1. Five Portraits (Installation)


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    "Even in recent video-based works Kasumi’s political concerns are not always preeminent. Often an examination of the distance between emotional expression and communicative ambiguities (especially within the closed circuit of self-perception) is a more central subject. This is notably true in montages produced between 2001-2005 where she makes provocative use of texture and gesture and where her training as a painter is evident. One idea she explores is that the construction of identity through gesture may sometimes amount to a betrayal of self. Such concerns cast the whole project of expressive art in a suspicious light. There is a paranoid tendency latent in montage, a secret belief that any personal expression reveals an effective method of manipulation, of interrogation. From this point of view every true self-portrait is a kind of suicide, or martyrdom. In the installation Five Portraits in Five Minutes (2005), Kasumi’s cast of characters here are, in order: a young man, raising and lowering his face, a child, an old man in a cap, a young woman in a 1930’s-era bathing suit, dancing with arms out-stretched, and another young man, filmed in very tight close-up. Two of the men are double, either literally beside themselves, like the man with the cap, or the one who faces himself, melting and separating as if reflected in two halves of a mirror. Many viewings are needed to perceive all, or even most, of the constituent images in Five Portraits, flickering as each frame blends into the next. In fact Kasumi has set her characters ablaze, shimmering and flaring amid arcs of penumbral light. These are portraits, but portraits executed in the medium of time – recursive images which evolve and repeat. They capitalize on the swift passage of multiple views, ranging in subject from the formal shifts of the angling of facial planes to the psychological implication of a given posture. Viewers may recognize the young woman as Hitler’s lover Eva Braun. Her expression appears to shift between pleasure and terror and her extended arms are like wings in flight, outspread as if to offer an embrace, but also evoking the iconography of crucifixion." Text by Douglas Max Utter

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    • Ephemeral Monument by Alina Mnatsakanian


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      100 years have gone. 1.5 million Armenians have perished. 100 years of denial, despite the international historical facts and the Ottoman archives’ records. 2015 is the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Armenians of Armenia, as well as the Armenians of the Diaspora are commemorating the loss of their ancestors that also changed the destiny of the generations of Armenians, dispersing them throughout the world. As an artist of Armenian descent the Genocide has been part of my DNA. My contribution to the centenary is an ephemeral monument that recounts each and every victim of the Armenian Genocide, one person at a time. I would like to project this work one night at a time, hopefully 100 times, in different places. “One person died” is an evolutive moving image. The phrase “one person died” repeats itself while a counter recounts the number of the repetition. Once the number reaches 1.5 million, it starts again. www.alinamn.com/index.php/creations/installation/one-person-died

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      • "Hanging Out For The Summer Sun" (夏日长)


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        ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛 MEDIA RGB LED display, Giclée print face-mounted on plexiglass, stainless steel frame EDITION Unique DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 SIZE 200(W)×80(H)×8(D) cm | 79(W)×31.5(H)×3.5(D) inches CREDITS Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (video assistant) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 & Guan Yan 官彦 (production coordination) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Olga (performance) • Fabrice Amzel (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (production supervisor) A line of clothes hang in a silent lilong 里弄lane. A sluggish breeze sends damp T-shirts, sodden skirts and dripping trousers slapping wetly against the old walls of the lane house behind it, a bricked building which has taken on many new identities in last decade of its quiet 120-year existence - a preservation site for history enthusiasts, a pain in the neck for property developers, a non-entity for the new generation of Shanghai-ites. But until recently, it has been the roof over the heads of an invisible family, whose limp laundry is now displayed like humble tokens of fading existence outside their dwelling. Where are human halves of these soggy shirts now? Working, playing, loving, studying, facelessly walking the packed streets of Shanghai - Liu Dao re-assembles the absent souls of these empty garments so we can watch their surreal conversation in the summer sun, which evaporates not only traces washing liquid but the fears and aspirations of a disappearing community.

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        • Meet The Sticking Place!


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          Welcome to The Sticking Place: An Interactive Documentary project in the making. As of January 1st 2012, we are now officially the proud caretakers of a successfully crowdfunded film! To find out more about this project + join the fun, head on down to www.thestickingplacefilm.ca @thestickingdoc facebook.com/thestickingplacefilm

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          • Early Robotics @ UWindsor - March 31 2014


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            A semi-improvised laptop trio performance using various digitally-augmented original instruments including microphone-feedback keyboards, vibration-snare drums, solenoid-percussion, and other concoctions. Early Robotics is Adam Basanta + Julian Stein + Max Stein. Condensed video of a performance at the University of Windsor (Ontario) on March 31, 2014.

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            • 15 by 20 - Portfolio of David Frank


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              Dave Frank is a passionate art director, designer and illustrator currently working for Nike. The site features the projects he has been involved with for the past 5+ years.

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              • Shapeshifters


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                Within the context of SAIC’s interdisciplinary curriculum, students are encouraged to pursue coursework that will allow them to create and communicate through a wide range of fields. Shapeshifters is a course taught by Frederic Moffet (Film, Video, New Media, and Animation), in which students create work that functions in diverse settings and venues, allowing students to experiment with form and site. In this video, you will see a variety of projects, performances, and objects produced in this course that embody the interdisciplinary spirit.

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                • What is SOMESSO?


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                  Explanatory video. SOMESSO helps companies to accelerate their adoption and understanding of social media. We offer social business strategy consulting services, host events, and share everything we do (freely) in our website archive.

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                  • 失地5 Post Space 5


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                    Post Space is a series of six videos completed in 2009. WAZA was inspired to create this body of work after learning the film production studio in Wuhan was storing thousands of outtakes from 16 millimeter films edited in China during the 1950s and 1960s. These outtakes are from Soviet, Japanese and Chinese films. WAZA uses this abandoned footage, this abandoned creative output, to shed light on the dire situation facing China’s inland cities. Ironically these cities have also been left behind. There is a staggering gap between the economic and social development in a second tier city such as Wuhan and first tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. This artist collective meticulously sorted through the “garbage” for months to produce Post Space. The eerie soundtrack is WAZA’s digital creation and highlights the feeling of isolation. By transforming “garbage” into “treasure,” WAZA meditates on the harsh reality facing China’s inland cities and embraces the unwanted. As this work unfolds before your eyes, we hope your spirit is charged, and perhaps the cities and people being overlooked will be remembered.

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                    • Prototipo de Dispositivo Audiovisual Multipantalla


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                      Pruebas de campo y simulación con prototipo audiovisual construido para experimentar con sistemas de imagen multipantalla y formas interactivas. Estas pruebas corresponden a la primera fase de un proyecto en el que se pretende crear un dispositivo controlado mediante una interfaz que aun esta en desarrollo. El trabajo esta siendo creado por el artista especializado en “Nuevos Medios” Néstor Lizalde y el estudio ARSTIC (audiovisual Solutions).

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