Born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness, Neil Harbisson developed the eyeborg, a device that translates colours into sounds for him.
A History of Subversive Remix Video before YouTube: Thirty Political Video Mashups Made between World War II and 2005 – Curated by Jonathan McIntosh
“Filmmakers, fans, activists, artists, and media makers have been reediting television, movies, and news media for critical and political purposes since almost the very beginning of moving pictures. Over the past century, this subversive form of populist remixing has been called many things, including appropriation art, détournement, media jamming, found footage, avant-garde film, television hacking, telejusting, political remix, scratch video, vidding, outsider art, antiart, and even cultural terrorism.”
See the complete article and video collection via the Open Access online journal Transformative Works and Cultures:
Craig Ferguson has a point…
Music for Sleeping Children is an experimental collaboration between internationally recognized visual artist Charlie White and Mercury-nominated musician and producer Boom Bip (also known as Bryan Hollon). The project stems from White’s investigations of the representation of American adolescence, and was born from a relationship forged between White and Hollon in 2009 when they collaborated on “We Like to Shop,” a simple clap-along song from White’s experimental cartoon, OMG BFF LOL that Hollon converted into a throbbing club track for the work’s US premier at the Aldrich Museum. From there, White and Hollon set out to realize a far more ambitious project conceived by White as the marriage of in-depth teen interviews, discussions, and studio projects with pop, electronica, hip hop and experimental composition. Working in tandem, White and Hollon fashioned the concept of each track around the original studio recordings of teen girls ranging in age from 12 to 16. From eager enthusiasms, to exuberant chants, to adolescent melancholia, Music for Sleeping Children underscores the complex tensions resonant in the teen voices while transforming each girl into a popular music form of her own. Magical, uncomfortable, and original, Music for Sleeping Children is an artwork, an archive, and an album.
“Sword, archery and video game enthusiast Will Keith (aka “bbillyk“) has created a large collection of sword and knife review / demonstration videos on his YouTube channel that sometimes show him slicing and dicing various sized bottles of water.”
“56 Broken Kindle Screens” is a print on demand paperback that consists of found photos depicting broken Kindle screens. The Kindle is Amazon’s e-reading device which is by default connected to the company’s book store.
The book takes as its starting point the peculiar aesthetic of broken E Ink displays and serves as an examination into the reading device’s materiality. As the screens break, they become collages composed of different pages, cover illustrations and interface elements.
56 Broken Kindle Screens – Photographed E Ink, Collected Online, Printed On Demand
Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmieg, 2012
More info here: silviolorusso.com/home/?project=56-broken-kindle-screens
and here: sebastianschmieg.com/56brokenkindlescreens/
“For the past 200 years, the gallery has been the home of new and cutting-edge art, a place where the art community can come together and share new ideas. But in this episode, we ask: is the web browser replacing the gallery as the best place to view amazing, cutting-edge art?!? In the era of the internet, you can view remarkable art from the comfort of your laptop. Accessible to virtually everyone, web art does away with the physical limitations of the gallery and makes impossibly cool art a part of our daily lives!”
Aleksandra Domanovic, Anhedonia, 2007. Video
“In psychology, anhedonia is an inability to experience satisfaction from normally pleasurable life events such as eating, exercise and social or sexual interaction. It was also supposed to be the original title of Annie Hall, but was considered unmarketable.”
The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.
Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual “Art + Film Gala” honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood.
directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (http://gosupermarche.com/)
“I would be humiliated if I found out that anything I did actually became a commercial success.” – Lydia Lunch
Need some advices on practical stuff? HowToBasic is the Youtube Channel for you. The best tutorials you can find out there. Ever.
Steve Roggenbuck is a 24 year old poet/blogger. He is incredible. It’s like the beat generation spirit reborn on Youtube.
“Painters panting”, a supercut of inhalations and exhalations from (in order) Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Noland, Jasper Johns & Larry Poons.
[via boing boing]
There are hundreds of videos and reports of this show online. But this one is the best so far.
Also, Noel Fielding is great (he will always be Richmond to me).
I was well aware of Hirst’s love for Francis Bacon, but suddenly, today, it all became much clearer..
I’d say yes.
“The purpose of technolgy is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body“. William S. Burroughs starring in a shoe advert for Nike in 1994. WTF.
[via dangerous minds]
“The internet has intensified connections between people across the planet. In this episode we take a look at the impact of this new interconnectivity on the art world. Traditional funding models are dissolving, new forms of expressing ownership have arisen to accomodate for remix culture, and artists are finding ways to connect physical art experiences and traditions to the internet. In the digital era, the experience of art from the perspective of the artist and the art audience is shifting rapidly, and bringing more people into the creative process. “
One of my favourite net art works of all time. Ladies and Gentlemen, etoy‘s Digital Hijack (Ars Electronica version)…
How Art Works? A serious movie about problems and solutions, by Paweł Sysiak and Tymek Borowski.
This video is important. Direct, sincere, funny and, well, let’s say FREE. It’s time to change perspective, radically and immediately. Take back art now.
“♫ let’s make art as if art wouldn’t exist ♫”
Interesting photo and video works by Assaf Shaham.
“Star Wars Uncut, the collaborative fan remake of Star Wars, has been assembled into the definitive director’s cut by project creator Casey Pugh.
The project began in 2009, when Pugh divided Star Wars into 472 15 second segments and asked the Internet to remake the film segment by segment.”
(via Laughing Squid)
This lecture by Alain de Botton is inspiring, entertaining and even mindblowing. Have you ever thought that sometimes embracing sadness and pessimism could help you achieve better things in life? It may seem a little odd but it does make sense. If you have half an hour to spend, I suggest you listen to this.
“In this secular sermon, Alain challenges the great bourgeois promise that everyone can find happiness in love and work and suggests that we take on the joys of pessimism instead. He argues that the chances of anyone succeeding in both areas (let alone in one) are extremely remote – and that it is therefore peculiar, and deeply cruel, to base our societies around these values. Indeed, in denying a place for misery and despair, the modern world denies us the possibility of collective consolation, condemning us instead to solitary feelings of shame and persecution. ”