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Go Get Warped

Meet Warp, an example of cool art animation by Florent di Bartolo. I discovered this at Rhizome.

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The Fringe of Symmetry

I found this videopoem through my friend Laura Mullen, who posted it on facebook. The video is inspired by the poem “Going West” by Maurice Gee. The video is sponsored by the New Zealand Book Council. Fasten your reader’s seat belt.

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Credits: Film for NZ Book Council
Produced by Colenso BBDO and
Animated by Andersen M Studio

Filed under: Books, Video, Writers, , , ,

Emoticon by Eddo Stern

If this picture doesn't spook you enough, click on it and check out the video by Eddo Stern

Emoticon 

[via Rhizome]

Filed under: Art, Video, Web

Towers and Powers

The art of tech, via rhizome.com

Towers and Powers

Filed under: Art, Video, Web

787 Cliparts by Oliver Laric

Laric cliparts

I'm not sure why I take such great delight in this short short animated piece. But I do!  Check it out and let me know your response. (time = 1:05 loop)

via Rhizome

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Welcome to Chris Marker’s Second Life

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Film director Chris Marker has told the movies to move over. Check out this article about his newest "world," a virtual one in Second Life. You can see samples of his Second Life archipelago, Ouvroir, and museum, and an interview, as well.

Filed under: Architecture, Art, Current Events, Design, Film, Travel, Video, Web

Never-ending Polaroid

Never-ending Polaroid from Threadless.com on Vimeo.

From the threadless website:

Bob Nanna: "Never Ending Polaroid" @ the Threadless Chicago Gallery

During his "Never Ending Polaroid" project, Threadless staffer Bob
Nanna has collected 500+ snapshots of various people including Steve
Albini, Kim Deal, Mark Kozelek, Jack McBrayer, Fugazi, Jimmy Eat World,
Blink 182, Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Jeremy Enigk, and Ron Sexsmith,
among others. On view for the first time since its induction, the
collection of photos will be displayed chronologically around the
gallery. This project is ongoing and will continue to grow after
leaving the Threadless Gallery.

Filed under: Art, Current Events, Photography, Travel, Video

See the Voice: Visible Verse 2008

Visible verse logoPacific Cinémathèque and curator Heather Haley are seeking videopoem
submissions from around the world for the annual Visible Verse
screening and performance poetry celebration. Visible Verse is North
America’s sustaining venue for the presentation of new and artistically
significant videopoetry.

Official guidelines:

Visible Verse seeks videopoems, with a 15 minutes maximum duration.
* Either official language of Canada is acceptable, though if the video
is in French, an English-dubbed or-subtitled version is required for
consideration. Videos may originate in any part of the world, however.
* Pieces will be judged on true literary merit. The ideal videopoem is
a wedding of word and image, the voice seen as well as heard.
* Please, do not send documentaries, as they are outside the featured genre.
* Videopoem producers should provide a brief bio, full name, and
contact information in a cover letter. There is no official application
form nor entry fee.
* Submission deadline is 1 September, 2008.

The ideal videopoem is a wedding of word and image, the voice seen as well as heard.
*Please, do not send documentaries, as they are outside the featured genre.
*Videopoem producers should provide a brief bio, full name, and contact information in a cover letter. There is no official application form nor entry
fee.

Submission deadline is 1 September, 2008. Send, at your own risk, videopo=
ems and poetry films/preview copies (which cannot be returned) in DVD format to: VISIBLE VERSE c/o Pacific CinE9mathE8que, 200–1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2L7, Canada. Selected artists will be notified by 1 October, 2008 and receive a screening fee. The Visible Verse 2008 will be held on November 6, 2008, with a screening and performance poetry celebration in Vancouver. For more information contact Heather Haley

Vancouver’s Pacific CinEmathEque Pacifique is a not-for-profit society dedicated to the understanding of film and moving images.

Filed under: Poetry, Video, Vispo, Web

Back to WordArt

Remember WordArt, the font font of the 90s? It’s back in Back to WordArt. Check out this fun 18 seconds by Berlin-based artist Mike Ruiz, a.k.a. Mikey Awesome. (via  rhizome)Life_wordart

Filed under: Video, Vispo, Web

The Kudzu Chronicles

Check out this video poem about rural Mississippi based on a text by Beth Ann Fennelly.

Filed under: Video

ZOBOP! at MoMA

Watch Jim Lambie’s dream become real in this video.

From the MoMA website:

Color Chart celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results
when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance, readymade
source, or arbitrary system. Midway through the twentieth century,
long-held convictions regarding the spiritual truth or scientific
validity of particular colors gave way to an excitement about color as
a mass-produced and standardized commercial product. The Romantic quest
for personal expression instead became Andy Warhol’s "I want to be a
machine;" the artistry of mixing pigments was eclipsed by Frank
Stella’s "Straight out of the can; it can’t get better than that."

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Color Chart
is the first major exhibition devoted to this pivotal transformation,
featuring work by some forty artists ranging from Ellsworth Kelly and
Gerhard Richter to Sherrie Levine and Damien Hirst.

(Thanks, Jack and Long, for this one!)

Filed under: Art, Current Events, Travel, Video

Frozen: Grand Central

Now THIS is why people want to live in New York.

Get the low-down on this happening at the Improv Everywhere blog.

Filed under: Video

Sofarida

Via Wooster Collective:   Last November, Swoon, Chris Stain & The Polaroid Kidd joined together in Paris or a collaboration at the galerie LJBeaubourgSofarida has put together a short video documenting the installation.

Filed under: Video

Peat’s Ode to Keith Haring

Check out Peat Wollaeger’s super tribute to Keith Haring, posted on YouTube.  (via Wooster Collective, time = 1:37)

Filed under: Video

In Other Words, You See by Nico Vassilakis

(time = 38 seconds)

Filed under: Video, Vispo

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