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V-LOUNGE vol.2
The Hit Man of Sampling Video!

Sampling Videos and Demonstration of Final Cut Pro
The members of FAMEFAME will be invited to the lounge, introduce their sampling videos, and demonstrate how they made the sampling videos.
Shadowplay Tasman Richardson
2006, 8min excerpt, colour / b&w
Tasman Richardson's "Shadowplay" lays bare the post-human vacuity of pre-recorded existence, echoing Burroughs' reflection on modern civilization: "nothing here but the recordings." Through an absurd (while disturbingly rational), brief explanation of the history of recording media, Richardson describes our brave new world of artifice, emptiness and illusion where the magnetic ghosts of civilization have conquered the living.
The Blob Jubal Brown
2000, 9min, colour
Paranoid science fiction obsessing over the omnipresence of television and radio waves, wireless communicationsc in our very midst, in us and around usg ca rock nf roll fantasia, joining 50s horror flicks, swamp guitar and rave beats in a juiced up look at the roots of TV.h - Mike Hoolboom, Images Festival catalogue
The Invisible Man Josh Avery
2006, 8min excerpt, colour
"The Invisible Man" is Josh Avery's individualist anthem of self-annihilation and triumphant rebirth, like the bionic phoenix emerging on the other side of technological immortality. Avery faces the now invulnerable Society of the Spectacle through strategies of self-marginalization, isolation and eccentricity to dissect self-image and establish an identity of pure miscreant individuality.
Voorhees Elenore Chesnutt
2004, 2min 55sec, colour
A collection of horror movie prey as they are hunted. The faces and eyes emit wildly the emotion of imminent death - racing hearts, singleness of purpose, horror. We see the terror, without knowing the cause. Created for the FAMEFAME Halloween bash Flight 666.
The Pack Elenore Chesnutt
2003, 3min 40sec, colour / b&w
As the leader redefines the possible, the pack instinctively adapts to the new conditions. This collection of the record-breaking moments in the men's 100-m dash shows that not only can the unfathomable occur, it can become the norm.
Dark Alana Didur
2004, 3min, colour / b&w
An examination of myth surrounding concepts of good and evil in relation to day and night. Referencing movie culture that explores those ideas.
Now You Know I Exist Alana Didur
2005, 4min, colour
Alana Didur's "Now You Know I Exist" offers a prismatic vision through which the spectrum of the modern conundrum, nihilism and longing, is enacted in a collage of sights, sounds and recriminations. Referencing the many realms and degrees of psychological responses\from daily acts of passive aggression to her voicepiece, the Zodiac Killer\a line in the sand is slowly drawn.

Guests

Tasman Richardson

Tasman Richardson is a videomaker, electronic composer, designer, curator, and organizer. Over the past 10 years he has exhibited or performed in Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Finland, Holland, Iceland, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and The United States.

His work focuses on the spectacle of the tele-visionary existence, video as language, and the re-nification of sound and image. He has performed and collaborated under the aliases M.O.I., JAWA, Pox, FAMEFAME, theblameshifter, IBM, OHVOV, Anvil, Polygon Noose, and Noise-Op. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada. His artworks are available through Vtape, Artcore, Art Metropole, Microcinema International, Ant-zen, and FAMEFAME.


Josh Avery

Josh Avery is a Toronto based video and kinetic sculpture installation artist. He has been exhibiting in Toronto for the past six years. Josh graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a major in Integrated Media. He has a general knowledge of a wide variety of fabrication processes, specializing in metal fabrication. He is currently a Technician in the metal shop at The Ontario College of Art and Design.

All of Josh's work utilizes some form of a cut and past technique. In his video work he appropriates images to give them a different meaning. Josh's sculptural works give the impression that a moment in time has been recorded, but the humans involved in this moment have been removed and replaced with machines. The result is a sense of dread.

Anger is a dominant element and gives the pieces an outsider or antisocial bent. Currently his work examines ideas of the empty desire that mass media injects into its audience, and the possible lines of action to negate this desire. Josh Avery is a Toronto based video and kinetic sculpture installation artist. He has been exhibiting in Toronto for
the past six years. Josh graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a major in Integrated Media.
He has a general knowledge of a wide variety of fabrication processes, specializing in metal fabrication. He is currently a Technician in the metal shop at The Ontario College of Art and Design.

All of Joshfs work utilizes some form of a cut and past technique. In his video work he appropriates images to give them a different meaning. Joshfs sculptural works give the impression that a moment in time has been recorded, but the humans involved in this moment have been removed and replaced with machines. The result is a sense of dread.

Anger is a dominant element and gives the pieces an outsider or antisocial bent. Currently his work examines ideas of the empty desire that mass media injects into its audience, and the possible lines of action to negate this desire.

 

FAMEFAME - declaration of war

Famefame exists for the production and promotion of the aggressive, intense and volatile. Our aim is to promote an immediacy, that transcends the physical means of the work itself, threatening the boundaries of video, sculpture, performance and event arts, audio and music, generating new strategies for culture making.

Our work is a furious attack on the mysterious doors of the impossible.

Moralism and every utilitarian cowardice have atrophied our faith in romantic notions of purity, beauty and truth. Civilization has domesticated the feral spirit of the living. This program of convenient submission is one of castration. We are specialists in Revolt.

We turn bravely to face the abyss, without fear, without hope; we dive headlong into the oblivion of a tele-visionary existence.

We undertake an impossible crusade. Unlike our predecessors, who have resigned themselves to the flesh piles of end time, we seek to find the bleeding edge of the advance guard of contemporary thought, while giving a virtuous transmutation of the passions of the doomed.

We live in the absolute: primitive geometry; experiential association; and the empirical investigation into the evolving nature of being.

Our work is the residual iconography of the new ethos condensed into a singular gesture. We give form to the wall of history as it crashes into itself, obliterating the lines of demarcation, to break out of time into the experience of the perpetual present, the infinite moment, the absolute now.

Death for the dead, life for the living.

FAMEFAME 2002
www.famefame.com

 




Organized by: VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo, Tokyo Wonder Site
Supported by: Canadian Embassy
Subsidized byFPOLA Art Foundation, Japan Arts Fund
Participating as TransIslands Project
 
   
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