Fred Violas artistic website theturn.tv shows his voice art in different multichannel video arangements. It’s really not explainable, go check it out yourself - it’s so unique and impressive!
“The nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute in New York is joining Amazon.com to create a digital marketplace for films and videos that have been stuck in archives with limited circulation or have been otherwise unavailable through conventional retail and Web outlets.”
Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? What’s really compelling, is that the service offers free of charge transfer from video to digital formats, and very cheap rates for film to digital transfers (approx. 672$ for a 90 minute feature). Moreover the producer/director can set the price for rental or dvd sales on Amazon.
But with all web distribution services the same question rises: How to spread the word on all these beautiful independent films and video works? Reframe tries to reach an educational and institutional audience, but also uses the power of social web functions, as users on the site can curate thematical collections and lists and share those with each other.
The very famous experimental short film “Der Lauf der Dinge” von David Fischli and Peter Weiss from 1987 is uo on Joox. The film is up 30 minutes long and just show a long chain of everyday object, reacting to each other. A must see!
…and once again, all the great photos in this entry are made by the very talented Anne Helmond!
And on yet another rainy morning in Amsterdam (not surprising, you get used to it after a while!), full of curiosity and hopes for the day, I went to the second day of the Video Vortex - Responses to YouTube conference. I was hoping that today would be more fruitful than yesterday, and indeed, what a pleasant surprise! Well, call me selfish, but instead of giving a general overview I will focus on the session that was the most interesting for me personally: Curating Online Video.
On a rainy morning in Amsterdam (that demanded lots of coffee!), the Video Vortex - Responses to YouTube Conference was kicked off at Club 11. I will be blogging on the conference for movingweb, but I was also there because I have been involved with the project through my work at the Netherlands Media Art Institute where we made an exhibition with the same title and related topics. Well, the program of the conference is quite extensive, and I was very disappointed by some of the presentations today (that seemed unprepared, unfocused, had nothing new to say…a total contrast with the first Video Vortex conference in Brussels!). So I will focus on the gems of today’s presentations!
Videopark Broll Call for video:
Galerie Helga Broll, Lodypop and Videopark invite you to submit work for a 3-day mini-festival in 2008 in Basel. Your work will be screened at the cinema Â«ClubÂ» and at Lodypop, and will be part of an online exhibition on the website Â«Video Park BrollÂ».
Videopark is an independent online video gallery project initiated by Jan Voellmy. Galerie Helga Broll stands for works that are collaboratively provocative, for the production of visual discussions and joint presentations. Lodypop stands as an art space for â€œperformance without pressureâ€ and â€œprojects without panicâ€. www.galerie-broll.com / www.lodypop.ch / www.videopark.org
In response to the increasing potential for video to become a significant form of personal media on the Internet, this conference examines the key issues that are emerging around the independent production and distribution of online video content. What are artists and activists responses to the popularity of user-generated content websites? Is corporate backlash imminent?
After years of talk about digital conversions and crossmedia platforms we are now witnessing the merger of the Internet and television at a pace that no one predicted. For the baby boom generation, that currently forms the film and television establishment, the media organisations and conglomerates, this unfolds as a complete nightmare. Not only because of copyright issues but increasingly due to the shift of audience to vlogging and video-sharing websites as part of the development of a broader participatory culture.
Domestic Safari is a journey through three different homes in three different European countries.
The film and it’s soundtrack is based entirely on manipulated recordings from the three places in Finland, Italy and Sweden.
This audiovisual excursion aims to call forth imaginaries and a profane illumination that disorient and estrange the materialities of everyday reality.”
Weworkforthem were one out of 24! artists and collectives who performed live at the festival.