Posts for February 2007

Mix & Mash

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neme.org:

Creative Commons’ UK film competition “Mix & Mash” in association with Google UK invites short video submissions mixing and mashing digital content. Submissions can be made from the 8th of February to the 10th of March. The winners will be notified by the 12th of March and screened on the 16th of March at the Optronica National Film Theatre in London.

Deadline: 10 March 2007

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by neme.org


Surroundings Defend System

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Surroundings Defend System

“The weapon against boring and weary surroundings”

The Surroundings Defend System, (by Wessel Westerveld) with seamless vision diminishers, adjustable safetybelt, 40 Watt stereo speaker installation and standard compliant 3.5 mmm jack-plug for fully compatible audio-experience, you can totally shut yourself off from the surrounding world and it’s annoying inhabitants!

Why do I blog this?
Sometimes I could do with one of these.

(via Neural)

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Originally posted on Pixelsumo by Chris OShea


Lost Tapes, Found Sounds

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Tapes and tape recorders are good candidates for a virtual cemetery like Bruce Sterling's Dead Media Project.

0fte_g3.jpgSome people are ensuring that these material witnesses of the 20th Century sound culture will survive. One of them is Harold Schellinx with his Found Tapes Exhibition Project.

Some years ago, the Dutch musician, sound artist and researcher started a tape collection by wandering through the streets of cities and suburbia, looking for leftovers, picking up thrown away tapes that otherwise would have been worn up by weathers and time to finally vanish completely.

The photographs of his findings provide images of loss that cannot be kept as such in a picture: Humans are often more attached to the fetishes of material culture, yet tapes are about sound � and so are some of our most important emotional bindings.

0fte_g2.jpgAccordingly, also Schellinx' work is not about simply buying into another kind of ruin romantics. Even smallest bits and pieces are carefully collected and, if possible, sorted to be restored into what later may be listened to as memories from an almost forgotten past.

On the Found Tapes Exhibition website, one can not only browse the contents of these revived Frankenstein style mix-tapes, but listen to and download their soundings as well. And from time to time, the artist invites the audience to live performances based on the acoustic treasures of his collection.

Last week, following an invitation by Rinus van Alebeek's "Kleines Field Recordings Festival" Schellinx has been wandering through the streets of Berlin, while parts of his collection were on show at two gallery spaces: Transitlounge (focusing on FTE) and at takt kunstprojektraum (art project room), where the artist will also be part of the "Acoustic Flux" show running from February 18 onwards.

Last Sunday Schellinx was ...

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


HyperScape 1 - 5

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Richard Bolam has worked on a series of art works entitled Hyperscape (versions 1 - 5) since 2003 of which four are completed and one (version 3) is in progress. Two of the works (Hyperscape 1 & 2) use computers in small area networks to produce work in real time collaboration through the distribution of the work load. One work (Hyperscape 4) doesn’t actually network computers in a technical sense instead it juxtaposes in different ways the output of two computers running the same software generating an image. While the last of the works (Hyperscape 5) is the output of software creating a continuous image suggestive of a landscape (much like a Victorian Myriorama or Endless Landscape) spanning 182 print outs. Below are the works in some more detail.

Hyperscape 1

Hyperscape 1 is a:

screen-based generative installation artwork that runs simultaneously on a network of compact Macintosh computers. One computer decides on the manipulations that are to be applied to the screen image and tells the other computers in the network what it has decided to do. The other computers perform the same manipulation to their own images. However, each machine has a 1 in 20 chance of ignoring the master computer.

Hyperscape 2

Hyperscape 2 is an:

immersive soundscape, again using 8 compact macs. One computer instructs the other 7 to play back a sequence of musical notes and they obey exactly. Because of the unavoidable latency of such old networking technology it is not possible to synchronise them accurately. The artwork relies on this limitation to create an overlapping wash of musical notes.

Hyperscape 4

Hyperscape 4, Landscape/Portrait is an:

installation of 2 networked Macintosh Classic II computers. They simultaneously draw the same generative artwork, one computer sitting in its normal orientation and the other on its side.

Hyperscape 5

Hyperscape 5, space_scape

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Originally posted on Network Research by Rhizome


Unmarked Planes and Hidden Geographies

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Unmarked Planes and Hidden Geographies is a sustained investigation of a fleet of unmarked aircraft that use the callsign "JANET" in civilian airspace. Operated by the Air Force, the Janet Fleet exists in order to transport workers to- and from- a network of secret military installations in the southwestern United States. Unmarked Planes and Hidden Geographies uses flight-tracking data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration to follow the movements of this fleet in near real-time, slowly building up a historical geography of the aircrafts movements over time.

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Harrison Ford Rock You IMDB slideshow

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Originally posted on nasty nets by joel


Multitouch

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Looks like something out of Minority Report:



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Originally posted on Processing Blogs by Rhizome


Jan Robert Leegte

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Floorpiece (1999)

Floorpiece (1999)

Jan Robert Leegte (1), Jan Robert Leegte (2)

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Originally posted on Content by Rhizome


New Experiments in New York

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New York-based organization Location One's International Residency Program was initiated in 2001 to foster artistic experimentation. Each year a group of artists develop a body of new work--often involving technology--during a period of four to ten months, which is then presented in a group show at Location One's Soho gallery. The first of two exhibitions showcasing the projects of eight of the 2006-2007 artists-in-residence runs from February 14 to March 17. Reflecting the multiple practices of their creators, the pieces on view represent multiple media and aesthetics, from sound, sculpture, and performance, to political readings of the urban space or explorations of perception. Bewernitz and Goldowski's installation, 'Unveiled Presence (secret sounds 2)' (2007), constitutes one of the highlights of the exhibition. The artists were inspired by the rooftop water towers found all over New York, as well as Duchamp's 'Bruit Secret' (1916), an assisted ready-made consisting of a ball of twine between two brass plates containing a small, unknown object revealed only when shaken. Using a complex topographical approach, they recorded the city's sounds in specific locations, creating a psychologically engaging vision of the secret dimensions of this otherwise well-known metropolis. Other works are also worth mentioning, including Teresa Henriques's drawing/sculpture, created with the open-source animation software Blender, or Alessandro Nassiri's video of a fictional demonstration in which the participants wear white t-shirts exposing a scarlet letter, so that, together, the participants's shirts spell-out the expression 'coming soon.' Presenting innovative artists and works to New York's audience, this promising group show thus continues Location One's custom of contributing to the dynamics of its art scene. - Miguel Amado

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rejecteffect + leroy + leroy

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Originally posted on Happy Famous Artists by Rhizome