Monday, March 30, 2009

militant enthusiasm

if anything was to rile up a nationalistic fervour within my heart, 'twould be this here rendition of O Canada:

a flying seagull that soars from sea to shining sea!


also don't forget to save the CBC!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

father by son

video art makes me uncomfortable...

Friday, March 27, 2009

many people as seen from above

Oh! surveillance in the digital age:

I found this clip while trying to catch up on the latest episode of America's Next Top Model. It's quite amazing... the movement of the crowd, the perspective of the camera, the stop edits, the sound track of sirens and people screaming, the editorial commentary on the part of the video maker. All these elements come together to produce this really uncanny and seemingly choreographed document.

For some reason it reminds me of this old British Airways that I used to watch when I was a kid. It's obviously choreographed, but it also demonstrates the power of seeing the crowd as an image/form from above. I think there is something specifically modern about this gesture and it provides a unique perspective that says a lot about the act of recording,
watching, and surveying.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

meet buddy


Re: "Foolish Love"

I speak other people's words in robot voices...