Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

AANAATT by Max Hattler

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Complete credits, awards and screening history: maxhattler.com/​aanaatt
Facebook: facebook.com/​maxhattler.artistpage
Onedotzero interview with Max Hattler: vimeo.com/​13454564
1-minute teaser: vimeo.com/​1640427

“Hattler proposes an unusual stop-motion animation, where objects of abstract shape and unknown function move in a space that bears no relationship to any kind of real experience. The various elements move within this three dimensional space, like parts of a dynamic painting that condenses a whole series of references to contemporary art: from the constructivism of Moholy-Nagy, to the historic abstracts of Mondrian and Klee, and on to the more recent experience of conceptual and kinetic art. Changing shapes, plays of colour and transforming surfaces compose a dynamic universe that is both alienating and fascinating at the same time.” Invideo 2010, Italy

 

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Unwinding Reel: Ken Kesey’s First Trip

Ken Kesey’s First LSD Trip Animated | Open Culture


Back in 1959, Ken Kesey, then a grad student in Stanford’s creative writing program, started participating in government-sponsored medical research that tested a range of hallucinogens — LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and the rest. As part of the research project, Kesey spoke into a tape recorder and recounted the ins-and-outs of his hallucinations. These tapes were eventually stored away, and Kesey went on to write One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a book that now sits on TIME’s list of the 100 Best English-Language Novels since 1923.

A half century later (and ten years after Kesey’s own death), the LSD tapes live again. This week, the filmmaker Alex Gibney will release Magic Tripa new documentary that revisits Kesey’s fabled road trip across America with the Merry Pranksters and their psychedelic “Further” bus. (Tom Wolfe, you might recall, famously covered this trip with The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, published in 1968.) Taken from the new film, the sequence above mixes the rediscovered tapes with some artful animation, and it captures the whole mood of Kesey’s first trip …

via Open Culture

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Moments

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Video for Teebs “Moments” of the album Ardour (brainfeedersite.com/​2010/​10/​19/​teebs-ardour/​). 

Almost 200 smokes bombs were used to create this seemingly never ending transition.

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Let The Arts Roam

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Wherever they go, they try to make something that makes sense for the neighborhood, and the community. And they always make something positive, something the artists hope people can enjoy — regardless of whether life has greeted them with great fortune. Armed with a vision and their cans of spray paint, El Mac and Retna will transform a forgotten wall into a piece of art.

El Mac and Retna are street artists, born in LA. They use building walls as blank canvases for their imagery, and the duo has collaborated to create murals all over the world. El Mac and Renta have very different styles, and have been collaborating the last few years. They combine their artistic forces in a specific way: El Mac creates huge lifelike portraits and Retna, calligraphic brushwork and decoration. The result is striking imagery that is unique and recognizable as theirs. It’s not uncommon for street art fans and documentarians to gather to watch the progression of an El Mac and Retna work in progress.

El Mac and Retna art feels appropriate for the street because the artists themselves embrace the city streets, the different neighborhoods, and the blend of cultures and backgrounds of the people that fill them. Street art, including the work of El Mac and Retna, also reflects a new attitude about accessibility to art in our environments. “Why not see all the walls painted,” says Retna. “Let the Arts Roam!”

Created by Joris Debeij & Terence Loos. Music by The Pilots
jorisdebeij.com – terenceloos.com – thepilots.nl

more portraits @ iamlosangeles.com

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Die Vögel: Fratzengulasch

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Track: Fratzengulasch
Artist: Die Vögel
Music: Mense Reents, Jakobus Siebels
Text: Ebba Durstewitz, Mense Reents, Jakobus Siebels
Label: pamparecords.com
Release: 18-07-2011

Video Production: Katharina Duve & Timo Schierhorn
Artwork: K. Duve, M. Reents, T. Schierhorn, J. Siebels

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Tempest Milky Way

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Shot in central South Dakota from June-August

Shot in RAW format. Manual mode, Exposure was 30 seconds on most Milky Way shots, 20-25 on some of the storm shots, ISO 1600 or 3200 F2.8. 

Simon Wilkinson at thebluemask.com created the music

Photography and Editing by Randy Halverson

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MÖBIUS by Eness

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MÖBIUS – Federation Square
A collaborative stop motion sculpture

Twenty-one large triangles animated by Melbourne, throughout Federation Square. MÖBIUS is a sculpture that can be configured into many cyclical patterns and behave as though it is eating itself, whilst sinking into the ground. The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people 
interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne’s landmark location throughout the day.

MÖBIUS was animated over two weeks Friday, Saturday & Sunday between the 6th – 20th of May 2011.

Visit ENESS for more: eness.com

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Les chiens isolés

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Réalisation

/ Rémi BASTIE
/ Nicolas DEHGHANI
/ Jonathan DJOB NKONDO
/ Paul LACOLLEY
/ Kevin MANACH
/ Nicolas PEGON
/ Jérémy PIRES 

Gobelins, école de l’image

via CRCR

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