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"Prior Art" is an animated short that uses Kinect motion capture to depict a friendly music contest gone horribly wrong—a musical duel between three robots and a flock of singing birds.

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May 2012
 
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"6 collages of the exact same size were created to approximate the size of an HD video screen. The 6 collages when played frame by frame create a chaotic 6-frame animation.  HD video is juxtaposed with collage in an attempt to reconcile the difference between images "trapped" behind a screen and those "frozen forever" as still images. In today's image landscape traditional distinctions between moving and static, linear and non-linear no longer apply. Perhaps one of the only enduring distinction is the separation between images on and off screen. The resulting diptych evokes a disorienting head-space within which our subject, a young girl in a skull mask, stares  at herself in a mirror, attempting to come to terms with the impossible gap between original and copy, or self and self-image. "

This piece was included in the exhibit "Disorder Disorder: Ulterior Motives in Contemporary Art" in Penrith, Australia in 2010 and was used for the cover of the catalogue:

Project Created: 
June 2010
 
Start Date: 
1 Oct 2009 - 29 Oct 2009
Hours: 
4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Free Workshop Schedule: 
Every Thursdsay, 4-6PM
(2009-10 School Year)

October: Animation workshop with artist Abigail Simon
Students will work with Scratch and the Adobe CS to learn how to create basic animations from home computers, and how to design, develop and transform characters. **UPDATE: Abigail has generously offered to lead workshops for not one Thursday, but for the first THREE Thursdays in October! Not to be missed.

 

 
People: Abigail Simon
Research: Education
Tags: animation
Start Date: 
23 Feb 2006
Hours: 
7:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Upgrade! NY
February 2006

Cynthia and Paul conversed about the joys and pains of collaboration between a visual artist and a composer in a work that required a complex meshing of skills and concepts.

Cynthia Beth Rubin and Bob Gluck discussed their conception and construction of Layered Histories. They also described their respective previous works incorporating themes of Jewish cultural heritage, and explored how their ideas about the underpinnings of culture informed this collaboration, as well as the 1998 animation Inherited Memories, by Rubin, with music by Gluck (to be shown at the upcoming LA Jewish Film Festival).

 
People: Cynthia Beth Rubin, Bob Gluck
Tags: Upgrade!, sound art, interactive, cultural heritage, collaboration, animation
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Barney Steel is a member of the British artist collective D-Fuse. He is a designer, animator, and editor.

Eyebeam CV
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Airplanes, elephants, and plankton—three beautiful “machines.” Weights + Measures compares proverbial apples and oranges, in order to probe a system of relative values. Take any two of the three creatures in the system: in water, airplanes sink while elephants swim. Elephants and airplanes both release methane, and both have been instruments of transport and war. Airplanes produce carbon dioxide (CO2), while plankton consumes it. As the largest land mammal, elephants are at the top of the terrestrial food chain, and  microscopic plankton is at the bottom; yet without phytoplankton, the oceans would starve. Each ‘machine’ brings into focus several facets of a complex ecosystem, which includes the economics of short-term imperatives and long-view evolutionary time; the microscopic and the monumental; and human interventions of biological technology.

 

Project Created: 
November 2007
 
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The Friend Feeders is an animated diptych, and part of a suite of projects for the UK entitled Friends + Enemies. Larger-than-life, each panel depicts a person who appears to be supporting a host of animals: the man on the left supports native species in Northern England; the woman on the right, an ethnic version of Mother Nature, is fodder for invasive species. The animation cycles through four seasons in Northern England, including summer and nocturnal visitors and year-round denizens. The work makes our favoritism literal, giving our own bodies up as food to support the species in question.

Project Created: 
October 2009
 
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Friction Sticky Rough (2003) pairs video monitors displaying computer generated three-dimensional forms with musical structures based on the interaction of sound particles. The resulting installation creates parallels between a type of sound composition called “nonstandard synthesis” and scientific principles that analyze molecular particle interaction in terms of the attributes known as “friction,” “stickiness” and “roughness.”

Project Created: 
June 2003
 
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