1. Generating Live 2 by Geert Mul at MU Eindhoven


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    The pulse of city life 'Generating Live 2' by Geert Mul at MU thursday 15 febuary 2001 By Angelique Spaninks They flash past the city lights, in the form of neon signs, street lights - either or not distorted by raindrops or the motion of the camera moving past. They appear in strange corners, out of the sky or almost as all-encompassing as the rising sun. Sometimes the images move so quickly that you can barely take them in. Then the camera quiets down, zooming in on a face, a person, a detail. Yet real peace is rare in the city life currently generated at MU by multimedia artist Geert Mul and his cronies Koot (text), Speedy J (sound) and Lucas van de Velden (midi). Not only are you swept along by the images filling up the entire hall; the sounds and texts, too, contribute to the dynamic that makes viewing 'Generating Live 2' an experience. An experience that is still rare in media art, either because the technology quite often plays up, or because the artists lose themselves in soulless freaking and experimenting. Mul, however, expertly avoids both these pitfalls. To those unfamiliar with media art, the battery of screens, cables and computers Mul has set up in a corner of MU is already impressive. Yet this nerve centre full of knobs and levers is not what it's all about. It's just the studio, the tool box, where Mul runs the software he himself developed in collaboration with the Rotterdam V2-Lab. It's because of this software that the actual work comes into being as ever changing 20 minute cycles, enfolding on the four large screens placed here and there in the hall. Notes Talking to Mul about the way he develops his work is an intruiging pusuit. Before you know it, you've entangled yourself in the most abstract of concepts and structures. Still, some clarifying comparisons can be made. In that respect Mul's work resembles cinema, although there is no coherent story line. "That's right, I'm not too interested in the great static narrative. But my films should bear no trace of the other extreme: arbitrariness. So I look for as much coherence as is necessary to envoke an atmosphere or a theme without it immediately becoming a story." In order to curtail arbitrariness, Mul has added five keywords to his images. These vary from formal notions such as 'landscape' and 'portrait' to concepts as 'day', 'night' or 'infrared'. He then uses these concepts as a kind of musical notes with which he composes a rhythm. A virtual rhythm, to be sure, but in essence no different from the rhythms we know through music. Everyone knows how compelling a catching composition can be to the ear. Mul wants to achieve the same with his images. To make matters more complex, however, Mul doesn't limit himself to imagery. Modern life reveals itself to all the senses and thus sound and the experience of space make important contributions to his installations. This he doesn't do himself, but rather leaves to his mates: "high-quality guys". Jochem Paap, better known as Speedy J, is the man behind the sound. Whilst he provided the first part of 'Generating Live' (last year, at Middelburg's Vleeshal) with a fierce, fast drum 'n bas-like mix, this time around he has restricted himself to an almost ambient-type rhythm of city noise, with here and there a soft tune or a recognizable word. As a result, this installation does not appear to be a clip, but has a more cinematic, intimate impact. Add to that the insistent text images by Koot - lines from film classics, subjected to graphic design - and this second version of regenerated city life from all corners of the world (from Hong Kong and Tokyo to Rotterdam and Romania) becomes even more compelling. The slogans shouldn't be read as subtitles. Yet they add an extra dimension to what you see and hear. Thus, to your mind, the lonely busker and the cruising prostitute are easily linked to the words it's very difficult to live without privacy and pride, isn't it. But before you have the chance to answer this probing question, you've already moved three bridges and a nocturnal meeting along, swept away by the dynamic pulse of the city that never, nowhere, stops.

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    • Performance 7/9/14


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      • It Happened To ME


        from Dianne Smith Added 54 0 0

        One in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime, but these incidents aren’t always reported. Women have experienced more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes at the hands of their partners. Men are also victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults. However, women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than men. Women ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence. Every year, 1 in 3 women that are victims of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner. Irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income or religion domestic violence or intimate partner violence can happen to anyone. It happened to me! Help change the facts. Speak up, speak out, and make a difference for victims of domestic violence. Find out more about information sited at the following websites: http://www.safehorizon.org/page/domestic-violence-statistics--facts-52.html http://ehnbac.org/Crime_Victim/crime_victim.html #Ithappenedtome was inspired by the choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange ("En-toh-zaa-kay Shong-ey"), specifically lady in green. (See excerpt below) lady in green somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff not my poems or a dance i gave up in the street but somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff like a kleptomaniac workin hard & forgettin while stealin this is mine this aint yr stuff now why don't you put me back & let me hang out in my own self somebody almost walked off wit alla my stuff & didn't care enuf to send a note home sayin i was late for my solo conversation or two sizes to small for my own tacky skirts what can anybody do wit somethin of no value on a open market did you getta dime for my things hey man where are you goin wid alla my stuff this is a woman’s trip & i need my stuff to ohh & ahh abt daddy I gotta mainline number from my own shit now wontchu put me back& let me play this duet wit this silver ring in my nose honest to god somebody almost run off wit alla my stuff & i didnt bring anythin but the kick & sway of it the perfect ass for my man & none of it is theirs this is mine ntozake 'her own things' that's my name This video is part of a larger installation included it the exhibition I found God in Myself at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, NY. The exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversary of for colored girls who committed suicide when the rainbow is enuf. For more information on the exhibit please visit: http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/i-found-god-myself

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        • the making of


          from Alanna Scott Added 66 0 0

          collaborative installation by Alanna Scott and Aaron Moran photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_scott/sets/72157625054642307/with/5087899247/

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          • Capacitor


            from stefano d'alessio Added 126 0 0

            In electrical circuits, capacitors are structures consisting of a pair of conductors separated by a non-conductive material called dielectric. When there is a potential difference across the conductors, a static electric field develops in the dielectric, the dielectric stores energy and only an external influence move the electric charge between the conductors. This installation recreates the capacitor situation in a larger scale, transforming the amount of activities stored in the stairs into an electrical outburst, rushing in the storage room. The focus is on the difference between this spaces: stairs, where people moves and pass by and the storage room, used only for store the unnecessary which is in plus in a living space.

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            • LACUNA


              from Imogen Grist Added 177 0 0

              An experimental sound and projection piece exploring the transiency of the mind and the fleeting nature of memories. The site specific installation was constructed at The Dispensary, a warehouse at 705 Parramatta Road in Leichhardt. A collaborative effort by Imogen Grist, Hugh O'Brien, Annabel Ockenden, James Ambrose and Panayota Baran-Theodore.

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              • WARFARE


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                WARFARE - from the spring/summer 2012 video installation experience, IT Copyright © 2013 ANDY PAULISSEN, All Rights Reserved www.andypaulissen.com @andypaulissen

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                • Gobelet #3


                  from David Lachéroy Added 44 0 0

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                  • motionbank – installation


                    from Alex Roidl Added 105 2 0

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                    • I don't see the sky


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                      HNALAPA An installation by Nico Mole (aka Le Singe Vert). Commissioned by Kaohsiung Museum Of Fine Art, artist-in-residence program. Presented at Kaohsiung Museum Of Fine Art, Taiwan. 2013. Learn more about the artist: Le Singe Vert .........http://le-singe-vert.tumblr.com

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