War God Keep Us Safe 8-minutes, 60MB Quicktime .mov by Thorrific. An audiovisual critical analysis of the dangerous archetypes in the collective unconscious of the United States of America. Video imagery by remixing and tweaking archival combat, newsmedia, riot, & war videos. Audio by remixing Jan Crouch & Benny Hinn freaking out with cheezy patriotic MIDIs.
Seven years ago, or about two years before the invention of youtube, the editors of Tank Magazine saw the possibility of an internet platform dedicated to video art. Their response was tank.tv, an Internet site that is part moving image archive, part online gallery, an part cutting edge video art exhibition.
Angela Ferraiolo offers here a review of the Cologne Online Film Festival, CologneOFF V. Speaking to its founder, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, she discusses the role of the Internet in the transformation of filmmaking.
Mark Cooley writes about A Short Film About War by Thomson & Craighead. A film constructed with media gathered exclusively from the Internet. A vast world is made smaller, manageable, channelling its viewers in and out of the earth's orbit to reveal individual voices of bloggers in a staged narrative.
Michael Takeo Magruder's touring exhibition 'Addressable Memory'. Technology & aesthetics of mobile phones, Internet news feeds, video screens, computer image processing & virtual reality are all turned on themselves. At TheSpace4 in Peterborough, touring the UK throughout 2008.
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