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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Video Art

Here's a bit of fun!

Thanks to Flatattack.


  1. Bother! My computer can't cope with movies - but if this is a little line going for a walk, I've seen it on TV - If it's something else, I shall never know!

  2. Eeek. I just inadvertently pressed the wrong button and rejected a perceptive comment of YP's.
    He said: "It does make you think about how brilliant artists of the past might have utilised modern technologies to complement their normally static artistry. "

    Did you have any particular artist in mind YP? And what they might have done?

    Perhaps we'd have got fluoro coloured strobe disco lights on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo or Paolo Ucccello would have directed 3D CG movies of the story of Noah.
    The Impressionists would, at the very least, have used OHP's!

  3. Jinksy, it wasn't a line going for a walk I'm afraid. Although that does sound interesting... do you have a link for that?

  4. The Flatattack link you posted under the video doesn't seem to do anything much Ketherine, unless it's a "Chrome" related issue or something...I tried a couple of times, but just got a blank page.

    Sorry haven't been keeping up to speed with the Bay of Plenty's favourite Blogger lately, but am trying to get up to speed again....

    Happy New Year!


  5. So. You deliberately deleted my comment! For this you will need to see me in my study for extra prep.... I wasn't thinking of a particular artist - just that new technologies would have broadened their palettes - given different ways of reflecting upon or interpreting life and imagination. Take Van Gogh's "Starry Night" for example. It's as if he was desperate for the stars to move but his medium restrained him.

  6. How creative and imaginative! I'd love to give this a try, but I bet I'd have to buy more software.

    This was a huge change from spending the day wrestling with spreadsheets. First time to work with Apple's Numbers software. Old ladies don't learn new tricks quite as quickly. But, I have made great progress.

  7. Happy 2010 to you too James! Good to see you back in Blogworld!
    Re. Flatattack - now you mention it, I think it's a private website that my son and his friends run where they share funky stuff... Sorry.
    YP. Preparation for what? Re. your comment, I thought the idea was very interesting. Thank you!

    Judy - yes, I sort-of know how some of the things were done...lots of meaty rendering power needed, I should say.
    Congratulations on your progress. I'm glad I could give you a break from your wrestling.

  8. As with most things having to do with the visual arts, this boggles my mind!

  9. Mine too Robert! I love its sheer exuberance!