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Peer Bode, Flute With Shift
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"Newly hand-built digital video A to D and D to A with ALU bit flipping. Controlled by an ELF II computer. The image brightness changes also controlled analog synthesizer parameters of the live flute playing. I sat in the camera image zone and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: performance, sound, video history

2013 | 14:56
Jesse McLean, Just Like Us
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A familiar landscape comprised of big box stores and parking lots proves a rich site for longing, intimacy, and radical change. Celebrities are observed in this environment and are reduced to ordinary beings in the process. An enigmatic...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), consumer culture, landscape, mental landscape

Life and People
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"Playing like a series of overheard conversations, Life and People grapples with communication, language, and recitation by staging common situations—a doctor’s prognosis, a teacher’s report to a parent—in the director’s signature...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: humor, language, performance

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In 2012, eteam visits Mars and Moon Townships in Pennsylvania. Using a documentary approach, they position themselves as cultural anthropologists who view the towns as if they were simulated environments on Earth, training grounds for eventual...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: expedition/travel, landscape

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