Posts for February 2011

This and that thought. (2011) - BFFA3AE (Daniel Chew, Micaela Durand, Maximiliano Ferro, Matthew Gaffney)

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This and that thought. takes the form of a narrative. Visually, the project consists of the hex codes of the 216 web safe colors and a colorless box next to each, arranged in a grid. The arrangement is based on the van der Corput seqeunce which orders the colors from black to white through an unintuitive trajectory. The user is invited to click on any hex code which triggers an aural narration based on a fictional narrative of an episodic nature, jumping from subject to subject through connections sometimes obvious, sometimes oblique. Each segment of the narrative is visually associated to one of the colors by a reveal in sync with the narration. Furthermore, attached to each segment is its own unique introduction to the story. Depending on what color is activated, the user experiences a variable story in so far as the introduction and length of the narrative will change. If the user happens to click on black, then the narrative will be “whole” in the sense that the story will utilize all the segments created for the project, whereas any other color incorporates only every color between itself until the end color; white. All other elements remain the same, including the order of the colors and their associated phrase within the narrative.

-- EXCERPT FROM THE PRESS RELEASE FOR This and that thought.

Commissioned by Turbulence.org

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MAUSOLEUM II (2011) - Krist Wood

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Beyond the initial site of interment, the viewer may explore a surrounding Holy Ground in which the ubiquitous default cube and its various motifs of simulation manifest as sites of worship; a Cult of the Cube, imbued with evidence of a mysterious system of religious symbolism. The piece is presented as a journey, beckoning the viewer to explore and discover a liminal space between simulation and reality.

-- EXCERPT FROM STATEMENT ON "MAUSOLEUM II" FROM INTERNET ARCHAEOLOGY

Work produced as part of Internet Archaeology's Guest Galleries series

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Untitled Video Painting 5.5 (Blue) (2009) - Borna Sammak

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Scan (2010) - Leanne Eisen

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Scan began as a creative diversion, but has since become a full-on fixation. I find objects with an interesting combination of surface characteristics, and create compositions by moving them over my scanner bed . Much like darkroom experimentation using burning and dodging, or the placement of objects directly onto the photographic paper's surface to create photograms, each exposure represents a choreographed movement, a moment in time captured on a two-dimensional surface. By using trial and error, I reintroduce the possibility of happy accidents into the sterile and precise process of digital imaging. I have worked my way through a collection of scannable curios, from paper grids and greyscales to lights and reflective materials. I am now focusing on CD's and DVD's, thereby introducing a digital storage medium back into the scanning process.

-- EXCERPT FROM THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Originally via TRIANGULATION BLOG and but does it float

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"Electric Independence: Morton Subotnick" Video from Motherboard.tv

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Motherboard.tv, for their series Electric Independence, visit the home of electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnik, who speaks about his career and work.

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Paintings for Satellites (2009-2010) - Molly Dilworth

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In the last year my practice has grown out of the studio in the form of large-scale rooftop paintings for Google Earth. This project uses materials from the waste stream (discarded house paint) to mark a physical presence in digital space.

My work is generally concerned with human perception of current conditions; the Paintings for Satellites are specifically concerned with the effects of the digital on our physical bodies.

All my work begins a series of rules derived from existing conditions. For example, the color palette for the rooftop paintings is made from the discarded paint available on a given day; the physical surface of the roof determines the shape of the painting.

As this project proliferates, it will take two forms - a community model, using local volunteers and paint from the waste stream and a design/build model, using solar-reflective paint, solar panels and green roofing contractors.

-- FROM THE ARTIST'S DESCRIPTION

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Lowlands (2010) - Susan Philipsz

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dünya dinlemiyor (The World Won't Listen) 2005 - Phil Collins

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In this video installation by Phil Collins, young people in Istanbul karaoke to songs by the Smiths. The re-contextualization of the music gives the lyrics a renewed political significance.

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My Way (2009) - Amie Siegel

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Treating Youtube as an archive, a series of video and photo-based works that appropriate amateur images posted online, reconstructing how image posting and “response”—and the online communities dedicated to their propagation— performs the mass-identified narrative of individualism that capitalism proposes. The "My Way" videos cathect issues of gender-specificity, sexual orientation, race, globalization and marketing within the larger codings of belonging and isolation, sameness and difference this vast aggregation of online video documents evokes.

-- FROM THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT

On view through April 4 at PS1 as part of "The Talent Show"

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Dirty Water Creamaster Caraoke (2011) - C&C Karaoke Factory

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