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Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 10:51:12 PDT
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ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art Volume XI - Arte de las Américas ·
Lightrhythm Visuals: Ryuke Archive - The Tokyo Remix Sessions ·
Hard Head: The Films of Mounir Fatmi ·
Lost Broadcasts: Videos by Eileen Maxson ·
Available at microcinemadvd.com
---- ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art Volume XI - Arte de las Américas ============================================================================ ==== $US 25.00 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 25.00 euros/£16.99 CATALOG # MC-870 UPC: 796873073882 New Media 2008 · 97 min This volume of ASPECT features a spectrum of time-based works by nine new media artists hailing from South or Central America. "What about an issue on Mexico?” came the suggestion from a frequent contributor. We realized we had never published a work from South or Latin America. At ASPECT we continuously push ourselves to expand the breadth of our publication, and Arte de las Américas became our way to begin to represent a vibrant and important region of artists. New Media Art crosses linguistic, cultural, and geographic boundaries, and our goal is to represent the genre in all its forms and sources. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Lightrhythm Visuals: Ryuke Archive - The Tokyo Remix Sessions ============================================================================ ==== $US 19.99 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 19.99 euros/£13.99 CATALOG # MC-812 UPC: 880198081292 Visuals / VJ 2008 · 64 min The two Japanese creators VJ REEL and K-Mixx formed a partnership in 2004 where they first conceived the album. Performing together extensively in Tokyo's vibrant electronic music scene and working closely with audio artists from the Insector Labo they matured a collection of modern works which fluctuate between 3D concepts of virtual reality, films influenced by the surroundings or the Asian metropolis and expressive and playful graphic studies of data. The audiovisual works were discovered by VJ group Lightrhythm Visuals who expanded the project into a six way collaboration project commissioning further remixes and authoring the record. The disc reveals an array of creative video techniques from the dynamic beat driven pulsating "in-sect" to the industrial structural qualities of "beautiful destruction". A key element of "Ryuke" is its collaborative concept: with each track being visually remixed by top visual producers from around the world. Featuring adaptations from the scene's top influence VJ Anyone, and Funkshun.01, alongside the graphic inventions of Kevlar, and finished off by two memorable interpretations by the labels founder Ben Sheppee. It's truly a cultural melting pot with artists from four continents taking their place on the disc and involving in the original Japanese works. The audio selection for the album falls strongly into the arms of Tokyo's underground with recognized "Broken Haze" and laptop producer "Chaos" collectively contributing a cohesive selection of timeless sounds. Both artists have released multiple albums and have matured both instinctive and individual styles of music which equally balance the quality of the visual works. Ryuke: The Tokyo Remix Sessions includes 64 mins of sharply rendered and dynamically animated entertainment suitable for both Live House and Lounge. With interactive DVD content, and packed with iPod Data and bonus remixes on the ROM part of the disc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Hard Head: The Films of Mounir Fatmi ============================================================================ == $US 25.00 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 25.00 euros / £16.99 CATALOG # MC-840 UPC: 880198084095 Experimental 2008 · 70 min The Hard Head DVD includes a selection of eight videos produced and created between 1999 and 2008 by Moroccan artist Mounir Fatmi. Political, provocative, spiritual and poetic, these complex works bring to light the artist's ambiguities, doubts, fears and desires relating to our world's current events. Using playful language inspired by Islamic art, the Koran and European authors such as Artaud and Montesquieu, his videos toy with contextual relationships by blurring the notions of a here and there. Mounir Fatmi has been present on the international scene for more than ten years and is one of the most prolific figures of contemporary Arab art. His works have been shown at Migros Museum, Museum Kunst Palast, Centre Georges Pompidou, Tate Modern and the Mori Art Museum as well as various bienniales in Venice, Seville, South Korea, Sharjah and Dakar. In French with French, German and English subtitles. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Lost Broadcasts: Videos by Eileen Maxson ============================================================================ ==== $US 19.99 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 19.99 euros / £13.99 CATALOG # MC-704 UPC: 880198070494 Experimental 2008 · 25 min EILEEN MAXSON drowns in white walls and cable television, emerging on occasion to press record. Heavy-hearted and humorous, Maxson's videos record characters struggling with an unrequited love of television. These are women trapped in forgotten scraps of VHS, and frequently sabotaged by technical difficulties. She performs a rejected application to the Real World, a flustered meteorologist, silenced contest winner, and a protected witness, among others. Maxson's works have screened far and wide at museums and microcinemas from Texas to Tel Aviv. She is also the first recipient of the Arthouse Texas Prize. Microcinema International DVD - Over 500 International Titles * Art and artist documentaries * Animation * Social/Political * Short film and video compilations by award winning directors * Ambient DVDs created for plasma TVs * Fashion, typography, and motion design * Family films * Much more! SEE OUR ONLINE CATALOG: microcinemadvd.com For wholesale orders: +1-415-447-9750, FAX: +1-509-351-1530, email suppressed Billing in USD, GBP, or EUR __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.