Internet videos

It is the summer of 1980 in the German Democratic Republic and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town – her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to wait patiently. Until Andre, her supervisor in the hospital, takes her off course. Are his motives of love or duty to the authorities? The day-to-day pretence, and content supervision slowly take their toll as the tension builds. – iTunes

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City Rising from metahaven on Vimeo. This short video is about “the internet” and the global spread of affective, precarious labor, captured in the notion of love. It is also an homage to Constant Nieuwenhuys, architect of New Babylon. New Babylon was a utopian city for which Constant developed models, plans, and writings throughout the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. New Babylon would give free reign to a life of play, as people would be liberated from the obligation to perform productive and manual labor. Models of New Babylon were filmed as bizarre, beautiful shapes in the foreground of the image. Now ...

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The YouTube Commentary Project invites artist to reflect on existing videos NY based artists Nina Katchadourian comments on a freehand drawing of a perfect circle

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Finding Fanon 2 from David Blandy on Vimeo. Finding Fanon 2, made by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, uses the Grand Theft Auto 5 in-game video editor. Finding Fanon 2 was commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival 2015, supported by Arts Council England. The Finding Fanon series is inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon, (1925-1961) a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation.

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Holly Herndon – Home [Official Video] from RVNG Intl. on Vimeo. Collaboration with Metahaven & Mathew Dryhurst. Released on RVNG Intl. For my debut album Movement, I communicated an intimacy with my laptop. It is my instrument, memory, and window to most people that I love. It is my Home. The ongoing NSA revelations have fundamentally changed this relationship. I entrusted so much in my device. To learn this intimacy had been compromised felt like a grand betrayal. Is everything done privately on my laptop to be considered a public performance? In “Home”, I address that invisible audience. It is a love song for ...

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Information skies is a poetic psychodrama about VR, written and directed by metahaven in 2016. A combination of live action and animation, the film is a sequel to metahaven’s film project “The Sprawl (Propaganda about Propaganda)”. This new film, released online at informationskies.com, is overlaid with subtitles in different languages, and with interfacial ruins that are distinct for the online environment.

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Raspberry Pi Ad-hoc Video Exhibition built on liblib and liblib-exhib for the Kadist Art Foundation. La Nube Oscura is a mobile video program of contemporary artworks, curated (and carried) by Joseph del Pesco. The program is accessed via wifi and viewed on whatever device you have with you: smartphone, laptop or tablet. The contents of the program continue to change and evolve, so log-in to see what’s currently on view. Please note that headphones are highly recommended for video viewing. There has been some confusion about a variety of new terms recently developed to help us understand parts of the internet that ...

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Mommy is a portrait of the director’s mother before and after her unexpected death. Returning to her childhood home to renovate and sell the house, Maggie discovers secret artifacts from her mother’s life.   This entry was included in Library Stack as part of a collection by Howie Chen.

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To create, for me, is to come up with something new as opposed to destroying,” explains Nairobi-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu, whose brightly hued collages, films and installations provoke both aesthetic pleasure and a sense of chaos. “I want to make something in which the viewer can lose themselves, away from the hardness and banality of life, and see what it’s like to be human.”

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  Stephen Vitiello + Steve Roden – One Island Dreams Another from ROOM40 on Vimeo. Recorded as part of their joint residency on Governor’s Island in New York, this edition documents their installation work created for the unique acoustics of the Cornelius Chapel. Like many of the recordings that populate their solo discographies, The Spaces Contained In Each, dwells in a zone of rich textural soundscapes. Distant bells toll at the edges of perception, field recordings flutter amid bursts of modular synth and other electronics. The sound field is constantly evolving and unfolding as layer upon layer of sound draws you deeper into ...

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When artist Frances Stark and Snapchat developer David Kravitz discussed the idea of having sex on stage during a public presentation at the New Museum last spring, it wasn’t entirely surprising. This proposal came as part of Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference, which pairs artists and technologists for a one-day collaboration with the prompt to “make something” and then present it to the public the following day. During their presentation, neither of their bodies was on view on stage (Kravitz came up alone for the Q&A). Instead, they appeared onscreen via a live iMessage conversation. Soon, Kravitz was telling Stark about his ...

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Paganini’s 5th Caprice (spliced together from a few hundred Youtube guitar instructional videos).

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Three virtual shapes rendered by an unseen animator attain sentience. This project considers the building of thought and improv comedy. In computer animation, “primitives” are building blocks for complex shapes. In “Primitive Games”, some simple shapes recently acquired consciousness. This artificial intelligence is neither a romantic projection nor a threat to our way of life. Rather, these bits of code struggle to understand bodies. And love. “Primitive Games” is an abstract, improvised and animated comedy.

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Real Flow is an ongoing collaboration between Diann Bauer, Victoria Ivanova, Christopher Kulendran-Thomas and Suhail Malik. We do R&D of finance and art. Real Flow offers tailor-made financial solutions for contemporary art by crossing the now wholly permeable and artificially-maintained barriers between art’s markets, markets in general, and art’s flexible and porous semantics. Re-engineering the artwork’s commodity form, this venture tactically integrates art into its diverse channels of exhibition, circulation, and marketization. Financialization’s futurity is operationalized by Real Flow to reconstitute art’s future present and open up new vistas through and beyond capital. The first iteration of it as a project is the inaugural exhibition at K. (formerly P!) at 334 Broome st ...

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Seth Price, Fia Backström
Seth Price: “Sister Ray,” 2004, feat. Fia Backstrom. from Seth Price on Vimeo. I made the music in 2002. A Sequential Circuits and a Korg. In ’04 I recorded Fia Backström singing some lyrics adapted from the song ‘Sister Ray,’ cut up her vocals and added them to the track in a way that sounded OK. That was supposedly for a Reena Spaulings record, but it never made the cut. Added it to the Army Jacket LP when I reissued it.

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Downtown Cairo, January 26th 2012. The film is conceived in one long circular take, following the path of the Cairo fire of January 26th 1952 – an act of anti-colonial protest that led to the Egyptian military coup of 1952, and subsequently the Nasser regime. Text from Mahmoud Hussein’s Class Struggle in Egypt, 1945-1970.

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Talk and book launch event of ‘The Medium of Contingency’ at the Sursock Museum in Beirut. The author, Elie Ayache, in conversation with Philippe Henrotte and Gerald Nestler. Where contingent books, necessary books and impossible books are discussed, as well as their relation to the market of contingent claims. Published on March 25, 2016. This entry was included in Library Stack as part of a collection by Howie Chen.

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The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda) Two unknown men speak on the phone. They discuss their involvements in military operations in eastern Ukraine, accompanied by images of a chaotic stroll through a nightly, Russian forest.A plane passes through the moonlit night sky, and a voice recites a poem by Anna Akhmatova, while a woman, in near darkness, looks at herself in the black mirror of her computer screen. Then, she looks at us. Enter the strange and deceptive world of “The Sprawl,” Metahaven’s feature debut film.Silent sword fighters stare at us. Silent actors look at us. They gaze at their screens, and at ...

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The development of sculpture in outer space.

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This video observes patrons waiting to access the internet at the Central Public Library in downtown Atlanta. This Central Library, designed in 1969 and finally completed in 1980, was the last built project by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer. On the morning of November 25, 2015, the wait for a free computer station at the Central Library was 40 minutes. This video documents that wait.

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