18 August 2014 by Andrew Rosinski
Spheres 1-20, 2013, 20 min, HD video, sound
by Sara Ludy
“In Spheres 1-20, ambiguous forms float in polygonal landscapes created from snippets sourced from Ludy’s wanderings of the internet, personal photos, and samples of computer-aided-drafting motifs. Taking two-dimensional screen captures and image-mapping them onto three-dimensional rotating forms, Ludy creates her Spheres as virtual architectures that refer to an amorphous and psychological space. Between each 1-minute episode of the video, abrupt cuts shift the focus to new structures while an audible synthesized drone changes pitch with each reveal, similar to the shift found between levels in video gameplay.
Ludy’s interest in spatial compositions stems from her lifelong captivation with video games, haunting second life and google warehouse looking for imagery and her professional experience creating immersive environments as a VJ for Los Angeles nightclubs. She pursues a sense of familiarity and the uncanny, pointing to the flexible spectrum of spaces designed for human habitation and the facsimiles of those spaces found online.” – Rob Hult, Klaus Gallery
29 July 2014 by Andrew Rosinski
A film by Chris Marker, 1996, 106 minutes
US Theatrical premiere, opens August 15th at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
A woman (Laura), a computer, an invisible interlocutor: such is the setup on which LEVEL FIVE is built. She “inherits” a task: to finish writing a video game centered on the Battle of Okinawa – a tragedy practically unknown in the West, but whose development played a decisive role in the way World War II ended, as well as in postwar times and even our present.
A strange game, in fact. Contrary to classical strategy games whose purpose is to turn back the tide of history, this one seems willing only to reproduce history as it happened. While working on Okinawa and meeting through a rather unusual network — parallel to Internet — informants and even eye-witnesses to the battle (including film director Nagisa Oshima), Laura gathers pieces of the tragedy, until they start to interfere with her own life.
11 July 2014 by Andrew Rosinski
Thalé by Barry Doupé
2009, 5 min, video, sound
Barry Doupé’s Thalé (2009) experiments with the phenomenology of light and colour through fiber-optic flower arrangements. Doupé’s animations are inspired by the Thale Cress plant, which is commonly used in biological mutation experiments. His rotating electronic floras, which resemble neon lights, sex toys and fireworks, glow in the dark digital void.
– Amy Kazymerchyk, Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film
7 July 2014 by Andrew Rosinski
“Similar Images, Associatively, Transparent GIF”
by Sebastian Schmieg
Netherlands, 2011, 1 min, video, silent
“Search by Image is a series of algorithmic and experimental videos analyzing Google’s image search function of the same name.” (S.S.)
Artist talk with Sebastian Schmieg
Interview with Sebastian Schmieg
3 July 2014 by Andrew Rosinski
by Chris King
2013, 2 min, video, sound
“A little video using mostly standard wipes to generate both the imagery and audio, light and dark content of the signal directly influence pitch and wave shape, the sound of the video signal was also processed through audio effects controlled live in parallel to the wipes and video effects. I then cut together my favourite parts in to a short work. It was influenced by early video art and visual music experiments.” (CK)
22 June 2014 by Andrew Rosinski
VIVARIUMS by Sabrina Ratté
Originally posted on ComputersClub.org
18 June 2014 by Andrew Rosinski
Video by Jacob Ciocci, 2014
Remixed music by Adam Schwarz