A season of wants has been selected to be screened this weekend at Ark Festival in Cardiff, July 2 – 3 as part the Empty Shops Initiative.
Archive for June, 2010
Posted in Exhibitions on June 29, 2010 |
And they laughed at Rumsfeld …
“The Google patent seems to be specific enough to leave enough room for a variety of approaches to identify underserved content areas on the Web, so even if Demand Media’s current algorithm was at risk, it should not be too hard for them to evolve it”
New term: “editorial-grade content”
Angus Warhol (2010) Ron Diorio
I have been toying with an essay about the meaning of Born in the USA which Bruce Springsteen can’t control.
However recently AT&T has created a better Christo than Christo and Marina Abramoviç was reported in Art Fag City to have complained:
The artist revealed that the exhibit wasn’t just a retrospective; it was a precedent for protecting the copyright of performance art works. “I was angry for fashion, I was angry for design, I was angry for MTV, I was angry for theater, for film, for mass media,” Marina boomed. She was angry for their plucking of images from the 70s, “changing the context” and the colors and using the unaccredited artist’s original idea to peddle products.
So shouldn’t we we all be able to appropriate any content?
Why should artists be able to appropriate politics, products or political messages and it not be deemed to be a reciprocal arrangement?
A devil’s arcade (2008) Ron Diorio
Ah, two of my favorite things ‘zines and photography.
I will be publishing two new short photography collections “An army of Sarahs” and “Every corner has an angle” later his year.
From the Guardian:
Today, though, as this weekend’s event shows, zine culture seems to be the prime driving force behind the self-published photography book, with many being no more than pamphlets. Whether making an artist’s book or a zine, self-publishing is primarily to do with keeping control of your creative vision (the book doesn’t just illustrate the art, it is the art) and being able to operate outside the often prohibitively costly mainstream publishing houses. Ironically, the self-published book, which is produced in such limited editions, often becomes a collector’s item, and the price rises accordingly.
This past week I was discussing with some colleagues the cost of keeping photojournalists up to date with their equipment (all photographer’s are gear heads). For most publisher’s the real money is in video and eventually archive video. If you don’t invest now, you will fall behind. Making video starts with capturing video. If TV and films are going this way with the Canon EOS 5D, sure does look like a no brainer for the traditional publishers.
Rodney Charters talks about the excitement surrounding the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and other DSRs, with comments on the recently announced Arriflex Alexa and also the RED digital cinema camera. In this piece he talks about the needs of the industry for different types of production and gives his views of where cinema acquisition is going in the near to medium future.