Category: filmic

AntiVJ presents: MUTEK 2009 from AntiVJ / Joanie on Vimeo.

While sitting at the chair in front of the scanner you are bathed in structured light, allowing the shape of your profile to be digitized and archived. This portrait, an attempt to capture your likeness in three dimensions, is compared to a library of other portraits captured in the same manner. From these comparisons emerges an outline of the captured form: a playful perspective on your relationship to others, built from light, inviting you to explore further. – Kyle McDonald

nam june paik’s early tv hack


“‘The Clock’ is constructed out of moments in cinema when time is
expressed or when a character interacts with a clock, watch or just a
particular time of day. Marclay has excerpted thousands of these
fragments and edited them so that they flow in real time. While ‘The
Clock’ examines how time, plot and duration are depicted in cinema, the
video is also a working timepiece that is synchronised to the local time
zone. At any moment, the viewer can look at the work and use it to tell
the time.”

photo – Evi Numen/College of Physicians of Philadelphia

“Through eyes as blank as a tilapia’s Stephen and Timothy Quay
contemplate a world that is curious, doubtful, beastly and deranged.
These identical twins, 63, have chronicled their world in more than two
dozen richly detailed short and full-length animated films known for
their gloomy beauty and haunting weirdness. ”

Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test – some of the earliest color film…

Work That Clit Cum Girl
a website with a endless cloudy descent…

Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
nicholas ray article in the

“Working with astronomers from the Mauna Kea Volcano telescope, an
image of ‘ancient darkness’

was transmitted on New York television station MNN. Broadcast
for one minute, it revealed

darkness from the furthest point of the observed universe, 13.2
billion years ago, shortly

after the Big Bang and before Earth existed, when stars,
galaxies and the first light began to form.”

– originally seen on rhizome

stunning works from his archive – i bought the book years ago, and now someone has put them up – spotted via boingboing…


‘sunset solitaire’ – 2005,  joe mckay –
remixing a sunset live…originally seen on rhizome

ennio morricone interviewed over at The Quietus


The Society of the Spectacle (Now in 3D) (2009) – Pascual Sisto (reblogged from rhizome)

Tomasz Stanko plays Krzysztof Komeda + new film 'Maska' by Brothers Quay

Maska is the title of the new brothers quay short. Apparently it is an adaptation of a Stanislaw Lem (Solaris) story…

ubu web videos

Joan Jonas «Vertical Roll» | Videostill

…This space functions as a metaphor for the unstable identity of the costumed and masked female figure roaming the screen, negotiating the rolling barrier of the screen’s bottom edge.” – from medienkunstnetz