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YouTube Video Montage

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Artist Summary:

The YouTube Video Montage, due to the wide range and selection of videos, was an interesting process. The composition represents the business and cluster of media and television.  The concept is based on flooding our minds with stimulus and determining the outcome. Varieties of videos were chosen to interpret the meaning throughout this piece, and are as follows: (1) The technology of beautification and image altering. (2) Charlie Sheen and how he is self-destructing in the eyes of the media. (3) The hypnotizing spiral showing the unknowingness of media and how it alters our      thoughts. (4) (7) & (10) The images of people zoning out from television, showing how television wasn't       created to educate or enlighten you, but created to sell things and ideas. One video calls TV the drug of the nation. (5)This video expresses the idea that there is always something better presenting itself to you,         urging you to reach invisibl…

Music Of Your Own Reproduction

00:05 - 00:35 Music Of Your Own People Like Us
Early Films - 1999-2000 http://www.ubu.com/film/plu_music.html
Artist Summary: 
The original video, recreated using relatively primitive techniques of scratch video, rather than Adobe Premiere editing, resulted in a particular low-fi appearance.This is not particularly intentional, but reflective of the process. "Music of Your Own" originally existed as an audio-only piece. Since the audio was sourced from film, it later became possible to recreate the stories in visual form. This video was chosen for the audio that played with the film.However unsure of its message, after recreation, I found it to be about life, its beauty and components of danger and instability.

Knowledge Center Videos - Artist Response

Gary Hill: I Believe it is an Image
Gary Hill’s video art shows interesting ideas that bring people to “think out loud”. His work portrays experimental, conceptual, technical, integrating rhythm, light, and sound producing work, which is rich with energy and movement. Much of his work seems to focus on sensory experiences, varying from the usage of strobe lights and flashes in a dark room, to the sound of vibration of sand on top of a speaker. In some of his work, he likes to use multiple cameras and angles to portray the feeling of creating that film. For example, if there was a camera on his foot, only one television will show the video from his foot. Other times he shows images flashing very quickly on and off on the screen.  For example, a flashing strobe light against a wall as he runs into it, shouting a word. His work comes across as very nonsensical, as he creates an uncomfortable feeling of vertigo, almost like a triptych video. However, I really enjoyed it along with the uni…

Website Re-Purposing

Artist Summary: Re-purpose this site conveyed the fashion world’s self-image controversy of looking healthy and beautiful. Fashion magazines feature models that look unhealthy and skinny “selling” the subliminal message to either buy products or treatments to look as they do. All images chosen for this piece were for their appearance of unhealthiness, and not the beauty that is found in the real world today. The composition expressed reality and the false perception of beauty.