Nonsense Lab
Dan GrahamHelix / Spiral (Simone Forti)1973two 8mm films, enlarged to 16mm, colour

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"In Dan Graham’s double projection Helix / Spiral (1973), a performer, standing in an empty Soho lot, slides the back of a camera across her body in a helix-shaped movement, filming a second performer, the artist Jeff Wall. In a projection on the opposite wall, he is seen filming the first performer, moving in a spiral towards her. The helix/spiral camerawork of both performers splits the cinematic image into two vertical and horizontal movements, in which the body’s relationship to space is explored through the physical apparatus of the camera.”

Dan Graham
Helix / Spiral (Simone Forti)
1973
two 8mm films, enlarged to 16mm, colour

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"In Dan Graham’s double projection Helix / Spiral (1973), a performer, standing in an empty Soho lot, slides the back of a camera across her body in a helix-shaped movement, filming a second performer, the artist Jeff Wall. In a projection on the opposite wall, he is seen filming the first performer, moving in a spiral towards her. The helix/spiral camerawork of both performers splits the cinematic image into two vertical and horizontal movements, in which the body’s relationship to space is explored through the physical apparatus of the camera.”

Department of Biological Flow
Writ Discrete
2014
performance
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former Northern Telecom cable production plant
Kingston, ON

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Negentropic gesture. A fragile yarn structure forms a fluid grid of red sensors or offers subtle shade from the surveillant camera above. The two artists, blindfolded and tied to the four directions at the wrists and ankles by jute twine, begin to write or dance.

Department of Biological FlowImago (Kino-Butterfly · Someone Might Be Listening · Lorenz Security Ltd.)a topological play in three actsApril 28, 2011Toronto, CAN

Department of Biological Flow
Imago (Kino-Butterfly · Someone Might Be Listening · Lorenz Security Ltd.)
a topological play in three acts
April 28, 2011
Toronto, CAN

Wolfgang Laib
Milkstone
sculpture and performative gesture
series begun in 1975

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Milkstone is a solid piece of white marble with a small dip carved into the top of the stone. This small indentation is filled daily with fresh milk, creating what appears to be a solid surface. To get close to the stone, even at eye level, crouching on your knees, you can’t see where the stone begins and where the milk ends. Laib has created a way to make physical endlessness in natural materials.

Rebecca BelmoreFringe2008chromogenic transparency in lightbox

Rebecca Belmore
Fringe
2008
chromogenic transparency in lightbox

(horizontal optokinetic nystagmus.)

Toward a Kinoderm Aesthetics

November 17-18, 2012
Museum of Human Achievement
Austin, TX

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What if one’s gait could see?

Take Dziga Vertov’s concept of kino-eye and vision it anew in the age of gait-based detection and surveillance: the skin-as-camera. Think with others on questions of performance, politics and pedagogy as mobile subjects in the contemporary vision machine.

"Toward a Kinoderm Aesthetics" might be of interest to academics, artists, activists or others working with questions of moving bodies, visioning technologies, public spaces and politics in the common sphere. We encourage a variety of educational backgrounds, professional practices and personal experiences to enliven and enrich the weekend event.

This intensive workshop of research-creation will weave previous work by the Department of Biological Flow together with contemporary critical theory, embodied movement practices and consideration of cognate works by other artists. While a background in any of these areas would certainly be considered useful for the workshop, it is by no means a prerequisite for participation. One need only be interested in challenging discussions designed to catalyze potentials in one’s own projects thereafter.

Come play with us!

http://www.facebook.com/events/474843749204226/

Toward a Kinoderm Aesthetics

November 17-18, 2012
Museum of Human Achievement
Austin, TX

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What if one’s gait could see?

Take Dziga Vertov’s concept of kino-eye and vision it anew in the age of gait-based detection and surveillance: the skin-as-camera. Think with others on questions of performance, politics and pedagogy as mobile subjects in the contemporary vision machine.

"Toward a Kinoderm Aesthetics" might be of interest to academics, artists, activists or others working with questions of moving bodies, visioning technologies, public spaces and politics in the common sphere. We encourage a variety of educational backgrounds, professional practices and personal experiences to enliven and enrich the weekend event.

This intensive workshop of research-creation will weave previous work by the Department of Biological Flow together with contemporary critical theory, embodied movement practices and consideration of cognate works by other artists. While a background in any of these areas would certainly be considered useful for the workshop, it is by no means a prerequisite for participation. One need only be interested in challenging discussions designed to catalyze potentials in one’s own projects thereafter.

Come play with us!

http://www.facebook.com/events/474843749204226/

Krištof KinteraMy Light is Your Life2009old lamps, cabels, electro

Krištof Kintera
My Light is Your Life
2009
old lamps, cabels, electro

Louise BourgeoisCell (Eyes and Mirrors)1989-93marble, mirrors, steel, and glass

Louise Bourgeois
Cell (Eyes and Mirrors)
1989-93
marble, mirrors, steel, and glass