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¶ Short of the Day #90: 9006

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¶ Short of the Day #90: 9006

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » May 13th, 2017, 8:01 am

"Short of the Day" is the daily discussion of a short.

Tasks:
1) Watch.
2) Discuss.
3) Send me your suggestions for the next Short of the Day per PM, along with links to the shorts and comments, questions for the other users to think about, and/or info about the short.

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9006 (O[rphan] D[frift>], 1998) :ICM: :imdb:

http://www.orphandriftarchive.com/cyber ... e/9006.php
Length: 10 minutes 36 seconds

Suggested by: Carmel1379


O[rphan] D[frift>] is a polymedia collective, an obscure collaboration of artists formed in 1994. Any attempt by me to describe their esoteric work would be tenuous, and in the case of this short they have done substantial self-promotion on the linked page, which is part of an archive, so if you flow with their ebb you can explore their other stuff.

Some will probably find this description as vain, especially if one thinks the short doesn't do it justice, but I think it's excusable since they're unknown and the description itself is very fascinating, producing a roam of associations, so here's a sample (the rest, which is a delineation of "three main elements involved the making of 9006" can be found underneath the video in the link):
Orphan Drift produces work built by multiple identities, in response to a culture increasing in complexity and rates of change through new technologies and sciences, global power structures and media scapes. We create works in which disparate frames of reference coexist and bleed into each other, with the purpose of evolving our perception of what it is to be human. We are fundamentally concerned with developing new modes ofexpression sufficient to convey a hybrid and complex sense of the 'real'.

We are primarily interested in frictions occurring between imagination and sensation and see our works as manifestations of the 'webs' created by these frictions. We take a deliberately feedback oriented, non-purist approach to the technics of interface and bring our audience into an immersive and multi-layered environment. It is essential for us that the interaction is based on haptic/synaesthetic/non linguistic rather than sight led perception.

The piece 9006 is designed to manifest the virtual processes of the digital aesthetic on screen, extended as actual yet invisible physical process outside of screen space, embodied through sound. 9006 is a 10 minute installation piece involving sometimes mirrored video projection on 2 screens and a vocal/soundscape. Its content is conveyed through the circuit between the video and the sound affecting physical space, in what we call a "sensorial-cybernetic" environment. Sound is all around the audience and physical in texture. Fluid speeding images pattern the walls, flickering. A mesmeric induction of synaesthetic response and corporeal disorientation. Emotional and physical triggers are meshed up by the choreographed rhythmic exchange between video and sound. Their frequencies match continuously. Volume differences in the sound are matched by intensity shifts in the visuals. A sense of spatial abduction and sensorial experiment are suggested.

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Post by Carmel1379 » May 13th, 2017, 11:35 pm

Perception de Ambiguity on May 13 2017, 02:01:27 AM wrote::ICM: :imdb:
:lol: Brilliant.

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Post by Carmel1379 » May 14th, 2017, 3:46 am

from here: Orphan Drift (0D) is a collaborative artist and hive mind formed in London in 1994 by Maggie Roberts aka Mer, Suzanne Karakashian, Ranu Mukherjee, and Erle Stenberg.

As an artistic entity, 0rphan Drift is known for immersive and visually complex works that use the sample and the remix extensively, treating information as matter and the image as a unit of contagion. Science fictional and immersive, the work complicates the distinctions between material and immaterial phenomena and dimensions, both in content and media.
Much of their work explores speculative futures, mimetic patterns of desire, production and consumption – particularly in relation to the rapid technological changes happening at the time – and draws heavily on cyberpunk fiction, polyrhythmic electronica, and the underpinnings of African religious systems. They have produced video and AV performance, collage, text, and print works, with extensive contributions in the social arenas around contemporary art, underground music, cyber-feminism, and post-structuralism.
Their seminal sci-fi theory book, 0(rphan)<d(rift) Cyberpositive (1995), was re-issued in 2012. Both then and now, its collage of theory and fiction set the challenge to "Let go of your nostalgia. Let go of being human". The influence of rave and digital music technologies are affirmed as the dancefloor repeatedly appears as a philosophical arena. 0D was a source of inspiration for CCRU, sharing similar fascinations, collaborating together, and artistically activating many key theoretical concepts. OD collaborated with Nick Land on his '95 and '96 Virtual Futures performances, Meltdown and Katasonics, before developing the complex, month-long Syzygy event with CCRU, which provided a platform for the intense evolution and amplification of both groups' fictional frequencies. In 2007 0D co-published Liquid Lattice with CCRU in the Frozen Tears 3 collection.
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Post by Carmel1379 » May 14th, 2017, 4:02 am

The same day I sent this suggestion I rewatched 'π / Pi / 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288…' which excellently thematically relates to some of the ideas explored by Orphan Drift and Ccru (Cybernetic culture research unit) in their collaborative legendary 1999 Syzygy event, an extensive art project with audio-visual performances and workshops, [r]esponding to the prevalent narratives around the coming millennium and Y2K.

Videos, footage of performances, static works and poetry can be found here:
http://www.orphandriftarchive.com/cyber ... -index.php

from here: SYZYGY. was an installation, talk and performance based event organized around a fictional calendar inhabited by five avatars. The three main interlocking themes explored in the sensorial-cybernetic environment were Haptic space, Time crises and Artificial Agencies. These we considered to be essential tools for perceiving and navigating circuits, partially hidden and partially apparent which together form a map of our contemporary imaginary.

"We're in the middle of a hyperfiction science-fiction story right now, ploughing our resources into a parallel but different system of temporal process. We're building up to a global disaster for wholly synthetic reasons." - Mark Fisher, CCRU

Above quote taken from this enticing article: http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/syzygy

A couple of videos I like:


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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » May 14th, 2017, 11:56 am

From now on Sunday will be a day of rest for SotD, to honor Jehovah and Jesus. And if you don't care about that shit you can use the chance to maybe catch up with some shorts you missed (see here and here for a full list of SotDs) or to send me some shorts to use in the future. Evidently it takes too much out of some of you to also send along some comments, so I'll take them as they come, with or without comments.

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Nice music videos. :shifty:
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Post by Armoreska » May 15th, 2017, 8:50 am

Carmel1379 on May 13 2017, 05:35:49 PM wrote:
Perception de Ambiguity on May 13 2017, 02:01:27 AM wrote::ICM: :imdb:
:lol: Brilliant.
The 2nd curiously correlates with this Beavis & Butthead episode I watched today (at least with its title):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861840/
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

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Post by Carmel1379 » May 15th, 2017, 8:12 pm

A talk on Ccru's concept of hyperstition, with Orphan Drift's work played in the background.

[Note: I highly recommend turning off the sound for the first 9-10 seconds.]




He also explains the concept here.
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