Casey Raes’s series Signal to Noise intentionally disrupts the information of local broadcast signals. Each animation in the series continuously scrambles a 20-minute segment of television captured from a major US network. Subverting software’s capacity for order, Signal to Noise fractures and distorts the intended images and narrative, to craft alternate, imagined spaces.
In the piece AMERICANS!, the existing frenetic quality of children’s television is amplified into pulsing fragments. The construction is comparable to early twentieth-century collages built from the media of that time, and mid-century video collage. A set of instructions authored by the artist rapidly edits the video content.
The animation excerpt above is a multi-frame capture from the live software, which does not loop.
Reas has shown his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s artport, Ars Electronica in Austria, ZKM in Germany, Transmediale in Berlin, GAFFTA in San Francisco, Uijeongbu International Digital Art Festival in Korea, the Danish Film Institute, bitforms gallery in New York and Seoul, IAMAS and ICC in Japan, the Microwave International Media Art Festival in Hong Kong, and the Sonar Festival in Barcelona.
10 Essential Russian Films
Alexander Sokurov has had a prolific career, admired by everyone from Susan Sontag to Darren Aronofsky. Even Vladimir Putin helped to fund Sokurov’s 2011 Cannes Golden Lion winner, Faust, which was surprising considering the director’s history depicting Russian leaders in a less than flattering light. Here are 10 essential russian films.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
This tiny species of moss-mimicking mantis was spotted in Costa Rica last year.
Photographer Oscar Blanco didn’t know which species the mantis belonged to and showed the pictures to an expert who believes the photographed specimen could be Pogonogaster tristani, a species first described in 1935 that hadn’t been seen in more than 70 years.
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I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Devant cette nuit chargée de signes et d’étoiles, je m’ouvrais pour la première fois à la tendre indifférence du monde. De l’éprouver si pareil à moi, si fraternel enfin, j’ai senti que j’avais été heureux, et que je l’étais encore.
Mimetic House, Dominic Stevens, architect. Dromahair, Ireland.
The outside of the house is lined with semi-reflective glass, pitched downward, so that the walls of the building reflect the grass surrounding the structure. Stevens designed the house so that it reflects the changing of the seasons, thereby “mimicking” its environment.