quarta-feira, setembro 25, 2013

Radio Shows: David Diamond

"Narratives that we devise can help prevent us from becoming powerless." -- Anne Bogart

Anne Bogart comments her own statement:
...well if you can't tell the story of where you've come from you have no way of creating a relationship with someone; I think that narratives create empathy, so you and I are having a conversation David (Diamond) and maybe other people are listening, and our ability to create relationships with eachother or with those who are listening, and maybe not speaking, is based on my ability and your ability to create a narrative about where we come from and how we might create a bridge between us.

terça-feira, setembro 24, 2013


…mankind is now threatened by self-created and deadly dangers that are growing beyond our  control. Our world is, so to speak, dissociated like a neurotic, with the [Islamic World] marking the symbolic line of division. Western man, becoming aware of the aggressive will to power of the [Middle East], sees himself forced to take extraordinary measures of defense, at the same time he prides himself on his virtues and good intentions. What he fails to see is that it is his own vices, which he has covered up by good international manners, that are thrown back in his face by the [Islamic] world…It is the face of his own evil shadow that grins at Western man from the other side of the [Middle East]. It is this state of affairs that explains the peculiar feeling of helplessness of so many people in Western societies. (Jung, [1964]1968: 73).

sábado, setembro 21, 2013

on repeat: Jolene(s)

Also listen to BitchTapes Mixtape

sexta-feira, setembro 20, 2013

matters of memory activation

“How does one maintain the forward trajectory towards innovation without rendering an absolute rupture between the old and the new and losing sight of the histories that contextualize recent developments?”

-- Alice Yang (Curator) in the Catalogue for | Temporarily Possessed: the Semi-Permanent Collection: September 15-December 17, 1995 (New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995), 155.


quarta-feira, setembro 18, 2013

matters of the light and air

And this flow of light which could produce a place, this flow of air which could produce a sound, all of it remaining unpredictable, – this incidence could have a moment of hesitation, in the case that at least two people are there.

Maria Nordman, POIEMA (Cologne, 1982).

new (or not so new) cinematic aesthetics

Watch NOAH @ Youtube
This short is only available for a limited time and will be removed from YouTube on September 19th.

"The 17-minute, mildly NSFW Noah is unlike anything you've seen before in a movie--only because it is exactly like what many of us see on our computers all the time. Created by Canadian film students Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg, the film begins when our high school senior protagonist types in the password that opens up his laptop, and the narrative takes place entirely on his computer screen."
  -- more here

a whole "new" genre in itself ? check here
This new cinematic aesthetics of density seems to be highly appropriate for out age. If, from a city street to a Web page, we are surrounded by highly dense information surfaces, it is appropriate to expect from cinema similar logic. (In a same fashion, we may think of spatial montage as reflecting another contemporary daily experience: working with a number of different applications at once on a computer. If we are now used to distribute and rapidly switch our attention from one program to another, from one set of windows and command to another set, we may find multiple streams of audio-visual information presented simultaneously more satisfying than a single stream of traditional cinema.) 
-- Lev Manovich (Macrocinema)


sexta-feira, setembro 13, 2013

mass media mediums

By the late 1960s, television had become a pervasive mass medium viewed in virtually every home. On home television sets, the public was offered a homogeneous selection of programming that  followed formulas for structure, running time, and content. The viewer's perception of the medium was largely determined by the role television had come to play as a commercial entertainment and information industry whose success - and therefore profit - was gauged by the number of viewers it attracted. In an attempt to challenge the television industry's hegemony, many artist-activists worked, often as collectives, to use video as a tool for social change. At the same time, video artists began producing tapes and installations designed to explore the medium's potential for a new aesthetic discourse. 

in "New American Video Art" - Introduction by John G . Hanhardt, Curator, Film and Video

quarta-feira, setembro 11, 2013


Still from Send/Receive (1977, Liza Bear, Keith Sonnier)

A primer in satellite system operation, Send/Receive extends the critique of media as commodity by asking questions concerning the people's right to access satellites. The objective of Send/Receive was specifically to connect groups of artists on the East and West Coasts via public satellite, and it was the first artist-initiated project to do so. Part I presents an in-depth study of the politics and possibilities of using satellite networks to establish a two-way communication system for public use, as opposed to the industry-driven, militaristic and mass media uses to which satellites are currently restricted. Part 2 excerpts a live satellite feed between New York City and San Francisco.

"Communication" :: related


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