Photography & Intermedia


12 Monkeys
December 8, 2014, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Films, repost

12monkeys

Inspired by Chris Marker’s acclaimed short film La Jetée (which is included on the DVD Short 2: Dreams), 12 Monkeys combines intricate, intelligent storytelling with the uniquely imaginative vision of director Terry Gilliam. The story opens in the wintry wasteland of the year 2035, where a virulent plague has forced humans to live in a squalid, oppressively regimented underground. Bruce Willis plays a societal outcast who is given the opportunity to erase his criminal record by “volunteering” to time-travel into the past to obtain a pure sample of the deadly virus that will help future scientists to develop a cure. But in bouncing from 1918 to the early and mid-1990s, he undergoes an ordeal that forces him to question his own perceptions of reality. Caught between the dangers of the past and the devastation of the future, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) who is initially convinced he’s insane, and a wacky mental patient (Brad Pitt in a twitchy Oscar-nominated role) with links to a radical group that may have unleashed the deadly virus. Equal parts mystery, tragedy, psychological thriller, and apocalyptic drama, 12 Monkeys ranks as one of the best science fiction films of the ’90s, boosted by Gilliam’s visual ingenuity and one of the finest performances of Willis’s career. –Jeff Shannon (Amazon.com). Terry Gilliam directs.



Jonty Hurwitz
December 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Filed under: Intermedia, Student Pick

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Jonty Hurwitz makes sculptures so small that you need a microscope to see them.

http://beautifuldecay.com



Happy Thanksgiving
November 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Filed under: Announcement

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Fall 2014
Richmond Center Building Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, 11/26
All Galleries Closed
Building Hours: 7 am to 8 pm

Thursday, 11/27
All Galleries Closed
Building Closed

Friday 11/28 through Sunday 11/30
All Galleries Closed
Regular Semester Building Hours

Thanksgiving Building Hours for South Kohrman Hall

Wednesday 11/26
Doors lock at 8pm

Thursday 11/27
Doors Locked

Friday – Sunday
Regular Hours of 7am – 11pm

Students, Faculty and Staff with swipe access will still be able to enter the building 24 hours a day



Anders Weberg
November 26, 2014, 12:01 pm
Filed under: repost, Video Art


Absent VIII [2013] a homage to Maya Deren


Nothingness / Ten


Impressions [Belgrade]


Emptiness

Anders Weberg (b.1968)

Anders is an artist working in video, sound, new media and installations and he is primarily concerned with identity. The human body lies at the root of projects that formally and conceptually chart identity and its construction as a preamble to broaching matters of violence, genders, memory, loss or ideology in which personal experiences co-exists with references to popular culture, the media and consumerism. Specializing in digital technologies, he aims to mix genres and ways of expression to explore the potential of audio visual media. He coined the term Peer-to-peer art or (p2p art) in 2006. Art made for – and only available on – the peer to peer networks. The original artwork is first shared by the artist until one other user has downloaded it. After that the artwork will be available for as long as other users share it. The original file and all the material used to create it are deleted by the artist. ”There’s no original”. Six films with a duration between 45 minutes and 9 hours have been uploaded on the file sharing networks in one copy and their original have been deleted. P2P Art – The aesthetics of ephemerality.

Currently working on the longest film ever made. A 720 hours long video titled Ambiance that will premiere in 2020. Also the founder and curator of the Stian [con]temporary art gallery and AIVA, Angelholm International Video Art Festival 2012. Currently based in the small village Kölleröd in the south of Sweden and has exhibited at numerous art/film festivals, galleries, and museums internationally, including:
Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil, 2012, Museum of Modern Art 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina. File Brazil 2007-2008-2011- 2012, São Paulo, Brazil; FutureEverything 2010, Manchester, UK; National Museum of Contemporary Art 2010, Athens, Greece; Beijing Contemporary Art Centre 2010, Beijing, China; Cape 09 Art Biennale, 2009, Cape Town, South Africa; Biennale of Sydney 2008, Sydney, Australia; National Museum, Szczecin, Poland; [10th] Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan; 13th Barcelona International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, SONAR, Barcelona, Spain; Scope New York, US; Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Santa Fe, Argentina; Pocket Films , Centre Pompidou, Paris; Videoformes, Clermont – Ferrand, France and EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany.



Chinese creative agency
November 25, 2014, 2:24 pm
Filed under: Intermedia, Student Pick

DDB-China-green-pedestrian-crossing
A giant canvas becomes both a work of art and a physical reminder of the impact our actions have on the environment.

Chinese creative agency, DDB, created this effective campaign to draw awareness to our carbon footprint and encourage people to use their two pins instead of wheels with motors. Creative Jody Xiong was the driving force behind DDB’s project which took their campaign to the street. Conducted on seven busy pedestrian crossings in downtown Shanghai, DDB’s campaign for China Environmental Protection Foundation engaged the public with a monumental white canvas bearing a leafless tree, with two giant ‘stamp pads’ filled with green, environmentally friendly, washable, quick drying paint on either side of the crossing. As each pedestrian traversed the street, their footprints created leaves on the bare tree, a symbol of their individual contribution to cutting down on carbon emissions made by the 500 million cars China has put on the roads. Initially carried out in seven of Shanghai’s main streets it was then rolled out on 132 roads in 15 cities across the nation.

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Designed to encourage people to walk instead of drive, creative agency DDB, engages the public

http://mintstylestudio.com



Tony Oursler
November 25, 2014, 12:33 pm
Filed under: repost, Video Art



The Bug “Function / Void” By Factory Fifteen
November 24, 2014, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Student Pick, Video Art

Ninja Tune and The Creators Project present The Bug’s “Function / Void” video short, directed by Factory Fifteen in collaboration with production company and digital studio Nexus.
For more on the making of the video: thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/video-premiere-function-void-the-bug-factory-fifteen
The Bug – Function ft Manga
The Bug – Void ft Liz Harris (of Grouper)
Taken from the new album by The Bug, ”Angels & Devils”
Download The Bug’s Angels & Devils:
Ninjashop – smarturl.it/angelsanddevils
iTunes – smarturl.it/angelsanddevilsit
Amazon – smarturl.it/angelsanddevilsaz
CREDITS
Artist: The Bug
Director: Factory Fifteen
Production Company: Nexus
Label: Ninja Tune
Commissioner: Maddy Salvage
Producer: Beccy McCray
Production Manager: Caroline Milsom
Director Of Photography: Luke Jacobs
Lead Actor: Gary Grant
Lead Actress: Ani Lang
Focus Puller: Tom Mcmahon
1st AD: Dan Precious
2nd AD: Alex Paterakis, Carmen de Witt
Gaffer: Joel Rainsley
Focus/ Gaffer Assistant: William del Rivero
DIT: Prince Yemoh
VFX Supervisor: Matt Townsend
Animation / VFX: Alexey Marfin, Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Prince Yemoh, Isaac Eluwole, Carl Kenyon, Ares Simone, Roberto Brichese,
Matt Townsend.
Tracking: Tom Carter, Kibwe Tavares
Rotoscoping: Sinjarajan Studios
Kinect Character Development: Eran Amir
Offline Editor: Paul Hardcastle
Edit House: Trim
Post Production Consultant: Dave Slade
Studio Manager @ Nexus: Natalie Busuttil
Art Director: James Hatt
Art Dept Assistant: Rebecca Carey, Michelle Renee
Art Dept Runner: Arthur Menezes
Stylist: Crissie Aranda
Hair & Make Up: Bobbie Ross
Hair/MU Assistant: Maggie Forrest, Sharon Chagger
Production Assistant: Billi Hatfield
Production Runner: James Alexander
Unit Minibus Driver: John Targgart
Security: Per Doda
Extras:
Kimberley Goldsmith, Mark Craddock, Silvia Ferreira Santos, Susete Furtado, Justinas Vilutis, Eran Amir, Patrick Dishman, Freny Pavri, Roberto Brichese, Konstatin Zhukov, Peter Efe

With thanks to:
Kate Michelson
Pete Spence and all at Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum Trust
5 Merchant Sq
Jimmy, Wayne & Godfrey at Robin Hood Estate
Michelle Myrie & The Film Office
Vince, Rhian & Team at Film Fixer

Craft Design for Flat Design and build:
Designers: Armando Elias, Hugo D’Enjoy
craftdesign.co / info@craftdesign.co




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