_grau | robert seidel | d 2004 | 10:01 min | experimental film / tableaux vivants

Robert Seidel: _grau is a personal reflection on memories coming up during a car accident, where past events emerge, fuse, erode and finally vanish ethereally. various real sources where distorted, filtered and fitted into a sculptural structure to create not a plain abstract, but a very private snapshot of a whole life within its last seconds...

The living paintings (Tableaux Vivants) of growing structures branch out over 10:01 minutes (a reference to the binary system by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, where he ascribes 1 to god and 0 to the devil) without ever reaching pure black or white respectively. Every element originates from real experiences and is adapted from my sketches, my own body fragments or scientific visualization methods. For example the first, still colored seconds are the prismatic halos of the collision fading into gray ("grau" in german)... The musical framework connects the memories born out of the dramatic moment to clusters. These are unleashed from the image flux partially - to ease the desired, free associations of the beholder...

dpwolf, quartz composer and electrofringe workshops

I went to 2005 electrofringe a few weeks ago in Newcastle, Australia. I haven't finished going over my notes or posting some of the links to the artist's projects, but one of the workshops I went to was on Quartz Composer hosted by dpwolf. The software runs on a MAC, which unfortunately I don't have. :( perhaps if we get a project bonus this year I might be able to save up for one so I can try the software (and also max / msp }. anyway, I also came across the name dpwolf on the videoblogging mail list and low and behold it's the same person. he seems to do some work with Adrian Miles, who does some great projects with video and interactive quicktime and media in general. small world. I'd love to do the course Adrian teaches but can't afford to give up work to do it fulltime. due to excessive work commitments, I had to drop the Internet Communication course I was doing at CQU. now that I've finally upgraded my (this) site and moving most of my projects online (so as not to be so dependant on my laptop in case of travelling without it), I'd like to experiment more with blogging, videoblogging, podcasting and digital art and music projects (in addition to listing other people's projects on the site), hence, why the blog posts here have now become more personal. I've been reading about and been across these media for a while but haven't had much time to play myself, so that's the goal for the next year (& hopefully continuing onwards).

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Electrofringe 2005 festival - calls for submissions

Electrofringe is a hands-on, all-in new media arts festival dedicated to unearthing emergent forms, highlighting nascent trends and encouraging young and emerginging artists to explore technology and its creative possibilities. Electrofringe will take place in Newcastle as part of the This Is Not Art Festival from the 29th September - 3rd. We are now seeking EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from new media artists, curators, artsworkers, writers and producers. Possible areas for investigation include (but are not limited to) wireless, wearable, sensor based, sound, video, audio/visual, web, networked & online collaborations, software, art & science, robotics, custom electronics, experimental interfaces, media based installations, performance and hybrid practices. Submit via http://www.electrofringe.org/

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Electrofringe 2003 arts & music festival photos uploaded

photos from the 2003 Electrofringe music arts festival are online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/tina2003/

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Electrofringe Shop details

Combining Electrofringe, Sound Summit, National Young Writers, Radio Active, Student Media and Critical Animals, the event will bring together Australia's key arts, music and new media figures and international guests for 5 days of panels, workshops and live gigs. This year, there will be an official TINA shop, where product from artists and associated speakers will be available to purchase. If you are interested in having your product sold at the TINA Shop - please email Tim Colman at shop@thisisnotart.org for more details.

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