Early in the history of digital media, when the science of error correction was in its
infancy, artists discovered that glitches could oftentimes produce wondrous artifacts.
And that, much like the technique of the “Cut-up,” formed new juxtapositions that
seemingly came from nowhere.
Zhao Bing Bin, who chose the moniker “Mang” (Blind) to display her work, focuses on the intimate being recreated in sterile conditions. Mang will manipulate the most minute of details in her studio set-ups allowing us to explicitly see aspects of her private life.
For fans of the film, Decoder, here is a shared cinematic universe of Derek Jarman’s 1983 Super-8mm collaborative short, Pirate Tape. Re-coded at the corrected speed, it stars William S. Burroughs & FM Einheit with sound by Psychic TV, who at that time featured: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson (Sleazy of COIL), Geoffrey Nigel Laurence Rushton (Jhonn Balance of COIL), Alex Fergusson (of Alternative TV), John Gosling (of Zos Kia), and Paula P-Orridge.
Gothic horror and film noir-infused aesthetic venture into pretty dark and twisty regions of the human psyche in Miwa Yanagi’s Fairytale.
From hand-holding and nose-rubbing to belly button-twirling and mannequin-posing, this strange Japanese how-to magazine from the 1960s certainly covers the spread.
Over the years, WAX or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees, the first film to be transmitted on the internet, has become a cyberpunk keystone and is still viewable online in an ever-evolving interactive experience at WAXWEB. Now, a spiritual sequel to WAX titled: The Telepathic Motion Picture of The Lost Tribes.
The Flexi disc reads, “final groove purposely left open” and is the earliest example of using a lock groove in pop music. Loop has also been called “a precursor to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music” and predates most other “industrial” music.
Controversial “confrontationalist” legend Lydia Lunch‘s new project is a full-blown collaborative women’s workshop whose effort is “to change the status quo through art and group empowerment.”
In her phenomenal 2010 performance piece, “Chocolate,” Wawrzyniak enlisted her spouse to drown her in chocolate syrup. The resulting 9-minute video provides a simultaneously discomfiting and thrilling viewing experience.
Watch the First Two Entirely Native American Silent Films, The Daughter Of Dawn (1920), and In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914)
Theodore `Ted´ Judd Serios is a thoughtographer. He can psychically “burn” images from his mind onto photosensitive surfaces. That is a rare ability, and it made Ted famous in the 1960s, when he first performed in a series of experiments supervised by the psychiatrist Jule Eisenbud.
They display a world which, apart from the new flashy technology we now have, has not changed much – alcoholism, despair, homelessness, poverty, and abandonment are still very present today as they were when these pictures were taken in 1988 and 1989. These photos will probably be viewed by some as flawed, but to me, they exude a rawness that I find missing in today’s ‘perfectly framed’ digital photography.
Sophia Wallace demands “Cliteracy,” the truth behind the often misunderstood female sex organ. Through simple, direct visual statements she’s developing a refreshing discourse on the female body, pleasure politics, and human sexuality as a whole.
Bruno Hibombo’s Battles combines ethereal longing with a direct soulfulness that places his debut far beyond his young age of 22
Peter Whitehead caught the world’s top poetic intellects in what was called Great Britain’s first full-scale “happening.”
Known as an internet guru, virtual goddess, and crust-monk, artist Genevieve Belleveau has earned many titles building an already prolific body of work. Considered a leading example of the New Aesthetic, an art movement that interrelates virtual and physical realities, Belleveau explores what it means to be human in the Information Age. She enacts practices…
Like most cult film, David Blair‘s 1991 cyberpunk odyssey WAX or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees carries a world of odd trivia and unexpected connections behind it.
HALL OF ICE – Diego Barrera’s New Video for Lebanon Hanover Avant-garde duo Diego Barrera and Julieta Triangular form Celestial Twins Productions, a cinematic collaboration filled with ghostly seduction. These Spanish newcomers’ shorts and music videos have hailed comparisons to Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kenneth Anger, Ira Cohen, Maya Deren, amongst others, and have collaborated…
We spoke to Fandor CEO Dan Aronson about their latest project, Journey Into Film, a thematically concentrated and curated series.
An unnamed Milan paper asked Diamanda Galás to draw comic strip panels as a response to a series of questions, which were then rejected and never printed.
In 2009, after Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad won the presidential election for the second time, Iran experienced one of the biggest national demonstrations since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
WHITE FUNGUS GOES GLOBAL – Exclusive Interview with Editor Ron Hanson Robert Ashley: “Great ones like White Fungus only come along now and then. Get the recent issue and find out.” Carolee Schneemann: “I follow and relish the rich, un-predictable, and consequential span of White Fungus.” Named after a food can found in…
Ornette Coleman interview conducted by French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
P is for Prostitution covers roughly 30 tumultuous years of author Charlotte Rodgers’ life.
1966 film from director Dick Fontaine starring Rahshaan Roland Kirk, John Cage, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham.
This is a follow-up piece to TEoB’s previous post with Ted Serios.
William E. Jones has a history of smartly appropriating or deconstructing footage.
Theodore Judd Serios is a thoughtographer. He can psychically “burn” images from his mind onto photosensitive surfaces.
Extreme body artist Ron Athey‘s latest large-scale performance installation, Gifts Of The Spirit: Part 1.
The Imagery of John O’Reilly “There’s an element of gay culture that only wants to look at and glorify beautiful men, but I’m much more interested in presenting a realistic image of the male body.” – John O’Reilly Using razor blades, paper clips, and an old Polaroid camera, O’Reilly has spent the past…
(Editor’s note: This was the very first TEoB post deposited way back in 2009. Before our Agents can begin dispatching their latest research, our operatives are slowly integrating all the initial reports and communiques that once occupied TEoB back into their proper places..) Aleister Crowley reads The Pentagram from a cylinder recording,…
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