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    No set-up, password, back-end, save button, sidebar, blogroll… Just publish and share the link in seconds. To get started visit http://checkthis.com

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    • TEMPORARY COPENHAGEN _ an experiment


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      an experiment on a new danish scene a film by vincent moon produced by rasmus stolberg and slaraffenland, tigerspring and rumraket sounds by petter samuelsson Temporary Copenhagen is the first experiment/instalment in a new serie documenting local creative scenes around the world, part of the bigger Temporary Areas project created by Vincent Moon. Over a few hours or a few days, bringing local makers to one space, and creating an improvised piece, a unique recording, documenting their own space and society with a collaborative and experimental piece. Plus offering diverse elements on the works of those local and often unknown creators. This is a 30min piece we created on the spot. 9 local bands, only 3 i knew, 2 hours to organise something before the audience arrives, and the objective to create a unique sound piece, a collaborative concert which would be moving in an intimate space. Only one take, no cuts, loads of tension, maybe an interesting talk between cinema and music where each one feeds the other one. And a certain idea of a document on a city and its creative life. In this long audio piece, you can see: * Slaraffenland opening with 'Falling Out' * Efterklang following with Mirror Mirror' * Sad Lovers performing 'Bring in the Light' * Thulebasen slowly entering with 'Extract' * Valby Vokalgruppe ritualising ' ... ' * Chimes and Bells exchanging 'You shall not pass' * Murder bringing 'Providence' to life * Jong Pang exciting his 'New Order' * Choir of Young Believers ending with 'Yamagata' and more on temporarycopenhagen.com

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      • Colostomy Experience (view at your own risk)


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        In Aug 07 I had surgery to remove a part of my intestine. I suffered some complications which led to me needing a temporary colostomy for two months. I found that colostomy is a bit of a taboo subject, this is just a wee video of what it was like to live with a colostomy

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          Chimes & Bells is a new band, fronted by cellist and singer Cæcilie Trier. Mostly know for her performances with Choir Of Young Believers, Jong Pang, Le fiasko and others, Chimes & Bells marks Triers solo debut. Her debut EP "Into Pieces of wood" was released in Denmark, by Tigerspring, in February 2009 and shortly after the band signed with UK record label Bella Union. Chimes & Bells are currently touring and recording material for the upcoming debut album, to be released in spring 2010. http://www.myspace.com/chimesandbells a film by vincent moon produced by rasmus stolberg and slaraffenland, tigerspring and rumraket sounds by petter samuelsson and more on temporarycopenhagen.com

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          • Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations : 10 Selected Works, 5 Minutes


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            Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations 10 Selected Works, 5 Minutes _ Full length compilation video: http://www.vimeo.com/7235817 Website: http://www.zimoun.net _ «Using simple and functional components, Zimoun 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.» bitforms gallery NYC «Zimoun blends elements of sound, sculpture, mechanics, and engineering into unique sensory experiences redefining traditional notions of sculpture and sonic performance.» Ringling Museum of Art «The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». It‘s an artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and study complex behaviors in sound and motion. Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components, often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns.» Tim Beck «Zimoun is best compared to a watchmaker of a self-reproducing time constructing his own gauging station.» Radjo Monk «The clean, elegant sound sculptures combine visual, sonic, and spatial elements in an organically balanced entirely artwork. Using simple and well- conceived mechanical systems, Zimouns‘s work transforms and activates the space.» Jury Prix Ars Electronica 2010 «Zimoun creates complex kinetic sound sculptures by arranging industrially produced parts according to seemingly simple rules. Using motors, wires, ventilators, etc.., he creates closed systems that develop their own behavior and rules similarly to artificial creatures. Once running, they are left to themselves and go through an indeterminable process of (de)generation. These quasi autonomous creatures exist in an absolutely synthetic sphere of lifeless matter. However, within the precise, determinist systems creative categorioes suddenly reappear, such as deviation, refusal and transcience out of which complex patterns of behavior evolve.» Node10 «It is a poetic and humorous absurdity we find in Zimoun’s work, which opens up a wide, refreshing and enriching space for discoveries, associations and a multitude of approaches.» Nina Terry «The components used in Zimoun’s work are simple, functional and raw, whereas only aesthetically high-level and purposefully chosen elements and materials are used in minimalist fashion. Through radical reduction, Zimoun creates works of art which allow for a plethora of associations without being pinned down to a specific direction. Radical abstraction functions rather like a code in the background of things, thus elegantly avoiding an insinuation of direct, concrete attribution. Thanks to the abundance of mechanical activity, the range of perception, possibilities and interpretations is wide open.» Amanda Neumann «Indeed, one of the refreshing elements of this work is the immediacy with which one can understand the sound-making process, where each micro-event is present, visible, and concrete. Yet at the same time the resulting complexity of the total system, conjured before your eyes, defies any attempt to dissect it. You might find yourself feeling there is a «prime mover» at work behind the scenes, but in fact it is just the characteristic reaction of materials behaving together and in unison with the space of their activity. A magic of the real.» Xymara _ More works & information: http://www.zimoun.net Next Exhibitions: http://www.zimoun.net/events.html Newsletter: http://www.zimoun.net/newsletter.html Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zimoun/134817185765 HD Video Archive: http://www.vimeo.com/zimoun/videos/sort:plays _ http://www.zimoun.net

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            • Temporary Slaraffenland


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              The bar was incredible from the outside—the Jernbanecafeen, a relic of the bygone 20th century, a cheap concert venue with dying Danish melodies played live. The perfect way to end our musical day, in warm surroundings and on the last leg of a well-planned day trip. We went in first to stall the meager crowd, allowing the local singer the ten-minute break that he needed, and the tension was palpable. Aarhus, Denmark’s second city, had just had its local soccer team slapped around, and five unfortunate young fans took refuge in the cafe to drown their sorrows in alcohol and angry songs. The fight happened not far away and the musicians didn’t get too involved, but the wrathful hymns stayed shattered behind the choir of our five Danish musicians and their guests. Just one hitch, then the day ended in a soft landing : the 10th song completed and filed away in an environment of quintessentially Scandinavian mellowness. I met Slaraffenland about a year and a half ago, shortly after discovering their album Private Cinema in 2007. I wanted to do something with them, and ran into them the first time at SXSW in 2008 to do a shoot for a different (and pretty crappy) website ; we had them participate in a lovely musical piece with some of our other favorites, Stars Like Fleas. Our paths crossed again this year at SXSW, during a riskier musical and cinematographic attempt—kind of a super lo-fi mini Russian Ark. (Don’t miss the last five minutes—it’s worth waiting for.) They were two little experiences of musical cinema that led the Temporary Copenhagen/ Temporary Slaraffenland project, which was recorded in May 2009 in the Danish capital over the course of several days. This is a 40-minute-long film, which was filmed somewhat along the lines of Beirut’s beautiful Flying Club Cup project—the goal being to simply extend a Take-Away Show session across an entire day (see more) and play all the songs off of a new album before its release, all in the places that inspired the musicians. To give an alternative version of the material, where the idea of perfection and final recording slips even farther away. To preserve the fleeting moments and the temporary spaces. I had gone in search of this « new » Danish scene, mostly for the traces of Efterklang and Slaraffenland, wanting to document—in my own experimental way—the local creation. I came away, though, moved more by the openness of spirit than by the community of all these groups. I drew enough material to re-launch an old project, the one in Temporary Areas—and gained inspiration in how to explore the world through recording equipment, and what impact a camera can have in the course of events. Experimenting more than « documenting » in an objective sense. a film by vincent moon produced by slaraffenland & rasmus stolberg images by vincent moon edit by lucas archambault & vincent moon sounds by petter samuelsson & sosser von bulow mix by petter samuelsson & niklas antonson shot in copenhagen, may 2009 more on temporaryslaraffenland.com

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                • In & Out


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                  Gerry's first day at Chico's restaurant Shot on ARRI 2 Super 16mm Offline: AVID Online Edit: AutoCad Smoke Final Output: HD 1280 x 720

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                  • Pilotprojekt ZZZ - ZwischenZeitZentrale Bremen


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                    Ein Film von Daniel Telkmann (Bremen), der die ZZZ in Bremen drei Monate im Sommer des Jahres 2011 begleitet hat und vier Zwischennutzungs-Projekte, bzw. unterschiedliche Ideen von Zwischennutzungen aufzeigt. Schlafende Häuser wecken – mit Zwischennutzungen ZZZzzzZZZzzz - so schlummern vielerorts leer stehende Gebäude und Brachflächen vor sich hin. Die ZwischenZeitZentrale Bremen weckt sie mit Zwischennutzungen wieder auf! Zwischennutzungen entstehen aus dem Zusammenspiel von kreativen ZwischennutzerInnen mit guten Ideen und aufgeschlossenen EigentümerInnen von leerstehenden Gebäuden oder Brachflächen. Die ZwischenZeitZentrale Bremen spürt geeignete Objekte auf, berät EigentümerInnen, entwickelt mit NutzerInnen Konzepte und begleitet Zwischennutzungsprojekte. So entsteht ein Gewinn für alle beteiligten Akteure.

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                    • Temporary.cc


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                      Virtual data isn't subject to decay like traditional media. Despite this, we can still lose personal data to disk failure, viruses, or accidental deletion. Unlike personal data however, data on the internet has a seemingly infinite shelf-life. Between search-engine caching, cloud-hosting, re-blogging, plagiarizing, and the way-back machine, the net collects and eternally stores vast amounts of information. Temporary.cc eschews this paradigm. For each unique visitor it receives, Temporary.cc deletes part of itself. These deletions change the way browsers understand the website's code and create a unique (de)generative piece after each new user. Because each unique visit produces a new composition through self-destruction, Temporary.cc can never be truly indexed, as any subsequent act of viewing could irreparably modify it. Eventually, like tangible media, Temporary.cc will fall apart entirely, becoming a blank white website. Its existence will be remembered only by those who saw or heard about it. more of my work is available at stfj.net ----- Temporary.cc was inspired by Jonah Bruker-Cohen's work on distributed network art at coin-operated.com/ Music by Edwin Morris from gratisvibes.com

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