Archive for the 'video' Category

Work it girl, liven up that public sculpture

May 11, 2008

Public sculpture with interpretive dance by Raquel Welch and some spacemen. The site is the Ruta de la Amistad sculpture project from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Watch the clip here.

[all pix screengrabs from the youtube clip]


In the news (literally)

January 27, 2008

Ztohoven: this Czech art collective spliced a mushroom cloud into a live television news broadcast. You can see the footage on youtube here. The Guardian reports that “the artists sent shock waves through the Czech Republic in June last year by splicing footage of [an] atomic explosion into a live panoramic shot of the Krkonose mountains, in north-east Bohemia.” And now they’re going to jail, for, in part, “penetrating public space.”


Newsbreakers: a multi-cell group of media activists who physically infliltrate local news TV broadcasts. One member of the team monitors the live TV programming, while speaking to other members of the team on-location via cell phone, directing them into and out of the live broadcast shot. They record video from the perspective of each member of the team, plus the TV footage, and post the compilation on their website. In my favorite clip, the “cheese ninja”, a Newsbreaker dressed as a ninja stands in the background behind a reporter while whizzing slices of processed cheese toward the camera. Original video here.


TV elsewhere

January 20, 2008


Top: Tim and Eric’s TV show on the web.

Tim and Eric have two amazing short shows on the Cartoon Network, but their world can’t be contained. It spills over to this streaming web show, which Tim explains thus: “We thought it’d be fun to use live Web streaming. We’re not trying to overwrite it so much. We’re trying to just set up a couple scenarios that will probably be a disaster—but hopefully in a good way. It’s kind of like a calculated disaster.”

Bottom: Photo from a Thomas Hirschorn installation titled Presentoir: les plaintifs, les betes, les politiques


[top image screenshot, bottom pic by imagineering]


January 25, 2007

…not for the faint of heart.