After the three rüts vinyl mini compilations, comes the first meakusma DVD. True to the collective’s spirit, it functions as a mini-compendium of established artists and debutants of whom many have already been featured on the vinyl releases. 23 tracks by Move D & Benjamin Brunn, Kate Simko, Pub, Subjex, Terrence Dixon, Herrmutt Lobby, Roger 23, Kinora Viewer, Roebin de Freitas, Peter Van Hoesen, Immer.Chic, Trifonic, Rony & Suzy,... get a visual interpretation by, amongst others, Scott Pagano, man vs magnet, Chris Parks, Defasten, Humanstudio, Visual Kitchen, Kris Clijsters, Les agents Myop, Institut Götze, ego, miH, Ewo, Dirk Ignoul...
The visual contributions range in style from more straightforward digital visual design to cut-up pieces to short movies, whilst still having a distinctly understated feel. Trying to establish networks between musicians and visual artists, the results are often subtly surprising. The visual artists have been given total freedom in the development of their pieces and in their interpretation of the music.
Compiled together with the Ampoule collective from Scotland, meakusma has chosen quality over shock effect.
As bonus you can drag & drop all tracks as wav-files to your hard drive.
The record is distributed by several distributors and can be found in selected physical and digital recordshops around the world, on the Ampoule website -> http://www.ampoulerecords.com and in our own webshop -> http://meakusma.org/?mainCat=6
More info and snippets can be found in the release section on http://www.meakusma.org
Politics of online video
Stephen Crocker (CA) – ‘Filmmaking and the politics of remoteness’
Crocker is an associate professor of sociology and assistent director of the Humanities Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He writes about media, social theory, philosophy and the sociology of the image.
Video Vortex V: DAY II
International conference, Atomium, Brussels
20-21 November 2009