1. MONKEY_UP

    07:36

    from Catrine Val Added 664 4 0

    The video installation “MONKEY_UP” examines the area of conflict between the real and the virtual world in order to disclose human life conditions of absolute vulnerability and exposedness that reproduce in both worlds. The point of departure is a hotel destroyed from “the inside” as well as from “the outside”. The location is hard to place for the audience. It’s only later that the protagonist approaches the familiar, urban city scape with the fragility and elegance of an animal crawling on all four. The double projection interweaves images of parkour (1) runners, gymnasts, skaters, and virtual figures from computer games. The actors set signs with their bodies by freezing in acrobatic poses time and again, in the process of which they use their surroundings for their purposes and enthuse through complex motion sequences. The installation “MONKEY_UP” puts the language of bodily form in relation to architecture and adds to it with a rising sound aggregation to the rhythm of the moving image. The fast pace of our current everyday experience is equalised with bodily tension. Thus “MONKEY_UP” transforms playfully interdependency and partly active imagination (2) into a new urban body awareness. The improvisations of the parkour runner Paul Wehrwein in overcoming obstacles seem smooth and leave the impression of elastic simplicity. Actually, the movements are extremely controlled and the result of rigorous training. Athletes exchange new tricks, techniques, and moves via the Internet. The constantly growing community of parkour runners has developed consistently since the opening of the YouTube portal. Through the role models mediated through the media the game has gained a new interactive dimension. “MONKEY_UP” does not only address the human being’s - interconnected with his everyday life dependencies- ecstatic enhancement of oneself, but examines the drifting of power relationships. How much authority does the virtual world gain? How to escape its seduction? Does the digitally net worked reference come closer to the concept of humanity than the drabness of the real existence? Where do borders blur and where can we find alternatives through art?

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    • The Modern Book of Cynics

      10:34

      from Luc Messinezis Added 79 1 0

      Statement: The book as a medium is considered to be silent, yet the reader always creates a voice within his head. The artwork exploits such attributes of the medium-ship of the reader and by provoking the individual's perceptual confusion, it intends to communicate its message through the feelings it creates. This is achieved by replacing the reader's inner voice by an external one, yet the Modern Book of Cynics is not the written text neither the narrated one. It is the whole of the reading experience it suggests, and its message is communicated through the feelings it creates; It is a sarcastic commentary on the way values and priorities have been blurred by our westernized contemporary way of life.

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      • Lazarus

        08:19

        from Aabel Added 678 3 0

        Lazarus (self-portraits, triptych) A photostatic hommage á Bill Viola To be shown separately projected on 3 walls of a darkened and empty room. AV-installation created by Zsolt Suto – http://webzen.ro Music: Seduction taken from The Seduction of Silence by Intrusion – http://www.echospacedetroit.com/ “Reality is a code, not an image, and those codes are the underbelly of the infrastructure of what we are experiencing. The artists of the future are going to understand the image as a surfeit and their work as artists will be in the subterranean levels beneath the image, where the real reality is.” Bill Viola – http://www.billviola.com

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        • Monster intégrale - montage 18mn

          18:26

          from matos jean-marc, holst anne Added 123 0 0

          A la croisée de l'installation interactive et de la performance chorégraphique, une ré-écriture contemporaine du mythe du Minotaure, d'après "La Demeure d'Astérion" de Jorge Luis Borges. Un dispositif immersif à vivre de l'intérieur ou de l'extérieur. Both a digital interactive installation and a choreographic performance, a rewriting of the Minotaur myth, based on the novel by Jorge Luis Borges "The House of Asterion". An immersive setup to be experienced from the inside or from the outside. Cie K-Danse, chorégraphes : Anne Holst & Jean-Marc Matos. k-danse.net En collaboration et en partenariat de création avec le collectif 1minute69. 1minute69.com Artistes numériques : Aurélie Dumaret & Emilie Villemagne. Danseurs-interprètes : Marianne Masson & Mario G. Saez. Monster s'inscrit dans les recherches et les expérimentations créatrices menées dans le contexte du projet européen Metabody WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CULTURE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

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          • PAYSAGES EN EXIL

            04:16

            from Nicolas Dorval-Bory Added 7,576 18 0

            Installation for the national art event "Imaginez Maintenant" 01/07 to 04/07/2010 Hôpital de La Grave - Toulouse Nicolas Dorval-Bory / Raphaël Bétillon Music : Michael Andrews - Socks on ears More on www.betillondorvalbory.com. PAYSAGES EN EXIL seeks to create, along the hospital of La Grave in Toulouse, an experimental journey in which the visitor is invited to explore an unlikely landscape, a condensation of climates, a mix of Natures from all over the world. The project finds its genesis in the description of “wandering plants phenomenon” made by Gilles Clément : “Plants travel. Grass mostly. They silently move in the way of the winds. Nothing can stop the wind. By harvesting clouds, one would be surprised to get imponderable seeds mixed with loess, fertile dusts. In the sky yet unforeseeable landscapes are being designed. Chance organizes the details, uses every possible vehicle to distribute the species. Everything suits the transport, from ocean currents to shoe soles. Most of the trip belongs to animals. Nature charters birds, berry eaters, gardening ants, subversive and quiet sheeps, which fleece holds fields and fields of seeds. And also man. Restless animal, always in the move, free swapper of diversity.” In an acclimatization space – a long agricultural greenhouse – are prepared medicinal plants seedlings coming from the five continents. Having “blindly” chosen one of them, the visitor continues its journey and enters a thick cloud, a dense mist born from the spraying of the Garonne river, on the Viguerie footbridge. At the end of this vaporous trail, a surprising garden welcomes him, inviting him to plant the seedling that he has carried so far. With the help of the ACB / Banque Populaire

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            • Scion Presents: São Paulo

              07:19

              from Scion ART Added 786 18 0

              Featured Artists: Calma | Carlos Dias | MZK | Ramon Martins | Silvana Mello | Speto | Titi Freak | Zezão Choque Cultural (meaning Culture Shock) started as a print publisher. Over the years he has put out more than 150 editions, in many different techniques, papers and sizes, made by more than 80 different Brazilian, and international artists. In 2004, Choque opened his first gallery space in São Paulo, showing exhibitions anchored with a young contemporary audience. Opposite to the white cubes, Choque Gallery is in an old, small house, with three floors in a residential neighborhood. Every exhibition is a new installation where the artist brings the aesthetic and energy of the street indoors; Choque Gallery's trade mark. In the four years Choque Gallery has been open, they have exhibited many youthful artists, old masters, such as 60's Pop Gerald Laing, and popular mid-career artists; including Beatriz Milhazes, Vic Muniz, and Shepard Fairey.

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              • Dear Serge Presents Lynn Dennison

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                from De La Warr Pavilion Added 85 1 0

                Waterfall Lynn Dennison’s installations use film and sound to explore the meanings created when the exterior enters the interior, when the bucolic, arcadian and romantic connotations of land and seascape enter, or encounter in other ways, the built environment. She is interested in the idea of a fear of the landscape, and the creation of an artwork that suggests the enormity of nature. In ‘Waterfall’, video and sound have been used to create a place where culture and nature converge. This installation invites spectators to experience the De La Warr Pavilion in a new way, creating a connection between inside and out.

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                • "216 prepared dc-motors, filler wire 1.0mm" (2009/2010) by Zimoun

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                  from bitforms gallery Added

                  "216 prepared dc-motors, filler wire 1.0mm", 2009/2010 motors, steel, power supply, aluminum profile 133.86” x 94.49” x 114.17” / 340 x 240 x 290cm Installation view: Links Duflon & Racz Gallery Bern, Switzerland. Curated by Heinrich Gartentor. Using simple and functional components, Zimoun (b. 1977, Switzerland) builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates. Video courtesy of the artist. Compilation Video: vimeo.com/7235817 To learn more about Zimoun's work, please visit: http://www.zimoun.ch http://www.bitforms.com/zimoun-gallery.html

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                  • "45 prepared DC motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 23 x 23 x 9 cm" (2011) by Zimoun

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                    from bitforms gallery Added

                    "45 prepared DC motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 23 x 23 x 9 cm", 2011 motors, power supply, steel, cotton, cardboard 176 x 126 x 4" / 447 x 320 x 10.2 cm Installation view: Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Luc Meier. Using simple and functional components, Zimoun (b. 1977, Switzerland) builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates. Video courtesy of the artist. Compilation Video: vimeo.com/7235817 To learn more about Zimoun's work, please visit: http://www.zimoun.ch http://www.bitforms.com/zimoun-gallery.html

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                    • :: CALDER GREENWOOD x WILD LIFE :: SPIDER INSTALLATION ::

                      02:45

                      from Landon Taylor Added 79 1 0

                      Installation on the 6th St. bridge in Los Angeles by street artists Calder Greenwood and Wildlife. ART INSTALLATION: Calder Greenwood x Wild Life https://wildlifecaldergreenwood.wordpress.com/ MUSIC: Long Arm "Sleep Key (Hidden Orchestra Remix)" https://soundcloud.com/long-arm PHOTOS: Stephen Zeigler http://www.stephenzeigler.com/ VIDEO: Landon Taylor http://landontaylorphoto.com

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