1. HOVERBOARD - NILS GUADAGNIN

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    The Hoverboard is a project made by Nils guadagnin, a young french artist. This work is born in 2008 for an exhibition named "Back To the future". It is a copy of the hoverboard from the movie Back to the Future II. Integrated into the board and the plinth is an electromagnetic system which levitates the board. A laser system stabilises the object in the air. In the making of this work, this artist was thinking about different ways of presenting sculpture. In fact it's a reflexion on the multiple possibilities of how to give a sculpture full spatial autonomy. The project have been realised with levitation technology of crealev company. www.crealev.com more infos : www.nilsguadagnin.com - www.whiteoffice.org

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    • Videorative Portrait of Randall Okita

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      from Sergio Albiac / Added

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      What is a truly realistic portrait? This question inspired a project about going beyond physical appearances and attempting to render the interior world of a human being, through memories, emotions, relationships and personal story. All of it organized around a portrait painting metaphor: brushes loaded with meanings instead of paint would render a portrait using my "generative video painting" techniques (http://vimeo.com/24065726). Painting a Videorative portrait (a generative, narrative and interactive video portrait) starts with collecting personal videos of the person portrayed, tagged by him/her with relevant concepts and descriptions. Then, using a custom developed tool, the artist "paints with meanings" and generates a video portrait, subtitled with generative personal narratives. In the interactive installation version of the work, the viewer can "navigate" through the subject's mind, opening his/her video memories, accessing their thoughts and revealing hidden connections between the meanings, using real time access to Wikipedia to infer related emotional states. These "data visualizations" create new and unexpected interpretations of the portrait. The subject portrayed can add more video memories, tags and descriptions to “increase the likeness” of the portrait over time, all his/her life, creating a never-ending collection of personal documentaries. Videorative portraits are the result of my experiments to build a more “realistic” contemporary portrait of the physical and the psychological. A comment on the art of portrait painting. A visual metaphor of the memory, heavily distorted, chaotic, fragmented, obsessively replayed. A window to the subject's personal experience and intimate world. A picture of memories. A map of emotions. My immense gratitude to filmmaker Randall Okita for accepting the challenge of exposing himself in these portraits. Credits: All video sources, by Randall Okita (www.randallokita.com) Music: "I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor", by Chris Zabriskie. (www.chriszabriskie.com) Made with Processing, using GSVideo, generativedesign and controlP5 libraries. www.sergioalbiac.com fB: www.facebook.com/pages/Sergio-Albiac/147961608610912

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      • Fortunes, an experimental comedy

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        from Greg Barth / Added

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        Fortunes is an experimental comedy that portrays a collection of domestic rituals, highlighting the monotony of repetitive daily routines. Its a study on perception, ultimately demonstrating how doing something long enough can drive you crazy. See the full project on: www.gregbarth.tv/fortunes

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        • Being an artist in Cuba - Travel BASECAMP - Havana & Varadero - Episode 5 of 6

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          http://travelbasecamp.com Visiting the Taller Experimental de Gráfica, San Ignacio (Experimental workshop of Graph) gave the basecampers a deep understanding of the life of an artist in Cuba, the kinds of support they get from the govt and where they get their inspiration from. While touring the facility and chatting with the different artists they learned about the printmaking processes that are unique to this facility and stumbled into some genuine masterpieces and true craftsmanship. Although the artists didn’t divulge much about local inspiration but there was obvious political commentary in much of the work… Powered by http://www.nolitours.com Go check our music here - https://soundcloud.com/travelbasecamp Like us on facebook because you can win free basecamp adventures - https://www.facebook.com/TravelBasecamp Follow us on twitter to get inspired - https://twitter.com/travelbasecamp

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          • Replace Clothes With Paint #15: The Guy From the Red Cross

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            from Neil Curtis / Added

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            The "Replace Clothes With Paint" Art Project is about the real world. Therefore it is no surprise that the Red Cross also plays a role in it. In this case a young volunteer of the humanitarian aid organization got transferred from the real to Neil Curtis own art-world. And which color would fit better to this topic than red? NEW: THE SAILOR –vimeo.com/neilcurtis/sailor THE FIRST TEN SESSIONS – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thefirst10 THE NEW YORK PERFORMANCE – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/usa 026 THE SAILOR – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/sailor 025 THE GUY IN THE BODYSUIT – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/bodysuit 024 THE SURGEON – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thesurgeon 023 THE SNOWBOARDER – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thesnowboarder 022 THE TAPED – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thetaped 021 THE SWEDE – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theswede 020 THE GUY FROM LONDON – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theguyfromlondon 019 THE JOGGER – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/jogger 018 THE MAN IN THE MORPHSUIT – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/morph 017 THE GUY IN THE GHILLIE SUIT – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/ghillie 016 THE GOTHIC PUNK – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/gothicpunk 015 THE GUY FROM THE RED CROSS – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/redcross 014 THE WOODWORKER – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thewoodworker 013 THE DRUNK GUY – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thedrunkguy 012 THE ARMY RECRUIT – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thearmyrecruit 011 THE ENCORE – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theencore 010 THE PIANIST – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thepianist 009 THE GUY FROM MUNICH – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theguyfrommunich 008 THE GUY FROM L.A. – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theguyfromla 007 RAFFI REVERSED – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/raffireversed 006 THE THIEF – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thethief 005 THE ATOMIC BOY – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theatomicboy 004 THE BOXER – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theboxer 003 THE MECHANIC – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/themechanic 002 THE PROFESSOR – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theprofessor 001 THE FIRST SESSION – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thefirstsession

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            • Sam Jinks / Sculptor

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              from Tom Broadhurst / Added

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              www.samjinks.com http://sullivanstrumpf.com/artists/jinks-sam/ Sam Jinks' sculptural work sustains the briefest and often most private moments in time. Emotional vulnerability is both the subject and result of his work and moves audiences in a way not expected from contemporary art. For Jinks, his works are not literal representations, but are based on the combination of different stages of life. Jinks uses these themes of old and new to suggest unrealized potential: the figures are frozen in time, simultaneously at the beginning and end of life. This can be interpreted either as a melancholy reflection of loss, or as the experience of generations standing together with the awareness of life cycles and different stages of development. His hyper-real sculptures have been described as 'poignantly beautiful' as his works create a dialogue on both a technical and emotional level through a strong sensitivity to detail. Created from silicone, fiberglass, resin, calcium carbonate and human hair these works contain a profound sense of the vulnerability and are remarkable in their striking portrayal of the human condition. Jinks' work can be found in various public collections that include: McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria, Australia ,Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia, The Kiran Nader Museum of Art, Dehli , Indian and the Museo Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporaenea (MEFIC), Portugal, in addition to various private collections within Australia and internationally.

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              • Replace Clothes With Paint #10: The Pianist

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                from Neil Curtis / Added

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                We are getting more serious now: The Pianist just played a very difficult piece on his piano and needed a rest. That's a good moment for Neil Curtis to transfer him from their "real" world into the artists own art-world. NEW: THE SAILOR – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/sailor THE FIRST TEN SESSIONS – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thefirst10 THE NEW YORK PERFORMANCE – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/usa 026 THE SAILOR – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/sailor 025 THE GUY IN THE BODYSUIT – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/bodysuit 024 THE SURGEON – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thesurgeon 023 THE SNOWBOARDER – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thesnowboarder 022 THE TAPED – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thetaped 021 THE SWEDE – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theswede 020 THE GUY FROM LONDON – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theguyfromlondon 019 THE JOGGER – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/jogger 018 THE MAN IN THE MORPHSUIT – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/morph 017 THE GUY IN THE GHILLIE SUIT – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/ghillie 016 THE GOTHIC PUNK – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/gothicpunk 015 THE GUY FROM THE RED CROSS – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/redcross 014 THE WOODWORKER – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thewoodworker 013 THE DRUNK GUY – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thedrunkguy 012 THE ARMY RECRUIT – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thearmyrecruit 011 THE ENCORE – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theencore 010 THE PIANIST – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thepianist 009 THE GUY FROM MUNICH – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theguyfrommunich 008 THE GUY FROM L.A. – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theguyfromla 007 RAFFI REVERSED – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/raffireversed 006 THE THIEF – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thethief 005 THE ATOMIC BOY – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theatomicboy 004 THE BOXER – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theboxer 003 THE MECHANIC – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/themechanic 002 THE PROFESSOR – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/theprofessor 001 THE FIRST SESSION – vimeo.com/neilcurtis/thefirstsession

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                • The Bellows March (short film, 2009) - excerpt

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                  from Eric Dyer / Added

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                  I have dug up the zoetrope, a pre-cinema optical toy, and am using it to create and explore a visual language of loops and spirals. When spun, the complex circular sculptures, dubbed cinetropes, are a blur to the human eye but come to full animated life when viewed through shutter glasses or the lens of a fast-shutter video camera. The Bellows March runs anthropomorphized concertinas through a cycle of destroy-create-destroy, and bridges digital and physical animation processes via 3-D printed, hand-painted cinetropes. Visually and aurally mesmerizing. It is rare to see something this unique and well-realized. --Frank Mouris, groundbreaking creator of Frank Film Best Animated Film, Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival Winner, 2Q Competition, Animazing Spotlight Director’s Choice Award, Black Maria Film and Video Festival London, Melbourne, and Ottawa International Animation Festivals, Official Selection South by Southwest and Slamdance, Official Selection

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                  • Vermibus Process

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                    www.vermibus.com Camera: Xarlee, http://cargocollective.com/xar_lee Editing: David de Larrea Music: Rob Costlow - Contemporary Piano - Bliss

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                    • Type Case

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                      from Martin Bircher / Added

                      The installation Type Case is a low-resolution display with 125 rectangular pixels of different sizes. These are formed from the reflecting light of digitally controlled LEDs, embedded in each section of a European printers’ type case. Due to the standardized fragmentation of its compartments, the density of visual information is decreased towards the objects’ centre. Viewed close by, it is nearly impossible to recognize more than a flicker – however after moving some distance away, it becomes distinguishable, that the lights and shadows give a representation of the latest headlines. Music: "Comfortable Mystery 4" by Kevin MacLeod Additional Information: 2010, Installation, printers’ type case, containing one LED in each of the 125 compartments, Arduino, Processing, TLC5941. Type Case website: http://www.mar.li/type_case.php Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Bircher.Martin

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