This documentation presents some pretty interesting opinions on where art is heading in the future. It was produced by Gabriel Shalom and Patricia Kommerell of ks12 at the Transmediale exhibition in Berlin. They crowdfund the project, and as their are only to more days left the project is way under it’s financiation goal.
What are the defining aesthetics of art in the networked era? How is mass collaboration changing notions of ownership of art? How does micro-patronage change the way artists produce and distribute artwork? “The Future of Art” begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.
An artistic visualization video that extracts and compares words, in realtime, by decoding rss feeds of 3 different news websites. The text is then decomposed and separated according to words frequency. The resulting structure interacts in real-time with audio frequencies, being partially sequenced. Video patch sends back triggers to audio section, generating audio-video interaction feedbacks. Words extracted and decontextualized are constantly remixed in the patch, obtaining new meanings or creating a kind of subliminal messages. Everytime the patch runs, structures, camera movement and the latest news change, making it an unpredictable experience.
Created with VVVV, by Lanvideosource.
Transmediale is over and has been as always an inspiring experience! One of the most exciting events was the Generator.x project. It’s a project of Marius Watz which deals with the role of software and code in current art and design. The had a very atmospheric performance night, moreover a workshop and an exhibtion. Learn everything about the project on the website or watch the short videofeature I shot.
Minivegas has done some channel idents for S4C. They have devoloped a setup which reacts to the voice of the anouncer, so that every ident is a little different. In the piece “Lights” for example the lights get triggered on and off by voice parameters.
Watch the Making Of to really understand the concept!
“Passing By presents two films that piece together brief segments from many different journeys into ever growing sequences of sights-seen-along-the-way, while looking out of the window of a car, a train, a plane or even just pushing a shopping trolley around the local super market.”
“Cimatics, Brussels International Platform for Live A/V, presents a Masterclass Live Audiovisual Art, within the framework of the studio-program Experimental Media-art provided by the VAF (the Flemish Audiovisual Fund).
12 internationally renowned and specifically chosen artists and theoreticians from within the field of Live A/V engage to conduct these workshops.
Cimatics is looking for 10 participants for these workshops and addresses young artists from within the fields of visual arts, music, media arts or performance arts.
The Masterclass exists of several workshops in which the different aspects of the phenomenon Live A/V will be highlighted. Technical initiation, content contextualisation and specific hands-on experiments will be the key elements of these workshops.”
Many of you might now Jonathan Harris, but as he has a portfolio site up for some weeks now I’d like to point you to his works.
“Jonathan Harris is an artist and storyteller working primarily on the Internet. One part computer science, one part anthropology, and one part visual art, his work seeks to explore and understand the human world through the artifacts people leave behind on the Web.”
Out of his many amazing ideas I was deeply impressed by We feel fine - an exploration of human emotions when I saw at OFFF 2006 for the first. As most of his works it uses data sources on the web to show cultural/social doherences.
Did you see the “DejaVu” Movie with Denzel Washington, where they took photo- and videodata to construct a complete 3d view of a crime scene? Sounds like Sci-Fi? Then check out the demo of the photosynth-technology. They scan photos from any given database (e.g. Flickr) and ananlyze them for similarities to construct 3d models of any given space.
You can even test the application live on the web here.
Mario Klingemann spoke at the OFFF festival this weekend.
He presented some of his digital found footage experiments, where he uses data from the internet and recombines them in his flash experiments. The piece Flickeur is very atmospheric and suggestive, creating a very poetic work of net art.
Island of Consciousness is a further development of the concept, together with sound artist Oleg Marakov.