Archive for the 'Film' Category

Anémic cinéma

Thursday, November 16th, 2006


I was happy and astonished to find that Marcel Duchamps Anémic cinéma is still on youtube. may be go watch fast.


Linux LiVES

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
lives demo

LiVES is an open source (of course) video editing and vj-ing tool. It allows for a way more playfull approach to video manipulation than say cinelerra which probably comes closest to apples final cut pro or Premiere pro on Linux systems. Have a look at the demos for lives (the image above is taken from the first demo by salsaman).


Friday, November 3rd, 2006

I finally managed to translate my article for the conference proceedings of the NMI2006 conference from german into english. There are a few additions, which are not included in the german version.

The article is a description of our installation seidesein. It gives an account on our motivations for creating seidesein but it explains a bit also our motivation for other daytar works.

The article is for download >>here or directly via the seidesein page.

I am very grateful for any feedback on this article.


Monday, October 30th, 2006

When Matthew Barney spoke on saturday (see last post) about screens in rooms and the attraction they emanate, I was immediately getting this eerie video by Guthrie Lonergan in my head. It displays empty work places/home entertainment centers, fake and cheap strings and the empty virtual world behind the screen.

It was posted last friday on rhizome (via Tom Moody) by Marisa Olson.

Klaus Nomi

Sunday, October 15th, 2006


One of the most touching interpretations of the song of cold genius of Henry Purcells semi-opera King Arthur (1691) Act 3 Movt. 20, Prelude and Aria, “What power art thou” is the one by Klaus Nomi in a Klassik-Rock-Nacht-concert organized by Eberhard Schoener Dec. 1982. ->youtube link

Klaus Nomi in Lothar Lamberts film “Ex und Hopp” singing in soprano falsetto -> youtube link, 1972.

Klaus Nomi is usually known for his pop music (like e.g. “Total Eclipse” -> youtube link) and that is how I learned about him during my youth. However he wanted to work at an opera and had studied at the Berlin conservatory until 1973.

Rorschach tests

Saturday, October 7th, 2006



Satyajit Ray

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006


google video link
sequence by Satyajit Ray
Ray Film and Study Collection

russian parkours

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

direct link

I mentioned parkours already in an earlier post…however also this post might not be the last parkours post, as I keep watching these parkours videos. video games set to reality. redefining architecture. the fight against couch potatos..what ever….—->The above one is a rather good one (also if I dont get the end…
comments are welcome on what happened to oleg and his cellular)

NMI 2006 – the conference

Monday, July 31st, 2006


From July 19 to 21 the annual conference “New Media and Technologies of the IT Society” (“Neue Medien und Technologien der Informationsgesellschaft”) took place under the title “Film, Computer and TV”. (more…)

Lotte Reiniger

Thursday, July 13th, 2006


Inspired by chinese shadow plays and the works of Georges Méliès young …