Archive for May, 2009

Video Vortex 4, Split, Croatia

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

I just got back from Split, Croatia where I talked on a panel about Online Video Narratives at the Video Vortex 4, a conference organized by the Institute for Networked Culture. The conference was a packed series of papers and presentations revolving around video and the internet. It as organized by Dan Oki from Split. The dicussions and the papers were excellent and wide ranging. There were also screenings of work related to how the internet is shaping current video production.

The speakers included: Perry Bard, Natalie Bookchin, Maarten Brinkerink, Vito Campanelli, David Clark, Dagan Cohen, Cym and the Aethernauts, Alejandro Duque, Albert Figurt, Stefan Heidenreich, Jasmina Kallay, Sarah Késsene, Lev Manovich, Dalibor Martinis, Gabriel Menotti, Ana Peraica, Valentina Rao, Shelly Silver, Jan Simons, Amir Soltani, Antanas Stancius, Evelin Stermitz, David Teh, Vera Tollmann, Andreas Treske, Saša Vojković, Nenad Vukušić Sebastijan, Linda Wallace, Paul Wiersbinski, Kuros Yalpani, Emile Zile.

I talked about ‘88 Constellations’, ‘Meanwhile’, and ‘A is for Apple’ as examples of my approach to narrative as informed by the search engine and random features of internet technology.

After the festival Dan Oki organized a boat trip to the islands off the coast of Split which was fantastic! We swam, ate, drank, and wandered around ancient towns in the islands off the coast of Croatia.

Opening at Videographe

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Last night the show opened in Montreal. The installation looks really good.

Videographe Installation

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

As part of the show in Montreal I have installed a new slide piece on the outside of the gallery. The piece acts as a sort of visual toolbar for the building. This is the third large scale window installation I have done using icons from the computer desktop. I think of them as an update on the stained glass window. Here is a quick picture of the installation from the outside of the building. The show opens tomorrow at 5pm.

Off to Montreal

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

I am off to Montreal tomorrow to set up a show at Espace Videographe. The show will feature “88 Constellations for Wittgenstein” and four older internet pieces. I am also doing a new slide piece for the windows of the building. The opening is on Thursday, May 7 and I am very pleased that my old friend Nelson Henricks will be hosting a discussion about the work.

There is a publication for this show with an excellent essay by Vancouver artist/writer Marina Roy called “Invisible Hands” that talks about “88 Constellations” and “A is for Apple”. I have been working with Marina and her husband Graham Meisner for the last few years on a new project based on a book that Marina wrote called “Sign after the X”.

I have now made professional looking copies of the CD-ROM that I will be sending out and distributing. Here is the cover: