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One Week Left for Open Submissions: DINCA Vision Quest ’15

1 October, 2014 by
Arcane Bolt performs at DINCA Vision Quest 2012

Arcane Bolt performs at DINCA Vision Quest 2012

VISION QUEST 2015
contemporary moving image & media arts festival

presented by dinca.org
submit here
submission deadline: October 7, 2014

DINCA Vision Quest ’15 is accepting open submissions for one more week, so submit soon.

dinca.org is now accepting and reviewing submissions for its upcoming iteration of Vision Quest. We’re currently accepting submissions of video, film, experimental media, moving image installation, realtime audiovisual performance, browser-based artworks, and proposals for digitally exhibited commissioned artworks (DECA — more info on this to be posted soon). We’re also open to proposals for presentations, lectures, and panel discussions.

Based in Chicago and presented by dinca.org, Vision Quest is a three-day festival celebrating the most innovative contemporary moving image and media art culture from artists worldwide, with salient interest in supporting artworks made using unconventional processes and emerging technologies.  Vision Quest is presented in a multimodal and multimedia format, where audiovisual performances are cross-pollinated with time-based media screenings and digitally exhibited commissioned artworks (DECA) to present a showcase of the most essential contemporary media culture.

Here are some salient links we suggest you check out to better understand Vision Quest:

 

Submit to Vision Quest 2015 – Contemporary Moving Image & Media Arts Festival

20 August, 2014 by

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Vision Quest 2013 at Mana Contemporary

Vision Quest 2013 at Mana Contemporary

Shana Moulton

Shana Moulton

James Connolly performance at VQ 13

James Connolly performance at VQ 13

Arcane Bolt performance at VQ 12

Arcane Bolt performance at VQ 12

VISION QUEST 2015
contemporary moving image & media arts festival
presented by dinca.org
April 2–4, 2015, at Mana Contemporary, Chicago
submission deadline: October 7, 2014
—> SUBMIT HERE

dinca.org is now accepting and reviewing submissions for its upcoming iteration of Vision Quest. We’re currently accepting submissions of video, film, experimental media, moving image installation, realtime audiovisual performance, proposals for digitally exhibited commissioned artworks (DECA — more info on this to be posted soon), and more.

Based in Chicago and presented by dinca.org, Vision Quest is a three-day festival celebrating the most innovative contemporary moving image and media art culture from artists worldwide, with salient interest in supporting artworks made using unconventional processes and emerging technologies. Vision Quest is presented in a multimodal and multimedia format, where audiovisual performances are cross-pollinated with time-based media screenings and digitally exhibited commissioned artworks (DECA) to present a showcase of the most essential contemporary media culture.

Thus far, over 100 works have screened at Vision Quest, many of them being national and international premieres, and some of which were made by artists that have exhibited at a variety of festivals, museums, and galleries of note including: MoMA, Tate Modern, the Whitney Biennial, New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sundance, MCA Chicago, Threewalls, London Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Toronto International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Forum, Images Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Migrating Forms, Museum of the Moving Image NYC, Eyebeam NYC, Viennale Austria, and MoMA P.S.1.

Submitting is free of charge; if you’re interested in submitting, please complete the submission form below before October 7, 2014.

To better understand what we do and what type of work we’re looking for, we strongly suggest you look at our 2012 program & 2013 program. Also view photos from the 2012 program here and photos from the 2013 program here & here.

Submit here: http://dinca.org/dinca-vision-quest-submission-form

“Similar Images, Associatively, Transparent GIF” by Sebastian Schmieg

7 July, 2014 by

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“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.)

More:
Artist talk with Sebastian Schmieg
Interview with Sebastian Schmieg

Wipe Poem by Chris King

3 July, 2014 by

"Wipe Poem" by Chris King

"Wipe Poem" by Chris King

Wipe Poem
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)

 

 

Robert Beatty Performance; OM Rider, Takeshi Murata Screening at LAMPO, 6/21/14

17 June, 2014 by
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Takeshi Murata. Colorado, 2014 (still); digital animation with sound design by Robert Beatty. Courtesy of the Artist and Lampo.

THREE LEGGED RACE
(ROBERT BEATTY)
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8pm
Graham Foundation @ Madlener House
4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL
Admission FREE; RSVP here 

On June 21, 2014, American artist and electronic musician Three Legged Race (Robert Beatty) closes out Lampo‘s spring 2014 season with a performance and screening of new and recent work, as well as sound and video collaborations with artist Takeshi Murata, including the Chicago premiere of OM Rider and a new video piece commissioned by Lampo. 

The program will also include three recent Takeshi Murata works including:

  • I, Popeye (2010)
  • Night Moves (2012)
  • Problem Areas (2013, for Oneohtrix Point Never)

RSVP here.

About Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty (b.1981, Lexington, KY) is an artist and electronic musician who performs solo under the name Three Legged Race. He is a long-running member of the bands Hair Police, Eyes and Arms of Smoke, and C. Spencer Yeh’s Burning Star Core. Through Beatty’s collaboration with video artist Takeshi Murata, Three Legged Race has performed at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Deitch Projects, New York; the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; and the New Museum, New York. In 2013, Beatty released the acclaimed “Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata” (Glistening Examples), a collection of his audio work for Murata. Beatty’s performances and recordings explore the repetition and decay of simple musical themes, evoking minimalist sci-fi soundtracks, clouded hypnotic landscapes, and primal industrial techno. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Robert Beatty first appeared at Lampo in October 2008, when he premiered a two-movement work, “Falling Order I and II.” In March 2010, he and Takeshi Murata appeared together in the Lampo series, in a live performance and screening co-presented by Lampo and Conversations at the Edge.

About Takeshi Murata
Takeshi Murata (b.1974, Chicago, IL) graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 with a BFA in Film/Video/Animation. In 2007, Murata was the subject of a solo exhibition, Black Box: Takeshi Murata, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. His work has been included in solo and group shows at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Peres Projects, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; Eyebeam, New York; FACT Centre, Liverpool, UK; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; New York Underground Film Festival; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Foxy Production, New York, and Deitch Projects, New York, among others.

About OM Rider (from Electronic Arts Intermix)
In OM Rider, Takeshi Murata deftly weaves the aesthetics of retro-noir, video games, and Italian giallo film into a cinematic exercise in cool, narrative minimalism and distilled rebellion. In a vast desert bathed in neon hues, a misfit lycanthrope blasts syncopated techno rhythms into the night. Meanwhile, an old man sits at a large, round table in a void-like space, rigidly sipping coffee and rolling snake-eyed dice as the faint sound of the werewolf’s pulsating, phantasmic synth grows louder. Hopping on his motorcycle and ripping a bowl, the werewolf tears full speed ahead over forbidding terrain while his hoary counterpart becomes increasingly anxious…

At once opaque and thrilling, OM Rider expands upon Murata’s previous 3D character-based animation and references to horror cinema, benefiting from the integral collaboration of longtime composer Robert Beatty, here joined by musicians Devin Flynn and C. Spencer Yeh.

More:

POETRYTHREATS.com by Tim Grover, 2014

2 June, 2014 by

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POETRYTHREATS.com
by Tim Grover

POETRY THREATS is a web-based project by Tim Grover, a Chicago-based new media artist, which aims to “reclaim certain ‘threat’ words monitored by the DHS on social media sites. Users have a chance to take these words and turn them into art through the virtual magnet poetry board.”

The above image is a poem I generated/made using the website. It’d be great if the project offered more pronouns, verbs, conjunctions, and so forth, to augment the poetic potentials of the project; the selection of connective magnetic words unrelated to the DHS keywords is somewhat scant, therefore you find yourself looking for a pronoun like “her” to no avail, but the limitations do provide an interesting challenge and make the final outcome more cryptic.

You can create a poem of your own, or check out previous submissions at: http://poetrythreats.com/

Rick Silva for Parallelograms.info

21 April, 2014 by

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Check out Rick Silva‘s new browser-based video installation for http://parallelograms.info/ featuring a levitating tent.

View the piece here.

“Parallelograms is an online artist project exploring the relationship between images and interpretation. Invited artists are given a set of images taken from deliberate web searches and asked to create a web-specific piece in response to one of them.”