Posts for February 2011

Call for Applications: Creative Capital Grant in Film/Video and Visual Arts

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Creative Capital is offering grants to artists working on projects in Film/Video and Visual Arts. Deadline is March 1st. Info below, or visit the original call here.

Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Film/Video and Visual Arts. The Inquiry Form will be open until March 1. Visit creative-capital.org/apply to read the grant guidelines and access the Inquiry Form.

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing innovative and adventurous projects. Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, we support artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their artforms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape.

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Innergaze - Change It Up (2010) / Video directed by Sabrina Ratté

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Medio Mutante - Demos MMVII-MMVIII (2010) / Videos directed by Seth Nemec

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Delta Force End Credits (2006) - Eric Yahnker

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Any Colour You Like (2010) - Dev Harlan

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Originally via TRIANGULATION BLOG

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Garbage Flowers (2010) - Tara Sinn

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Dance to the End of Love (2010) - Akram Zaatari

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4 channel video installation based on YouTube material made by individuals filming themselves in Egypt, the Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Yemen, and Libya.

From the exhibition "The Uneasy Subject" at MUSAC

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Moving the Museum Online

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Museum viewing pod. Courtesy Adobe Museum of Digital Media.

Recently, Adobe Systems Incorporated released a new product. Not an update to its existing suite, which include tools of the online trade such as Photoshop, Acrobat Reader and Flash, or some new software to fulfill ever-evolving creative needs. Instead, it is an online destination for viewing digital art entitled the Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM).

After waiting for the museum to load, you are greeted by a tour guide with a peculiar accent, whose likeness resembles a cross between a jellyfish and an eyeball. The museum has one current exhibit, a specially-commissioned piece by internationally acclaimed artist Tony Oursler, who is best known for his disconcerting projection installation works. As the museum has just launched, there is a limited amount to see: plans for the “building”, a chat with the curator, Tom Eccles, more chatter from the jellyfish-eyeball, the commissioned artwork by Oursler, and a comments section.

Before getting into the details of the museum itself, it is worth interrogating why it is considered by its creators to be a museum at all. The press release states the mission of the museum to be “...an interactive venue to present and preserve groundbreaking digital media works, inspire creative ideas and experimentation, and provide a forum for expert commentary on how digital media influences culture and society”. The mission is sound, but except for the word “preserve” there is little in it that specifically invokes the mantle of “museum”. As the AMDM is an obvious marketing exercise which promotes the use of digital tools (that Adobe happens to create), it’s a short leap of logic to conclude that “museum” was simply decided on as a word with greater impact than “gallery” or “showcase”.

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After Affect (2010) - Till Forrer & Yannic Joray

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Autumn Shelves (2009) - Andreas Dobler

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