Pocket cinema: Processing the Signal – documentary

January 4, 2011

Processing the Signal (1989) is a documentary directed by Marcello Dantas about Video art covering many aspects of the medium: technology, the process, presentation, reception and audience, as well as the narrative aspects.

The film features some of the leading artists of video and media art like Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn, Paul Garrin, Zbigniew Rybczinski, to name a few.

Bill Viola: The Messenger (c)

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Body cinema: Merce Cunningham’s solo dance in Good Morning Mr. Orwell

July 1, 2010

Here is an excerpt from Nam June Paik’s TV program called ‘Good Morning Mr. Orwell’ (1984) featuring choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham. Cunningham dances with satellite-delayed images of himself, overlaid with crawling text about George Orwell’s time in Spain.

Video still from Good Morning Mr. Orwell by Nam June Paik (c)

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Body cinema: Contemporary dance in videospace

February 17, 2010

Contemporary Dance in Videospace is a dance and video installation staged in Berlin in June 2007 at the studio 103. Dancer P. Park and Flavio Degen / Kosei Takasaki from kokomono collective mixed live contemporary dance and video art together…


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Body cinema: Lemeh42, Illusion for movements: A study on choreography

April 26, 2009

Two Italian media artists – Lemeh42, joined their forces in 2005 with an aim to create video art and performance related multimedia artworkz / installations.

Lemeh42 create at the edges of all above mentioned media techniques within their visual procédé combining animation with regular video art meta-narration.

lemeh42.jpgVideo still: Lemeh42 (c)

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