Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Tomislav Mikulic

"Tomislav Mikulic is a Croatian computer Graphics pioneer who exhibited at the Tendencies 5 in Zagreb(former Yugoslavia) in 1973 at the age of 20. He had composed the First Yugoslav Computer Animation Film which had it’s premiere on 13th May 1976 in Zagreb.324"


















http://tomislavmikulic.com
http://dada.compart-bremen.de/item/agent/585


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Richard Paul Lohse

Picked up an exhibition catalogue of a Richard Paul Lohse show from 1970. There were some pretty interesting diagrams of the systems he used to construct his images. Similar concerns to early computer art/constructivist type stuff. Different image generation/process control systems are interesting me at the moment. from multi plane cameras, to the scanimate to digital software but somthing about doing things hands on like Lohse is still interesting.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Bristol Video Workshop

So Alex and I will be teaching a beginners workshop in analogue video techniques as part of Encounters Festival at the Arnolfini Gallery on Saturday the 20th of September. The whole reason and drive behind the workshop is as  part of Mclaren 2014 a celebration of Norman McLaren's work and  life. Joseph who is the force behind Seeing Sound festival asked if I would put together a workshop exploring some analogue video techniques. The Arnolfini is one of my favourite venues down south, I recently caught a screening of Jordan Belson's work on film which absolutely blew me away and they seem to have a regular program of interesting audio visual and electronic performance stuff. Alex and I have prepared a simple starter in to the world of electronic video with some basic experiments to try and a little background history.

ARNOLFINI
Chris J King and Alexander Peverett
10:00 – 13:00
£25 
Mclaren for event page
Media Artists Chris J King and Alexander Peverett will present a workshop on hands on video techniques influenced by McLaren. The themes in McLaren’s work of drawn sound and visual music were expanded by later artists using electronic video and video synthesis. The workshop will include an introduction to both the historical and technical aspects of electronic video work as well as the construction of a simple circuit and experimentation with video feedback. Be prepared for vivid colours, frenetic sounds and dancing shapes! The cost includes all the parts to make your circuit to take away and play with as well as mirrors to manipulate video feedback and a small publication containing all the information covered in the workshop.

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/news/events/analog-video-workshop/
http://www.seeingsound.co.uk/

Monday, 4 August 2014

South Kiosk Summer Screen #2 - Oscillate Wildly

South Kiosk have turned their gallery into a screening space, for a series of one-off events taking place over the course of latter summer months.

For the second installment of their Summer Screen programme, South Kiosk will work with a number of artists, musicians and technologists to construct an immersive installation of flickering CRT surfaces. The various works will offer up a series of experiments in visual mutation through analogue processes, and the degradation of video signal and the VHS tape format. These different approaches offer perspective on a particular branch of filmmaking, and sonic experimentation.

Featuring work by: James Alec Hardy, Phil Baljeu, Will Cenci, Greg Zifcak, Dan Sandin!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Chromaton 14

Chromaton 14

"The Chromaton 14 was designed and manufactured by Ralph Wenger in 1977, and released by BJA Systems




Sunday, 15 June 2014

√Čtienne-Jules Marey & Georges Demeny

Marey & Demeny both photographers and inventors in France, working at the same time as Muybridge (and perhaps even more pioneering!) established a programme of research which was to lead to the creation of the ‘Station Physiologique' where they would use a variety of methods to visually record and study various kinds of movement. This was all going on at the dawn of film and many of their inventions were precursors or direct ancestors of the standard film camera and projector. They also recorded some images of sound , data and movement as light which is what I am interested in (see this post on early sound visualization/ photoacoustics)














http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tienne-Jules_Marey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Demen%C3%BF http://www.lumen.nu/rekveld/wp/?p=411 https://sites.google.com/site/drtrippy/chronophotography http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/resrep00_01/Jahresbericht_2_3_section.html http://www.cinematheque.fr/marey/abecedaire/abecedaire-m/muscle.html http://victorian-cinema.net/demeny http://lightpaintingphotography.com/light-painting-history/