Posts Tagged ‘art’
Tokyo City Symphony is an amazing music, video, improvisational experience. What you do is use your keyboard to play the music samples and 3D projection mapping on a small model of the city. You record it and share to Facebook and Twitter and you can watch yours along with everybody else’s on the site. I only wish it would record to a file or an individual Youtube link.
I shot some new photos recently with my 35mm Kodak VR35 film camera. My friend Keith dubbed it the Darth Vader camera because it kinda looks like Darth Vader. I spent some time walking in the Loop the other night and documenting the demolition of the house across the street from me. I would guess that the 2 flat house was around 100 years old. I felt I had to take photos of it’s final hours. There’s a timelapse video in the works as well, but that’s for another post. For now, let’s enjoy the rest of the photos.
This is a new video I just finished last night. I love making short, quick experimental videos like this and I really like how this one turned out. The light leaks come from a technique called “lens whacking” where you detach the lens and hold it in front of the camera. It’s nice to try different stuff and when it works out just right, I’m happy.
Yesterday I had the honor of having a video projected onto the walls of a gallery inside the Museum of Contemporary Art. The video was a collaboration with my friend Vernon McCombs called Tycodoki Six. The Glitch Art 0P3NR3P0 Share Fest was part of the Internet Superheroes series at the MCA. Above is some video I shot of the various artists work being projected on the walls and below is the video I made with Vernon.
Here’s a time-lapse I put together from 1am thru 5:30pm of yesterday’s storm. This is the view from my living room window. Some early morning frames were cut because nothing happened while it was still dark out. It seriously looked like a still frame for over 10 seconds. When the sun came out the exposure was too bright so I crossfaded the cut when it was fixed after I woke up. A frame was shot every 15 seconds and sound was recorded on my phone from the TV reports on the storm.
I came across Geraldine Georges’ work a couple of weeks ago and I love it. She’s from Belgium and left agency work to be a freelance illustrator. At first her artwork reminded me of the artwork Bjork used for her Vespertine album but looking at it closer, I see the differences. I can’t stop looking at her detailed line work and the use of collage is excellent. The world needs more artists like this. Click here to see more of her work on her official site. Check out our 10 favorite images we found of Georges’ work in the gallery.
I’m proud to say that I’ve finally finished my year long project of monthly video diary videos. Here’s the video for December 2012. I know it’s well into January 2013 but it’s been a busy month.
I’ve assembled the full year of videos into the playlist below and it’s been fun to look back and see jobs ending and beginning, people, places, travels, music, good times, good food, and lots of CTA riding and car driving. This is what happened. Enjoy.
From Vimeo: Experimental video art collaboration with Vernon McCombs. Live analog feedback, video mixers, and the untimely demise of a Tyco VideoCam recorded live.
My Tyco VideoCam died in the process of making this video. I think the feedback was too much for it to handle and you can see the image fall apart over the 45 minutes that we recorded. Vernon and I started this project during our unemployment last year after leaving Playboy. We eventually got work and finished it in the fall and I’m finally getting around to posting it online for everybody to see.
My November video diary is finally done. Editing the video, I realized I have a lot more DSLR video than from my phone. There’s also a lot more time lapse, but I really like how the clouds and the Thanksgiving preparation came out. Mom didn’t want to be on camera, so we had to deal with just her hands. Next month marks the end of this year long project and I’m okay with it. It’ll be nice to watch all twelve months and look back at what happened, who was there, and what I did.