Richard Boxs' 'The Field' : It is only as the sun sets that the collaboration between installation artist Richard Box and Bristol University's physics department comes to life. A sea of household fluorescent tubes lights up around an overhead power line close to the M4 motorway, giving substance to the otherwise unnoticed electrical field that permeates the area.
The Khronos Projector is an interactive-art installation allowing people to explore pre-recorded movie content in an entirely new way. A classic video-tape allows a simple control of the reproducing process (stop, backward, forward, and elementary control on the reproduction speed). Modern digital players add little more than the possibility to perform random temporal jumps between image frames.
Imagine flying like a bird through a musical composition that surrounds you, immerses you and reacts to your presence...from Squidsoup
“You don’t need to be controlled–you’re controlling yourself.” - 2006 short film by Rob Petit featuring Iain Sinclair.
this is a music video made by one of our more talented students (17 years old!) - its a sway track called pretty ugly husband
mutant-sounds.blogspot.com : fine fine fine
Genghis Blues Original Soundtrack (95 mb RS) The Story of a Blind Blues Musician's Triumphant Journey to the Lost Land of Tuva. If you like Tuvan throat singing and we do round these parts - then give it a whirl
Wolf Eyes with Anthony Braxton : noise + saxophone - When word started going around at the Victoriaville Musique Actuelle Festival in Quebec in 2005 that saxophonist Anthony Braxton wanted to sit in on noizemakers Wolf Eyes' set, most people dismissed it. But the meeting did take place and that led to the Wolf Eyes-Anthony Braxton album, Black Vomit, which was voted No. 14 among the top 50 albums of 2006 by Wire magazine.
From Aladdin to Lost Ark, Muslims get angry at 'bad guy' film images (Guardian) : Crude and exaggerated stereotypes are fuelling Islamophobia, says study. Popular films ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to children's cartoons are depicting "crude and exaggerated" stereotypes of Muslims and perpetuating Islamophobia, according to a study published today. A report by the Islamic Human Rights Commission argues that films as diverse as The Siege, a portrayal of a terrorist attack on New York starring Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis, the Disney film Aladdin and the British comedy East is East have helped demonise Muslims as violent, dangerous and threatening, and reinforce prejudices.
Caribou - Start Breaking My Heart ( sendspace 72 mb ) happpy days
The Mayfair Set by Adam Curtis. Well worth the download this ( 900 mb - 3hours : use this website to get grab an AVI )by the same film maker who did 'the power of nightmares' and 'the century of the self'. Quality stuff and gives a damning account of the whole Saudi arms dealing debacle which the current labour govt are covering up nicely.
Get my kit on - I'm looking to get a new laptop, furnish it with some new music kit and turn a spare room into a studio. Here are some links, I wanted to keep somewhere special. njoy!
Trippy 12-minute 1960s film by Toshio Matsumoto, whose work influenced Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.