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Absurdist Video Art

  • Hubert and the Night People – A film by GUS FINK

    Hubert and the Night People – A film by GUS FINK

      Around 15 years ago or so, an outsider artist emerged on Ebay by the name of Gus Fink. His profile picture was a blurry, vintage photo of an older man in a tuxedo, and his vibrant art brut paintings suggested he was an elderly eccentric oddity who…
    - 21 Dec 16, 9:45pm -
  • “HOMESTEAD” – The how-to performance video finale (Broich,Kaup,Elliott 45min.HD 2016)

    “HOMESTEAD” – The how-to performance video finale (Broich,Kaup,Elliott 45min.HD 2016)

    Rounding out the trilogy of performance video featuring Kelly Broich, Eli Elliott, and Brad Kaup, is HOMESTEAD. The “how to” series started with MUSH, where the performance centered around a cooking demonstration on how you can have a high calori…
    - 8 May 16, 5:38pm -
  • “FASHION” Video Performance by Broich/Elliott/Kaup

    “FASHION” Video Performance by Broich/Elliott/Kaup

    In the second installment of video performance directed by Kelly Broich with Eli Elliott and Brad Kaup, comes FASHION, a surreal absurdity focusing on Pink Face’s obsession with making money through the creating of high priced “designer” garmen…
    - 12 Apr 16, 9:43pm -
  • Trailer for ERIC AND SHAYE – A Larry Wessel documentary on Shaye Saint John

    Trailer for ERIC AND SHAYE – A Larry Wessel documentary on Shaye Saint John

    Underground filmmaker extraordinaire Larry Wessel has released a trailer for his upcoming documentary, ERIC AND SHAYE which is a film about our own beloved absurdist starlet, Shaye Saint John. Enjoy and more news later as Larry will be launching a Ki…
    - 11 Apr 16, 4:23pm -
  • “RECOVERY HOUSE” Now Showing (Monday-24hours only)

    “RECOVERY HOUSE” Now Showing (Monday-24hours only)

    Accepted to the STRAIGHTJACKET GUERRILLA FILM FESTIVAL, the never released cult film “Recovery House” which Kelly Broich from Collapse Productions directs, and Eli Elliott stars in, makes it’s  debut today (MONDAY), and will screen ONLINE FOR…
    - 4 Apr 16, 2:07am -
  • StraightJacket Guerrilla Film Festival – ONLINE

    StraightJacket Guerrilla Film Festival – ONLINE

    The StraightJacket Guerrilla Film Festival starts today and runs through April 7th. This is a unique film festival in that it is all taking place online. In a time where underground film festivals are either ceasing their existence, or else resorting…
    - 1 Apr 16, 4:01pm -
  • Eli Elliott’s Social Cinema

    Eli Elliott’s Social Cinema

    The latest trend in online cinema has been what’s being referred to as “Social Cinema”. It refers to Instagram’s video uploads which are limited to 15 seconds. The most popular being a high budget TV-like series called “SHIELD 5” which in…
    - 29 Mar 16, 8:40pm -
  • MUSH by Kelly Broich

    MUSH by Kelly Broich

    MUSH (2016, Kelly Broich with Eli Elliott. Photographed and Post by Brad Kaup. 22min.) Invoking a combination of the pretentious foodie culture  with the cheap food reality that many Americans rely on, Kelly Broich’s latest piece takes the form of…
    - 27 Mar 16, 3:47pm -
  • Collapse Productions – Short Films Now on VIMEO!

    Collapse Productions – Short Films Now on VIMEO!

    Collapse Productions have uploaded many of their short films on VIMEO, including BLOODY BOXES, SQUIRREL MOMMY, MENSTRUAL, DOLL ABUSE and many others. Follow their channel as many more will be uploaded this month. Many of these films have finished up…
    - 5 Nov 15, 12:10am -
  • Tourettes Without Regrets to Screen DOLL ABUSE

    Tourettes Without Regrets to Screen DOLL ABUSE

    Oakland, CALIFORNIA – Tourettes Without Regrets is an underground performance art show in Oakland, Ca. hosted by Jamie DeWolf. Every first Thursday they showcase experimental/subversive arts, and on May 7th DeWolf will show Kelly Broich’s film DO…
    - 6 May 15, 5:58pm -


  • Dis…Miss Opening Reception takes place November 17th at LACE

    Dis…Miss Opening Reception takes place November 17th at LACE

    Los Angeles, Calif. – On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 7-10 p.m., Freewaves will launch its most ambitious initiative to date, entitled Dis…Miss, with a reception at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. The reception will feature the work of 20 artist…
    - 7 Nov 16, 7:24pm -
  • INTERNSHIP: Public engagement and Event Production for creative series concerning women and gender
    This position is part-time and UNPAID but we will provide you with college credit, if applicable. Currently, Freewaves is seeking Intern participation to undertake a variety of tasks, all entailing a high degree of computer literacy and communication…
    - 4 Apr 16, 7:30pm -
  • Thank you, Pasadena

    Thank you, Pasadena

    Our 5-month residency at Pasadena City Hall has come to conclusion! Sound installation, video projections, drum circles, music performances, discussions series, all the lunches we spent together. Many thanks to those who were part of this in every wa…
    - 17 Mar 16, 3:25pm -
  • The FINALE is here!

    The FINALE is here!

    Join us on Friday, March 11th, and Saturday, March 12th, 7-10pm at Pasadena City Hall for the finale of “Lions, Tigers, And … ,” a five-part series consisting of an interactive sound installation, video projections, musical performances, all re…
    - 3 Mar 16, 9:06pm -
  • Response 92
    It is an alien figure. there’s no lions in America.
    - 11 Feb 16, 5:14pm -
  • Response 91
    They are exotic because they are African, and they are also exotic because they are an extraordinary thing, they are beautiful.
    - 11 Feb 16, 5:13pm -
  • Response 90
    They are by definition, one of the most exotic animals of all of society, because of their power.
    - 11 Feb 16, 5:12pm -
  • Response 89
    Sound conveys a whole different message than visuals, than an image.
    - 11 Feb 16, 5:10pm -
  • Response 88
    It’s enforcing to understand the power of sound.
    - 11 Feb 16, 5:09pm -
  • One Last Drum Circle at Pasadena City Hall

    One Last Drum Circle at Pasadena City Hall

    Don’t miss this chance to participate in one last DRUM ROAR at City Hall! Drummers, drum circle devotees, and family percussionists all of ages and skill levels, please join international recording artist Rasheed Ali for a healing drum circle at Pa…
    - 4 Feb 16, 6:18pm -

Niche.LA Video Art

The Guardian: Video Art

  • Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul's review – come all ye video art converts
    Shot over 12 years, this unobtrusive documentary follows the superstar artist as he makes his monumental video installations, Mary and Martyrs, for St Paul’s CathedralIt will do no good to Bill Viola’s reputation as one of the most important Amer…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 4:00am -
  • German artist Hito Steyerl tops contemporary art power list
    Film-maker and writer is first female artist named by ArtReview Power 100 as most influential personHito Steyerl, a German artist, writer and theorist known for taking a strong political stand and being unafraid to challenge the power of the art mark…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 8:01pm -
  • The art of radio: Today programme presenters filmed for video portrait
    Presenters filmed talking about humdrum concerns for artwork to celebrate Radio 4 programme’s 60th birthdayJohn Humphrys has the secret to better porridge, Nick Robinson believes the BBC is undercharging for coffee and Sarah Montague reveals some o…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 9:15am -
  • Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 review – a chilling show for dark times
    Imperial War Museum, London A provocative exhibition pulls together artistic responses to our era of global chaos – from eerie drawings of dying cities to Grayson Perry’s glib painted potsIn the main hall of the Imperial War Museum, London, the o…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 6:05am -
  • How artist Kahlil Joseph restored faith in the music video
    He has collaborated with Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Sampha and his work has exhibited in galleries worldwide. But fame, he says, doesn’t mean anything. It’s about the art and he’s got the work to prove itThere is a biblical proverb, “Iron s…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:44am -
  • Liberation day: the artists fighting the power of the market – and the internet
    Hito Steyerl is at war with the commodification of art and the corrupting power of the market. What’s she fighting them with? Manure. Meet the new wave of artists asking us to reconsider everything from the web to warWhy make art when buyers treat…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:48pm -
  • Floods, locust farms and teens in charge: Blast Theory's vision of Hull in 2097
    The experimental troupe are giving the UK city of culture a glimpse of what it might look like in 80 years’ time – and it isn’t pretty. Our writer travels to Denmark to meet the team behind this hi-tech invasionUp on the roof of a museum in Aar…
    - 40 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 12:42pm -
  • Everything at Once review – a trip beyond death and into a cosmic womb
    Store Studios, LondonThis group show by 24 artists, including Marina Abramović, Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei and Laure Prouvost, doesn’t try to make sense but it does take you placesA white line snakes through the spaces of Store Studios, housed in a 1…
    - 43 days ago, 8 Oct 17, 9:57am -
  • Glitter, latex and double dildos: art provocateur Lynda Benglis relives her rollercoaster career
    She electrified the art world of 1970s New York, savaging its macho culture with what became one of feminism’s most notorious images. As she arrives in Britain for Frieze Masters, we meet the radical pranksterLynda Benglis is a feminist icon. “Wh…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 1:06pm -
  • What's the biggest question facing artists today?
    Commercialisation, climate change, studio space, censorship? As the art world flocks to Frieze, Nell Frizzell asks what’s on the mind of Marina Abramović, Jeremy Deller, Tacita Dean, Maria Balshaw and moreCalling all artists: tell us about the big…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 1:00am -


  • Video Circuits Workshop 01/07/17

    Video Circuits Workshop 01/07/17

    Alex and I are running another workshop, this time at Brighton Modular meet book here:https://www.attenboroughcentre.com/events/902/video-synthesis-workshop/We will also be running a video synthesis room all Sunday.http://brightonmodularmeet.co.uk/br…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 8:47am -
  • Photos From The Video Workshop

    Photos From The Video Workshop

    The video workshop Alex and I gave was one of the best I have delivered, all 15 attendees got to take home a working CHA/V module they built in the class, it's a hacked VGA signal generator that basically allows you to build a simple video synth by a…
    - 19 Jul 17, 5:39am -
  • Video Performance this Friday the 12th of May at IKLECTIK
    I will be providing video alongside the lovely sounds of Tom Richardshttp://iklectikartlab.com/xname_tomrichards/ 
    - 10 May 17, 6:09am -
  • Edge of Frame DIY Space For London

    Edge of Frame DIY Space For London

    I am performing on Thursday the 14th at DIY space for London.Edge of Frame  very kindly asked me to play. There will also be a fantastic selection of films by other artists including some of my favourite people operating in the world of experimenta…
    - 8 Jul 16, 5:21am -
  • Brighton Modular Meet Photos

    Brighton Modular Meet Photos

    - 8 Jul 16, 5:16am -
  • Video Circuits Room at Brighton Modular Meet

    Video Circuits Room at Brighton Modular Meet

    Alexander Peverett and I will be looking after a Video Synthesis room at Brighton Modular Meet this weekend. Come down to chat about video synthesis and our strange love for CRT tubes :) there will be at least 6 sony PVMs on display! along with a few…
    - 1 Jul 16, 6:22am -
  • Raven Row Vasulka Talk

    Raven Row Vasulka Talk

    Here is a shot from the talk, hopefully will have some more images and audio to share soon.
    - 26 Jun 16, 6:27am -
  • Telechrome Special Effects Generator

    Telechrome Special Effects Generator

    This is an interesting video effects system from 59, to put it into context quad video was only developed in the mid 50s, colour quad became available in 58, Telerecording/Kinescope film recording systems were still in use by the broadcast networks a…
    - 10 Jun 16, 3:20am -
  • Video Synthesis Techniques
    So I am doing a talk at Raven Row as part of their very lovely exhibition of Steina & Woody Vasulka's work, will be demoing some of the techniques they used to make their work. Hopfully it will be interesting."Chris King: Video Circuits Thursday 2 Ju…
    - 20 May 16, 6:34am -
  • DIY Colouriser

    DIY Colouriser

    Here are some snaps of the colouriser I built for my DIY system based on the board from the Visualist
    - 20 May 16, 6:28am -


  • #77: Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf

    #77: Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf

    Friday, Sept 9th, 2016, 24:00 | midnightBABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall(Eintritt frei | admission free) we are very much looking forward to starting our fall program with Eva…
    - 17 Sep 16, 11:52am -
  • #76: Lynne Marsh

    #76: Lynne Marsh

    Friday, June 24th, 2016, 24:00 | midnightBABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall(Eintritt frei | admission free) Lynne Marsh’s practice is situated on the threshold between documentary and staged ev…
    - 5 Sep 16, 9:55am -
  • #62: Chto Delat?

    #62: Chto Delat?

    Friday, February 27th, 2015, 24:00 | midnightBABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall(Eintritt frei | admission free)After Chto Delat?’s exhibition opening at KOW, Brunnenstraße 9, from 7 - 10 pm, we are very delight…
    - 29 Aug 16, 10:04am -
  • #73: Jeremy Shaw

    #73: Jeremy Shaw

    Friday, Mar 18th, 2016, 24:00 | midnight BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall(Eintritt frei | admission free) With Jeremy Shaw we welcome again an outstanding Berlin based artist! Shaw works in a vari…
    - 13 May 16, 3:26am -
  • #74: Dafna Maimon

    #74: Dafna Maimon

    Friday, Apr 15th, 2016, 24:00 | midnight (Eintritt frei | admission free) BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall We are very happy to welcome Dafna Maimon withTrailer Conglomerate, 2016, 2 minWaiting to Act , 2010, 16 minOrie…
    - 13 May 16, 3:26am -
  • Berlinische Galerie presents Videoart at Midnight

    Berlinische Galerie presents Videoart at Midnight

    we are very pleased to announce that on the occasion of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2016Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art | Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur invites Videoart at Midnight!Exhibition: Saturd…
    - 13 May 16, 3:26am -
  • #75: Joep van Liefland

    #75: Joep van Liefland

    Friday, May 20th, 2016, 24:00 | midnightBABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall(Eintritt frei | admission free) We look very much forward to welcoming Joep am Liefland with his Video Palace #43 – Body in Depression:…
    - 13 May 16, 3:25am -
  • #71: Christian Falsnaes

    #71: Christian Falsnaes

    Friday, Jan 29th, 2016, 24:00 | midnightBABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall(Eintritt frei | admission free)The exhibition of the Preis der Nationalgalerie in Berlin just closed - now we are very happy to start our …
    - 8 Mar 16, 10:02am -
  • #72: Shahram Entekhabi and Yasaman Pishvaei

    #72: Shahram Entekhabi and Yasaman Pishvaei

    Friday, Feb 19th, 2016, 24:00 | midnightBABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall(Eintritt frei | admission free) After the Islamic revolution in 1979 the young contemporary art scene in Iran has developed beyond what w…
    - 8 Mar 16, 10:02am -
  • #70: John Bock

    #70: John Bock

    Friday, Dec 11th, 2015, 24:00 | midnightBABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall(Eintritt frei | admission free)As conclusion of this year’s program we are delighted to present an exuberant clash of film, live concert an…
    - 2 Feb 16, 4:52am -

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