Forever (2008) - Universal Everything

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Forever, commissioned by London's Victoria & Albert Museum and on view until February 1st, is a generative artwork which produces an unrepeatable sequence of animations and audio. Universal Everything also created video podcasts of the work's output, which are available on iTunes. The display, a video wall, intentionally stands in stark contrast to the museum's more traditional architecture. The team claim that the installation will tour and that the work will be modified according to the parameters of each location.


Forever at the Victoria & Albert Museum from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

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L-V--SC-LD-RTH-ND--TH (2009) - Raquel Meyers

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Pixillation (1970) - Lillian Schwartz

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FX 1 (2008) - Ilia Ovechkin

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24 h (2008) - Remi Blanes

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24 hour long animated gif

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Calculated Movements (1985) - Larry Cuba

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An interview with Larry Cuba by Gene Youngblood

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From Bell Labs to Best Buy

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"PREDRIVE: After Technology" (currently on exhibition at The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA November 14-April 2, 2009) features new works by six international artists including Takeshi Murata, Paper Rad, Gretchen Skogerson, Antoine Catala, and Brody Condon. The exhibition was conceived with a very specific group of artists in mind -- artists who placed both the dysfunction and arrogance of ever-changing technologies at the center of their work. In a sense, these artists are working in the shadow of a technological dystopia (and euphoria) that had begun as early as the Industrial Revolution -- as expressed in the vacant, vectored glances mapped out in Edouard Manet's The Balcony (1868-69) or the absolute pleasure of stop-motion animation in Georges Melies' An Up-To-Date Conjuror

Below, I speak with two of the featured artists in the show, Takeshi Murata and Jacob Ciocci (of Paper Rad) -- we cover everything from readymade software aesthetics to the dream of the perfect collector -- someone willing to take the risk of simply buying an idea.- Melissa Ragona

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screensaver (2008) - Mark Essen

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Download PC Only Screensaver HERE. Unzip it, then right click install

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In a Land Far, Far Away (...and Out)

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Hawkwind fans should take note of an exhibition currently up at Fake Estate, a former utility closet and now a cozy arts space on the fifth floor of the 526 W. 26th Street building in Chelsea. Art collaborative Yemenwed have transformed Fake Estate into a site-specific viewing room, replete with a red oblong sculpture as a centerpiece, for their video Episode 3. Legendary space rock group Hawkwind come to mind primarily because of their use of themes, including that of the Eternal Champion and the multiverse, derived from science fiction writer Michael Moorcock, who worked closely with the band. Similar to Moorcock's perennial figure of the Eternal Champion, who navigates across dimensions of the multiverse and whose identity is at times manifold, Episode 3's main protagonist, Sigrid H. travels through several zones housed within a Metronome-shaped structure, and the characters or objects she encounters in these spaces are an extension of her own identity. It seems fitting that an art group with as many members as Yemenwed (the press release credits 19 separate collaborators) should examine multiple identities. Episode 3 can be viewed online but should really be experienced within Fake Estate's gallery, if only to take in the video's elaborate scenery and the sound design, which are the strongest elements of the work.

Image: Yemenwed, Episode 3 (Stills), 2008

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fragments (2008) - Tom Merrell

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