Wood and Steina are, in a word, MotherFuckers. Video art pioneers since the early 60s, they’re still producing works up to today. When they die and go to heaven I’m sure they’ll do lots of double dates with the Eames.
Pictured above are some excerpts from the amazing scan processor, in a collaboration between Woody and Brian O’Reilly. The infamous Rutt-Etra scan processor is a madman’s modular analog video synth and processing apparatus. Instead of controlling the pitch and duration of oscillators the processor controls location and coloration of raster tv signals, much like that of an X/Y oscilloscope.
Below is a modern video by Steina entitled ‘Warp’. A simple line delay effect is transformed in something amazing by an excellent performance. When you’ve been making video art for forty years I guess you know how to dance around in front of a camera.
Panic! (aka Switch) is more like a slot machine combined with a DVD player than a game, as players press buttons in a randomized attempt to progress through the stages. In the story, machines have begun to go haywire and it’s up to you to stop them… somehow.
Ya’ll so stupid by Devin Flynn originally showed up on SuperDeluxe before it blew up and got absorbed by adultswim. You can technically watch them there instead of youtube but navigating that hellhole is too much for me. Plus I think they’re censoring a lot of it. I can recommend no cartoon variety show higher than yall so stupid.
Black Hole by Charles Burns is totally worth owning.
Set in the suburbs of Seattle during the mid-1970s, the comics follow a group of mostly middle class teenagers who, over the summer, contract a mysterious sexually transmitted disease known as “the Bug” or “the teen plague”, which causes them to develop bizarre unique physical mutations, turning them into social outcasts.
At the risk of blowing all of my youtube finds in one go, I’d like to present LilNiceWolf. I’m really not sure what to make of his videos, but he’s definitely a positive productive guy. Everything he makes comes with a huge amount of accompanying text that describes everything from the production method and storyline to his thoughts on hygiene and what the future may hold:
Take care and use gentle strokes when washing clean, otherwise the skin will bleed.The guys are barefooted with no shoes or boots not to hurt each other when lifting or pushing together.After being hit by a strong infection, Bob make sure he is painting his nails with natural antibiotic oil.The fellows are kept captured from freedom with the force of the law.The black haired has a mustache often seen on the dance floor during the 70s.It takes good manly male hormones the thick model.You may wonder why there are no girls, its because the shots are done in a correctional facility for male men.Support charity by buying stuff made by inmates,its the new fashion used by teens and young people of both gender.The warming up is too low in the building and it saves lives to keep the heat manually with friction.The animation was first thought to be done following the cut out method but was changed to rotoscoping which is drawing above movie frames.
I highly recommend any and all of his videos/twitter/blog/facebook/etc.
How Crayons are Made from Sesame Street features music by Richard Harvey from the album ‘Nifty Digits’ KPM 1251. This release is a pain in the ass to find but apparently it’s been uploaded to itunes recently. A better quality version of the middle song ‘Exchange’ follows: