Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tate Modern - Expanded Cinema Symposia

Activating the Space of Reception

"Featuring lectures, discussions, performances, projections and installations, this major international conference presents a critical appraisal of an expanding field of film and video art from multi-screen, immersive, performance-based live-projections through to interactive, digital and virtual reality multi-media events."...

"Works identified as Expanded Cinema often open up questions surrounding the spectator's construction of time/space relations, activating the spaces of cinema and narrative as well as other contexts of media reception. In doing so it offers an alternative and challenging perspective on filmmaking, visual arts practices and the narratives of social space, everyday life and cultural communication"...

"The conference is part of an AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) funded project entitled Narrative Exploration in Expanded Cinema set up by the late Dr Jackie Hatfield. Conducted by Duncan White and David Curtis, the project - based at the British Artists Film and Video Study Collection at Central St Martins, College of Art & Design (University of the Arts London) in collaboration with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee - seeks to explore the various histories of expanded cinema and their impact on the question of narrative, space and time in experimental film and art practices."...

During the three days, there will be opportunities to visit installations of three landmark British Expanded Cinema installations:
Steve Farrer, The Machine, 1978-88
Tamara Krikorian, Time Revealing Truth, 1983
Lis Rhodes, Light Music, 1975


Abstracts and Speakers Bibliographies at:

Speaker of note: Cindy Keefer of Center for Visual Music

Cindy Keefer (Centre for Visual Music, USA)
Raumlichtkunst to Vortex: Early Expanded Cinema Experiments of Oskar Fischinger and Jordan Belson (1926-1959)

Monday, September 24, 2007

meso-Progress Bar - Interactive Bar Coffee Table

Creation of a interactive table by meso digital interiors for satis&fy. September 2006. Utilising VVV a multipurpose toolkit. Documentation including video clip and images at:

Youtube video at:

Embedded youtube video:

Anthony McCall

Filmmaker Anthony McCall ..."uses the physical properties of projected light to create and illuminate architectural spaces. McCall's new work, entitled 'You and I, Horizontal' is comprised of two projectors and a fog machine which combine to create a three dimensional space in which the viewer can observe and manipulate the power of light to convey space."(Source: Rhizome News listing

Anthony McCall website:
SFMOMA event:
Rhizome Listing:

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Timescape - Ji-Hoon Byun & E.J. Gone

Timescape is the image representation of sequently stacked 1pixel-width video lines that are extracted each from the camera input. Timescape represents the apparition of the time-flow of the space, whereas photography is the visual presentation of the moment of space and movies express the space changed by time.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Light Bead Curtain

The Light Bead Curtain is an interactive musical installation that can be freely played by person's touch. The installation takes the form of a beaded curtain; strings of simple clear beads. Each bead, on a users touch, lights itself and emits a unique sound. People play with the curtain by weaving their hands through it, touching it with their faces, and moving through it with their body. An environment of light and sound is created when people engage with the curtain. "

Friday, July 13, 2007



"The Octopulse shows that noise is music. With this cuddly ‘alien bagpipe’ you can control analogue sound synthesis through unconventional means. The ‘tonetacles’ of the Octopulse react to movement and light, transferring movements into information for an analogue synthesiser to convert into cacophonous noises."

Sunday, April 29, 2007


The Visual Music Marathon Event took place yesterday at the Egan Research Center, 120 Forsyth Street, Northeastern University, MA 02115 , Boston. What an amazing show of incredibly beautiful and stunning visuals and music. Organised by Dennis Miller. This was an event worth seeing!!! - more here soon.

Meanwhile, previews of some of the work that was shown is online at:

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Theodore Watson - Audio Space - 2005

"Audio Space is a 3D augmented aural space. A user wearing a headset can leave messages at any point within the room and hear all the sounds left by everyone before them spatialised as if the people were really still there. It has been exhibited at ICHIM 05 in Paris and at the 2006 Eyebeam Summer Exhibition in New York."

"superimposes a dense sonic environment onto a completely empty physical space and allows the participant to explore and shape this seemingly hidden world of sound. "

Graffti Research Lab
Dedicated to outfitting graffiti artists with open source technologies for urban communication.
One of their events is:
"The Graffiti Research Lab will be in Rotterdam from February 7th through the 10th (2007). We’re taking control of the Renzo Piano KPN Telecom Building and turning the Kop Van Zuid into the People’s Revolutionary Green Laser Light District. We are turning the 37 x 72 meter screen into a place to display your uncurated animations and graphics"

Saturday, February 03, 2007

CODE & FORM: Computational Aesthetics

"CODE & FORM is a blog supporting the coding and teaching activities of Marius Watz. It contains documentation of workshops, as well as code for various projects. Email tips about relevant links or pieces of code to marius-at-unlekker-net."

Friday, February 02, 2007


"Audiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on the same table. Audiopad not only allows for spontaneous reinterpretation of musical compositions, but also creates a visual and tactile dialogue between itself, the performer, and the audience. "

See website:

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Make Beautiful Brain Music

Artist Luciana Haill uses medical electroencephalogram, or EEG, monitors embedded in a Bluetooth-enabled sweatband to record the activity of her frontal lobes, then beams the data to a computer that plays it back as song.

Make Beautiful Brain Music article in wired magazine

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

State of the Image - Interactive Media Festival -
9 September 2006 at Arnhem Citysquare [Arnhem/Netherlands]

Sunday, November 19, 2006

philip glass: glassworks

Koyananisqatsi and philip glass Spoof
philip glass: metamorphosis 1

youtube - "piano by branka parlic
27th of october 2004, sinagogue, novi sad"
Vorwerk Ballet

different choreography -
Ai Yamamoto

Youtube broadcast: "The abstract electronic melodies and digital animation of Japanese artist Ai Yamamoto.
Includes interview with subtitles."
After All (The Odessa Steps)

Pet Shop Boys Soundtrack

Antal Lux - Website

Antal Lux - Artist, Video, Painting. This puece is called Identity (Identit�t | 1991 )

Antal Lux - Identity (1991)

Antal Lux - Identitly (1991) - clip online at:

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Writing on Water performance

Music by David Lang
Dear Phone Part One

Peter Greenway
H is for House

Peter Greenway - H is for House
Gehr - Serene Velocity Part One

youtube broadcast
Stan Brakhage - The Garden of Earthly Delights
Hollist Hampton - Nostalgia

Bill Viola

Paul Sharits - Flicker Film -Touching

A clip from Paul Sharits' film, N:O:T:H:I:N:G
- Flicker film - Structural Film
Brakhage on Brakhage I
Brakhage on Brakhage II

youtube excerpt
Michael Snow - La RĂ©gion Centrale - 1967

youtube excerpt
Michael Snow - wavelength (1967)

youtube broadcast

Abelardo Morell - Camera Obscura - Photographer (US)

Abelardo Morell - Photographer (US) - Abelardo Morell makes magical camera obscura images in darkened interiors. The simple process -- he blacks out all the windows, leaving just a pinhole opening in one of them -- produces photographs of complex beauty. The world outside is projected upside down into the room which he then photographs using long exposures. (Abelardo Morell, Bulfinch Press) and

Virgil Widrich - Fast Film - Google Video Broadcast 2003. "In 14 minutes, "Fast Film" provides a tour de force through film history, from its silent beginnings to present-day Hollywood. The filmmakers printed out some 65,000 individual images from 300 films, folded them into paper objects, arranged them in complex tableaux, and then brought them to life with an animation camera." More info: and

Monday, November 13, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Keeping Score - San Francisco Symphony - Education - Resources for Teachers