“PUNK IS DAD” digital image, originally posted on The Jogging
DINCurated by Jennifer Chan
Jennifer Chan, a video and new media artist, attended the University of Toronto Missisauga and completed her MFA at Syracuse University. She currently splits her time living and working between Chicago and Toronto.
Jennifer’s work is often strapped together with the net-art and post-internet movements; however, her work could more broadly be classified as contemporary new-media art with a healthy dose of internet levity. Her work has exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Moving Image, NY; Conversations at the Edge, Chicago; Images Festival, Toronto; Transmediale, Berlin; Future Galley, Berlin; DINCA Vision Quest 2012, Chicago; Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham; Interstate Projects, NYC; and plenty more.
Moreover, Jennifer is a writer and thinker who has written a number of well-received essays including, “From Browser to Gallery (and Back): The Commodification of Net Art 1990-2011,” “Why Are There No Great Women Net Artists?,” and “The Sociology of Hip Hop In the Micro-World of Emerging Net Art,” to name a few.
This is the ninth installment of top5: a DINCuratorial series featuring guest participants who curate five embeddable internet videos. There are no guidelines for their selections, other than participants are encouraged to reflect upon their choices in however many words they deem necessary.
Below are Jennifer Chan’s top five embeddable web videos, along with a intro-image-conversation between her and Jaakko Pallasvuo.
“I picked videos I’ve watched many times after my first viewings — videos I became addicted to watching. Videos I wish I had made.” — J.C.
Cats Morph Into Croissants, 2010
Sleeping kittens transform into a buttery baked goods.
Ckrome – Kiss Me Thru The Phone (iPhone Remix) (Official Music Video), 2010
Ckrome is a teen rapper who is part of a Chicago-based collective (“Porchmusick) that I’ve been following for over a year.
Blood on the Dance Floor, “Bewitched” 2011
Scenecore mixed with trancepop, Twilight meets Queen of the Damned.
Bogdan Macoviciuc, “Holy Other-We Over”, 2011
Rapid editing makes viewers think they saw something that didn’t really happen.
sukmeqilme, hey baby, 2012
A young boy recites a series of rapey statements while animated semen streams from his eyes.
Hattlerizer 2.0 is the latest incarnation of Max Hattler’s audiovisual live performance practice. Using custom-built software, Hattler expresses an abstract optical terrain in which hard-edged geometries and supple organic forms proliferate, interact, and wane. Aesthetics of metric shapes and colours coalesce with optical feedback recursions to engross the audience with virtual realms that range from the soft, nebulous, and celestial, to the frenetic, psychedelic, and dissonant.
Paying homage to influences in improvisational jazz and avant-garde animation, Hattler plays his visual instrument in an ad lib manner, resulting in a radiant spectacle that is at once arresting, rapturous, and starkly original. Vesper On accompanies Hattlerizer 2.0 with an experimental electronic soundtrack composed and performed exclusively on a Nintendo Game Boy. — Schaustelle
INCITE! magazine has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the printing of issue #4, their largest, most ambitious issue to date, “which surveys the breadth of alternative media exhibition practice, from micro- to mobile to expanded + para-cinemas.”
This is a great publication and I highly recommend supporting it today by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign, and in return, you’ll get something special from them. Act now — there’s only four days left.
About the Issue:
With Amos Vogel’s passing in April 2012, American film culture lost one of its most passionate and influential iconoclasts. INCITE #4, “Exhibition Guide,” pays tribute to Vogel’s legacy, most notably Cinema 16, a precursor to the flourishing microcinema network of the 1990s and a forebear of today’s freewheeling cinespaces. In the age of so-called “participatory” media, in which people connect virtually using avatars and aliases to stream data on handheld devices, what binds these social cinematic sites, and makes them flourish?
While vertically mapping microcinemas of past and present, this issue also surveys the breadth of alternative media exhibition practice, from Dziga Vertov’s agit-train and Bill Brand’s metro Masstransiscope, to artists who use film without projectors and projectors without film. INCITE #4 seeks to engage the history of unconventional cinemas by zeroing in on those puzzle pieces that don’t quite fit. Lost-and-found in the couch cushions and idiosyncratically dog-eared, these are the components of itinerant and expanded cinema practices that don’t take place inside four-walled cinema chambers, on screens, online or, even, in a projector fashion. Hopefully, these aberrations will spur readers to reconsider the whole gambit of moving image exhibition.
You can view the Table of Contents for Issue #4 online here.
Contributors include: 40 Frames, Adam Abrams, Steve Anker, Rebecca Barten, Christina Battle, Scott Miller Berry, Bill Brand, David Cox, Bill Daniel, Clint Enns, Kate Ewald, Bradley Eros, The Flinching Eye Collective, Walter Forsberg, Brian L. Frye, Sandra Gibson, Elena Gorfinkel, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Sarah Halpern, Adelheid Heftberger, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Johnsen, Chris Kennedy, Richard Kerr, Bryan Konefsky, Christy LeMaster, Alain LeTourneau, Light Industry, Jeanne Liotta, Jesse Malmed, Kate MacKay, Alex MacKenzie, Caroline Martel, Theo Michael, Alice Moscoso, David Nelson, Gordon Nelson, Tara Merenda Nelson, Greg Pierce, John Porter, Luis Recoder, Marcus Rosenstrater, David Sherman, Spectacle, Tess Takahashi, tENTATIVELY, a CONVENIENCE, Donna de Ville, Jonathan Walley, Audrey Young
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“Contact” space dock.
Here is a sampler video for The-Drum‘s forthcoming album “Contact.” I’ve been listening to this album a lot lately — pretty much on repeat for the last month — it is very good, and highly recommended. It’s available 6/25/13 at Audraglint.
by Jaakko Pallasvuo
“I used to be so into trying to understand myself, but now I just want to do things, and not understand them.”
— Dennis Cooper, The Sluts
1mage is a DINCuratorial series where guest participants select one image.
Here is the first batch of photo documentation for Vision Quest 2012. Special thanks to Andrew Neher for taking these photos and to Mary Sesaw for lending the camera and assisting with data management.
These photos are from the “Scintillating Trips” program, aka the second night. The entire album can be viewed here.
Photos from night one and night three coming soon. Thanks to everyone who came out — it was a trip — and stay tuned for Vision Quest 2013, coming late summer / early autumn.
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