The otherworldly photography and video art of Reuben Wu
Pioneer of video art Juan Downey has a large chunk of real estate in Unsettled Landscapes. His work Video Trans America is a documentary-style, 14-channel film series exhibited on vintage television monitors, which are arranged on the outline of a map. The films were shot by Downey between 1973 and 1976, when he made three trips from New York to Texas and then zigzagged through Central and South America.Video Trans Americarepresents a kind of observational anthropology, looking at the inhabitants of each location with respect and reverence, the artist trying not to superimpose his own ideas and ideologies on their lives. Part art, part political and cultural activism, the piece asks the viewer to consider different points of view from different regions of the globe.
Video for Body Of Light’s title track off the “Limits Of Reason” cassette released by Ascetic House, 2014.
© Amanda Siegel.
Whether it falls under the heading of artfilm or independent movie, you are invited to submit your work to the 10th Edition of VIDEOFOCUS, our special Stigmart issue focused on video. Selected artists will be published in our art review. There are 4 categories to submit works to: videoart, experimental cinema, fashion video, documentary. A special section of our next issue will be dedicated to cinematographers: it is possible to send you reel too.
Since its foundation, Stigmart10 has encouraged a conception of art based on a dynamic dialogue between artists and audience which reflects the interactive nature of the creation process itself. The fusion of differents worlds, like videoart, experimental & indie cinema, fashion video and documentary is attested by the increasing number of videoartists cooperating with filmmakers in the last decade, though this synergy is not limited to the improvement of the overall quality in mainstream cinema terms, but shows the great potential of a new generation of artists able to renew the cinematographic language itself from the inside.
HOW TO SUBMIT
You can use this form to submit your film/video for consideration for the 10th annual Videofocus Edition: https://artcall.wufoo.com/forms/videofocus-10th-edition-international-call/
send to email@example.com a link to your video (vimeo/youtube/dropbox/wetransfer) and a 200 words or less description of your submitted work. CV/biofimography is not required but highly recommended.
Between The Two Of These
Public installation by Brannon Dorsey and Pablo Gnecco features two projected digital forms which disintegrate when people pass by it, eventually reforming at opposite ends - video embedded below:
The installation employs infrared cameras to sense motion on location. Movement from the street causes fragmentation and destruction of the projected scene. Between the Two of These creates an active parallel between two present spaces. The constant de/reconstruction of digital representations is an entry point to themes of the temporality of memory and the poetic duality of virtual and physical space.
The figures were scanned with the 123D Catch iPhone app. Some were museum busts and some were friends, and family members.
The installation is part of The Window Project at the Digital Arts and Entertainment Lab (DAEL) in Atlanta, GA.
Zack Hall cuts trailers for The Belcourt, and he’s provided the visuals for the Space is the Place events at The Stone Fox. But back…
10 Films You Should See at This Year’s Dallas Video Festival
The Dallas Video Festival began the 1980s as a showcase of the then emerging genre of video art. It has evolved over the years into an eclectic program of experimental feature films, provocative documentaries, and cross-genre experimentations like this past Sunday’s Expanded Cinema, which transformed the downtown Omni Hotel’s illuminated façade into a massive screen for commissioned video art. This year, founder and director Bart Weiss says he wants to focus on the festival’s community-conscious identity by bringing the VideoFest into every corner of the city. Multiple venues—including the Alamo Drafthouse, the Angelika Film Center, Dallas City Performance Hall, and the South Dallas Cultural Center—will host two weekends’ worth of movies.
New Episode of ‘Artbound’ Showcases Shades of L.A. Photography Archive, Unique Cardboard-Constructed Pieces and Guatemalan Political Performance Art
KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station, presents new episode of its original, award-winning arts and culture exploration program, ARTBOUND.
KCET takes viewers on a journey through the arts and cultural landscape of Southern California with ARTBOUND. This episode of ARTBOUND features a range of artists fostering community involvement through creative expression.
Kathy Kobayashi discusses the Shades of L.A. photography archive at the Downtown L.A. Library. The Shades of L.A. archive explores community-based photos illuminating diversity in Southern California.
Ana Serrano creates cardboard-constructed pieces based on her cultural explorations around Los Angeles.
Next, ARTBOUND travels to Mexicali Rose, an artist organization in Mexicali, where locals are encouraged to create art to galvanize community involvement.
This episode also features performances in Guatemala from Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras (Day Labor Theater Without Borders) whose work engages people who have been displaced and deported to Guatemala.
Thursday Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. PST
Monday Oct. 20 at 11 p.m. ET
(DirecTV 375, DISH Network 9410)
For more information, visit ARTBOUND.
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visit kcet.org or linktv.org.
Festival Visualia: 3D Mapping Night u Puli 17.08.
Magic Hole. 3D Mapping Decoration. St-Peterburg. 2014.