The Consummate

Life On Screen

Posted in art, artists, experimental video, film by the consummate on February 27, 2008

Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle reminds me of something I read waaaay back in undergrad. Sherry Turkle’s Life on Screen.

We screened our 3 minute film, it was well received although seeing others’ I wish we’d been a little more brave with our performances. I guess you live and learn.

Check out Omer Fast, who I am sooo into:

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Society of the Spectacle

Posted in art, artists, experimental video, film by the consummate on February 22, 2008
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3 Min Performance Piece

Posted in art, artists, experimental video, film by the consummate on February 12, 2008

karaoke baby

I teamed up with Traci Gushiken for the first assignment. It’s a 3 minute performance piece. Please note, we are not performance artists. So what the hell do we do?

We decided to do something simple and obvious – KARAOKE!!! Karaoke, the ultimate performance for the regular citizen. We met up on a Saturday early evening for drinks at Niagra for their 2 for 1 Happy Hour special. Luckily, it was the pre-douche bag bridge and tunnel hour so we were drinking with natives and neighborhoodies. After throwing back a few vodka sodas we went down the block to Sing Sing.

sing sing

Thankfully Sing Sing has private booths so we we set up shop with the Panasonic 3 chip. We sang our hearts out for a couple of hours. Everything from Blondie’s Call Me to Biz Markie’s Just a Friend.

During the editing process we decided to combine songs in order to make new songs, used a lot of looping techniques. It was sort of annoying as is karaoke.

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Semiotics of the Kitchen by Martha Rosler

Posted in art, artists, experimental video, film by the consummate on February 5, 2008

Had to read Martha Rosler for class. The piece reads like a dissertation, challenging the ideas in popular media as well as the avant guard. She slams curator’s, unafraid like so many artists to point out their lack of courage when choosing work to exhibit. Rosler’s pretty incredible. Check out this video below.