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  • Apr 15 2009

    Animation- slower as requested

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    Apr 13 2009

    Animation

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    Apr 12 2009

    Paul Pfeiffer

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    Paul Pfeiffer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1966. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and Hunter College in New York. He is an American video artist whose work incorporates teh use of found footage of typical American society. His art deals with topics of race, religion, art and philosophy. His work has been displayed in New York, Chicago, London and Los Angeles. 

    I don’t really understand the purpose for Paul Pfeiffer’s work. I’m glad he has put so much effort into his work and sure, it might appease some people, but I am not a huge fan. I do like the sense of time in his photos though where it seems he takes older photographs of basketball players and puts them into abnormal situations like a boxing ring. 

    Apr 12 2009

    Pipilotti Rist

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    Pipilotti Rist (the nickname for Elisabeth Charlotte Rist) was born on June 21, 1962 in Switzerland. She attended the Institiute of Applied Arts and the School of Design. She is an experimental video artist whose work addresses gender and the human body. Her films are very short. She resides in Zurich and Los Angeles.

    Rist seems a little sexist in my opinion. All of the videos I watched did not have men in them. I was very entertained by the one with the woman smashing her face against the glass. She had heavy makeup on thus causing a smear on the window. I am very interested in the thought process behind her work. 

    Apr 12 2009

    Bill Viola

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    Bill Viola was born in 1951. he graduated from Syracuse University. For over 35 years, he has created videotapes, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, flat panel video pieces, and works for television broadcast. He is a pioneer in the medium of video art and his work focuses on birth, death and consciousness. He is inspiring for all upcoming video artists. 

    Viola’s work is interesting. I can’t say that I like it, but I do find it almost mesmerizing. I really like his use of water and darkness. The contrast really makes his pieces that much more enjoyable. His work is definitely different then any other work I’ve seen and I can see why it is inspiring to upcoming video artists.

    Apr 05 2009

    theircircularlife.it

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    theircircularlife.it

    The introduction to this website says, “an exploration about human behavior”. It emphasizes that humans are all equal and that urban places know the traits of humans very well. The website is done in a 100 picture series with pictures taken during all times of the day. It also incorporates sound to give the viewer the full effect of the urban space.

    This was my favorite website of the three we had to do this week. It shows photography on a different medium/route in which to display it. I love people watching myself, and this series does a good job of watching common human behavior. I am impressed with the serious dedication of taking 100 pictures of the same space in one day. I really enjoyed the whole presentation of the art work with the introduction in the beginning and the user friendly wheel to look at the pictures.

    Apr 05 2009

    matthewmahon.com

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    matthewmahon.com

    From a little scrap of paper on the website, I found out that Matthew Mahon was born on July 12 in Germany. He is the forth child of Irish-Puerto Rican parents. The website is an interactive website with varying picture sizes, drivers licenses and receipts. There is a unique layout of the pictures in a circular design with lines following outward. Also, it looks like he has digitally altered a lot of his art. By clicking on the photograph, the viewer is able to go in and out to view it.

    I found this website somewhat annoying. Maybe because it was a design that I am not accustomed to. I wish I was able to click on something substantial (if that makes sense) where it went to a normal page and I could learn more about the artist. But perhaps, that’s what Mahon is trying to get across. Art is not easy to understand and many people have different perspectives on it. This is my least favorite of the three websites.

    Apr 05 2009

    theoneswelove.org

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    theoneswelove.org

    Theoneswelove.org portrays talented and young photgraphers from around the world. They ask the photographers to take six pictures of people that are important to them in an outdoor, natural setting. The goal of the pictures are to display pictures of people that are inspirational and loved by the photographer. Each artist has their has their birthdate, name and website where you can contact the artist. Also, there is a brief explanation of the photographs that are taken and why the person means to much to the photographer. 

    If I had to rank these three websites, one being the best and three being the least favorite, this website would be a two. I really enjoyed being able to see the description then actually getting to see the picture the photographer is describing. I also thought it was fun to see the way in which other people around the world photographed. Styles varied as well as how many people the photographer chose to photographer. Overall, a nice, creative website allowing artists to show their talent on the world wide web.

    Apr 01 2009

    Describing a Space

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    Mar 31 2009

    Stationary

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