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people doing strange things with electricity

the two hundred eleven thousandth dorkbot-nyc meeting was held on 07.jan.2004 at the Columbia University Computer Music Center.

it featured the lovely and talented:

PaperRad/Extreme Animals:

dorkbot presents paper rad presents extreme animals presents a gift for your heart presents a gift for your mind presents a gift for your spirit

Artist collective Paper Rad synthesizes popular material from television, video games, and advertising, reprogramming these references with an exuberantly neo-primitivist digital aesthetic. Although their work ranges in medium from web-sites to hand-written newsletters, from rock and roll tours to stuffed animals, from installations to mix tape clubs, there are some common themes: "the journey towards total inspiration through the actualization of every moment's most secret happening." They will present and discuss their current artistic practice and as a special treat one of their musical bands "the extreme animals" will be there for a suprise demonstration of "the perfect power sound expanding light magic in motion realiparty."

http://www.paperrad.org/extreme

Caspar Stracke:

Video Turntable from the 70's mimes 80's video art
http://www.videokasbah.net

Kyle Lapidus/Tali Hinkis:

LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) scrambles ordinary TV output into hyperkinetic audiovisual abstraction using homemade electronic devices, repurposed analog toys, and low-res video loops. In the duo's real time performances, an intense, variable audio signal disrupts the video's horizontal raster lines into swirling or stroboscopic patterns. Whether projected on a large screen or worn on the body as mini-monitors, the static sizzles and mesmerizes in an orgy of post-consumer creative destruction.

some images from the meeting are here.



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