All is not lost

New video/ interactive html 5 piece by OK Go

The interactive bit is a sweet idea but i think not necessary. The video works as is. It's loaded with fun tessellation's of body movements that peak at the end of video by spelling out lyrics from the song. In the interactive HTML 5 the message you type in is added to the imagery at the end of the song.

It reminds me of the Wilderness Downtown by Arcade Fire. The difference though is the medium and content made more sense in this piece rather than OK Go's. Ok Go's attempt falls flat. Mainly because I've seen this technique before and their attempt is a poor remake.



via Laughing squid

This is where i need to be

Björk's new album is part music, part game, part essays, part everything. It is multimedia and I am in awe. This is a medium where I would like my work to exist. Interactive and ever changing. It's a contemporary way of making fluxus work.

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The Fluxus artistic philosophy can be expressed as a synthesis of four key factors that define the majority of Fluxus work:
Fluxus is an attitude. It is not a movement or a style.
Fluxus is intermedia. Fluxus creators like to see what happens when different media intersect. They use found and everyday objects, sounds, images, and texts to create new combinations of objects, sounds, images, and texts.
Fluxus works are simple. The art is small, the texts are short, and the performances are brief.
Fluxus is fun. Humour has always been an important element in Fluxus.


Via- wikipedia

Oliver Sacks

Absolutely perfect.







Via Brian O'dell

The Haunted Word -- Artists panel discussion

Here are some images from the panel discussion at CB1 with curator John Souza and the artists in the show, York Chang, Kip Fulbeck, Norm Laich (absent), Joseph Lee, Carter Potter, Evelyn Serrano and myself.









Saturday July 23rd 1-3pm

Language & Uncertainty: Artist talk with Kim Schoen and Cody Trepte at LM Projects



Its a full weekend of art and text in DT. Go Saturday to LM Projects and then come again Sunday to CB1 for a double dose.

Sunday July 24th at 3pm

There will be an artist panel discussion at CB1 gallery




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WALTER BENJAMIN, MASS REPRODUCTIONS

NEED WANT




But how to order?

This That Here There These Those



New piece playing at CB1 Gallery

Branding Ourselves

There's a good article on Wired talking about the way in which we brand ourselves, and the persona we choose to reveal. It specifically talks about FB, but really, we do it all the time, everywhere.

Maybe over time enough fragments will compose a complete image of self for others to understand. But then again, which bits to focus on? This or that? These or those? Does this piece go here or there? Or is it that piece that goes with these?

Sound=Meaning



Artist: Ed Ruscha

There's an article in the New Scientist that discusses how language links sounds to sensory perceptions. That the word "sharp" sounds sharp. That language produces a kind of synesthesia.

CB1 Opening

These are some images from the opening.



Norm Laich


York Chang


Carter Potter


Kip Fullbeck


Evelyn Serrano


John Souza (curator) and Joseph Lee


Myself (out of all the stills, I mean really?!)





Attempt at circuit bending

video
i have been listening to this for the last 30 minutes.
Sanity waning.