NOTE: MATURE CONTENT
A Project by Pablo Garcia & Addie Wagenknecht
If asked if there is a difference between the Renaissance painting The Birth of Venus (1486) and a Playboy magazine centerfold, most might say it's no contest: one is art and the other exploitative pornography. One is a treasure of human ideals and achievement, the other smut. Are Botticelli and Hugh Hefner really that different? Both project fantasy and erotic imagery through the media of their day. Both are vehicles of gender politics, defining standards of beauty and sexuality. What if adult performers—already mediated sex objects—struck “classic” poses? In Webcam Venus, we asked online sexcam performers to replicate iconic works of fine art.
In Webcam Venus, we asked online sexcam performers to replicate iconic works of art. This piece is an experimental homage to both fine art and the lowbrow internet phenomenon of cams. Sexcams use webcams and chat interfaces to connect amateur adult performers with an audience. Users log on to see men, women, transsexuals, couples and groups broadcast their bodies and sexuality live for the public, often performing for money. To create this experiment in high and low media, we assumed anonymous handles and spent a few hours each day for a month asking performers: “Would you like to pose for me?”
"the real aspect making it into a currency is not that it can be spent but that it can be burnt"
Less bitcoins more marshmellows.
Performance at transmediale Afterglow opening.
January 29th, 2014.
(close up footage taken from Granaton vimeo.com/85401089)
GIF and the City is a social sculpture built upon F.A.T's "Occupy the Internet" where citizens of Gwangju, South Korea were turned into GIFs to occupy a iconic landmark from the 1980's Democratization movement in South Korea. Occupy the Internet AFK!
The display creates a moving and evolving snapshot of visitors in the area and their personal expressions, celebrating city life and the power of communities, crowds and networks in a more personal and human way that the usual mappings of social networks and flows of the city.
The GIF file format creates a short loop from a sequence of images that can be embedded in websites. The format originates from the early days of the web where video was out of the question and saving file size and bandwidth was paramount. In recent years, the GIF has seen a resurgence of popularity together with a retro memes trend that turns its focus back to the early, innocent and playful web before the emergence of commercial social media and high definition pro content. This can for example be seen in the FAT project "Occupy the Internet". The popularity of GIFs shows that personal and creative expressions thrive in the limitations of low quality images and a simple frame animation looping forever.
Supported by Gwangju Media Festival 2013. Curated by Juhee Chung.
Projects by the fellows & friends of the Free Art & Technology Lab
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New animated music video by studio Job, Joris & Marieke: Happy Camper - The Daily Drumbeat!
slomo kaleido nature. music selfmade ;) vimeo.com/87384361