1. Fortunes, an experimental comedy


    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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      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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      • Grönlund-Nisunen - Unstable Matter - 2013


        from Tommi Grönlund-Petteri Nisunen / Added

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        Tommi Grönlund - Petteri Nisunen Unstable Matter Esther Schipper Berlin 2013 photography by Andrea Rossetti

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        • Videorative Portrait of Randall Okita


          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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          • Kinetic Art - Dynamic Structure 29117 2007-2010


            from Willem van Weeghel / Added

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            Kinetic object with 32 independently moving lines. Controlled by an integrated computersystem. The video shows some of the constantly changing ordered and random structures that appear and disappear.Dimensions: 4.12m. X 2.49m. X 0.23m.

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            • "Tape Recorders" - MCA Sydney (2011) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer


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              "Tape Recorders," 2011 Subsculpture 14 motorised measuring tapes, kinect tracking systems, computers, cameras, thermal printer, custom-made hardware and software dimensions variable Rows of motorised measuring tapes record the amount of time that visitors stay in the installation. As a computerised tracking system detects the presence of a person, the closest measuring tape starts to project upwards. When the tape reaches around 3m high it crashes and recoils back. Each hour, the system prints the total number of minutes spent by the sum of all visitors. Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc. To learn more about Lozano-Hemmer's work, please visit: http://bit.ly/pSbJgx http://bit.ly/HeemCA

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              • Type Case


                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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                • AlexD meets Beethoven


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                  ...AlexDsWorld...ongoing Kinky Nature - ART project since 1987… … staged and “real life” moving images expressionistically composed…

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                  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry OFFICIAL TRAILER


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                    The first feature length doc on the iconic Chinese contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei. Producer/Director: Alison Klayman Winner: Special Jury Prize, Sundance 2012 Winner: duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Winner: Best Storytelling in a Documentary, Nantucket Film Festival 2012 Nominated: 2 Emmys, DGA Award, 2 Cinema Eye Honors Shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Opened in US theaters July 27th, 2012. Broadcast on PBS Independent Lens in 2013. Translated to over 26 languages and released around the globe. Show your support, and follow the latest on Ai Weiwei at: Facebook.com/awwneversorry Twitter.com/AWWNeverSorry http://www.aiweiweineversorry.com

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                    • Phillip K Smith III: Lucid Stead (Joshua Tree, California 2013)


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                      PHILLIP K SMITH III : Lucid Stead On the weekend of October 12th in Joshua Tree, California, artist Phillip K Smith III revealed his light based project, Lucid Stead. What was expected to be a two day event for a handful of viewers, turned into over 400 people making the journey over two weekends. People as far away as New York City and Canada traveled to the California High Desert to experience it. Numerous media sources have asked to do cover stories on the work. Thousands of photos professional and amateur, were taken, posted and shared across blogs and social media sights. In just over 30 days, Lucid Stead officially became a phenomenon. Composed of mirror, LED lighting, custom built electronic equipment and Arduino programming amalgamated with a preexisting structure, this architectural intervention, at first, seems alien in context to the bleak landscape. Upon further viewing, Lucid Stead imposes a delirious, almost spiritual experience. Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms. In daylight the 70 year old homesteader shack, that serves as the armature of the piece, reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or an hallucination. As the sun tucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric color fields emerge until they hover in the desolate darkness. This transformation also adapts personal perception, realigning one’s sensory priorities. A heightened awareness of solitude and the measured pace of the environment is realized. Smith states, "Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change." Phillip K Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He draws inspiration from the reductive logic of minimalism and the optic sensation of California's Light and Space movement. Smith’s innovation and exploitation of new technologies keeps these ideologies current. He was honored as the 2010 Artist in Residence at the Palm Springs Art Museum and was included in the exhibition, Smooth Operations: Substance and Surface in Southern California Art, alongside artists such as Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, and Craig Kauffman at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster CA. He has been asked to return to the museum for a solo exhibition opening in January 2014. He has been commissioned to create over a dozen monumental art works and his light based sculptures are collected Nationwide. Phillip will open a solo exhibition of lightworks at royale projects : contemporary art in Palm Desert on November 29 2013. His work will be featured at UNTITLED art fair in Miami opening December 1st. for more info visit: http://www.lucidstead.com contact: http://www.royaleprojects.com video courtesy of: Phillip K Smith, III & royale projects : contemporary art

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