Paper Rad's compilation of low-tech computer animations celebrates the utopian electronic messiness of the personal home page. Welcome to My Homepage is an assemblage of decorative animated GIFs that have been copied and pasted from the Internet.
The work serves as a sampler of Price's editioned videos, providing access to these publicly unavailable artworks. The video is available indefinitely, and was made to consider how the moving image is used and circulated today, whether in the art world or in more popular forums.
Through an assemblage of obscure links and found material, Laumann’s video suggests that Morrissey, the former lead singer of legendary British band The Smiths, anticipated the 1997 death of Princess Diana. The video is based on a theory found online, one of several conspiracy theories distributed on the Internet.
The video is based on the purchase of a fictional character whose rights were acquired from a Japanese company that produces them for the cartoon industry. As such, it is a sign that has deviated from its original function. The character, Annlee, is now a 3-D animated protagonist in quest of authors, a product discussing her conditions, a bit of humanity.
Leckey makes a tongue-in-cheek reference to computer special effects in his film. He shows the pristine surface of a simulated Jeff Koons sculpture, whose contours reflect a warped and inflated version of Leckey's studio in an old Georgian house.
Arcangel and Martin stage what appears to be an amateur, made-for-public-access-television promotional video in which two young men dance in front of black-and-white "infinite-fill" patterns that were used in digital painting programs of the 1980s. Approx.
The film introduces robots from the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Zurich to two performers, a man and a woman. The film, created during what some call the Digital Revolution, sees a return to the physical object in an arena of embodied play. Ironically, the objects in question are technological creations, and ones that mimic our own animal physicality.
The starting point of the video was the fact that "nature," as we know it—whether the landscape experienced in the countryside or the settings of nature documentaries—is a constructed and mediated experience. The title makes reference to the artist Andy Warhol and to the 1991 Sega Mega Drive game Sonic the Hedgehog. Sound by Brian Degraw.
The video features a layered and manipulated version of R. Kelly's hip-hopera, paraphrasing the Internet phenomenon of "mash-ups."
Takeshi Murata employs an exacting frame-by-frame technique to produce fragmented and abstracted digital imagery. The result is at once organic and totally digital. Sound by Space Machine.