Movie Mincer - CALL FOR VIDEOS

Posted by Sergey Teterin | Mon Apr 26th 2004 5:03 p.m.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me introduce new artistic device from Russia

MOVIE MINCER
PC-compatible device for cinema and VJ shows

HAND-MADE CINEMA
is a lo-tech live performance where an old soviet mincer is used as
a laptop-connected device to generate video streams manually
(mincer > laptop > beamer > screen). Movie mincer allows showing
motion pictures by turning the mincer's handle reviving and paroding
atmosphere of the first performances from the very dawn of cinema era.
Each movie represents a set of JPEG (or WBMP) pictures projected
in series which corresponds literally to the "moving pictures" definition.

All mincemovies are demonstrated in silent mode, soundtrack is an extra
feature which is generated separately. Movie Mincer has the original old
soviet design (1972) created in Izhevsk Ironware Plant which produced
mincing machines as well as internationally known fire-arms.

More details, photos, videos etc. are available on the site:
http://www.teterin.ru/mincer/

COMING MM FIRST PUBLIC PRESENTATION:
May, 6 > Glasgow, UK.
At Centre For Contemporary Arts, as a part of the Machinista Review -
350 Sauchiehall Street G2, 19:00. Free.
Mincemovie: "The man with the movie camera" by Dziga Vertov, 1929.
http://www.machinista.org.uk/offline/program.html

We encourage all artists and video-maniacs to enlarge our base
of mincemovies ready for demonstration! We accept short (6 min. max)
movies in .AVI (DivX) or QuickTime formats, resolution 320x240,
low-fi is welcome, sound and captioning data are not necessary.

MOST CRAZY, FREAKY AND ABSURD VIDEOS ARE WANTED!

Upload video-file into your server and send link to teterin@pisem.net
with all attendant information (title, author's name, description etc).

Or via snailmail on CD-R:
614094, Russia, Perm
p.o.box 3427 for S.Teterin

All convenient works will be converted to mincemovies and
will be shown in Russia and beyond. Author's rights will be declared.

SHARE YOUR EXTRAVAGANCY WITH US!

Thank you.

best regards,

Sergey Teterin | Perm, Russia
www.teterin.ru & www.machinista.org
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