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Endorse: Stage Fright Video

3 reasons to put the video online, even though it’s out of date since the “Interactivos” Workshop is over since ages:

1. Nova Jiang’s installation “Stage Fright” is still exhibited at this years sonar exhibition
2. I always wanted to try portrait shaped video online
3. the video is shot with a construction, that was built by Sytse Wierenga within a day, for that the output is great.

This is a small video that shows the location and one of the first try’s…

and this is the final shot:

thats what the final installation looks like:

James Elkins: On Some Limits of Film Theory

James Elkins is teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature.

The presentation will look at some ways that recent filmmaking technologies, especially those developed in science (and some specifically in the military), should make it difficult to keep using concepts such as still, film, motion, and picture in the ways they are used in film criticism. It is a speculative presentation, proposing that films made outside art can contribute to current theorizing in film studies

Immodesty, Day 9

First Day of the shooting, after yesterday’s indoor shootings we realized that the idea with the flashes won’t work out so we moved outside. Moving the whole setup and realizing the camera is quite tricky, especially because the viewfinder of the cameras is like you’d expect it from a 10$ camera… here are two of the scenes we shot:

Here are the setpic’s oft the day:
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Immodesty, Day 8

It works, somehow:

Looks cool, but actually it’s not: the fact that the flashes are going off during 4-7 frames means that we have a rang of about a 1/3 sec within the cameras are releasing… this is a raw example of ne of our first test shootings:

More explanation tomorrow, hasta mañana

Ruth Sergel: Alchemy of Light

This was a lecture on May 31st. The Team of the Medialab Prado flew in Ruth Sergel from New York in order to tell us about the media-techniques magican’s have been using for ages. I enjoyed the lecture a lot, to me it show the close relationship between art, magic, and people not understanding the technology used:

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Immodesty, Day 7

After a series of set-backs in the electronics department of our project, we can celebrate a big step forward today. Most of the electronics are working, all that’s left to do is to increase the power to trigger the cameras in order to overcome the long distances of the extension cables – hurray!

Arduino Workshop: Appendix


Simone showed me two more really helpful things: what you can see here is called wire wrapping. It’s a technique to create circuits w/o soldering, and it looks great ;) You have to use wrap pins that you simply beat into the board, then you use a little stick to put the wire around the pin, which is actually faster done than soldering.


Also Simone showed me a kind of “Bible” for people hacking around with circuits: The Cmos Cookbook. This seem to be really useful, it contains all cmos components available including description, picture and explanation how to connect them.

after work..

Los compañeros walking off the medialab after a hard work’s day…

right into a opening of an exhibition:

I like the way the spanish guys handle their inaugurations ;)

Immodesty, Day 5&6

Day 5: nothing but ill. Day 6: great.

We finished all the mounting pieces and found a place inside mataderos where we can set up the installation and leave it there untouched until the end of the workshop. The only minus-point of the day: all the cameras have 2b rewired, electronics don’t work as easy as we thought: It’s not possible to just wire all the release-switches parallel – every one has to have it’s own opto-isolator plus pull-down resistor attached to it. Karolina is actually going crazy resoldering all the switches, cameras, resistors and opto-isolators…

pictures of the day:

Immodesty, Day 3&4

Ok, here’s a fast endorse of the last days. Karolina and Sofy continued soldering all the cameras, i think they are finished in the meanwhile. We finally figured out how we’ll handle the mounting and the adjustment of the cameras and found a really great place to produce it: the woodshop of Mataderos, another project of INTERMEDIÆ Madrid. There’s an opening of an exhibition tonight, i’ll do a special post about it – that place’s definetily deserves it. As a preview you can check out the photos on Flickr tagged with Mataderos

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