We take off to the cosmos, ready for anything: for solitude, for hardship, for exhaustion, death. Modesty forbids us to say no, but there are times when we think pretty well of ourselves. And yet, if we examine it more closely, our enthusiasm turns out to be all sham. We don't want to conquer the cosmos, we simply want to extend the boundaries of Earth to the frontiers of the cosmos. For us, such and such a planet is as arid as the Sahara, another as frozen as the North Pole, yet another as lush as the Amazon basin. We are humanitarian and chivalrous; we don't want to enslave other races, we simply want to bequeath them our values and take over their heritage in exchange. We think of ourselves as the Knights of the Holy Contact. This is another lie. We are only seeking Man. We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is. We are searching for an ideal image of our own world: we go in quest of a planet, of a civilization superior to our own but developed on the basis of a prototype of our primeval past. At the same time, there is something inside us which we don't like to face up to, from which we try to protect ourselves, but which nevertheless remains, since we don't leave Earth in a state of primal innocence. We arrive here as we are in reality, and when the page is turned and that reality is revealed to us - that part of our reality which we would prefer to pass over in silence - then we don't like it anymore.


Electronic Visualization Event (EVE II)

RYRAL is a realtime audio video performance by Tom DeFanti (creating computer animation with the GRaphics Symbiosis System or GRASS), Phil Morton ("up in the kitchen keepin' track"), Dan Sandin (processing video with a Sandin Image Processor), Bob Snyder (performing experimental electronic music on an analog EMU synthesizer) and an uncredited dancer. This Media Art project was created and performed in April 1976 at the second Electronic Visualization Event (EVE II) in Chicago. EVE II took place at The University of Illinois Chicago.


Rencontre dans le parc

Aujourd'hui je faisais des expérimentations visuelles avec un morceau de métal et ma petite caméra dans le parc, lorsqu'un homme s'est intéressé à ce que je filmais. Nous avons eu une courte discussion sur les feedbacks vidéos et sur les logiciels de montage. En repartant, j'ai demandé à l'homme s'il faisait de la vidéo, et il m'a donné humblement son nom d'artiste, Pixeleur. Il m'a dit, comme ça, qu'il travaillait avec la vidéo depuis les années 70.

Je n'ai pas trouvé de sites qui parlaient de son travail ni d'informations générales sur son parcours, mais j'ai trouvé tous ces trésors visuels! Pour en voir d'autres: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/38165685@N02/popular-interesting/



"fragments épars recollés de manière à faire suite à cette mémoire que le temps a enrayée (1964-1966)" http://tenzier.org/

TNZR005 from Sabrina Ratté on Vimeo.



Pierre Clémenti, 1968

Un condensé d'images superposées, de lumières, de mouvements. Journal chaotique et frénétique. En voici quelques extraits...