Video art

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after.video realizes the world through moving images and reassembles theory after video. Extending the formats of ‘theory’, it reflects a new situation in which world and video have grown together. This is an edited collection of assembled and annotated video essays living in two instantiations: an online version – located on the web at http://after.video/assemblages, and an offline version – stored on a server inside a VHS (Video Home System) case. This is both a digital and analog object: manifested, in a scholarly gesture, as a ‘video book’.

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In his short story, ‘Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote’ Jorge Luis Borges’ eponymous author rewrites Cervantes’ original line by line. Yet, as Borges insists, this is no mere copy. Rather, ‘His admirable intention was to produce a few pages which would coincide – word for word and line for line – with those of Miguel de Cervantes.’ Thus, the author can claim a space of contingency in the procedure of writing the Quixote for he writes it only as Pierre Menard would and could at each step write it differently, even if he does not. It is this ambiguous ...

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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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Focusing on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first “took to the blanket” with a “dirty protest” in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. Sands then became the first one of the group to embark on a hunger strike that was to end in his death.

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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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Michael Snow traces the dualistic structure of his work to his Canadian upbringing between two cultures—English and French—and his early awareness of the different qualities of sight and sound, learned from his parents. Having studied at the Ontario College of Art in his native Toronto, he travelled in Europe in the 1950s and lived in New York in the 1960s. Snow’s contributions to three spheres of cultural activity—visual art, experimental film, and music—have been recognized internationally.

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

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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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