Saturday, April 25, 2009
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
Youtube video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTwcageiJnM
Embedded youtube video:
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 http://rhizome.org/news/story.php?timestamp=20070924)
Anthony McCall website: http://www.anthonymccall.com/
SFMOMA event: http://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/exhib_detail.aspid=286
Rhizome Listing: http://rhizome.org/news/story.php?timestamp=20070924
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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 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
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Meanwhile, previews of some of the work that was shown is online at:
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
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: http://www.jamespatten.com/audiopad/
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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, January 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
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)
http://memberpictures.aol.com/aolvisions/ipcamera and http://www.abelardomorell.net/about.html
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: http://www.widrichfilm.com/ and http://www.widrichfilm.com/fastfilm/main_en.html