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SHIRO TAKATANI - La Chambre claire

La Chambre claire © Shiro Takatani (Japan, 2008)
Performance at the Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Shiga, Japan, 2010.





Youtube Embed

Internet Umbrella

SHO HASHIMOTO AND TAKASHI MATSUMOTO pileus: internet umbrella

This is so clever - what a wonderful idea to create an internet umbrella.


"Pileus is an umbrella connected to the Internet to make walking in rainy days fun. Pileus has a large screen on the top surface, a built-in camera, a motion sensor, GPS, and a digital compass. The current prototype has two main functions: photo-sharing and 3D map navigation.
The photo function is connected to a major web service: Flickr API. A user can take photo with a camera on the umbrella, and pictures are uploaded to Flickr in two minutes with context tags via a wireless Internet connection. User can also enjoy theirselves watching photo-streams downloaded from Flickr with simple operation of wrist snapping."
Source: http://www.pileus.net/


Vimeo Embed Demonstration


Pileus Internet Umbrella from Takashi Matsumoto on Vimeo.
Pileus is the internet umbrella to make rainy days fun! Prod. by T. Matsumoto & S. Hashimoto. from Keio University…

Audio Palimpsest

"Audio palimpsest is an interactive sound-based installation which explores applications of indeterminacy and randomness in an interactive platform. Based on a reconfigured cassette recorder, Audio Palimpsest is meant to be viewed indoors, where upon interaction, it will start recording ambient sounds in the space and playing it back simultaneously. Over time and after multiple interactions, content of the magnetic tape builds up, layering previous recordings thus creating a palimpsest of sound."
source: http://youtu.be/cxU-EA4sWO4

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Luis Buñuel Films

Luis Buñuel Films



The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un Crimen)

Youtube - Full Film
http://youtu.be/7-_6xm7ccR4



The Exterminating Angel

Youtube - Full Film
http://youtu.be/b3UKk0Q9Ftk




The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Youtube - Full Film
http://youtu.be/43wZwNkGSaE



USEFUL LINKS
plot descriptions: http://www.filmref.com/directors/dirpages/bunuel.html#obscure





Futurism – Movement and Sensation

FUTURISM - MOVEMENT AND SENSATION
by Maura McDonnell

Futurism praised and glorified the energy, speed and danger of machines in art.  The futurists had disgust for and rebelled against the 'relics of the past' (interestingly these relics in museums were ok for the old, the disabled and prisoners - people with no future?).  The new beauty was not the old art of the past, such as the sculptor piece 'Victory of Samothrace', but the beauty of speed.


How was something so ephemeral and invisible to the eye as speed to be rendered in painting?
Something invisible but felt?

In the two painting manifestos and in particular the Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting, added to the futurist list of statements is the celebration of science - 'victorious science'.  Science could reveal what was hidden in nature and to our vision, x-rays had penetrated the 'opacity' and materiality of the body.  Chronophotography and the time-lapse photography of Eadweard Muybridge

Dumb Type Memorandum

"Dumb Type, the artists´ collective that was founded in 1987 in Kyoto is almost unparalleled in its fusion of the body and new media. Both artists and audience are transported to border zones of perception between life and death, inner and outer, image and reality. The group asks the question posed by many Performers in East Asia: is the body a projection space for social, economic and political processes which are written into every individual? Or is the body the last core of resistance of archaically anchored identity in a culture?"
Source: http://www.culturebase.net/artist.php?195






VISIT WEBSITE: http://dumbtype.com/works/memorandum


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Ballet triadico 1970

Reconstruction of Ballet Tradico from the Margarete Hastings sketches.

Part 1



Part 2


A very interesting website (in French) - an online research website of the work of Oskar Schlemmer at: http://triadicos.wordpress.com/

A really interesting seminar - Rerunning Ballet Tradico Seminar "the seminar is intended as a space for reflection on the creation stage, particularly on what some call "broad-ranging dance reconstruction" and that we are more interested in the processes that determine results, we have called "rerunning" a term that assumes more open as interpreter of anyone who wants to rerun a past stage work."
http://triadicos.wordpress.com/seminario-de-reejecucion/

Oskar Schlemmer Drawings: http://triadicos.wordpress.com/bocetos-2/
Useful links and resources http://www.thecityreview.com/bauhaus.htmlhttp://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2009/bauhaus/Main.html#