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December 16, 2010

"Codec/X: New British Video & Sound Art" (video review)

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Codec/X: New British Video & Sound Art
Curated by Dave Griffiths and Nick Jordan

A compilation of the latest work in video and sound, Griffiths and Jordan have created a straightforward presentation of the latest works of artists working in northwest Britain. With no narration or explanations, they allow the unique combinations of videos precedence. Progressing steadily from one clip to the next in a mesmerizing sequence of sound, image and light everything from film to photography to animation is used in conjunction with musical instruments, sounds from nature and machinery. Featured artists and musicians include Carl Turton, Suki Chan, Joe Devlin, Happy Fingers, Mark Pilkington, Illuminati and others along with the curators themselves. Some fun and some abstract, the clips involve sparklers, balloons, and baby dolls, often pairing the discordant with the rhythmical for distinctive explorations in art.

This video is among the many available to borrow from the Visual Resources Center in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library. Search for videos in Mirlyn or in our video database.

Posted by rmassare at December 16, 2010 10:00 AM

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