Author Archive for: ‘Dirk de Bruyn’

Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs

Michele Pierson, David E. James, Paul Arthur (eds.), Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0195384987 US$39.95 (pb) 312pp (Review copy supplied by Oxford University Press) 2 or 3 Things I Remember or Should Have Known About Him. Politically, we were beaten  (Ken Jacobs, 52) Optic Antics celebrates the work of …

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Lynsey Martin’s Formalism: The Original, the Copy and the Clone

Cooking must be the most totally valid art form. Its aim is totally functional. [1] This idea of the social role of the artist as being that of an educator/transmitter of ideas etc. in the global inter-communication system, is something that really interests me. Further, I would like to no longer regard an object as an ‘art work’ separate from …

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Materialist Performance in the Digital Age

There has been a renewed interest in film and video performance over the last decade, evident in the emergence of the VJ (Video Jockey) and VJing as real-time visual performance. Groups such as 242.pilots, for example, have been described as a real-time video ensemble, improvising and re-animating, live with images, what the jazz band has traditionally executed through sound. The …

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