PopMuse: Video Art http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Folkestone turns gold and Edvard Munch's selfies – the week in art https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/29/folkestone-ok-edvard-munch-selfies-martin-creed-week-in-art https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/29/folkestone-ok-edvard-munch-selfies-martin-creed-week-in-art Fri, 29 May 2020 14:16:18 UTC Tim Jonze at Video art | The Guardian A giant metal kookaburra with a sense of humour, Martin Creed’s video call to inaction and a graffiti take on lockdown – all in your weekly dispatchStefan Br�ggemann’s OK (Untitled Action)Are we all going to be “OK”? The Mexican artist has sprayed a three-storey building in Folkestone gold, before scrawling the two-letter word across it, graffiti-style – a response, he says, to our current situation under lockdown.�• Creative Quarter, Folkestone Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Anatomy of an Artwork: Larissa Sansour’s In Vitro, 2019 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/22/anatomy-of-an-artwork-larissa-sansour-in-vitro-2019 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/22/anatomy-of-an-artwork-larissa-sansour-in-vitro-2019 Fri, 22 May 2020 09:00:20 UTC Skye Sherwin at Video art | The Guardian The London-based Palestinian artist explores the metaphorical questions facing her homeland in this black-and-white sci-fi filmIn a bunker, a young woman in minimalist utility wear visits the facility’s dying founder. Their sharp-edged concrete home is a sterile limbo, but its purpose is to house a huge, unseen orchard for a future world following an unspecified apocalypse. In the 28-minute, black-and-white film’s lushly shot opening, a terrifying, oily, blood-black flood has overwhelmed the streets of Bethlehem, artist Larissa Sansour’s childhood city. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Forget Titian, here's a talking dog! Is this digital art's big moment? https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/12/digital-art-coronavirus-lockdown-talking-dog-titian https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/12/digital-art-coronavirus-lockdown-talking-dog-titian Tue, 12 May 2020 05:00:03 UTC Charlotte Higgins at Video art | The Guardian A film noir about a cluttered flat, an animated canine, Yesterday whistled in a corridor … artists in coronavirus lockdown are making the leap to digital. Can they stop people switching over to Netflix?The last art I saw in the flesh was the Titian exhibition at the National Gallery in London. It was a remarkable, treasurable experience: his group of “poesie” paintings, based on stories from Ovid, had last hung together 400 years ago. Two days later, the museum closed its doors. By then, most commercial galleries in the UK, and many public institutions, had shut. The drift to digital began soon afterwards. Visual arts organisations launched so many podcasts and IGTV broadcasts and film streams and viewing rooms and talks from the archive that it has sometimes been overwhelming.This week, the most social, crowded, people-watching-oriented event of the global visual art calendar – Frieze art fair, in its New York iteration – is happening on devices everywhere. It has transformed itself into an online shop with art as the scrollable produce. The Asos effect is amplified by the fact that prices, for once, are displayed for all to see. A Martin Creed neon spelling out the words DON’T WORRY could be yours for $150,000 (�118,000).A post shared by Greka (@grekaandfriends) on Mar 24, 2020 at 1:36pm PDT Related: You've got mail! The New York paper sending you artworks in the post Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ David Blandy’s How to Fly: wings of desire https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/08/david-blandy-how-to-fly https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/08/david-blandy-how-to-fly Fri, 08 May 2020 09:00:23 UTC Skye Sherwin at Video art | The Guardian The British artist creates a video tutorial of a cormorant flying with a vision of solitude and calmA cormorant spreads its wings and swoops over watery vistas that most can only dream of right now in David Blandy’s new online video art commission, which makes the most of limited resources during lockdown. A vision of “solitude” and “calm”, as the voiceover has it, the bird becomes a source of “guidance” for those stuck “in between spaces”. Related: The Guide: Staying In – sign up for our home entertainment tips Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'It's great if you're bored with Netflix': video art flourishes in lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/04/its-great-if-youre-bored-with-netflix-video-art-flourishes-in-lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/04/its-great-if-youre-bored-with-netflix-video-art-flourishes-in-lockdown Mon, 04 May 2020 16:21:43 UTC Lanre Bakare at Video art | The Guardian From dogs’ plums to death metal shrieks, video artworks are finding a new audience hungry for culture that is accessible, original and bizarreAs the art world adapts to the reality of the Covid-19 lockdown with virtual tours, live-streamed artist Q&As and Instagram Live videos occupying the space once filled by physical exhibitions, video art is flourishing.The former MoMA video art curator Barbara London explains in her book, Video/Art: the First Fifty Years, how she struggled to get the medium taken seriously in the 1970s. Now, she says, the Coronavirus pandemic has made it the most essential and accessible art form. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Mind-boggling Beardsley and Helmut Newton's sexy century – the week in art https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/apr/24/week-in-art-helmut-newton-aubrey-beardsley-rembrandt-glasgow-international https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/apr/24/week-in-art-helmut-newton-aubrey-beardsley-rembrandt-glasgow-international Fri, 24 Apr 2020 14:00:18 UTC Jonathan Jones at Video art | The Guardian The painter who delighted in depravity, the photographer who revelled in reality, plus Rembrandt in his youth – all in your weekly dispatchHelmut Newton 100The photographs of Helmut Newton are some of the most real-seeming ever taken. His powerful black and white contrasts give depth and form to bodies in space, however you see them – in a gallery, book or online. Oh and some might find them sexy. Launches digitally on Thursday on IGTV.• Newlands House gallery, Petworth. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ TikTok is the social media sensation of lockdown. Could I become its new star? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/apr/14/tiktok-is-the-social-media-sensation-of-lockdown-could-i-become-its-new-star https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/apr/14/tiktok-is-the-social-media-sensation-of-lockdown-could-i-become-its-new-star Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:00:37 UTC Coco Khan at Video art | The Guardian With families and couples filming themselves dancing or performing skits, the app has become even more popular in recent weeks. I asked its British stars to help me get startedAndy Warhol predicted a time everyone would have 15 minutes of fame. He was nearly right – it is actually 15 seconds. That is the maximum duration of a video clip with music (non-music clips can last up to a minute) on TikTok, the video-sharing platform that has taken the world by storm. Favoured by under-25s, who make up its core audience, TikTok this year surpassed Facebook and WhatsApp as the world’s most downloaded non-gaming app.TikTok’s content doesn’t take itself too seriously, and ranges from food to fashion, pranks to pets – as well as the ubiquitous dance challenges. It is a perfect fit, in other words, for the lockdown, when many of us are stuck inside and in desperate need of some silly fun. This may be why, even if you haven’t downloaded it, you suddenly find, clogging up your social media, clips of Justin Bieber dancing to I’m a Savage by Megan Thee Stallion, or Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez swapping outfits to Drake’s Flip the Switch. It seems everyone from doctors and nurses in PPE to bemused parents quarantined with teenagers are flocking to the app – and sometimes going viral in the process. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Grand Bizarre review – trippy travelogue to who knows where https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/apr/08/the-grand-bizarre-review-jodie-mack-travelogue-documentary https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/apr/08/the-grand-bizarre-review-jodie-mack-travelogue-documentary Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:00:15 UTC Cath Clarke at Video art | The Guardian Experimental artist-animator Jodie Mack’s film is a strange, colourful, kaleidoscopic odyssey around the world but with no apparent destinationHere’s a 60-minute cine-essay from the American experimental artist-animator Jodie Mack; a distinctively trippy travelogue about … well, what? The film may have something to say about globalisation and homogeneity. Or our 21st-century addiction to consuming stuff. Maybe there’s an observation here on cultural appropriation. But with no words or narrative, this hypnotic kaleidoscope of repeated patterns and animation featuring brightly coloured fabrics is all but unclassifiable. Mack is known for working with textiles, and this film, shot on 16mm, is perhaps best described as Koyaanisqatsi with rugs.The footage has a grabbed-on-the hoof feel, filmed around the world. In a stop-motion scene at the start, a mutinous wheelie case, broken free from a display in a shopping mall, spluts out scraps of fabric. Again in stop-motion, a rug slinks creepily down a flight of stairs: a carpet possessed. Cheapo skirts hang on a stall at an outdoor market. Maps, alphabets, symbols and sheet music are also recurring motifs – the systems humans use to make sense of the world. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ This way for brain tingles: ASMR gets a shiver-inducing exhibition https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/mar/31/this-way-for-a-braingasm-asmr-gets-a-tingly-exhibition https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/mar/31/this-way-for-a-braingasm-asmr-gets-a-tingly-exhibition Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:00:54 UTC Oliver Wainwright at Video art | The Guardian From cucumber-crunchers to cranial exams, YouTube is full of ASMRtists provoking the strangely pleasurable autonomous sensory meridian response. Now they’ve got their own euphoric museum showSome whisper gently into the microphone, while tapping their nails along the spine of a book. Others take a bar of soap and slice it methodically into tiny cubes, letting the pieces clatter into a plastic tray. There are those who dress up as doctors and pretend to perform a cranial nerve exam, and the ones who eat food as noisily as they can, recording every crunch and slurp in 3D stereo sound.To an outsider, the world of ASMR videos can be a baffling, kooky place. In a fast-growing corner of the internet, millions of people are watching each other tap, rattle, stroke and whisper their way through hours of homemade videos, with the aim of being lulled to sleep, or in the hope of experiencing “the tingles” – AKA, the autonomous sensory meridian response.“It feels like a rush of champagne bubbles at the top of your head,” says curator James Taylor-Foster. “There’s a mild sense of euphoria and a feeling of deep calm.” Taylor-Foster has spent many hours trawling the weirdest depths of YouTube in preparation for a new exhibition, Weird Sensation Feels Good, at ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design, on what he sees as one of the most important creative movements to emerge from the internet. (Though the museum has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show will be available to view online.)ArkDes, Stockholm will be broadcasting a virtual vernissage of Weird Sensation Feels Good on 7 April at 16.00 BST. You can tune into e-flux.com/live for a tour of the exhibition. ArkDes is due to reopen on 14 April; the show runs until 1 November. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Electric Mirror Essay http://www.vdb.org/content/electric-mirror-essay http://www.vdb.org/content/electric-mirror-essay Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:41:49 UTC emilyeddy at Video Data Bank http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/