Eyebeam's Associate Director of Residencies Roddy Schrock shares his enthusiasm for two artists – one who is making pictures from music and another who is making music from pictures.
Images are powerful. We know this. Ever since people started expressing themselves through image and sound other people have tried to influence and interfere with those expressions. It’s an issue of power and control that has been going on for thousands of years in countless contexts. So why should we be surprised by contemporary forms of censorship in the media arts field? Read more.
NAMAC Blogger Amy Puffenberger considers the criteria for creating "the ideal media experience".
Did you miss this week's Open Dialogue on Media Exhibition? Here's a summary.
Our panelists have voted and the three topics that rose to the top are:
NAMAC Blogger Linda Blackaby writes about the Cleveland International Film Festival's innovative audience engagement strategies.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Film Curator Brian Hearn explores his love for celluloid through recounting his experience loaning out a film print of a 1934 Popeye cartoon, A Dream Walking.
Last night in the intimate Iger Recital Hall at Ithaca College in upstate New York, baritone Brad Hougham and pianist Deborah Martin reminded me why I love programming the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF).
Collaboration. Interdisciplinary exchange. Big, messy ideas. Problems to be resolved. Brilliant colleagues. Learning to see, think and hear in new ways. Figuring out how to get new audiences for experimental works. Music. Projected images. Risk.
Art moves me. I’m inspired by artists and their means of production. Art exhibition fascinates me. Even the art market is of interest despite its inherent injustice and excesses. I can’t really live without art. While it is useless in a sense, we can at times eat it, wear it and live in it. Its indispensability defines our humanity. Lately, a number of documentary feature films engage the art world with compelling results.
Ingrid Kopp is the director of Shooting People in the US – an international networking organization for independent filmmakers with over 38,000 members. I had the opportunity to chat with Kopp about engaging the "the people formally known as the audience”, distribution strategies for young filmmakers and examples of cross-platform storytelling.