New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards honoring the World’s Best TV & Films™ is now open for entries. New Categories Include: Movie Trailer, Culinary Program, Lifestyle Program, Online Drama, Online Comedy, Sound Design, and Video Art & Experimental Film.
Video feature: Princeton ‘Art of Science 2014’ highlights beauty in research
The "Art of Science 2014" exhibit in the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus showcases 44 images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. More than 250 images were submitted by undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, postdocs, staff and alumni representing over 25 departments. This year, for the first time in its seven-year history, the competition also includes video. Twelve videos were chosen from more than 50 submissions.
Art. Call for submissions. Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video
Beginning on Monday, July 21, the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation are opening the call for submissions for the international juried exhibition Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video.
The exhibition is an opportunity to expose and feature emerging and mid-career photographers and media artists from around the world. Artists 18 years of age and older are invited to apply between July 21 and September 21, 2014. There is no entry fee to participate, and submissions will be accepted through the free online service CaFÉ at www.callforentry.org.
Nam June Paik was a Korean-American artist who introduced advanced technology as an art form. He was considered the father of video art which he presented to the world for the first time in 1963 during his solo exhibition, entitled “Exposition of Music-Electronic Television,” in Germany.
Nam June Paik always tested the limits of technology in its application as an art form. He used to reconfigure mechanical devises, transforming them into works of art, such as his iconic robots. Now, eleven year after his death, one of his life-size sculptures is on view in New York City at Shin Gallery, in an exhibition entitled “The Legacy of Nam June Paik in the Post-Digital Era.”
If you are interested in the intersection of art and technology, then make Pace Gallery in Chelsea your first stop for the first ever US exhibition of the Japanese collective teamLab. Do not let collective deceive you. This group led by Toshiyuki Inoko is made up of over 300 “ultra-technologists;” a company, agency, and innovation lab all in one, teamLab works on dozens of projects at a time that include animation, sound, internet, interactive and immersive installations. At the exhibition’s opening, Inoko declared, “I just like the digital better than the phsyical.”
The works in the installation are undeniably Japanese, with influences from classical Japanese art, Japanese gardens, the Edo period, and Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, all the way to modern day anime. At the same time, as you lose yourself spinning through their 3D worlds or flying through the universe with the crows, you can’t help but feel like you are looking at the future of art.
Get a further glimpse of teamLab’s work on their Youtube page.
teamLab’s exhibition Ultra Subjective Space is open until August 15, 2004 at Pace Gallery’s 508 & 510 West 25th Street locations.
Lawrence Rinder's “welcome to Berkeley” present when he took over the directorship of Cal's Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in July 2008, as he wryly puts it, was the economic crash that arrived two months later.
That set the stage for the museum’s decision the following year to scrap its plan to build a new, nearly $200 million museum designed by Japanese architect Toyo Itoin downtown Berkeley to replace its seismically unfit Art Brut sculpture of a building up on Bancroft Way. Instead, it hired the New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to adapt and expand an existing structure at Center and Oxford streets for museum use: an abandoned 1939 Moderne-style UC printing plant with a skylighted sawtooth roof capping a 20,000-square-foot space.
VIDEO ART RESIDENCY: Week 1-Suné Woods @PapillionArt
We kick off our summer series with the Video Art Residency! Each Saturday from July 19 until August 16 we have invited a new artist/art collective to debut a new work in the space. The first artist to open is Suné Woods who will be doing a multi-projection piece titled “Conversation” in room 1 and in room 2 a sound installation titled “G-bombs and Thangs” Opening night is July 19, 2014 from 6pm-9pm and will run for the rest of the week until Friday July 25th. POPwater will be providing refreshments for the opening…you don’t want to miss out. Every artist in the residency is superb.
Week 2 will be followed up with a single channel installation of Question Bridge: Black Males that opens July 26th…more to come soon.
Papillion Art, 4336 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, United States
Freewaves is looking for experimental media art, video, and animations. Selected works will be displayed as outdoor projections at upcoming events at Side Street Projects, Grand Park, LACE, Pasadena public art, other venues and/or shown to 1 million riders per day on 2,000 Metro buses in Los Angeles.
Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world. Freewaves facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media exhibition forms at experimental and established venues.
A “visual haiku” depicting the connection between the human spirit and the weather; a glass jar installation inspired by the story of Aboriginal resistance fighter Pemulwuy; and a video art piece examining the gentrification of Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street and surrounds.
The 10-day festival, this year with the theme ”transience”, has been growing year-on-year since its inception. Its 50 artists will exhibit at more than 40 places along Gertrude Street, among them Lauren Dunn whose piece is about the area’s gentrification.
Dunn’s five-minute clip, which will run on a loop, is a combination of slow and fast scenes made from footage she shot on the streets of Fitzroy and Collingwood using her mobile phone. These include images of the neon sign advertising the development of the former Patterson Emporium building on Smith Street, and of nearby gourmet fast-food joint Huxtaburger.
I was asked to write about the present and future of “artists’ cinema” and “moving-image art.” This language conflates two traditions that I still have a stake in separating: experimental film and (gallery/museum) video art.
A new international visual art festival, My Cities, Your Identities will open in Bilpin, NSW on 18 July, 2014.
My Cities, Your Identities is an international art festival of photography and video art. Organised by International ArtExpo, in collaboration with BigCi – Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives, the festival will be held at the BigCi on the edge of Wollemi National Park, Australia from the 18th to the 24th of July 2014.