Vegetable Video

5th December 2012 by admin
arts | community | conceptual | documentary | education | experimental | humor | movie making | nature | observational | participatory | serial | strange | video


ardvark
Ardvark (2001, 1.6MB, 15 sec.)

scorpion
Scorpion (2001, 1.1MB, 10 sec.)

tumble1
Tumbleweeds (2001, 1.2MB, 10 sec.)

wolf
Wolf (2001, 1.1MB, 10 sec.)

Since 1988, Sam Easterton has been using tiny
‘helmet mounted’ cameras to create an archive of videos filmed
from the perspective of plants and animals.

By Mica


Burroughs, Balch & Gysin – The Cut-Ups

4th December 2012 by michael
arts | conceptual | experimental | film | historical | movie making | remix/mashup | strange


 the cut ups
The Cut-Ups (clip) (1966, 15.4MB, 1:20 min.)

William Burroughs & co-conspirators made this in 1966.
1966! – could’ve been the day after tomorrow.