from Constellation’s Vimeo site: “An orchestral version of Sarah Neufeld’s Hero Brother album track “Breathing Black Ground”, with string arrangement by Owen Pallett, recorded in the Czech Republic with the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague, mixed by Tim Hecker.
Video concept and execution by Brad Todd:
“Breathing Black Ground (Orchestral Version)” is part of the 3-song Black Ground EP, released digitally on 11 Feb 2014 exclusively as part of a Hero Brother Bonus Edition album (the Black Ground EP songs can also be purchased as individual songs from the Bonus Edition listing).
For more information:
Sarah Neufeld is best known as the violinist from Bell Orchestre and Arcade Fire; Hero Brother is her debut album of works for solo violin. Neufeld composes and performs all the pieces on the album, with guest appearance by pianist Nils Frahm on two songs; Frahm also engineered and co-produced the album.
+ a video i made for becky foon’s “saltland” project.
“A minimalist video diptych for Saltland’s contemplative track “ICA” from the gorgeously restrained debut album I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us, with composer-cellist-vocalist Rebecca Foon filmed surreptitiously on a New York subway train in one frame while a Montréal winter cityscape captured from an airplane window unfolds in the other.” – from the constellation records site.
started to rain / laid down / waited / left a dry shadow / haarlemmerhout, holland / 29 august 1984
‘Reading position for a second degree burn’ (1970) by Dennis Oppenheim – from pietmondriaan
“‘Second Moon’ is a project by Katie Paterson that tracks the cyclical journey of a small fragment of the moon as it circles the Earth, via air freight courier, on a man made commercial orbit.” – from creativeapplications
Simon Kentgens, ‘Bloom’ (2009)
Two nearly identical flower bouquets, one is real and one is fake. During the course of the exhibition, the real flowers gradually go bad while the fake flowers stay exactly the same. – from pietmondriaan
during my exhibition at Oboro gallery in 2011, acclaimed musician colin stetson (arcade fire, bon iver) accompanied one of my works, “redTV”, in a stunning display of virtuosity…
“The dune-like installation (5 meters high and 7 meters diameter) consists of shredded bank notes. Following an agreement with the Central Bank of Cyprus, shredded Cypriot pounds were collected in January 2008 when the country entered the Eurozone.” – from vvork
Object built with thousands of microphones with 48 multi channel audio, 2008-09
Nimbus II (2012) by Berndnaut Smilde. Photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk via neatorama
Henrik Menné, ‘Stone and stone’ (2007) (from pietmondriaan)
dissolving objects – astrid bucio
This is a video I made for the band Esmerine’s song “Snow Day for Lhasa”. Built using Max/MSP, the first iteration was screened live during their performance with Siskiyou at The Ukranian Federation in Montreal on June 4th 2011 as part of Pop Montreal.
“Lindberg used thousands of strands of Egyptian cotton thread suspended
between staples to create this glowing, atmospheric space. See a video
of the installation here.” via: colossal
“Cinemetrics is the thesis project of Frederic Brodbeck‘s at
the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), Den Haag. It aims to create a visual
“fingerprint” for film using the editing structure, color, speech and
motion. Different characteristics are analysed using python and openCV,
and data visualised using a custom Processing application. This allows
films to be interpreted or compared side by side.” – from creativeapplications.net
“pieces where I am looking into walls
with a thermal camera (seeing the heat
of the different materials) and then
reproducing the infrared version of the
wall on top of our visible spectrum.
the pieces are made with sprayed tempera
paint which moves over whatever happens
to be in the space that I am looking at.” – lance winn
i have a show up until june 4th at Oboro gallery!
“A “bookwheel,” designed by Italian military engineer Agostino Ramelli (1531-1600).
Because it keeps the reader’s place in various texts, it’s considered an early prototype of the World Wide Web.” – via futilitycloset
“In 1939, Heitor Villa-Lobos composed a piano piece by superimposing the New York skyline on a piece of graph paper.” via futilitycloset
collaboration between Micah Lexier and poet Christian Bok. found at today and tomorrow.
“Acconci set himself the task of walking a continuous line down a street,
holding a camera aimed away from him, ready to shoot. He tried not to
blink. Each time he did, he snapped a photo.”
“Here everybody was waiting for the day when a 100 years would have
passed and the
house would be opened once again. It is odd how the
collective memory of a place never dies.”
– originally spotted at boing boing.
photographs of art school floors – via today and tomorrow
“The rock contains what appears to be a horizontal section of a
dinosaur’s skull. The image looks like a CT scan,
and clearly shows the
cranium, the nasal cavities, and numerous teeth,” – from discovery
carved in marble…
via today and tomorrow
magnetism visualized – via today and tomorrow
“in their series of site specific tape installations, croation design collective foruse/numen
showcased their latest creation at DMY international design festival berlin 2010. although
their tape installations are often conceived as a kind of parasitic object installed into locations
such as old attics, columns of a historical building, or an industrial concrete structure, this
time a custom scaffolding construction had to be made due to location change by DMY.
the result, according to the foruse/numen, translated into a structure reminiscent of a UFO.
the installation was executed within four days (approximately 160 working hours) utilizing
almost 700 conventional transparent tapes (45 km of tape).” – from designboom