"It's kind of crucial for the NEA and arts organizations and artists to start a conversation: qualitatively, what are the differences between live attendance and (experiencing the arts) through media...of having audiences connect with the artist, being in their presence?"


The Arts see encouraging news in NEA survey, LA TIMES
December 19, 2009. By Mike Boehm

Jeremy Bailey
Matt Barton
Ben Bigelow
Megan Daalder
Joseph Gillette
Wojciech Kosma
Zeesy Powers

VIDEOS COLLIDE IN REAL 3D SPACE!

 

March 26 - 27, 2010

Five Thirty Three Gallery

 

As personal websites become permanent exhibition spaces — viewable online from the comfort of your own deskchair...in a dark room...in your underwear...the question of why one leaves the house for art (or at all) demands evermore scrutiny.

 

Dusting off the age-old exhibition spaces that once held a monopoly on the programming of culture, Videos Collide will feature a new generation of media artists whose work explores the added value of their own physical presence.

 

These live-video performance artists will travel from Canada, Berlin, Colorado, and the greater Los Angeles area to contribute to an increasingly relevant exploration of the moving image in real life 3D space.

 

DOORS: 8PM / SHOWTIME: 8:30 - 10PM

533 South Los Angeles Street, CA 90013

Free admission but donations appreciated

 

FEATURING:
Real-time software performance by Jeremy Bailey
An intimate score for a projector by Wojciech Kosma
Synchronized live-animation compositing by Zeesy Powers
The newest episode of Party Food by Joseph Gillette
A tribute to Karl Sims by Megan Daalder
Intermedia theatre by Ben Bigelow
Animatronics by Matt Barton

 

Curated by Megan Daalder & Fei Liu / Site by trytobegood.com

Email us at videoscollide@gmail.com


Performing The Future of Theatre

Jeremy Bailey received his MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University and an undergraduate degree in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. He is co-founder of award winning artist collective 640 480. His work has been described by filmmaker magazine as "a one man revolution on the way we use video, computers and our bodies to create art". Jeremy lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His work can be viewed, rented and acquired through Vtape in Toronto.

jeremybailey.net


Animatronics

"Mixing artificial and natural, jest and earnest, high and low technologies in an attempt to blur the borders that separate, I promote a sense of totality and oneness of reality. I want to instill a bit of wonder in the lightest possible sense; to tickle a remote nerve ending in the imagination, stimulate atrophied curiosity, and evoke a small remnant of a childlike spark that recognizes that magic can exist when we view the world through playful eyes."

matthewryanbarton.com



Forged out of the post apocalyptic wasteland following the Great Tidal Wave, Los Angeles born artist Ben Bigelow seeks to analyze our culture's reality through bizarre and immersive creations of fantasy. He is currently working on a series that compares different natural disasters to our emotional, cultural and spiritual states. Phantasmagoria exudes out of multimedia installations and videos, where a unique aesthetic follows radical content. Above all the artist is concerned with the immediate experience of art, and what emotional associations this experience lets loose. He has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and lives and works in Los Angeles.

benbigelow.com


Performing Tribute To Karl Sims

Megan May Daalder is an instigator of social experiments and a self-styled guinea pig. She has a BA from UCLA's Design Media Arts department, but most of what she knows has been passed down from her radical Dutch ancestors and a Texan pinball wizard. A more detailed audio-visual account of her activities can be found on the internet.

proofsofconcept.com / spacecollective.org/meganmay


Performing a selection from Party Food series

Joseph Gillette continues to explore the ocean depths as well as D E E P S P A C E in his Party Food performance series. This show features screwed up music, puppets, poop jokes, and Real Life experience.

prrtyfood.com


Performing Wait

Wojciech Kosma lives between Berlin and London, working between art and composition. His artworks and performances are often spatial, sonic, obliquely interactive and poetic, creating speculative aesthetic interventions. He is also currently a PhD student at Goldsmith University in London.

wojciechkosma.com


Performing Ghost

CV 2007: peed on own shoes. peed on own pant leg. walked at a brisk pace while vomiting repeatedly.

zeesypowers.com

The N Building in Tokyo is a giant QR Code:

"N Building is a commercial structure located near Tachikawa station amidst a shopping district. Being a commercial building signs or billboards are typically attached to its facade which we feel undermines the structures’ identity. As a solution we thought to use a QR Code as the facade itself. By reading the QR Code with your mobile device you will be taken to a site which includes up to date shop information. In this manner we envision a cityscape unhindered by ubiquitous signage and also an improvement to the quality and accuracy of the information itself."

It’s been a while. In case you missed out on this astronomical collision almost 3 months ago or have forgotten about it (no way), here are some amazing show reviews / PR from various bloggers (thank you!) to tide you over by Another Righteous Transfer! and Daily Serving.

Movie Theaters begin showing LIVE events in 3D…Awesome.

The push toward showing live entertainment in movie houses has been accelerated by the development of a satellite network capable of transmitting live signals into theaters around the country and the rapid deployment of digital cinema. After a long delay, a group representing the nation’s three largest exhibitors recently secured financing to roll out digital theater systems that serve as the technical backbone for 3-D movies and event programming.

LINK

Movie Theaters begin showing LIVE events in 3D…Awesome.

The push toward showing live entertainment in movie houses has been accelerated by the development of a satellite network capable of transmitting live signals into theaters around the country and the rapid deployment of digital cinema. After a long delay, a group representing the nation’s three largest exhibitors recently secured financing to roll out digital theater systems that serve as the technical backbone for 3-D movies and event programming.

LINK

Streaming performances can completely betray the rush of actually being there, but with Marina Abromovic’s durational performance at MOMA it really works. Not only does it succeed as a mediated live performance, but it wins as the most riveting staring contest I will probably ever witness. Both serious accomplishments, but who would expect anything less from Marina.
check it out HERE

Streaming performances can completely betray the rush of actually being there, but with Marina Abromovic’s durational performance at MOMA it really works. Not only does it succeed as a mediated live performance, but it wins as the most riveting staring contest I will probably ever witness. Both serious accomplishments, but who would expect anything less from Marina.


check it out HERE

An exhibition of artists who use 3D to present a history of the universe. Link

An exhibition of artists who use 3D to present a history of the universe. Link

Interview with the artists at beautifuldecay.com!

Interview with the artists at beautifuldecay.com!

ah güzel istanbul (oh beautiful istanbul) from Jess Wheelock

Work from Czech “scenographer” Josef Svoboda’s Laterna Magika
From Media Kuntz Netz:
From the moment of its inception, it has not been clear whether Laterna Magika (LM) is film, theater or a brand-new media performance show. First introduced in the Czechoslovak pavilion at the 1958 World Expo in Brussels, this entity combined ballet, theater, several film projections, and sound background. […] LM transformed the concept of virtual and physiological time.
From Wiki entry on Josef Svoboda:
Svoboda is also responsible for introducing modern technologies and materials such as plastics, hydraulics and lasers into his designs. In 1967 Svoboda created one of is best known special effects, a three-dimensional pillar of light. This was created by the use of an aerosol mixture which revealed low-voltage luminaries.
Here’s a peek at of a few of his set designs in action: http://www.ina.fr/art-et-culture/arts-du-spectacle/video/RXF01029650/expostion-joseph-svoboda.fr.html
Another good article (his obituary sadly) on Svoboda is here.

Work from Czech “scenographer” Josef Svoboda’s Laterna Magika

From Media Kuntz Netz:

From the moment of its inception, it has not been clear whether Laterna Magika (LM) is film, theater or a brand-new media performance show. First introduced in the Czechoslovak pavilion at the 1958 World Expo in Brussels, this entity combined ballet, theater, several film projections, and sound background. […] LM transformed the concept of virtual and physiological time.

From Wiki entry on Josef Svoboda:

Svoboda is also responsible for introducing modern technologies and materials such as plastics, hydraulics and lasers into his designs. In 1967 Svoboda created one of is best known special effects, a three-dimensional pillar of light. This was created by the use of an aerosol mixture which revealed low-voltage luminaries.

Here’s a peek at of a few of his set designs in action: http://www.ina.fr/art-et-culture/arts-du-spectacle/video/RXF01029650/expostion-joseph-svoboda.fr.html

Another good article (his obituary sadly) on Svoboda is here.

One day, a spectacular picture popped up in my brain. It was an image of abandoned electrical appliances being played as musical instruments on a street in a town. Using this image as a starting point, I set up the same number of tube televisions and PC-controlled video decks correspond to the number of notes in a musical scale to create a set of gamelan percussion instruments. Tapping TV tubes produces primitive and cosmic electrical music.

Wada Ei's Braun Tube Jazz Band via We-Make-Money-Not-Art

Eddos Stern’s COCK FIGHT ARENA!

Eddos Stern’s COCK FIGHT ARENA!

Originally Posted By aaronmeyers

aaronmeyers:

This is shot live. Amazing use of holographic technology!

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