Final breakdown

Hour 1-2 The first 2 hours were spent just planning. I first wanted to figure out if I could actually rotoscope. So I borrowed my friends tablet, and my friends knowledge. Found a random gif online and set to work trying to trace over it. The gif I happened to choose was someone falling down so I thought it would be kind of cool to do my own animation of someone falling down. I quickly realized no matter how much I tried, I couldn’t figure out how to trace the face and make it look nice. So for the final, … Continue reading Final breakdown

Yasunao Tone

Yasuanao Tone was a weird artist to end on. His work is like no other that we have seen. He is a Japanese artist who was part of the Fluxus movement in the 1960’s. He participates in noise music, and is known for his musical work which uses unconventional techniques. For one of his albums, he damaged audio CD’s and used the discs to create new pieces. He has been awarded many grants for his pieces as well as fellowships in performance/emerging [youtube][/youtube] While I understand why many enjoy his work, and why it is art. I personally do not like … Continue reading Yasunao Tone

Marco Brambilla

Marco Brambilla is a video artist from Millan, Lombardy, Italy who lives and works in Italy. He is most famously known for his video collage and installations. His installations have been screened at Venice Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival. He also made a short film in 2005 called Sync which was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Sundance Film Festival. One of his most famous works that brought him into the mainstream world was his one-minute music video for Kanye West’s song “power” in 2010. [youtube][/youtube] The piece was inspired by Michelangelo’s frescos in … Continue reading Marco Brambilla

Evan Roth

Evan Roth is an artist born in Okemos, Michigan and is based in Paris.  He went to the University of Maryland and received a degree in architecture. He then went on to receive his MFA from the Communication, Design and Technology school at Parsons The New School for Design. He is known to apply hacker philosophy in his art. His work is in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Israel Museum. One of my favorite pecies by him is “Internet Cache Self Portrait series.” They are composed of uncensored streams of images, that … Continue reading Evan Roth

Jeremy Blake

Jeremy Blake is a digital artist and painter born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He got his BFA in 1993 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his MFA in 1995 from the California instate of the arts. In 2000, 2002 and 2005 he was selected to be part of the Whitney Biennial.He is most famous for his “Winchester” series which is inspired by the Winchester Mystery House, and his digital C-prints. Two of my favorite C prints from him are “The Witches Cap” done in 2004 and “Sodium Family Values” done in 2005. Both of them speak … Continue reading Jeremy Blake

Takeshi Murata

Takeshi Murata is a Digital video artist from Chicago, Illinios. He went to the Rhode Island School of Design. He’s had solo exhibitions at the Hirshborn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and has his work part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The work thats part of the permanenet collection is his 2005 “Monster Movie.” Monter Movie takes a 1981 movie Caveman and digitally manipulates it so that it glitches, and has different colors, and shapes with music in the background. [youtube][/youtube] One of my favorite pieces that I have seen that he has done … Continue reading Takeshi Murata

Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack is a British experimental animator who received a Masters of Fine Arts in film, video and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and now is an associate Professor of Animation at Dartmouth College. She uses collage in her handmade films to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling as well as the tension between form and meaning. One of her videos “Unsubscribe No. 4: The Saddest Song in the world” shows a college of paper scraps, which look like clippings from a magazine. It depicts the fun and challenging aspects … Continue reading Jodie Mack