Archive for June, 2012
If you are in Dublin, Ireland, tomorrow, July 1, 2012, please drop by the Speed Show at Central Internet Cafe (20h - 22h).
The exhibition title is "Never Gonna GIF You Up" and is curated by Nora O Murchú for the openhere festival. The participant list:
agathe de trémontels
Nora O Murchú picked some of my dump.fm GIF pairs and I arranged them on an HTML page. The screenshot above is a shrunk-down, non-moving version. Many thanks to her for including my work.
Many people had a hand in the images that ended up in my Four Pairs (2012), but as the electronic duo Voice Farm sang in the 1980s, "It's my idea now."
Update, July 4, 2012: The HTML page I made for the show is Four Pairs, 2012. The optimal screen resolution for viewing is 1280 (w) X 1024 (h) or larger.
some neanderthal said this in CCDS comments - it needed flaming text
"Robot in Brazil" [3.8 MB .mp3]
This is the tune "Percussion Reassembly" with added Brazilian percussion and electric piano (from the same sample kits used in "Tres Amingos"). It's supposed to be kind of funny, or at least droll. I could envision this as music for a videogame where a robot goes into the jungle to gather hallucinogenic plants. A talking drum hoots whenever he gets a healing assist.
Actually no one is expected to read it; it's an archive of notes for me that are a bit more navigable than a single, giant page of tweets on twitter itself.
Domenico Quaranta's Link Editions is publishing the book via Lulu. I ordered a copy and can vouch for the design and quality of the printing. I think I joked at one point that McHugh's work would end up as a book but it's actually my preferred way to read this material. The blog is pure text, often lengthy, and the handsome book format cuts the eyes and brain some slack so you can focus on the ideas, which are not slack.
hat tips mirrrroring (rope) and joy (pipe)
Lauren Cornell's curatorial statement for Professional Surfer, January 2007:
Significantly, some of the featured artists grew up with the web, and aspects of their work chart the digital half-life of pop cultural images or icons from their youth. Others took up the Internet later on, after working with painting or other mediums. In this way, professional surfing is not restricted to a certain generation but shared by all those who engage the overwhelming atmosphere of the web by embroiling themselves deeper in it.
Lauren Cornell, in Even Boring Blogs Are Things of Beauty In Some Artists' Eyes, Wall Street Journal, December 2007:
Some of these Web-inspired works have been included in the recently reopened New Museum's "Unmonumental" exhibition, parts of which are on view at its New York location and others of which can be seen on the site for Rhizome, its new-media affiliate. "This generation really knows the Net," says Lauren Cornell, Rhizome's executive director. "They grew up with it and are, for lack of a better word, native to it."
Am loving this extremely lo-fi rendition of the OptiDisc gif
more of kim's work can be found for reasonable rates in the unicomart Etsy store
see also unicorngirl's craft blog of death
Kim's work is reminding me of Bill Davenport's 1990s knitting and cross-stitch.
Mostly I know her as a great aggregator (here I am, using Nicholas O'Brien's term after saying we didn't need it) from dump and tumblr.
"Prelude to a Buzzsaw" [13.7 MB .mp3]
Approx. 6 min dubby minimal techno. Reaktor's Monoliner step sequencer triggers analog patches modulated with slow and fast LFO sweeps. About ten "sessions" were recorded, then cut up and multi-tracked. The kick notes and weird percussion are from Reaktor's GoBox, also cut up and matched* to the analog beats. A riff I like comes in about 3:20 (channeling the sound of refrigerators).
*by hand (no algorithms) but not that complicated