vrijdag 31 juli 2009

Roger Arquer

Variacions is Roger Arquer´s first solo exhibition, organized by H2O Gallery in Barcelona.
Roger has selected three projects with a common pattern: all three present a collection of pieces based on the idea of variations. Birdland, FishBowls, and MouseTraps are a compilation of birdhouses, fish bowls and mousetraps respectively. Each piece has it’s own identity, while together create a family.
H2O Gallery

donderdag 30 juli 2009


Arguably the world´s first fully interactive, live-action film. Using a multi-lineal narrative structure inspired by the "choose your own adventure" juvenile books, we believe this project experiments with a format of filmmaking that should be in vogue in a near future, as medias converge more and more. - 17lifefables

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entertaining - Mate Tomin/Jaden Liu (PDF)

woensdag 29 juli 2009

Christian Holtmann

Der Maler Christian Holtmann arbeitet mit Motiven der Kindheit und der Medien. Die Infantilität virtueller Kunstwelten droht heutzutage den Raum für die Erfahrung des Authentischen und des Eigenen einzuengen. In seinen farbstarken Gemälden erkämpft Holtmann auf dem Felde dieser Bildwelten einen Freiraum für das eigene Sehen und Denken.

dinsdag 28 juli 2009

Wayne Gonzales

Wayne Gonzales investigates the physical and historical act of spectatorship in both his technique and content. For this exhibition, the artist presents a series of large crowd scene paintings. Based on a small number of original source photographs, one of the series shows a concentrated, seated audience at what may be a historical political rally. By contrast another series of paintings depicts a standing, cheering crowd watching a sporting event. Gonzales repeats these individual motifs over and over, even accumulating them in triptychs, making visible the slightest differences between each rendering.

maandag 27 juli 2009

rux-werx-here - Velodrum

Rux (a.k.a. Rui Pereira)
Velodrum is a human-powered sequencer inspired by bycicles, the 'piano mecanique' and the classic Techno sequencer Roland-808.
For this project I explored and researched sequencing and percursion and how the instruments and interfaces changed the music creation: from manual input to the first mechanically automated instruments stepping up to electronic music and electronic hardware interfaces. Also the evolution of scoring and score visualization techniques were extremely influential in my research (Music Animation Machine, piano roll, timelines, etc..)
What do bycicles have to do with rhythm?!..everything! the more steady one keeps the pace (rhythm) the longer you can go on a bycicle! Sometimes, litle sticks or dried pieces of grass get in between the wheel spokes, other times we voluntarily stick pieces of cardboard to produce rhythmic sounds by hitting the spokes.

The Velodrum (02:51)
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zondag 26 juli 2009

Don't call me crazy on the 4th of July

don't call me crazy on the 4th of july is both biography and history, as the film explores Lansberry's collision with the government's Cold War research into techniques of mind control, and his claims of being an unwitting subject of these experiments.

It begins with a central enigma: why would a sporadically homeless man toting a two-sided sandwich board in downtown Pittsburgh be the matter of a 400 page FBI file? In rare interview footage, we hear Lansberry's own vindication of his remarkable saga, leading up to the unlikeliest of all Congressional campaigns. Filling in with supporting commentary are interviews with witnesses and experts from various fields, among them, Gilbert Marhoefer, member of the Apes of God whose spoken word song "Why Can't Lansberry Get His Mail?" is played over the credits.

Don't call me crazy on the 4th of July - (2004)Richard Pell (29:33)
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zaterdag 25 juli 2009

Diana Al-Hadid

Inspired by notions of the Tower of Babel and the new Large Hadron Collider's search for the "God particle," Diana Al-Hadid constructs huge, scorched conglomerations of wax-coated cardboard tubes that perhaps envision future ruins.
The shattered honeycomb walls and melted footings of her labyrinthine towers offer the desolately beautiful remains of some unknowable disaster.




vrijdag 24 juli 2009

Pink Floyd "Moonhead" -1969-

We [Pink Floyd] were in a BBC TV studio jamming to the landing. It was a live broadcast, and there was a panel of scientists on one side of the studio, with us on the other. I was 23.

The programming was a little looser in those days, and if a producer of a late-night programme felt like it, they would do something a bit off the wall. Funnily enough I've never really heard it since, but it is on YouTube. They were broadcasting the moon landing and they thought that to provide a bit of a break they would show us jamming. It was only about five minutes long. The song was called Moonhead - it's a nice, atmospheric, spacey, 12-bar blues.
I also remember at the time being in my flat in London, gazing up at the moon, and thinking, "There are actually people standing up there right now." It brought it home to me powerfully, that you could be looking up at the moon and there would be people standing on it.
At the time, Pink Floyd had been doing rather well. For a while, the band had been somewhat erratic and its reputation was sinking. I joined in 1968, 18 months before the moon landing. By then we were beginning to climb back up again.
It was fantastic to be thinking that we were in there making up a piece of music, while the astronauts were standing on the moon. It doesn't seem conceivable that that would happen on the BBC nowadays.
guardian (via:nerdcore)

Pink Floyd "Moonhead" -1969- Unreleased Pink Floyd Material (05:32)
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donderdag 23 juli 2009

Gil Heitor Cortesão

To construct his paintings, Gil Heitor Cortesão appropriates photographic images from various origins including magazines, postcards, books on architecture, and his own photographs. Based on a structure defined by these images, he deconstructs outlines and surfaces, creating new planes and situations in urban landscapes and imaginary places. By using oil paint under Plexiglass sheets, he benefits from the transparency of the material to build his images from front to back.


woensdag 22 juli 2009

Cuts in movies, and their impact on memory

Cuts in movies:Cognitive Daily
reports nearly every day on fascinating peer-reviewed developments in cognition from the most respected scientists in the field.

Movie Spoilers: Oscar Edition (04:43)
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Created by Benny & Rafi Fine

dinsdag 21 juli 2009

Erik Johansson

abduzeedo :
Your manipulations are pretty unique and full of creativity. Where does your inspiration come from? How do you come up with the ideas?
Erik Johansson :
That is a hard question because I can't really tell. The inspiration is everywhere in the daily life, but I also look a lot at photos and drawings on the web. I think the most important thing is to make a note of every idea, otherwise it will might be gone in a few seconds.

maandag 20 juli 2009

Before I die I want to...

Hearing hundreds of different answers to this question from hundreds of different people makes one wonder: What make some people more aware of their own mortality than others? What motivates people to take action in their lives? What values do we hold as a society? And what values do other societies around the world find important?
"Before I Die I want to..."

zondag 19 juli 2009

Noam Toran - Desire Management

Noam Toran - Desire Management is a film comprising five sequences in which objects are used as vehicles for dissident behaviour. In the film, the domestic space is defined as the last private frontier, a place where bespoke appliances provide unorthodox experiences for alienated people: An airline hostess with a unique relationship to turbulence, the owner of a mysterious box which men ritually visit to look inside, an elderly man who enjoys being vacuumed, a couple who engage in baseball driven fantasies, a man who is forced by his partner to cry into a strange device.

Noam Toran - Desire Management (11:14)
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zaterdag 18 juli 2009

Marion Eichmann

Die Künstlerin Marion Eichmann hat mit den Installationen 16 324 800 Maschen (2002), Ping Pong (2003) und Tokio mono (2004) bereits international Aufsehen erregt. In ihrem letzten Projekt NY TO GO (2005) legte sie den Schwerpunkt auf Zeichnungen. Typisch für ihre Herangehensweise ist die Perfektion und Konsequenz in Idee, Technik und Ausführung. Jedes Projekt ist in sich geschlossen ohne die Korrespondenz zu verlieren.
Erstmals werden aus zwei Projekten Arbeiten gegenüber und zusammengestellt. Die unübertroffen ausgefeilten Zeichnungen, die auf dem 3 monatigen Aufenthalt in New York basieren, werden mit den Collagen aus Tokio kombiniert. Beeindruckend sind immer die Räumlichkeit der Farben und Liniengeflechte. Marion Eichmann zeigt dem Betrachter auf eine konzentrierte und leichte Art und Weise ihren Blick auf die Welt.
deartis (pdf)



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