Archive for the 'video' Category

Charlie Koolhaas: True Cities

2009-02-12

Re–blog from VernissageTV.

The exhibition True Cities, by Dutch artist and sociologist Charlie Koolhaas at Architekturforum Aedes in Berlin, try to bring the World into one place. The concept is to show how connected the Globe is using photos from the four cities of Guangzhou, Dubai, Lagos, and London.

I find this naive view on photography’s mimetic qualities problematic. Of course Koolhaas herself is aware of this and states that as soon as you make collections they start to form communities of their own. So in a sense this art work is self-fulfilled.

The idea that each city is identified by it’s density or emptyness of space grabbed my attention. This definition by negation of space is worth contemplating. Could the same statement be made for the human mind?

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Video Games are Good for Children – EU Report

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Finally some scientific proof of what my intuition told me all along. Most people in my generation – born in the 80’s – has grown up playing video and computer games, and most of us turned out all right. As a matter of fact I think it did us good, or as the paper has it:

Video games can stimulate learning of facts and skills such as strategic thinking, creativity, cooperation and innovative thinking, which are important skills in the information society.

Nam June Paik: Lessons From the Video Master

2009-02-10

Yesterday UBUWEB published an excerpt from Skip Blumberg’s documentary Nam June Paik: Lessons From the Video Master. Shot in 2006 at Nam June’s funeral Skip asks people, among them several well known media artists, what they learned from Nam June. My favorite interview is with Japanese artist — as a glitch kid I adore his sound art — Yasunao Tone. Apparently the Master thought him spying techniques!

Video Art Links

2009-02-09

Re–blog from Art Review.

Over 550 video art links to artists personal web–sites, distributors, festivals, galleries, and online video content shared by Chris Hughes. What a great resource; thank you very much for sharing this Chris!

Blog Art by Rick Silva

2009-02-07

Re–blog from Networked Music Review.

Be sure to check out digital artist Rick Silva’s new blog art project. Never ending music and animation. It’s awsome!