by Endam Nihan
A 3 channel looping HD video/sound installation consisting of a series of endurance video performances/video portraits mimicking visual tropes in representations of femininity in stock images. Each video is is displayed on a vertically mounted LCD monitor cycling one of 7 different and different length performances for the camera. The soundtrack is of an all male crew repeating an endless series of confusing commands and countdowns. On-set production sound is transformed into a series of actions/directions, revealing the performance of a constructed image.
man ray sky - luma
by andy sowerby
Luma, the music video directed for the band Man Ray Sky, is a meditation on 'sensual overload'. A visceral, enticing journey through varying landmarks and global locations, Andy invites us to step inside the minds of the characters as they delve into an abstracted world of colour and light. Andy has used interesting visual techniques here which create a 3D effect, an unusual format for digital viewing and experimental in its tonality.
"When DeNiro and Cassel are placed opposite each other, there's a jarring, a weird slippage, not so different to that of the dubbed foreign film, and yet something else. In dialogue. The (un)translation does not place itself at the centre of things, but is rather outside facing in, like the mirror in both La Haine and Taxi Driver, it calls in as an echo to the original. The schizophrenic . The footage pulses and parts, like ripples on the mirror. We are the outsider again, but we don't want to change, content looking in, we become Vinz or Travis on the edges. We are simultaneously part of it, AND we are not. We want to understand and yet we don't, it's that tension."
Accompanying text: http://www.lewdjaw.com/art.php
Accompanying text: http://www.lewdjaw.com/art.php
by benjamin bowe-carter
Benjamin creates a strongly visual piece full of vibrant effects. In his practice he produces large scale collaborative shows, sculpture and installation works, much of which is present in his films.
by Harrison banfield
Constructed through the digital manipulation of found footage, Tuplets is made up of five segments which utilize forms of media not traditionally associated with film. Each segment deals with a different idea or theme that is not fully brought to resolution. The break-down of the video into its 'five' segments create a strange narrative, which although halting after each segment, seems to suggest a subjective entanglement between every segment, allowing for a reading of the video as a whole or in parts.
by jack judd
A poetic and mesmerising short from Jack Judd which juxtaposes textures of the human body against a harsh concrete landscape to suggest symbolism in regards to injustice against women. It is a for Jack a 'silent scream for human rights' and with the poignant soundscape composed by Alex Judd, creates a tender and evocative impression.
The way things go
The only way is up in this subversive diptych short by 'anti-norm' visual artist C.Speranza, who plays with ideas of beginning and end in comedic, parody style forms using appropriation, of course, as his key tool.
by Sam christie
Sam Christie is based in rural Wales and is interested in exploring and exposing the structures at work within the landscape. Currently drummer for Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, he continues to work on solo sound and image projects that transpose mathematical values to rhythm and movement in place. In his attractively shot short, the response of a visual landscape to sound-generation is suggested and carefully explored.
The young professionals
by Gil Zablodovsky
As research into the field of music meeting visual communication, Israeli director Gil Zablodovsky found a way to combine those two formats and express the reaction to sound utilising a visual format. His interest in music and materials means he has found himself working regularly with up and coming musicians post graduation. In this video the song was recorded 30 times to produce the visual effect - created by Gil and one editor.
DJ Valbray & Staniment - Track 28
by ambrose yalley
Visual artist Ambrose Yalley’s work explores the ambiguities and contact that are part of the processes of interaction. Tender and evocative, his narratives focus on 'un-studied emotions' which come to the surface in this music-related short. Produced by Alison Jeffries and DP's by Jim Edgar, the delicate lighting is coloured by Dominic Gallagher and the short is edited by Polly Somas. Featuring Alex K &
in my bedroom
by endam nihan
A blue bodysuit clad Endam dances through a scene of polar nature, ice glaciers and penguins from found stock footage. Both enticing and humorous, this blue-bodied female figure plays on the notions of femininity and sexuality. Both a ready-to-manipulate video and a social commentary.
by NIGEL TAN
In 10, 30 1 minute pieces are paired with 1 minutes visuals in an experimental piece that explores the unorthodox connection between sound and visual, and create a theme of 'seperation', seperating normality from creation. The sounds are composed by Nigel Tan with video works by: Jonathan Choo, Lam Yong Jin, Kevin Leong & Eric Chiang, Caleb Quek, Jason Elijah Tseng, Cayn Borthwick, David Anthony, Georgia Bettens, Sarah Xie, Samuel Alderson
dying to breathe
by dominic negus
Dominic explores dark themes of life and death in his work, and plays with our understanding of the fragility of life. There is a sense of imminent change or danger in his works, and a reflection into our own understanding of self-preservation. SEE MORE
four dancers to techno
by deep seal
This trainspotting-esq babble speaks a language of its own; a barren flatness that so perfectly channels this jutting, provoking visual eye-dance. Hi, no nihilism today.
son et lumiere
BY fran & jim
A superbly simplistic experimentation in sound and visual placement, layering and visual design. Almost a moving-still gif style video, this constructed video-art piece creates patterns of both thought and vision. Devised by the brilliant French video-artist duo Fran & Jim.
10 minutes of terrorism
Clearly a comment on the power of simple repetition, even the length of this short in exact minutes is something appropriatly considered by subversive creator C. Speranza.
Our lady of oxmanstown
by the cashen trust / mick holly
The short film is a para-fictional imagining of the origins of a rare and beautiful statue. Based loosely on the short story: A Weary Man’s Utopia by Jorge Luis Borges, the film presents a conversation between an unknown narrator, and a traveler in time who claims to be the creator and protector of the statue.
BY caroline deveaux
A quirky postcard to visual story telling, documenting the landscape of three cities worldwide, in their varied scapes and styles, exposing a personal journey through a unique visual eye.
by fran & Jim
A looping horse race skids across the screen in this experimental video art piece by French duo Fran & Jim. Both an experiment in sound and visual harmony, it creates a discordant rhythm that recalls familiar sounds and beats.
by Vasilisa Forbes
Internet 'isms', digitalisations, abstract trend-juxtapositions and appropriated photo-booth backgrounds all create a busy video collage of contemporary motifs and digital-age ideals. The self-study of female internet mov-files, youth exhibitionism and anti-establishment morals are set to a soundtrack of Trap House stars Gucci Mane and Wacka Flocka, challenged by The Weeknd. (for educational and critiscm purposes...)
the soap opera instagram
by khan baykal
Yes, genius does come in different forms, and yes forms that are not all that obvious and Khan here is certainly one of those. A lone figure in a mall-culture landscape of American high-roads and K-Marts, Khan's comedic internet-age mobile soap opera tales are potentially the future of our world, or at least an amazing, candid display of it.