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Posted by juan October - 26 - 2010 - Tuesday 62 COMMENTS

Cliquez ICI pour voir des vidéos de HTMlles 2010.

Watch  HTMlles 2010 Festival videos here

Creative Game Controller Workshop

Posted by juan October - 26 - 2010 - Tuesday 53 COMMENTS

Saturday, Nov 20, 1-3, Studio XX

Join us as we tear apart and creatively reuse old USB keyboards to create unique videogame controllers. No previous electronics or soldering experience required! This workshop (based on Stephanie Rothenberg’s Usernomics 1.0) will be lead by Amanda Williams, Heather Kelley, Stéphanie Bouchard, and Cindy Poremba.  A limited number of keyboards and soldering irons will be supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own derelict keyboards, PS2-to-USB converters, and/or any components (electronic or otherwise) you might use to create an unusual input device. Let us show you how to turn your e-waste into pure electronic joy! () Read the rest of this entry »

Le Festival en images / Images from HTMlles 2010

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Voir les images du Festival ici / View images of the Festival here

Rethinking Anthem

Posted by juan October - 26 - 2010 - Tuesday 52 COMMENTS

In the video Rethinking Anthem (2008), artist Nadia Myre extracts and calls attention to
the key phrase “home and native land” from Canada’s national anthem, while analyzing
the notion of “home” as a constructed space that is reliant upon, yet separated from
land. The iconic lyrics do not recognize Indigenous birthright to the land, but instead
support and justify Eurocentric occupation, one that has endeavoured to remove
Indigenous spirit from the land as well as history, Myre inserts and establishes a Native
presence in the anthem by hand-stencilling the text “Native Land” in bold black letters
onto white paper, while simultaneously erasing the word “Home” from public view.
Defacing the text with her hands almost as a means of excavation, Myre compels the
viewer to face the physical reality of the nations-state’s role in pilfering Native land.
Rethinking Anthem is a reflection of the spaces we occupy in the city and country, north
and south. Myre’s work aims to decolonize the rational behind the official national
version of “home and native land” while exposing forgotten histories. At the same time, it
metaphorically reveals traditional territories, land claims, and forms of displacement as
part of the living collective memory that should exist in the national conscience.

Extase

Posted by juan October - 26 - 2010 - Tuesday 42 COMMENTS

Extase est une performance intermédias de projection vidéo et audio interactive générative intégrant la participation d‘une danseuse d’une durée approximative de 20 minutes et découlant du travail de Marie-Hélène Parant sur le corps-lumière-son-interactivité.
Chorégraphie picturale, sonore et dansée, Extase est un corps à corps symbiotique avec un univers visuel et auditif organique se générant par et à travers la gestuelle d’un corps qui coule, glisse, imbriqué dans les interstices de la matière virtuelle. C’est en quelque sorte une cosmogonie esquissée à travers des formes sonores et picturales vivantes, des enchevêtrements de traces de lumière liquide entre abstraction et organicité dans lesquelles nous imaginons des éléments « naturels ». Les formes sont éphémères et en constante métamorphose, risquant de basculer vers le néant sans la présence et l’attention soutenues de ce corps maître d’œuvre à la fragilité de cet univers en gestation.
Extase met en relief des états d’expériences océaniques du corps à son environnement et sa « reliance » à lui. Comme la pause qui retient le moment savouré ou comme la caresse qui fait frissonner la peau et duquel moment nous aimerions le capturer dans une durée éternelle, nous sommes conviés à un moment d’Extase matériel-virtuel, éphémère et transitionnelle.

Les Rues ont des Oreilles

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Les rues ont des oreilles est un parcours audioguidé d’une quarantaine de minutes autour du Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Porté par les voix d’Élise Guilbault, d’Annie Valin et de Claude Gagnon, l’auditeur se laisse guider à travers les rues et les ruelles du quartier. Le récit proposé par Les rues ont des oreilles prend tour à tour la forme d’une flânerie urbaine ou celle d’un repérage cinématographique ou encore celle d’une méditation sur le temps.

Nocinema.org

Posted by HTadmin October - 25 - 2010 - Monday 1 COMMENT

Presented in an initial version at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis at the end of the 90′s, “nocinema.org” is an ever-evolving streaming online application developed by Jérôme Joy, French artist and composer, and continuously & collectively developed by the nocinema team. This project, between documentary and fiction and developed for the web, generates infinite audio-visual sequences and “interludes”. “Nocinema.org” is a kind of improbable cinema and a film having no beginning and no end, no actors or scene and no scenario, except for the stories we can construct while following the combinations of images and sound : web interludes. “nocinema.org” is an automatized system based on a process of selection of live webcams worldwide located, which capture fortuitous “shots” on different locations. These shots are lightly modified by panning and temporization programmings, and sequenced with aleatoric black insert screens. The “soundtrack” process is completely separated from the images sequence, even if we recognize temporary or persistent correspondences made from the surimposition and combination of the two “diegeses” (stories) and processes. The association of the two self-generated processes make the “movie”, each time different and different for each one of us. This acts paradoxically such as a machine of slowness that slows down on the Internet, activated by our proper remanences and act of attention. The sound is remixed in real time and each time offers a different overlay and “automatically composed” mix. It is generated from a shared database of soundfiles, continuously nourished by a team of artists: Magali Babin, DinahBird, Christophe Charles, Yannik Dauby, Chantal Dumas, Emmanuelle Gibello, Jérôme Joy, Luc Kerléo, Alain Michon and Jocelyn Robert.

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