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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Hot Throttle (2011) - Mark Johns (Doomlaser) and Jonathan Soderstrom (Cactus)

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Hot Throttle is a new game on Adult Swim from indie game designers Mark Johns (Doomlaser) and Jonathan Soderstrom (Cactus) which features scantily clad men racing around, throwing knives and pretending to be cars.

Note: We mentioned some of Adult Swim's other games by Mark Essen here on the blog a few weeks ago.

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Bg_img

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Bg_img is a publication (and tumblr blog) by artist Paul Flannery. More information below from the project statement:

Bg_img is a series of monthly PDF publications focussing on the images that form the backgrounds and fill the body tags of websites the world over. Once a staple of the web vernacular and the rhythm section of dirtstyle; the onset and proliferation of Search Engine Optimisation, Content Management Systems, page load times, a growing modernist aesthetic and the professional blogosphere has meant that the background image, when present, is an increasingly subtle and rarefied thing. Far from being a nostalgic endeavour however, Bg_img is an attempt to catalogue and celebrate an aesthetic developed independently from received wisdom of page design and order it into a vocabulary that underpins and defines the grammar of internet ornament.

The background image has been fundamental to the development of a style that is unique to the internet. It is a style of gradients, textures and tiled patterns that sit beneath, assimilate and fight for attention with the text, images and other content layered on top; a style developed by digital amateurs restricted by bandwidth and html skills and accelerated by an attention grabbing sense of the mystic and absurd. Over time its use may have become more refined in order to create the impression of an ever more smooth and precious surface, but ultimately, the purpose of the background image remains as it always was – to decorate and embellish a webpage. They are now and always have been a functionless surface modulation, an ornament.

Bg_img presents these ornaments of the internet in all their monolithic glory. Separated from the nuisance of content, they stand proud and naked before you.

Page from the Bg_img Sample PDF

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Autumn Shelves (2009) - Andreas Dobler

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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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VHS (2005) - David Herbert

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Foam, plexiglas, latex paint 2 x 4 x 8 feet

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Originally via pietmondriaan

HTML5 and Actionscript experiments by Mr.doob

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Anaglyph Render

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Cluttered Desk

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Zoom blur - 03

For more, visit Mr.doob.

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Exposé (2010) - Twain Team

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Mark Essen's Games on Adult Swim are Totally Radical

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Game designer and artist Mark Essen started producing games for Adult Swim, and boy, are they cool. Take Pipedreamz, which features a hungry ghost who must secretly binge on meat in order to advance to the next level, which involves surfing for condiments like ketchup and relish. Or the comically masculine Turbo Turbo Turbo, where you smash into cars, win bar fights, and drink to gain points. Or Cream Wolf, where you play an ice cream truck driver/werewolf who must collect cones, feed kids and avoid cops. Every so often the game slips into a nighttime world, where the aim is to lure customers back to your lair with dreamy music. The games are a testament to Essen's genius and unique sense of humor, so check them out!

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Keep Hollywood Close (2001) - Seth Price

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Note: This music video and others from Seth Price will be on display in a solo exhibition for the artist at Friedrich Petzel Gallery. The show opens today and runs until February 19th.

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