2010

Esther’s

Die Roboter-Animation ist beeinruckend, der Plot hochspannend und das Ende ein wenig verkitscht: 5 Sterne für Charles De Meyers Musikclip »Esther’s« mit Musik von Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune).

Amon Tobin – Esther’s

Video directed by Charles De Meyer a.k.a. Chuck Eklectric

Chancha Via Circuito

»Los Pastores« is the perfect way to start your weekend. Strongly slowed down music from Buenos Aires to enjoy! File under Cumbia Digital.

No matter how you feel about cumbia digital, there’s no denying that Buenos Aires‘ ZZK crew knows how to hustle. Constantly touring the globe and birthing new music, the Argentinian posse’s latest release is Rio Arriba, the second full-length album from Chancha Vía Circuito (a.k.a. Pedro Canale). Known for his deep, loping rhythms and modern explorations of traditional folkloric Latin sounds, Canale has followed a similar path on this exclusive mixtape, which he’s entitled Los Pastores.

Check the mixtape at XLR8R.

LICHTER Art Award

For the first time, the 2011 video art section of LICHTER Filmtage Frankfurt/Rhein-Main will feature the LICHTER ART AWARD calling for submissions of audiovisual works of all genres, which bear reference to the Rhine-Main Region:

The people, goods and data streaming through the Rhine-Main Region every day leave traces all across the globe. Through the medium of video they can be tracked – with different artistic approaches – as biographic, political, economic or cultural testimonials of the region in the world.

This competition is primarily but not exclusively addressed to artists, who are linked to the region, be it because they live or work here, that they live in one of the partner cities or regions of the Rhine-Main Region (e.g. Birmingham, Budapest, Dubai, Granada / Nicaragua, Guanzhou (Kanton) / China, Kairo, Krakau, Leipzig, Lyon, Mailand, Tel Aviv – Yafo, Toronto), or are or have been students of a partner university.

The winner artist will be invited to the festival and will receive the LICHTER ART AWARD which is endowed with a 1.000 Euros prize. The film or video works – as projected loop or room installation – will be presented throughout the festival period in the immediate vicinity of the festival centre.

The concept proposal must arrive by January 8, 2011. Check terms & conditions for participation.

2010 Vimeo Awards

Mein Lieblingsvideoportal hat soeben die Gewinner des 2010 Vimeo Awards bekanntgegeben. Die zehn Erstplatzierten sind hier zusammengefasst. Gekürt wurden Best Video, Motion Graphics, Experimental, Music Video, Captured, Remix, Narrative, Original Series, Documentary und Animation. Alle Videos, soweit vorhanden, natürlich im HD-Format. Kann mal jemand den Couch Mode ausprobieren: »We know that you already like Vimeo, but what about couches? TVs? Wouldn’t it be great to watch Vimeo from your couch… on your TV?«. Zukunftsfähige Idee, was sag ich, die Zukunft!

Speed Over Maestro

Der Schweizer Künstler Roman Blumenthal bezieht seine Inspiration für gewöhnlich, aber nicht ausschließlich aus dem umfangreichen Möbelkatalog des Billiganbieters Conforama, der seine Einrichtingssartikel mit so geschmeidigen Namen wie Arosa, Exit, Pepper, Monsun, Spirantic, First Weiss oder Circus versieht. Seine Installation »Speed Over Maestro« kommt sehr luftig rüber. Bezug aus witterungsbestängigem Syntex-Gewebe, womöglich irgendwas zwischen 74% Polyvinylchlorid + 26% Polyester, ein bißchen Klappstuhl, Schlafsessel oder Campingstuhl, drumherum Gardine auf Staffelei. Fertig. »So schön wohnen, so günstig« heißt es.

Roman Blumenthal: »Speed Over Maestro«, 2010, (Staffelei, Stoff, Schlafsack, Vorhänge, Sonnenliegenpolster, Plastikschiene)