Two Women

stacks-image-34fddf8.jpgTwo women: one is young, angelic, billowing and dream like; the other alternates between the fetal position and the floating corpse pose. Side by side, the wood framed vessels into which the the images are projected and submerged in water, read as both boat and coffin. Like flowers dropped from the installation’s peeling wallpaper or the Chinese screens described by the narrator as she recounts a dream that turns into a nightmare, the water is the source of life of death. In Two Women, the gasping for air is visceral as the older woman contorts her body and I, the witness, listen to her story in Korean, read it in English and hear the stylus punctuate it into fabric as Morse code, the universal language associated with distress.

Allvision

AllVision01.jpgExploring the medium since the late 1960’s, Steina and Woody Vasulka’s inventive exploration of the new technology coined them as the pioneers of the video arts. The artistic married pair found their inspiration with experimentation of the technology of the moment and social issues of their time. In 1976 Steina (who only goes by her first name) brought her work Allvision to life, born from her research of perception. The installment bears two cameras facing each other on a horizontally rotating axis, in the middle stands a mirrored sphere.  The two cameras, on a turntable, slowly orbit the mirrored sphere. Each camera visualizes one half of the reflected space, making the whole space observable as both cameras’ visual were transmitted to four monitors. [1]

METRO Re/De-construction

METRO Re/De-Construction is a 6 minute video compilation of a series of 3D rendered scenes from a trip along the Denver Light Rail. Artist Chris Coleman created this thought provoking animation by bringing a handheld 3D scanner onto the train he takes to work every morning. He scanned the inside of the light rail cars […]

Contact: A Cybernetic Sculpture

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Contact: A Cybernetic Sculpture by Les Levine LES LEVINE produced two installations, Iris (1968) and Contact: A Cybernetic Sculpture (1969), which were important predecessors to Wipe Cycle, although less complex. In Iris, […]

The Invisible Shape of Things Past

After reading chapter two of Manovich’s Software Takes Command, the difference between multimedia and hybrid media revealed various facets within themselves that I never even knew existed. It struck interest in many ways, but one most of all which was the further study into Joachim Sauter’s Invisible Shape of Things Past. Honestly, at first it […]

Snows

"Carolee Schneemann, one of the pioneers of performance art and experimental cinema, created an interactive electronic environment for her multimedia performance, Snows, which premiered in New York in 1967, amidst growing violence during the war in Viet Nam. Engineered by E.A.T., the seats of the Martinique Theater were wired so that the audience’s response triggered […]

Drei Klavierstücke op. 11

Drei Klavierstücke op. 11 is a reinterpretation of Arnold Schoenberg’s 1909 op. 11 Drei Klavierstück; 100 years after the piece was written, Cory Arcangel decided to remake it editing together youtube videos of cats playing the piano.The work has been realized cutting and pasting roughtly 170 different cat videos. On his website the artist explains […]

Selective Memory Theater

[video src= http://vimeo.com/19897898]Pulls images from Flickr and manipulates them to form
a metaphor for how memory and perception work in the brain….

Lowest Resolution

Zhang Peili’s Lowest Resolution consists of a long, narrow, dark alley with a small LCD screen hanging at the end. The LCD screen plays a video, hardly recognizable from distance, of a girl in a red school uniform. The distance makes it difficult to see exactly what the girl is doing or to hear if she’s talking or singing, or maybe crying.

Datamatics

Ryoji Ikeda al MiTo SettembreMusica Festival 2009, il Festival Internazionale della Musica (3a edizione).

TV-Buddha

TV-Buddha

TV Buddha (1974) Closed Circuit video installation with bronze sculpture. [1]

Vrgb VHS Visual Music Composition n.002

Looking back on the technological evolution of the last few decades, it becomes clear how fast it went and how fast technology was rendered as outdated. One of those media formats was VHS.

Threatbox.us

Threatbox.us is an interactive installation with web surveillance interface in which a movie frame from a montage of violent excerpts from films, news media, and computer games “attacks” visitors v

Art:21 presents James Turrell

‘James Turrell’s work involves explorations in light and space that speak to viewers without words, impacting the eye, body, and mind with the force of a spiritual awakening.