October 2010 Archives

Stop Motion Project

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This is my stop motion project titled "Traffic Control". This is a better version of the one that I previously posted a week ago because it's longer than 8 seconds. :)



Traffic Control

WALKER ART CENTER - November 1st / 6pm - 9pm

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Our films screening will take place at the Walker Art Center on Monday November 1st.

You can find a map and directions here: wac_map_aug07.pdf

There are four programs, starting at approximately:
6pm, 7pm, 7:45pm, and 8:30pm respectively.

6 PM

1:

Segundo de Chomon / Ferdinand Zecca, El Espectro Rojo (1907, 16mm, 7m)

Stan Brakhage, Hell Spit Flexion (1983, 16mm, 1m)

Kenneth Anger, Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969, 16mm, 12m)

Jean Vigo, Taris (1930, 16mm, 11m)

Kenneth Anger, Eaux d'artifice (1953, 16mm, 13m)

[44 minutes]

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10m intermission
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7PM

2:
William Klein, Broadway by Light (1958, 35mm, 12m)

Stan Brakhage, Song 4 (1964, 8mm, 3m)

John Whitney, Lapsis (1963-1966, 16mm, 10m)

Hans Richter, Rhythmus 21 (1921, 16mm, 3m)

Dave Fleischer, Ko-Ko's Earth Control (1928, 16mm, 7m)

[35 minutes]

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5 m intermission
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7:45 PM

3:
Robert Breer, 69 (1968, 16mm, 5m)

Paul Sharits, T.O.U.C.H.I.N.G (1968, 16mm, 12m)

Frank and Caroline Mouris, Frank Film (1973, 16mm, 13m)

Bruce Conner, Breakaway (1966, 16mm, 5m)

[35 minutes]

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10m intermission
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8:30 PM

4:

Marcel Broodthaers

1. La pluie (Project pour un texte), 1969, black and white, 3 minutes,
Brussels.

2. Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, Section XIXème Siècle
(Partie I: Une discussion inaugurale), 1968, black and white, 12
minutes, Brussels.

3. La Clef de l'Horloge (Un poème cinématographique en l'honneur de
Kurt Schwitters), 1957 - 1958, black and white, sound, 7 minutes,
Brussels.

4. La pipe satire, 1969, black and white, 2 minutes, Brussels.

5. Berlin oder ein Traum mit Sahne, 1974, color, sound, 10 minutes, Berlin.

6. La lune, 1970, color 2.5 minutes, Brussels.

7. Eau de Cologne, 1974, color, sound, 3 minutes, Cologne.

8. Figures of Wax (Jeremy Bentham), 1974, color, sound, 16 minutes, London.

9. Monsieur Teste, 1974 - 1975, color, 4 minutes, Brussels and Paris.

10. Un jardin d'hiver (A.B.C.), 1974, color, sound, 7 minutes, Brussels.

11. La signature (Une seconde d'éternité), 1970, black and white, 1
second, Berlin.

Artist Presentation Guide

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Presentation Guide

Chose a contemporary (living) artist or collaborative group of artist as the focus of your presentation.
Select an artist whose work with digital media relates to the areas that we are exploring in our course: digital imaging, sound art, video art, interactive art, experimental art.


Include the following in your Artist Presentation:


- Background information about the artist.

- Discuss what attracted you to the work of this artist.

- Highlight two examples of this artist's work and use these to describe the artist's relationship to the ideas that inform this work.

-Describe how these works relate to the artist's larger body of work.

- Relate this artist, via content, process, technology, perspective, etc. to that of another contemporary artist or artists from another time period.

- Discuss how this artist's work informs your own thinking.

- Pose a question to the group that is a catalyst for discussion.


>>>>>Following your presentation<<<<<

- enter a post on the blog that includes the information described above

- links to examples of the artist's work

- Statement describing how this artist's work and/or process informs your thinking.

ARTIST LINKS:

Stephen Wilson's links to artists working within the larger context of Art & Technology.

ubuweb list sound and video artists among others. Confirm that you have selected an artist who includes the use of digital technologies in her or his work or perhaps an artist who use digital media as their artistic medium.

Jared's video project

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The file was too big for media mill so I posted it on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K3JQnkZ_F8

mary's stop motion.....finally...

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David Kosal Media Mill

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My AWESOME Final Cut Project

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Progress clip

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http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embedqt/85491

Media Mill

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One of the gems at UMN, Media Mill is a great resource for our class projects and for your own creative work as well. You can find your complete guide to using Media Mill is here.

Final Cut

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You can find a quick guide to Final Cut here - at the Knight Digital Media Center at U.C. Berkeley.

Apple has a series of Final Cut Express "how to" video tutorials as well.

Anna's Media Mill

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http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embedqt/84844

Alex McRandall-3 minute video

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David Kosal Digital Art Reflection

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The relationship between technology and art are reflective of each other and also highly influenced by each other. Technology provides a base or medium while art expands on that. The process is ongoing and new technology can be innovated in order to accommodate the art. I liked Carl Fudge's Rhapsody Spray 1 because it takes a character that I am familiar with and changes my perspective on it. Even though the image is distorted and broken down into different shapes, it is still very recognizable. I would like to experience Andrea's Muller-Phohle's Digital Scores III. It would be interesting to be in a digital world sort of like the matrix or Tron.

Stop motion

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I lost my file, so i'm not sure of how to upload it here and retrieve it back.

Alex McRandall-Stop Motion

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Stop Motion Project

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My file is too big to be uploaded and I am currently too frustrated to make it smaller. Therefore, I've upload it somewhere else and have included the link below. I used another program and couldn't figure out how to speed things down so, it's real fast. Meaning, my clip is super short, 8 seconds. If I had it my way, it would of been a little over a minute.

Click here to watch!

Stop Motion Project

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I am having a hard time exporting my file to the correct format (the format that allows me to upload it to the blog)!!! Therefore, I can't upload my project. Maybe I'll try it another day. :/

David Kosal stop motion

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Logan Hussung Stop Motion

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James M Stop Motion

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Justins Stop Motion

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Akuomas sound portrait

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Jared's sto-mo

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I was at work from 3 to 9 yesterday so I was up super late doing this but on the plus side I had SO much fun with this project!

cheers
I min raving.mov

Reading Reflection: Introduction and Ch. 1

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The relationship between technology and art can be that of a parent/guardian and child. The parent/guardian (art) resembles the old methods and slow routines while the child (technology) resembles the new techniques and the short cuts. Art can come in any shape or form, just like a parent and guardian. They are there to help direct the way while the child (technology) follows that direction and make its own new ways.
Technology and art creates a new chapter in the history of art. It creates more ideas, styles, and genres. Combining the two is the start of something and it depends on the creator to decide what to do with it and how to work it. The combination of the two creates a short cut to the traditional ways of doing certain stuff, such as making films, digital correction, making copies, creating a portrait, etc. Technology help shape art and art help shape technology, redefining the definition of art.

"Cybernetic Serendipity" communicates with the audience of what the future of technology can bring. It doesn't necessary scare people off or enlightens them, it informs them of the future possibilities: robots. Technology is constantly advancing itself and so are the creators/inventors/artists. I like this piece because it's somewhat amusing to the eye and informative to the brain.

I would like to experience synthetic realism (Patricia Piccinini) and construct reality with humor and entertainment.

stop motion sample

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsWFFuYZYI
i thought it's good!!

bottle by kristen Lapore

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mVEapKnS1c

"Rabbit" animation

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thought this was kind of amazing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g40KpZa4hSI&feature=player_embedded

Example of Stop motion

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This stop motion animation was done on a whiteboard. That seems like it would be a lot easier than using hundreds and hundreds of post it notes or pieces of paper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u46eaeAfeqw

Also, this guy (PES) has a bunch of really nice videos on youtube. Follow this link to watch them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjLW5_dGAM

stopmotion animation

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stop motion applications free to you:

framebyframe


Anasazi


inspirations: add your comments with more suggestions:

animations:

Automatic Writing by Wiliam Kentridge

Muto a wall painted animation by BLU

Cardboard a cardboard animation by Sjors Vervoot

Catch the Air
by Robin Rhode @ the Wexner Art Center


guides, tutorials, helpful resources:

using digital photos being mobile and opening up your everyday world within your frames.


basics

techniques with clay, paper, backgrounds

James Moore Reading Reflection

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I liked the comparison between Technology, and all the things it can offer, and Art , and how they can use those two mediums to create a new type of art we have yet to see.
My question would be, what do you think technology art will be like 20-30 years from now?

Alex McRandall- Reading Reflection

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- How would you describe the relationship between technology and art?
Technology and art is a delicate symbiotic relationship, each conferring positive, and sometimes negative, aspects to its counterpart. As one progresses, so, too, does the other.

- Which art work, described in the history of art and technology, as recounted in the introduction, was most interesting to you and why?
The piece I found most interesting was the piece done with words as buildings along the street. It was an interesting depiction of everyday society through words presented as images.


- Which of the works described in Chapter 1 would you like to experience in person?
Even with the risk of throwing up, I would like to see the piece with the skulls that were modified on the computer and then created to show a distorted view of the human anatomy. It was interesting to see in the book, but I don't think the image does it justice.

Akuomas Reading Relfection

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This book shows that artists have always used technology to make their work more aesthetic and precise. I think the world of digital art is designed for those who observe pictures to find out the simplicity or complications of the artwork. My favorite art was the painting done by Chris Finley called Goo Goo Pow Wow 2. because it is reminds me of a Kandinski colored painting, and those are really fun to look at.

Reading Reflection Logan Hussung

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The thing I most enjoyed about the reading was how the compared art and technology. Artist are kinda like beta testers. They some how figure out how to use new technology as a new medium in their art before anyone else. It was cool how they were able to make things that were art, but they were also not considered art. My favorite piece is the series called Action. Even though they were photographs, they looked like they were moving. I wasnt sure how they were edited or if they were at all but to me it looked like they were.

Digital Art Reading Reflection

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I think in today's age technology and art go hand in hand. Even though most of the classic mediums like drawing, painting, and film photography more and more artists are relying on digital technology for their art. For example my friend who is a talented drawing artist will assemble a few rough images in Photoshop before actually putting his pen to the paper. he says it helps him get a rough idea of how he wants his drawing to look like. in other Cases he might use the live trace features in Illustrator to vectorize his images for computer use. The point is artists are using technology with art because it either assists them with their medium or opens up entire new methods for art production.

I really like kinetic light sculptures by Laslo Moholy-Nagy. I experimented with LED Poi in high school and just this past summer I did a lot of light graffiti photography so I can relate to the beauty of this art. Moholy-Nagy did something a lot different and more breathtaking, He was able to use machines to produce recurrent painted lines with light in real time rather than capture with a still photo or using human kinetic motion.

I would really like to do the the synthetic realism Photographs of Patricia Paccinini,
but with today's technology I'm sure we can create something far more realistic. I think it would be more interesting to create a scene with subjects that are on the border of reality and unconscious fantasy. For example this image I created for my 1001 class.

giant lego dude.jpg

Justin's Reading Reflection

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The relationship between technology and art is an interesting one. As shown in the book, over the years artists have always been the first to take advantage of technology. They have been on the cutting edge in regards to using technology and taking advantage of the benefits available from technology. Artists have used computers in unique ways to push the boundaries of what is considered art. The artwork that I found most interesting in the intro was Nam June Paik's Random Access. The concept behind the art is very interesting as well as the actual art. I think his artwork represents a starting of the new media art that followed. Of the artworks shown in Chapter 1, I would most like to experience is Kalpakjian's "Corridor". I found the description of the video very interesting because a virtual world was created but it emphasized emptiness and solitude which is a unique perspective on how to create a world. Also it looks very realistic in the picture, especially for being 1997.

Mary Taylor first reading reflection

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- How would you describe the relationship between technology and art?

I would describe it as being a continual learning process where they feed off of each other. As new technology emerges, experimental media artists should dive into these new programs until they are experts. But digital and technological art can in a way can be humbled by classic art because there are always fundamentals to know before progressing. As classic art continues to be made, a new twist can be put on such classics in a way that relates it back to digital mediums. I strongly believe that beauty is in the eyes (or ears) of the beholder - same with art. Technology and art go hand in hand especially in this decade - our society is surrounded and controlled by it and how we view art has everything to do with our perception of our surroundings - which technology is a huge part of. Both also have a lot to do with invention and patience.

- Which art work, described in the history of art and technology, as recounted in the introduction, was most interesting to you and why?

The most interesting installation by Nam June Paik - Random Access, in 1963 on page 14. I would have loved to listen to it and see how it worked. I never would have guess to tape audio tape to a wall and figure out a way to play it in a sort of performance.

- Which of the works described in Chapter 1 would you like to experience in person?

There was a couple, GOSSIP by Charles Csuri, Dark Horse of Abstraction by Scott Griesbach, Digital Hide 2 by Daniel Canogar,

Akuomas sound portrait

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Sound Self Portrait

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I know, I know, this project is a tad bit late. When the assignment was introduced last Tuesday, I mistakenly thought that we were going to spend class time on Thursday working on it, not that it was due on Thursday. The reason and error of this mistake is simply communication error.

Anyways, now that I've completed the assignment, let me explain it a bit. There isn't a lot (maybe just a tiny bit) of natural sound involved but since this is a sound self portrait of moi, I figure I would include things I like and/or enjoy listening to. I hope after listening to it, you'll understand me as someone who likes films, heels, funny moments, awkward moments, music, beat boxing, and to whatever stuff (since that's how I live life, just living it and whatevering stuff [rarely taking things serious]). Enjoy!


Pafoua Xiong Sound Self Portrait.wav

Sound Portrait

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James Moore Sound Portrait

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Bryan's Sound Self-Portrait

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Sound Self-PortraitC.wav

I really wanted this to be longer... seems a little rushed about 3/4 of the way through.

Jared Martin sound portrait

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I feel like I didn't have enough time for this project cause work got in the way. I kinda had to slap the 2nd half together so it still feels incomplete to me, oh well haha! Audacity is such a sweet program though; I can definitely see myself using it a lot in the future =)

car dubstep final.wav

Mary's Sound Portrait

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Free rental of a recorder is so convenient..! All newly recorded sounds from events, etc.


soundportrait.wav,

Justins sound portrait

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sound portrait.wav

this is my sound portrait, I used ordinary sounds and tweaked them a little bit

Mina's sound portrait

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okinawa.wav

the sound of wave and the bell wind are from outside source.
I edited this to make it sound like me and friends walking towards the Ocean and started to heard somebody's playing Okinawan traditional instrument.

Sound Portrait_Nick Fay

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Digital Art pg 7 - 65

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Our first reading in Digital Art [second edition] by Christiane Paul includes:

The Introduction - pg 7 - 27

and


Chapter 1: Digital Technologies as Tools - pg 28 - 65


Post a reflection that includes your response to the following questions:

- How would you describe the relationship between technology and art?

- Which art work, described in the history of art and technology, as recounted in the introduction, was most interesting to you and why?

- Which of the works described in Chapter 1 would you like to experience in person?

Olivers 2 minute composition

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fortunecookie.wav

I really wish I wasn't so pressed for time because I was having some serious problems with Audacity, and am not so happy with the final work, but it could be worse i guess.

Anna's Self Portrait

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Alex McRandall Self Portrait

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Spark Festival

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I wasn't able to attend any of the Sparks events due to family events this past week and weekend. Although, I missed out on this opportunity, I hope to gain more opportunities in the future again.

James M 1min Sound

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1 Minute Sound Project

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Spark Festival

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I didn't make it to any of the events during Spark Festival (not that I didn't want to, I couldn't due to other already planned activities in my schedule) but from what I saw from the class' trip, it was an interesting interactive experience. I can't remember the name or who the artist was but there were two pieces that I really enjoyed at the gallery. The first one was the cymbal set. I was fascinated how it was purposely designed by a small device to tap it, giving off a nice tone. The second piece was the interactive camera, the one where it was in its own little room. It reminded me a lot of a webcam.

Logan Hussung Spark Festival

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I was unable to make it to any of the spark festival events due to classes and sports, but out of the stuff that we saw in class on Thursday I really liked the symbols that were hit with vibration and then made a certain tone. That was pretty cool how they all sounded when you standed in the middle of all of them. Another cool piece was the collage of pictures that had lines in them and they were all connected.

Spark

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The only time I was able to attend the Spark Festival was when we went together as a class. The piece that caught my eye was located in the back corner of the room. It had very fast, colorful images projected on the wall. The images were moving so fast that it was difficult to make out what they were of. It reminded me of when I am driving in a very fast car and watching close images around me. I would ask the artist what inspired them to create this piece.

1 minute clip project_Nick Fay

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Justins Soundscape

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Bryan's Spark Festival Thoughts

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Unfortunately after working 5 consecutive shifts this weekend I was not only brain dead, but I was unable to attend any of the Spark Festival events. It was a little upsetting, because I am VERY interested in continuing to produce more of this work.

"An Uncommon Affair at Tooting Bee Common" by Mark David Hosale was pretty fantastic to me. The multi-screen, non-linear narrative mishmash of jumbled story lines was hard to experience while we were viewing it as a class. Based on the write-up that accompanied the piece, the artist intended to make the story work logically in a variety of different orders. I want to go back when the gallery is empty, play with the Ouija Board and see what happens.

I also couldn't stop watching the bizarre sock puppet video in the Quarter Gallery. It was hysterical and deeply disturbing at the same time... just like I like it! :)

Bryan's Sound Collage

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Spark Festival

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I didnt get a chance to make it to the Spark Festival but during the trip to the art galllery i enjoyed the movie series of different people telling stories, It was very interesting and I was trying to figure out what exactly these people were talking about since you cannot listen to all of them speak at once. Why did the artist choose people to tell stories and what did the stories mean?

Spark Festival Reaction

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I was not able to make it to any of the spark festival events over the weekend due to work. So I will reflect on the installations we saw last week. There were two that I liked; the installation with the cymbals was very interesting. I still haven't figured out how they were triggered, maybe movement or sound vibrations. The other one that I like was the horizontal scrolling sideshow. I thought it was interesting how the artist connected certain lines from each picture to form one continuous line.

Jared 1 min sound art piece

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spark festival experience

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For my spark festival experience I attended the Love Power II event at the Love Power Church. I caught the end of the event, I believe it was Kevin Ernste and Numia. They had about a 45 minute soundscape where they were manipulating sounds through a various number of mediums, mostly digital. One was on a laptop and a mixer, while the other guy was using some other electronic devices, not quite sure what they were. There were some excerpts of speechs surrounded by an almost constant white noise and plenty of bass. They also provided a visual aspect, which was a television set on the fuzzy black and white screen. I discovered it much easier to focus on the sound by closing my eyes. I found it interesting how the sound and the TV interacted. Maybe it was just me but the screens movement seemed to react to different pitches in the sound created. When this showcase ended I headed upstairs for another performance. This one was also a combination of visual and audio. It was a projector screen flashing between black and white with a bassline that shook the entire attic. Then the power went out on the entire block which prematurely, but I still enjoyed it.

Street Sweeper Backround

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Spark Festival Reaction

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Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go to any of the events because none of them fit into my schedule, but it was definitely an interesting experience walking through the galleries with our class on Thursday. A few of the pieces that I enjoyed were the multiple symbols and the sounds reverberating from that area. The unknown about the piece - where the sound was coming from and how the was making these sounds in such a random array was really interesting to me. Standing in the middle of these symbols was almost surreal because the mind automatically tries to predict where the sound is coming from but this art piece made it unable to detect the origin. I wish I could find out how the artist put the piece together, and where they got the inspiration for it.

1 min recording

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Oliver B - Spark Festival

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As I walked through the Spark Festival, there were many pieces that caught my eye and intrigued me, but I think the one that stuck with me the most was a piece called "Taking a Query= Line for a Walk" by Cristobel Mendoza. For this piece of work there was a projector positioned facing downwards at a corner in the room, and it was projecting images going form right to left all connected. At first I wasn't quite sure what I was looking at, and it kind of just looked like a bunch of photographs being flashed before my eyes in a big chain from right to left. Then after a few seconds of staring forward, I realized that all of these pictures had some sort of straight line running through them horizontally, and that is what strung them together. Although the images themselves were only up on the wall for a split second before a new one had scrolled in from the side and taken the place of the previous one, they were all lined up so that this one line would continue. It was almost hypnotic. I found myself standing there staring at it for what felt like 20 minutes (although I'm sure it was not) but it was a long period of time regardless. It had me in a trance. Also I thought it was really amazing how many different images there were, because in all the time I was standing there watching them zoom by, I was just waiting for it to repeat itself and loop back to the beginning, but it never did. I thought this piece was wonderful.

Olivers 1 minute composition

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Alex McRandall- 1 minute sound

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Alex McRandall-Spark Festival

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The piece that "resounded" with me the most was the one which utilized various musical cymbals reverberating at different intervals and intensities. I was intrigued by the positioning of the cymbals as well as the intervals at which the small nodes generated sound from them. Occasionally there would be only one cymbal creating noise, other times every single one was going and you were surrounded by chaos. It was quite fun, actually. I was unsure if anything I was doing actually triggered the cymbals, sometimes it seemed like movement triggered it, other times they seemed to resound on their own. I would ask the creator of the piece what triggered the cymbals, if anything. I would also ask what it was that was actually making the noise on the cymbals. I could see a black node attached to the back of each cymbal, but it seemed too small to have anything inside it that would create that kind of output on the cymbal.

James M, Spark Festival

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I was at work this weekend so i didnt have a chance to see any of the events,...During class when we took a trip to the art gallery one thing stood out to me,...The Little dancing/talking robots were interesting to me, It was a unique art piece. They seemed to be motion censored and would dance and sing when someone walked by,..It reminded me of the "big mouth bass" toy that used to be in stores a while ago. It brought back memories of when i was younger and it was an overall good experience. My question for the artist would be how? and why? did you choose to make dancing robots?...

Spark Festival

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The only show I went to was on Saturday at 4:30pm since it was the only one that fit my schedule. I was a little disappointed because when I got to Barker Center, they were running late and I couldn't stay that long.

Anyways, they started the show but I don't know who were the performers since they re-arranged their list of people performing. The first guy who performed was playing the drum set. He started out playing it really loud. To me, when he started playing, it was really weird because I thought he was going to play a song, but turned out it was just a bunch of random noises he put together. It's almost like a little kid playing on the drums, and not knowing what to do with the drum set. When he was almost done playing, he threw his drumsticks down on the ground and started softly playing and then he was done.

The next performer that I saw was this girl playing this instrument. I've never seen this instrument before. It's almost like a saxophone but a longer version of it. I really enjoyed her performance. Her background sounds she used was like people in the streets talking to one another and along with it was this buzzing noise to it. She wasn't playing her instrument all the time. She played I think almost every two to three minutes. But when she did play, she produced a different noise. The first couple of times sounded like the instrument but after that, it sounded like an elephant, which switched to an airplane flying with an alert alarm going off, then to what seemed like alien talk, and then back to people talking. It was really interesting how she composed it.

With the first performance by the guy, I didn't really enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the woman who played the instrument. If I was interviewing these two performers, I would ask them what inspired them to compose their piece, and how did they decide what exactly to use to be in their piece. With the lady, I would also ask her, how did she produce the different noises when she played her instrument.

1 Minute Atmosphere

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