Parallel Universes by Sebstian Schmieg

New visual piece by Sebastian Schmieg, who has been our guest in 2012. At that time we published the first Books&Blankets edition based on his ‘Search by image’-project together with him. Now he has done a new – or better to say two new – videos based on the movie ‘Office Space’, the proect is published in cooporation with screen saver gallery.

The 1999 Movie Office Space remade into two versions: one that does not contain any of the original dialogs, released as a screensaver through ScreenSaverGallery, and its counterpart in which everything in-between dialogs has been edited out, distributed through file sharing as an optimized version of the movie.

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Parallel Universes, Optimized Version (Excerpt) – Sebastian Schmieg

“Parallel Universes” approaches narratives of efficiency and relevance deeply woven into and amplified by computational culture by looking back at a time when computers were mainly considered office appliances. It utilizes an efficiency strategy described in Douglas Coupland’s novel “Microserfs” and applies it to the Mike Judge movie “Office Space”.

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RE∆LITIES. by Alfredo Salazar-Caro

Documentation of ∞RE∆LITIES. a solo exhibition from Alfredo Salazar-Caro.

“What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
-Morpheus, 1999

∞RE∆LITIES explores portraiture through the scope of Virtual Reality, conjuring ideas of immortality and multiple universes. Borrowing from surrealist language, Salazar-Caro presents a new series of work consisting of sculptures prints, videos and interactive software.

Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Mexico City
http://salazarcaro.tumblr.com/

Ways Of Something: Episode 1 released

Artist and curator Lorna Mills created a remix of BBC’s seminal documentary series Ways of Seeing from 1972. For this reason she invited 30 web-based artists from all over the world to create original 60-second-long artworks to replace the visual track. The opening was at Transfer gallery New York, and Animalnewyork attended the first release online.  Read the whole story there.

Ways of Something – Episode 1 from Lorna Mills on Vimeo.

Episode 1, participating artists: Minute #1 – Daniel Temkin; Minute #2 – Rollin Leonard; Minute #3 – Sara Ludy; Minute #4 – Rhett Jones; Minute #5 – Jaakko Pallasvuo; Minute #6 – Dafna Ganani; Minute #7 – Jennifer Chan; Minute #8 – Rea McNamara; Minute #9 – Theodore Darst; Minute #10 – Matthew Williamson; Minute #11 – Hector Llanquin; Minute #12 – Christina Entcheva; Minute #13 – V5MT; Minute #14 – Marisa Olson; Minute #15 – Joe McKay; Minute #16 – Carla Gannis; Minute #17 – Nicholas O’Brien; Minute #18 – Eva Papamargariti; Minute #19 – Rosa Menkman; Minute #20 – Kristin Lucas; Minute #21 – Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D. Schaffer; Minute #22 – Giselle Zatonyl; Minute #23 – Paul Wong; Minute #24 – Alfredo Salazar-Caro; Minute #25 – Sally McKay; Minute #26 – RM Vaughan & Keith Cole & Jared Mitchell; Minute #27 – Andrew Benson; Minute #28 – Christian Petersen; Minute #29 – Faith Holland; Minute #30 – Jennifer McMackon.

Cloaque.mov 2014

Everybody knows: Cloaque is THE epic piece of internet-tumblr-role-stuff by by Carlos Sáez and Claudia Maté. This webpage which is far more than a webpage, is a hyperreal netbased meta-trashcan for creative minds and maniac brains.

Good to see there is a new movie out – see below please.

Cloaque.mov 2014 participating artists:
00.17 – 01.04 Jeremy Couillard > 01.04 – 01.41 Brenna Murphy > 01.41 – 02.20 Nicolas Sassoon & Sara Ludy > 02.20 – 02.41 Jaakko Pallasvuo > 02.41 – 03.19 Carlos Sáez  · 03.19 – 04.01 Golgotha > 04.01 – 04.44 Cloaque.mov’s closing produced with DMNTIA. Music by Olivier Dias.

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