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Hot Internet TVs on Frozen Winter Days

Hot Internet TVs on Frozen Winter Days
by Alicia Eler on Hyperallergic

Media theorist Marshall McLuhan once said that television is cool and radio is hot. This isn’t a temperature thing, but rather a classification of media based on the participation it involves from viewers — TV watchers can be more detached, whereas radio listeners are completely engaged. In the installations of artists Nam June Paik and Gretchen Bender, though, TV becomes the central, interactive medium. As the temperatures this week hovered in the negatives, I channeled heat by sipping tea and watching TV as video art from my global perch on the internet.
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Mike Kelley @ PS1

MoMA PS1: Exhibitions: Mike Kelley
A show not be missed (until Feb 2, 2014).  I was very inspired by this show. Mike Kelley was an incredibly prolific artist that was not afraid to take risks—he did not hold back and followed his ideas and passions.

Mike Kelley @ PS1

From the PS1 website:
Born in Detroit, Kelley lived and worked in Los Angeles from the mid-1970s until his tragic death last year at the age of 57. Over his thirty-five year career, he worked in every conceivable medium—drawings on paper, sculpture, performances, music, video, photography, and painting. Speaking of his early work and artistic concerns at large, Kelley had said, “My entrance into the art world was through the counter-culture, where it was common practice to lift material from mass culture and ‘pervert’ it to reverse or alter its meaning… Mass culture is scrutinized to discover what is hidden, repressed, within it.” Through his art, Kelley explored themes as diverse as American class relations, sexuality, repressed memory, systems of religion and transcendence, and post-punk politics. He brought to these subjects both incisive critique and abundant, self-deprecating humor.

Kelley’s work did not develop along a purely linear trajectory. Instead, he returned time and again to certain underlying themes—the shapes lurking underneath the carpet, as it were—including repressed memories, disjunctions between selfhood and social structures as well as fault lines between the sacred and the profane. The work Kelley produced throughout his life was marked by his extraordinary powers of critical reflection, relentless self-examination, and a creative—and surprising—repurposing of ideas and materials.

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Reviews and More Info:
Official Mike Kelley Website
Mike Kelley at Art 21 (video interview and more)

Review by Holland Cotter in the New TImes
Review by Peter Schjeldahl in the New Yorker
Review by Ben Davis in Blouin ArtInfo

Christian Marclay

Tape Fall by Christian Marclay, 1989Over the past 30 years, Christian Marclay has explored the fusion of fine art and audio cultures, transforming sounds and music into a visible, physical form through performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video. more

Christian Marclay - David Bowie, 1991

Image to right from Body Mix series, early 1990s

Image below: still from from Video Quartet, 4 channel video installation, 2002

watch Telephone video and then see how Apple copied his project

Excerpt from The Clock

MORE info:

New Yorker Profile

Critics discuss the Clock on Culture Vulture

Women of Transmedia | POV Blog

Reblogging this interesting article from the PBS POV blog. Some very intereresting insights about what transmedia is.

Women of Transmedia | POV Blog | PBS.
by Liz Nord | January 30th, 2013 at 8:58 AM

On my journey into transmedia doc making, I’ve sought advice from a plethora of industry pros and innovators. I’ve been to dozens of panel discussions, read articles, had meetings and explored projects. And I’ve noticed something both striking and encouraging: many of my fellow multi-platform storytellers aren’t fellows at all: They are women. Unlike early in the dot-com era when men dominated the tech startup scene, it seems that women are at the heart of the group pushing this emerging field forward. read more

Many more interesting posts on this blog for those interesting in storytelling and documentary.

Some inspiring Media History

Viral Videos Patient Zero – On The Media
A great story from On the Media

In 1995, roughly a decade before YouTube ushered in the age of the viral video, a couple of upstart young film-school grads created an underground, analog video sensation.  Producer JP Davidson brings us the story of that video and its unlikely role as viral video’s ‘patient zero’.

Arte ≠ Vida and media projects with an archival impulse

Doing some research and came across these interesting projects that are using experimental archival approaches.

Arte ≠ Vida: A Chronology of Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960–2000.
A CHRONOLOGY OF ACTIONS BY ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAS, 1960–2000 BY DEBORAH CULLEN | MUSEO DEL BARRIOThis chronology first appeared in the exhibition catalog Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960–2000 (New York: El Museo Del Barrio, 2008). more info

The Knotted LIne
The Knotted Line is an interactive, tactile laboratory for exploring the historical relationship between freedom and confinement in the geographic area of the United States. With miniature paintings of over 50 historical moments from 1495-2025, The Knotted Line asks: how is freedom measured? Just as importantly, The Knotted Line imagines a new world through the work of grassroots movements for self-determination. More information on the project here.

On the Subject of Archives: e-misférica, summer 2012
Marianne Hirsch and Diana Taylor, editors, “The subject of archives has been a topic of conversation, collaboration and co-teaching between the two of us for several decades. Whether we were working on the memory and postmemory of the Holocaust or the Argentinean Dirty War, thinking about literature, photography, or performance, whether we were co-teaching courses on trauma and memory or co-organizing conferences or workshops, the subject of archives supersisted in our minds. Why had the subject of archives taken on such power?” read more from intro.

Learning From YouTube

Learning From YouTube: YOUTUBE IS ….

YouTube is the subject, form, method, problem and solution of this video-book by Alexandra Juhasz.

watch overview of the ‘book’ and learn what a texteo is

more info on book

Also of interst by Alexandra Juhasz