Posts Tagged ‘Conceptual Art’

“Adams Terrace” (Rearrangement, 2006)

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

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“An active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk’s sake.” (Paul Klee, Pedagogical Sketchbook)

Many thanks to Alex Greenhough. Instructions for a rearrangement: Take any objects in a social space and rearrange them, in order to alter the perception of that space for subsequent viewers. A marker of human existence. A trace of consciousness. This rearrangement was constructed on Adams Terrace in 2006.

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“But…” (Rearrangement, 2008, photographed by Tao Wells)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

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“1998… we were walking along together and moved some stones on a path at Victoria University. I never did finish writing my notes towards a definition…” (Alexander Greenhough, 2010)

Instructions for a rearrangement: Take any objects in a social space and rearrange them, in order to alter the perception of that space for subsequent viewers. A marker of human existence. A trace of consciousness. I think this “rearrangement” took place somewhere near ‘The Mill’ on Victoria Street in Wellington, New Zealand. Thanks to Tao Wells for being there to capture it.

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“John Cage – 4’33” [May ’68 Comeback Special RECON]” (Video Art, 2010)

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

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Reconstruction of John Cage’s 4’33” using 68 YouTube videos of people performing the piece on a variety of instruments. Part of the ongoing RECON project. Many thanks to Rhizome.org and C-Monster for featuring this work recently.

“There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.” (John Cage, Experimental Music)

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“Corrupting Rauschenberg Erasing De Kooning” (Animated GIF, 2010)

Monday, June 21st, 2010

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“I kept making drawings myself and erasing them. And that just looked like an erased Rauschenberg. You know, it was nothing. So I figured out that it had to begin as art. So I thought it’s going to be a de Kooning then, if it’s going to be an ‘important’ piece. You see how ridiculously you have to think, in order to make this work?” (Robert Rauschenberg)

“In a monumental contribution to physics, [Stephen] Hawking showed that black holes evaporate, like puddles of water on a hot day. It happens very slowly but the black hole does emit particles, and eventually disappears. The answer is that the evaporation products — the photons and other particles — carry away every bit of information, BUT in an extremely scrambled form. What we have learned is that black holes are not information-erasers but information-scramblers.” (Leonard Susskind interview by Paul Comstock, Susskind Quashes Hawking in Quarrel Over Quantum Quandary)

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“Artdick News: John Cage RECON Goes Semi-Viral” (Rhizome, 2010)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

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Exciting news! My video reconstruction John Cage – 4’33” [May ’68 Comeback Special RECON] was featured on the front page of Rhizome (one of the most well known digital art networking sites) after being posted on Mediateletipos. It went semi-viral and has since been posted on a number of blogs and was even twittered a few times. Since then the video has received more than 2000 views! Special thanks to Drawing Silence, who was the first person to re-blog this video, and PietMondriaan who also featured it on their art blog.

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“Video Poem #1 [The War Of Words Hadn’t Really Developed Much]” (Video Art, 2010)

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

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Part of an ongoing series of video poems made from found footage, inspired by the principles of haiku poetry, cut-up and glitch aesthetics.

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“Video Poem #2 [Money Money, Money]” (Video Art, 2010)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

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Part 2 of an ongoing series of video poems made from found footage, inspired by the principles of haiku poetry, cut-up and glitch aesthetics.

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“Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 2” (Supercompositions, 2010)

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

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britney spears and dick whyte fan art by claire harris

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Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 2 is finally out!!! With HOT cover art by the wonderful Claire Harris (yes, that is me doing karaoke with Britney)! Finished at the end of 2010, this is a continuation of the Britney Spears Best of Noise project (mashing my favourite Britney songs with experimental, avant-garde and noise artists). The full 8 track album (newly remastered) is available for free download on Bandcamp.

Finally, there is a torrent for it up on Pirate Bay and I would greatly appreciate anyone who has the spare bandwidth seeding it for a while. UPDATE: If you enjoyed this, check out Volume 1 and Volume 3 as well.

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“Glitch Archive” (Digital Paintings, 2010-2011)

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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“The dominant, continuing search for a noiseless channel has been, and will always be no more than a regrettable, ill-fated dogma. Even though the constant search for complete transparency brings newer, ‘better’ media, every one of these new and improved technologies will always have their own fingerprints of imperfection. While most people experience these fingerprints as negative (and sometimes even as accidents) I emphasize the positive consequences of these imperfections by showing the new opportunities they facilitate.” (Rosa Menkman, Glitch Studies Manifesto)

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“Britney Spears + Noise = HOT Vol. 3” (SuperComposition, 2011)

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

 

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Supercomposer strikes again! Volume 3 of the ongoing conceptual music project Britney Spears + Noise = HOT (mashing Britney Spears songs with experimental and avant-garde sound art) is finally here (with HOT cover art by Benedict Quilter, of Independent Woman Records). The completed 8 track album is also free to download from Bandcamp.

Previously volumes have included Britney paired with artists like The Dead C, Pierre Schaeffer, Arthur Doyle, Francis Dhomont and Yximalloo. This volume includes a number of more obscure New Zealand noise artists like Little Skull, Richard Neave, Jack Ellitt and The Human Instinct (as well as some other surprises). UPDATE: If you enjoyed this check out Volume 1 and Volume 2 as well.

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