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.
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.)
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)