“A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images, Part One”
Friday, June 26, 2015
8pm–10pm, free admission
Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
“A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images” is a three-part screening series surveying contemporary moving image-based art, both film and video, by established and emerging artists. This installment, part one, focuses on the topic of “Video Art & Computer Art,” circa 2010–2015, and traverses the domains of screen capture videos, digital animation, and internet art and culture, with many of the works embracing innovative uses of technology. (TRT: 69 mins; free admission)
FEATURING WORK BY :
Miyö Van Stenis
Snow Yunxue Fu
Curated by Andrew Rosinski
Go Do Art (2014, video, 1 min)
by Kim Laughton
Scene 2, Kim Laughton, 2014, 2 min, hd video, color, sound
A hyperreal ride upward on a shopping mall escalator, with indoor palm foliage simulacra, and artificial tropical forest sounds.
by Andrew Benson
“A super melty, lighting feedback in-browser visual experiment created by Andrew Benson using HTML5/WebGL graphics.”
Try it out here.
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
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
“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.)