Retro computer games for corporeality questions – Bong

July 17, 2010

Following my previous post on freestyle football, check William Linn’s device art work Bong (2009) based on retro computer games and their use in media art, as well as from the corporeality point of view.   The concept is very interesting, especially in the context of comparability with Nintendo Wii Sports and similar iPhone & iPod & iPad applications.

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William Linn: Bong, photo by Kontejner (c)

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Freestyle football video selection

July 8, 2010

It’s been a while since I haven’t blogged about sport in art context… Yeah, it was last year’s book review about Haruki Murakami’s ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running‘, right?! Well, since everything is about football now… I’ve made a Freestyle football video selection for this post… Frankly, I was inspired by some TV show I saw tonight after the game between Germany and Spain on World Cup 2010 South Africa…

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Photo by Zitzitoune taken from flickr.com (cc)

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Interview with Chao Gan: Watching films is like dreaming

December 29, 2009

Chao Gan’s striking documentary The Red Race was the winner of Zagreb Film Festival in 2008. This year Gan was a jury member in documentary competition of the same festival. It was really a great opportunity to talk with him about his career, The Red Race and development of documentary genre in China.

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Body cinema: Contemporary artist Robin Rhode

December 13, 2009

Robin Rhode‘s work amazes me completely… he was influenced by street art, sport, performative aspects of visual arts and subcultures of his native South Africa… Rhode is one of the top young contemporary artists today and I would call him freely a grandchild of Marcel Duchamp or Tadeusz Kantor…

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