Category Archives: video

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Lisa Park - Emotion, Technologies and Sound

Lisa Park (Yeon-Hee) was raised in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in New York. Her background was in Fine Art Media in her undergraduate degree at Art Center College of Design and her works range from painting, installation, photography, and film.She began to focus her artistic practice in interactive based works by integrating technology and art. She has her master’s degree in M.P.S from ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) at New York University. The program’s multidisciplinary education significantly extended … More

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Kinfolk's Food Passion

Living in a hurry 25 hours per day – this is a result of capitalism and competition for survival. Supermarkets, fast food restaurants, socializing through social network pages – everything is made to make our life easier, more comfortable, more productive and more numb. The contact with our consciousness is blurred and the magic of this moment is hardly remembered. But the truth is that in every action one can find passion, meaning and spirit; only one little thing is … More

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Ingrid Hulskamp - Design Poet

Ingrid Hulskamp is a Dutch designer working in a field of contemplative design. She has studied Fashion Design in the Netherlands, traditional Textile Design in Kyoto, Japan and innovative Textile Design in London, UK. Her international educational background influenced the way of creating. Hulskamp uses hand-blown glass, wood, brass plated gold and textiles to create different sensory experiences. Her series called Daily Poetry: Toys for Contemplation is dedicated to people who are exhausted from nowadays life, being on stress. Artist … More

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Pe Lang - Balancing Between Order And Chaos

Pe Lang (born 1974) is a Swiss sound and installation artist who lives and works in Zurich and Berlin. According to the artist, he is “coming from the music, from punk”. Pe Lang was making music instruments by himself, until they became unlike the instruments used in the concerts or performances. At that point Pe Lang realized they started looking more like installations. Pe Lang has participated in numerous exhibitions, workshops and performances all around the globe including Transmediale, Berlin; … More

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Nova The Film - New Art Documentary

NOVA is an inspiring documentary film about the new art and young artists behind it. This DIY film was all filmed on the heat of live action of the first Nova Contemporary Culture which happened in July and August 2010, in MIS-Museum of Image and Sound, and SESC Pompeia, in São Paulo, Brazil. Directed by Isaac Niemand and produced by ROJO in collaboration with BossaNovaFilms. The film shows more than 30 young artists talking about their ideas, influences and stories … More

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Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age

Hacker: A term that first started being used in the 1960s and was used to describe a programmer or someone who hacked out computer code, later the term evolved to an individual who had an advanced understanding of computers, networking, programming, or hardware, but did not have any malicious intents. Today, a hacker is associated with an individual who illegally breaks into computer systems to damage or steal information. Some people who consider themselves leet may refer to themselves as … More

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The Cyberpunk Movement

Cyberpunk is a postmodern science fiction genre noted for its focus on “high tech and low life.” The name was originally coined by Bruce Bethke as the title of his short story “Cyberpunk,” published in 1983. It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy novels are famous early cyberpunk novels. Cyberpunk plots often center on a conflict among hackers, artificial intelligences, … More

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Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

Maya Deren (April 29, 1917, Kiev – October 13, 1961, New York City) was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer. The function of film, Maya believed, like most art forms, was to create an experience; each one of her films would evoke new conclusions, lending her focus to be dynamic and always-evolving. Divine Horsemen: … More

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Omicron - Timeless Future Installation

O (Omicron) is a permanent installation in Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall) in Wroclaw, Poland. This large building with a diameter of 65m was designed by an architect and constructor Max Berg and is the most famous work of Wrocław Modernism. When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world, now listed by the Unesco. Omicron is directed by visual artist Romain Tardy and composer Thomas Vaquié working on an European-based visual label AntiVJ. They are focused … More

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Dieter Rams - Ten Commandments

Dieter Rams (born in 1932) is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. Back in the early 1980s, Dieter Rams become concerned by the form of the world around him, which he described as “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises”. Understanding that good design cannot be measured in a finite way, Dieter set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design (the “Ten commandments”). According to … More

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A.lter S.essio - Loss Layers

A.lter S.essio is a troupe formed in France and leaded by sound designer and composer Fabrice Planquette since 1998. A large specter of audience who is interested by modern music, electronics and contemporary dance are attracted to their performances. In 2006 Fabrice Planquette began to work on 30-minutes modules, in collaboration with choreographers and dancers Yum Keiko Takayama and Yoko Higashin. Thus was born Loss – Layers – audiovisual performance of contemporary dance. Three elements – sound, image and body … More

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Pierre Henry - a founder of musique concrète

The experimental French composer Pierre Henry is famous for being among the pivotal forces behind the development of musique concrete. After his trainings at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of ten (piano studies under Nadia Boulanger, percussion under Felix Passerone and the classes of Olivier Messiaen), Pierre Henry become the first formally educated musician to devote his energies to the electronic medium. httpvh:// This documentary, directed by Eric Darmon, traces Pierre Henry‘s development of a new sound that shocked … More