Archive for January, 2013

Muscle Men on Youtube

A couple of interesting videos on youtube on my favourite subject – Muscle Men!

 

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Glitch Art – Bodybuilders

A couple of weeks ago we had a day at uni with Alex May working with Glitch Art.  To explain I’ll use wikipedia’s definition: Glitch art is the aestheticization of digital or analog errors, such as artifacts and other “bugs”, by either corrupting digital code/data or by physically manipulating electronic devices (for example by circuit bending).

Starting with taking .jpg images we opened them in text editors and then messed around with the content, for examples adding random letters or symbols or deleting large chunks of the existing text.

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Laurent Segretier

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Artist Laurent Segretier, who was recently interviewed by Dazed & Confused Magazine, uses digital media to distort photographs and film footage.

I am particularly interested in the films he made that seem to be using found pornographic footage. I like the idea of showing something provocative but taking away the obviousness of it and the fact that certain things are always recognisable.

He also describes himself as being part of the ‘new media generation‘ in France and as an artist this is a description that perhaps myself and many others will start to adopt.

LUST from segretier laurent on Vimeo.

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Collect. Convert. Converge.

Extremely belated video of an exhibition myself and Jo Knell put on as part of the Brighton Digital Festival http://2012.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/ at The Globe in Brighton.

Here’s a link to Jo’s blog, which she wrote a lot nearer to the event than me doing it 5 months later! It also has links to all of the artists and performers that took part (big thanks to them all).

http://www.jojogingerhead.co.uk/collect-convert-converge-audio-visual-event-for-brighton-digital-festival/

It was great fun putting on an exhibition in a non-conventional ‘white space’ and created a more accessible and relaxed atmosphere within which to experience art.

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Jeff Keen Artist’s Sketchbook

Jeff Keen Dreams of The Archduke Sketchbook from Jennifer Milarski on Vimeo.

A film made for the Jeff Keen retrospective, Shoot The Wrx, Artists and Film Maker Jeff Keen, at Brighton Museum.
The film being shown in the gallery is closer to 20 minutes long but this version has been sped up to give a taste of what is inside.
Copyright belongs to The Jeff Keen Estate and Brighton & Hove Museum and Art Gallery.
The film was produced by Jennifer Milarski, with the help of Anne Nielsen.

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New blog about my favourite exhibitions of 2012

Check out my new blog post for 5thRowJoe.com, who I will be writing for in the Art section from now on!

http://5throwjoe.com/?p=849

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