Artist and experimental musician Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno Demonstration is exactly what it sounds like! Dunning demonstrates his incredible hand-made method for making techno music: layering locked records, analogue synths, even mechanically triggered percussion. Watch how it all comes together below!
Performance artist, Jared Bark’s work was recently on display at Southfirst Gallery in New York City. Curated by Maika Pollack, Photobooth Works, 1969-1976 marked Bark’s first solo exhibition in over 35 years. While he initially used actual public booths around the city, Bark eventually acquired one of his own, experimenting with various interconnected lines and shapes in addition to using his own body for different sets of photographs. See more images below.
Inspired by Andy Warhol’s “Screen Test” Series, this is less of a typical music video and more of a moving portrait. Pier Pictures’s directing team TS&R attempt to capture a living, breathing moment even if, by the very nature of portraiture, we’re always held at a remove from the images we see. Check out Active Child’s experimental “Midnight Swim/Darling” below!
Check out this experimental video for Nosaj Thing’s collaboration with Chance The Rapper, directed by Tokyo-based media artist, Daito Manabe (who we previously featured doing amazing things with electronic pulses back in 2008).
While CG effects are nothing new, the use of little drone cameras to capture the movements of the two dancers teetering on the edge of reality and illusion gives everything a very unique feel! Watch “Cold Stares” below and learn more about the making of here.
A perfectly weird experimental animation by Mike Pelletier, with music by Robot Repair. Watch the animation below.
Canadian photographer Matt Molloy had the brilliant idea of taking a bunch of time-lapsed photos and digitally stacking them together. The result is an amazing, brush-stroke-like effect. See more images of Molloy’s “timestack” technique and watch his tutorial video below!
Cy Kuckenbaker continues to experiment with collapsing time. You may remember his brilliant video: “5 Hours of Airplanes Landing in 30 Seconds”. Here he reorganizes San Diego’s midday traffic, by colour. There is no CG here, these are all real cars, they have just been re-ordered.
In many ways this reminds me of those “Time-lapse photos by Pelle Cass”.
Watch the video below!