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August 30, 2006



New Reviews/Articles

New Reviews/Articles on Furtherfield.org (August 06):

SCANZ - Article Written by Helen Varley Jamieson :: SCANZ (Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand, represented several firsts: it was the first Polar/Solar Circuit event to be held in New Zealand, and the first festival of its kind in this country, bringing together 25 artists from NZ and around the world for a two week collaborative residency. SCANZ provided the context for the first faces meeting in New Zealand, and it was also the first time a group residency had been offered to Avatar Body Collision – our first opportunity for the four globally dispersed Colliders to actually meet and work together in the same physical space … !!!

Slippage - Review by Yasser Rashid :: An exhibition of net.art curated by Nanette Wylde, bringing together a group of 8 artists that include: Mez Breeze; Krista Connerly; Juliet Davis; Lisa Hutton; Paula Levine; Jess Loseby, et al.; UBERMORGEN.COM; and Jody Zellen. The exhibition presents an eclectic mix of work under the broad concept of 'exploring and exposing relationships between intention, perception, control, experience, behavior, memory, knowing and the unexpected'.

aPpRoPiRaTe! - Review by Mark Hancock :: Feeding a movie that you’ve downloaded from a Peer to Peer network, into aPpRoPiRaTe by Sven König, reveals the nature of the “collaborative” effort that the image/audio undergoes in the sharing process. Watching the individual frame sequences on his website, we see how the image is staggered and broken into 'blocky' difficult to view images. There’s an aesthetic at work here that feels right in the context of shared content on the web. What appeals most of all is that the software reminds us of what movies really are.

Elephants Dream By The Blender Foundation - Reviewer: Rob Myers :: Visually, Elephants Dream is a brooding European social-realist surrealist fantasy rather than an American Disney-inspired Pixar fantasy. Bleak mid-20th-century technological landscapes are twisted into a fantastic realm of vertiginous, deep, dark spaces and vague but ever-present threats. Flying electrical cables and cthonic telephone earpieces attack as clockwork birds and self-dictating typewriters watch on. Proog and Emo walk on robotic footholds across bottomless pits or argue in front of fragments of a world projected by giant projectors on tripods that have the air of martian war machines.

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Posted by jo at August 30, 2006 11:19 AM