Photos of artists/musicians attending the
Not Still Art International
Not Still Art screened "New York Poem"
in support of the Municipal Art Society's
"Imagine New York" project
New York Poem
direction / text - Mihail Dimov
music - Tibetan Temple Bells "Akana,"
Little Big Bee "Searchon" (At Jazz Re-mix),
Deva Premal "Gayatri Mantra"
Recorded in 2000 while Mihail Dimov was artist-in-resident
in New York City and edited in his home, Sofia Bulgaria, in Spring of 2001,
"New York Poem" is an homage to lower Manhattan.
animation / music - Stephen Larson
Life is based on intervals: the waves on a
shore, night and day, the heartbeat. They tie us to images whether the images
are immediately recognizable or not. "Intervals" is an experiment in such
cycles - very short intervals of movement or sound are opposed by longer
intervals, some of which are over a minute in duration.
video - Blithe Riley
audio - Woody Sullender
A movement study in which multiple "digi-puppets"
are shown in action. In this piece, we are exposed to the "digi's" language
methods, behavior patterns and methods of interaction.
images - Sachiko Hayashi
music - Magnus Alexanderson
This piece deals with a variation of "moment
form", a term coined by composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Moment form is music
that neither recapitulates former moments nor moves to a definitive end.
In this piece, moments in both sound and vision can be traced to a) the moment
of repetition b) the moment of succession and c) the moment of progression.
concept, production, and direction - Liz Goldberg and Warren Bass
primary graphics - Liz Goldberg
animation and enhancement - Warren Bass
The basis of the piece is the exploration
of gesture as a calligraphic and choreographic statement, exploiting the freedom,
energy and immediacy of the ultra quick sketch. Each frame was drawn freehand
in less than 3 seconds while viewing a dance move through different poses.
The soundtrack was improvised with a drum machine.
composer / animator - Dennis Miller
Past Tense, a work in three sections, propels
you through virtual abstract landscapes. The images and sound are created
with an interactive process directly from code.
video - Gloria Machnowski a.k.a. EXTRA<G
Lisa Kerner as "The Seeker"
music- EOE / Martin Dostal & Ricardo Picon
A sci-fi space chase on the steps of the Buenos
Aires harbor is punctuated by periodic chants from Transylvania, "You and
your sister are too well known here in Rumania"...
Upgrade: Cyborg Ascending a Staircase
video / sound - Jon Shumway
Technologies, according to Marshall McLuhan,
function as extensions of humanity into the environment. Thus, technology
serves to blur the physical boundary that separates our personal being from
image / sound - Kasumi
A hallucinatory montage of hand-painted and
computer-generated images, sounds, samples, grooves, and digital video -"is
the stream of consciousness of a soul burdened by the judgement of others."
image / sound - Nicholas Economos
Forty-fives flows from thoughts regarding
nature, machines and corporeality. Both the sound and video are built using
video - Tara Kozuback
audio - Aaron Becvar
Catharsis is illicited from apparently simple
means. A romp in the grass brings you face to face with your mortality.
Time is manipulated in both audio and video to great effect.
computer animation - Michael Scroggins
music - Jon Hassell/trumpet, J.A. Deane/percussion,
Jean-Philippe Rykiel/keyboards, Michael Brook/guitar,
Brian Eno/bass, Richard & Paul Armin/RAAD electro-acoustic strings, Michael Frasconi/flute
The sun, that difficult to shoot omnipresent
orb, dominates the screen in this placid computer animation which lightly
plays with geometry.
direction, image, sound - Daina Krumins
The latent violence that underlies much of
Victorian utopian art is intimated in this excerpt from Daina Krumins's program.
The concept of the "pastoral" is reinvigorated by the contemporary consciousness
of the artist.
video - Walter Wright
sound - Maria Moran
Fractured time and space rush past the sound
barrier. Nature is cacaphonically shredded by a purely urban aesthetic.
image - Beth Warshafsky
sound - Gerry Hemmingway
These pieces were created extemporaneously,
evolving from image to sound to image to sound. The content is in the interplay
between what you hear and what you see.
direction, video - Carol Goss
music - Paul Bley / piano & Kurzwiel synthesizer
dance - Vanessa Bley
The relationships between human movement,
the ocean and the melodic line are all intertwined. The video was created
in live performance; the piano and synthesizer are realtime.
image - Stephanie Maxwell
music - Allan Schindler
The animated imagery derives from paintings
and etchings on 35 mm clear and black film, digitized and manipulated. Thumb
piano, pigmy pipe and gamelan metallophone sounds, were transformed and contrapuntally
layered, intercut, diced and threaded into a pulsating "spider web" design
suggested by the visual imagery.
Five Modernist Essays
music / image - Michael Lasater
These brief video/midi etudes are an exercise
in movement, color and spatial relationships. The music is based on a tone
row by Webern in his Konzert (Op. 24); the video is based on images of Ivens
"Rain" and Ruttman's "Berlin: Sinfonie der GrossStadt," films contemporary
with Webern's career. Webern's row (B Bb D, Eb G F#, G# E F, C C# A), itself
four groupings of three tones, suggests the visual structure and rhythm of
image / music - Kurt Schultz
Without realism, a substantial and convincing
universe is constructed from algorithms and sonic whirlwinds: chaos is elemental
video - Jon Niborg Speier
audio - Quijot
This quick study in rectangles proves the
Fibonnaci ratio to be playfully harmonious, especially when accompanied by
Piece to Music by Terry Wilson
electronic music - Terry Wilson
video - Jud Yalkut
The music merges text, sound, and pulsing
beats with audio manipulation. Imagery for this piece was electronically
generated from Wilson's audio material, through the modulation of waveforms,
digital delay, keying and super-impositions.
Same Day, Different Millenium
switcher - Haley Downs
camera - Shinobu Mokuno
VJ - Brother Russell Scholl
powerbook - Akio Mokuno
audio engineer - Ross Bonadonna
orchestration, spoken word, sampler, electric sax - 99 Hooker
A performance with free jazz, mixed live and
appropriated images and contemporary diatribes remniscent of the two Williams
(Gibson & Burroughs).
Dream of the Jinni
concept, computer graphics, video mixing - Aix D. Battoe
music - 'Shadai' Ken Hata of Jiyuujidai
dance - Mishaal
Ancient dance and rhythms are beautifully
conjoined by these computer artists. The ultimate goal of trance is
preserved and perhaps enhanced.
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Exhibited on CD-R
sound & visualization - Adriano Abbado
Abstract play with a horizontal orientation.
Stephanie Bolt and Eric Lesdema
A take on silent movies, with the appropriately low-tec Game Boy generating both the sound and image
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Exhibited on the Internet
A layered, interactive urban environment that plays with your head.
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