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)

Friday, 6 June 2014

Live Performance

So me and Dale played live on tuesday, here are some video and audio shot by Anne.
Dale plays his cassette tape images as scores that are also instruments, I am generating audio from my modular and video from DIY circuits and a fed back video mixer. I'm playing solo in London on Saturday here .

Film Preservation

Forgot to post these photos from some amazing training I did. If anyone wants to let me look after their video art, computer art or abstract animation I would be more than happy to help.

Friday, 30 May 2014

NOT ABOUT ART: A sampler of short films by AL RAZUTIS—VISUAL ALCHEMY

NOT ABOUT ART: A sampler of short films by AL RAZUTIS—VISUAL ALCHEMY

1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA.

8 PM
Thursday, June 12 

Celebrating avant-garde, Structuralist, formalist, mythopoeic, Situationist and anarchist influences over nearly 50 years of film-making, Al Razutis is pioneer in film/video hybrids, optical manipulations, radical media performance, holographic and 3-D art practice, and all-around troublemaking. Filmmaker will be in attendance to introduce, comment, and engage with audience on the film-forms, context, and interpretation of film practice outside of art institutions, outside of commercial and popular notions of film as experimental and underground cinema. Al Razutis in person!

ANALOG DREAMSCAPE: Video & Computer Art in Chicago 1973-1985

Video & Computer Art in Chicago 1973-1985

Friday, June 13th @ 7pm

University of Illinois at Chicago

Institute for the Humanities

701 South Morgan, Lower Level - Stevenson Hall

Chicago, IL 60607

In partnership with the Institute for Humanities at UIC, South Side Projections presents ANALOG DREAMSCAPE, a screening and discussion with Daniel J. Sandin and new media historian Jon Cates. Sandin is a trailblazing video artist and director emeritus of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (co-founded with Tom DeFanti), an interdisciplinary program at the crossroads of art and computer science. Among his many technological accomplishments is the Sandin Image Processor, and analog video synthesizer made in 1973 with the revolutionary ability to radically manipulate images in real time. An early advocate for the DIY, open source ethos, Sandin made the blueprints of rht Image Processor available to the public so that others could hack his original design. The result was a treasure trove of abstract, psychedelic short films that remain utterly hypnotic three decades later. Similar to contemporary glitch aesthetics, the artwork made with the Image Processor conjures up the unconscious of a circuit board, creating a chromatic blur of geometric shapes and patterns. EVL colleague Larry Cube used technology to creating the 3-D computer models used in the Death Star briefing room sequence of Star Wars: A New Hope. Sandin’s additional credits include the first data glove, a device used to control computers via finger movement, and the CAVE™, and immersive virtual reality environment inspired by the Plato’s allegory. He has received numerous grants and his early video “Spiral PTL” (made in collaboration with DeFanti and Mimi Shevitz) is featured in the inaugural collection of video art at the Museum of Modern Art. This program will feature a retrospective of work created by Sandin and others (from both UIC and SAIC) using the Image Processor and early digital computer systems developed at EVL. For more information visit