Contorted .PSD remixes of Nike shoes by Kim Asendorf.
NEW BOOBS, Kim Asendorf, Germany, 2012, 2 mins, video, silent
A silicone slide show that skims over Google image results for the search term “new boobs.”
It’s always a treat to see new work from Takeshi Murata. His “Synthesizers” show at the Salon 94 Bowery in NYC just ended, yet the internet archives it for posterity.
Murata’s 2012 “Synthesizers” series, along with his 2011 “Get Your As To Mars” series, attest to Murata’s talent for gracefully transiting the digital space to the gallery space, with “Synthesizers” essentially refining the CGI still life aesthetic he explored with his “Get Your Ass To Mars” series. It’s a unique brew of digital surrealism: a toy-box medley of items composed with alacrity and digital wit, with dreamlike CGI aesthetics that hark back to the formative CGI animation years of the late ’80s and early ’90s, viz., scenes from a Mind’s Eye VHS tape.
For the past two years, the ‘post-internet’ crew Lucky PDF have been releasing some interesting video fliers on the internet to promote live events, aka IRL parties. The genre of “video party flier” is still inchoate — perhaps it’s best described as an amalgam of promo flier and video entertainment — and aesthetic styles vary. Lucky PDF is in the vanguard of video flier development: they glean and integrate trendy aesthetics from other mediums into their video flier work, which creates some pleasant cross-media-pollination.
Pervading Lucky PDF’s video fliers are heavy influences of slick contemporary web design, 3D animation, video art, contemporary graphic design, and euro-style typography; all typically leavened with a sprinkle of flippancy. Lucky PDF reside in the UK, thus I’ve never been to any of these parties, yet these video fliers are successful in communicating, “cool, it’s party time.”
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Tomorrow, 10/16/12, the MCA is hosting a real-time audio and video performance event exalting the Chicago Dirty New Media movement, aka Ch1c4g0 D1rty N3w M3d1▲, a movement typified by raffish imagery, digital decay, noise, hacked technology and performance; software and hardware; online and offline; IRL and NRL.
Chicago Dirty New Media: Round Robin will take place in the bottom level of the MCA garage. The structure of the event will be ‘round-robin’ in the “Baltimore wham city sense,” insofar as all of the performers set up around the perimeter of the space at the same time, playing shorts sets one-at-a-time — no opener, no closer — a break from traditional line-up hierarchies.
Start time is at 6pm; set up time is at 4pm. Participating artists include:
_∆∆øÑσ.-~máh⌡!îx (Jake Elliott, jonCates, Ei Jane Janet Lin, Entro MC [pronounced “mono magix”])
Arcanebolt (Tamas Kemenczy, Mark Beasley, & Alex Inglizian)
Vaudeo Signal (Ben Baker-Smith & Evan Kühl)