Video Recordings

PublisherAllard Van Hoorn2009-
A project in which diamond dust is scattered over the gallery floors beneath the diamond vault ceilings of the architectural museum in Oslo, a former bank. The tiny diamonds will be spread by visitors, sticking to their soles, dispersing the dust throughout the building, streets and town, investigating ideas of economic inequality, de-luxuriation and commodification of capital. A musical composition will be composed which will appear as a hummed performance by the curators. It is a scattered score that needs to be assembled by the audience, consciously or sub-consciously. The resulting music will be installed in the spaces where the diamond ... 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, 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’.
PublisherBarbara T. Smith2000
When first launched the Biosphere 2 was sold by the media to an eager public as crucial scientific research that would save us when the earth became uninhabitable.  This was easier then explaining the complicated fact that many of its central ideas had come from an avant-garde theater troupe. But these performative roots were mirrored by Barbara T. Smiths “21st Century Odyssey.”  When Smith’s boyfriend, Dr. Roy Walford, went into the Biosphere for two years she traveled around the world doing performances and communicating with him through then cutting-edge tech like faxes and video chat. While he and the other ...
Ormsundveien Økogrend is a proposal for a housing project on and around Bekkelagstunet, a former military camp by Ormøya in Oslo. Our aim is to establish a sustainable and socially inclusive living environment. A preliminary report on the project by Eriksen Skajaa Arkitekter / Fragment (funded by the The Norwegian State Housing Bank) addresses matters ranging from low-tech upgrades of existing building stock and self- build schemes, to urban farming and communal living. We believe that an important step towards a climate conscious future is the realization of successful examples of how we can live in ways that are not based on ...

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