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Elyse kolin
11.22.2010   

The iotaWeekly - November 22-28, 2010

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Clip of the Week
“Sensology" (2010) by Michel Gagné

Watch "Sensology" (2010) by Michel Gagné! Gagné's animated abstract film visualizes an improvised musical session by two leaders of the avant-guarde jazz movement, Paul Plimley (piano) and Barry Guy (bass). According to Gagné, "Sensology was handdrawn (painted) with a Wacom tablet at first, and later, a Cintiq, using Adobe Photoshop. The drawings and frames were then composited and manipulated in a 2D software called Animo. There is no vector animation at any point in the film."

For more information about Michel Gagne and his work visit his website.




Site of the Week
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity
October 8, 2010- ongoing at the Getty Villa

Visit Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity! Molten Color is a Getty Villa Exhibition worth the trip to Malibu. Recently opened on October 8th, Molten Color is an ongoing exhibition that features over 180 ancient glass objects for the Erwin Oppenländer collection. The exhibit boasts a variety of glass making techniques including casting, core forming, mosaic, inflation, mold blowing, cameo carving, incising, and cutting. Complete with how-to video installments, the exhibit is interesting not only for its historical value, but also as a tutorial for the contemporary artist. The glass art designs range from the meticulous ornamentation to swirling abstractions.









Person of the Week
Sabrina Schmid

"Sabrina Schmid is animator/artist whose earlier independent animations produced in Australia have screened at several international film festivals (Ann Arbor, Hiroshima, Melbourne, Sydney, Stuttgart) and more recent work was shown at the AV Festival UK. Currently she lives in the UK teaching and practicing animation." -Punto y Raya festival

Schmid is featured in the Best Punto y Raya 2009. The PyR Festival's next stop is November 23 in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit the Punto y Raya Festival website.


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Derek haugen
11.19.2010   

The iotaCenter Salon: "Members Showcase" - Friday, December 10 at Vidiots Annex in Santa Monica, CA

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On Friday, December 10, our final iotaSalon for the year will take place at the Vidiots Annex in Santa Monica, CA. For this salon, we are screening works from MEMBERS of the iota community including iotaCenter and The Visual Music Village. Please join us for a very special evening celebrating these visionary artists. This event is completely FREE, however, reservations are recommended as seating is limited to 35! Please RSVP to info@iotacenter.org

For current line up and more information, please visit The iotaSalon: "Members Showcase" Page.

When: Friday December 10, 2010, 8:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Vidiots Annex,302 Pico Blvd (between 3rd and 4th), Santa Monica, CA MAP AND DIRECTIONS
FREE; Seating is limited to 35! Please RSVP to info@iotacenter.org
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Elyse kolin
11.15.2010   

Rain, Ocean, River: Visual Songs for Contemplation by Patricia Morgan - Now available at iota's Library, Study Center and Store!

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"Visual Songs is a collection of short films shot in nature reserves, mountain areas and beaches in New Zealand and Australia." --Daniela Voss, Sydney, 2009

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org

Purchase your copy at the iotaStore.

"Rain, Ocean, River:Visual Songs for Contemplation" (2008) by Patricia Morgan DVD, Color, 2005

Includes:
Rain Dancing: 2009
Blushmirror: 2009
Greenlight: 2009
Caress: 2009
Molten: 2009
Enfolding: 2009
Pool Gets Sun's Joke: 2009
Light Sings: 2009
Circlecaress: 2009
Light Ladder: 2009
River of Sky: 2009
Bubblesong: 2009
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Elyse kolin
11.15.2010   

Animations-Summer,'10 by Jodie Mack - Now available at iota's Library and Study Center!

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A collection of Jodie Mack's handmade collage films. With formal techniques and abstract animation structures, the six short films explore the tension between form and meaning, graphics and narrative.

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org

Animations-Summer,'10 by Jodie Mack DVD, Color, 2010

Includes:
Posthaste Perennial Pattern: 2010
Rad Plaid: 2010
Unsubscribe #1 Special Offer Inside: 2010
Unsubscribe #2 All Eyes on the Silver Screen: 2010
Unsubscribe #3 Glitch Envy: 2010
Unsubscribe #4 The Saddest Song in the World: 2010
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Elyse kolin
11.15.2010   

The iotaWeekly - November 15-21, 2010

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Clip of the Week
“Spontaneous Fantasia Demo"

Watch the "Spontaneous Fantasia Demo"! The clip samples the live virtual reality performances of artist J-Walt. He utilizes interactive computer graphics systems to bring still-paintings to life. His performances vibrantly collage elements of interactive art, animation, dance, painting, sculpture, music, and theater.

J-Walt will be performing on November 21, at the Glendale Planetarium. For program details visit the LVP2010 website. For more information about J-Walt and his live virtual reality performances, visit his website.




Site of the Week
REDCAT.org

Visit REDCAT.org! REDCAT or Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theater is located within the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The downtown center for innovative visual, performing and media arts, REDCAT was opened by CalArts in 2003. It introduces diverse audiences, artists, and students to important international art developments. REDCAT works to offer creative support and platforms for artists, as well as programing performances, film screenings, exhibitions and literary events.

Upcoming film events include Thom Andersen: Out of the Car and into the Music of the Streets. Taking place on Monday, November 22, the event features three works that transport you to Los Angeles, 2009 to Munich 1967/1968.









Persons of the Week
Single Wing Turquoise Bird

"The Single Wing Turquoise Bird was the most significant light show in Los Angeles from 1967 to 1975, a 'collective improvisation performance group' that used film, slide and liquid projections to marry the artistic possibilities of music, painting and moving images. SWTB first played behind bands such as The Velvet Underground, The Who and Cream, then conducted its own performances in a loft space above the Fox Venice Theater. During the past two years, SWTB has re-formed to rehearse, perform and record new work." -Los Angeles Filmforum

SWTB was featured at the Alternative Projections Symposium last Weekend. Michael Scroggins, a member of the collective, will be performing Sunday, November 21, at LVP 2010

For more information about SWTB and their work, please visit their website.



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Elyse kolin
11.08.2010   

The iotaWeekly - November 8-14, 2010

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Clip of the Week
“Mercurius" (2007) by Bret Battey

Watch "Mercurius," a “lunar impact crater” that shifts slowly between contradictory states. It melds the spiral form and earth colors to symbolize a paradoxical space between harmony and destruction. "Mercurius" received First Prize from the Punto y Raya Festival 2007 (Madrid), First Prize from Abstracta 2007 (Rome), the "Breaking Out of the Frame" Special Jury Prize of Amsterdam Film eXperience 2007, and Best Experimental Animation / Visual Music from Red Stick International Animation Festival 2008, Baton Rouge.




Site of the Week
Alternative Projections

Check out Alternative Projections! “Alternative Projections aims to expand understanding of how experimental filmmaking evolved in Los Angeles and to contextualize its place in postwar art history. The project places focus on the community of filmmakers, artists, curators and programmers who contributed to the creation and presentation of experimental cinema in Southern California in the postwar era”.

— Los Angeles Filmforum



Presented by the Los Angeles Filmforum, Alternative Projections is a three day symposium held at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre and the Ray Stark Family Theatre (Friday, 11/12 – Sunday, 11/14).

To register for the symposium click here!.








Michael Scroggins

Person of the Week
Michael Scroggins

“Michael Scroggins is a pioneer in the field of performance animation. The utilization of realtime visual instruments in the creation of visual compositions of absolute color, shape, and texture has been at the heart of his work for over 25 years. His absolute animation works have been widely exhibited internationally including screenings at the Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Union of Filmmakers, Moscow; Seibu Ginza, Tokyo; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. He was recently appointed Director of Computer Animation Labs at CalArts where he has been a member of the faculty since 1978.”

–William Moritz



For more information about Scroggins and his work, please visit his website.

Scroggins will be performing 11/21 with J-Walt at the Glendale planetarium for the final performance of LVP2010.


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Elyse kolin
11.01.2010   

The iotaWeekly - November 1-7, 2010

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Clip of the Week
Opus 147 "Multidimensional" (1957) by Thomas Wilfred

Watch a clip from the video of Thomas Wilfred's recorded Lumia Composition Opus 147 'Multidimensional" (1957). Though best seen in person, this high definition excerpt offers a glimpse into Wilfred's extraordinary composition of light, color, and form that transforms slowly overtime, exhibiting a delicate array of ephemeral beauty.

"Lumia Night," a tribute to Thomas Wilfred and his work will be featured in LVP2010 on Friday, November 5, at the Echo Park Film Center. The evening program includes a documentary on Wilfred, a new film by digital lumia artist George Stadnik, and a presentation by collectors/historians AJ & Eugene Esptein.

For full program information, please visit the LVP2010 website.




Site of the Week
OpenProcessing

Visit OpenProcessing! OpenProcessing is an online community platform dedicated to discussing, collaborating and sharing Processing sketches. Share valuable knowledge, improve your programing skills and get involved with classes teaching programing around the word!

OpenProcessing was featured at the most recent LaVa meeting, organized by LVP2010 featured artists MkUltra and VJ Fader. Both artists will be performing Saturday 11/6 at the Echo Park Film Center Analog Annex Be sure to check out their performance at LVP 2010.








Noel Palazzo

Person of the Week
Noel Palazzo

Born in Buenos Aires , Noel currently lives and works in Barcelona. She recieved her BA in Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where she also lectured in Arts Sociology and Analytical History of the Media in Argentina and Latin America.

Her most recent project is Punto y Raya Festival. In October 2008, she was appointed a member of the iotaCenter Advisory Council.

--www.mad-actions.com



Palazzo will be presenting "The Best of Punto y Raya" Tuesday 11/2 in Los Angeles at the Downtown independent as part of LVP2010. For information about this event and the full calendar of performances please visit the LVP2010 page.


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Elyse kolin
10.25.2010   

The iotaWeekly - October 25-31, 2010

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Clip of the Week
“iotaCenter Presents Live Visual Performance 2010 Trailer" (2010)

Watch the trailer for "Live Visual Performance 2010," an unique event celebrating the historical and contemporary work of VJs, Light Artists, and other live visualists in a series of screenings, performances, and workshops. LVP2010 kicks off November 2nd with The Best of Punto y Raya at the Downtown Independent and continues until November 21.

For full program information, please visit the LVP2010 website.




Site of the Week
HorrorMovies.ca

Visit HorrorMovies.ca! The guide to everything horror related, the website features reviews, news updates, a horror movie "tomb," DVD, forums and even a tribute to "Horror Vixens". If you are searching for something scary this Halloween ,look no further, for this website is full of spooky splendor!

Check out Horror's experimental history at the website's Top Ten Experiments in Horror. The featured films represent some of the most unconventional, innovative, artistic achievements in film making.








Eugene Epstein

Person of the Week
Eugene Epstein

Eugene Epstein a scholar and collector of Lumia art. His interest in Thomas Wilfred’s work began in the early 1960s, while studying astronomy as a graduate student at Harvard University. Epstein encountered a Wilfred Lumia piece at the Museum of Modern Art. Obtaining, his first Lumia piece in 1965 from Thomas Wilfred himself, Epstein has been a collector and authority of Wilfred’s work ever since.

For more information about Epstein and his work, please visit his website.

Epstein will be giving a special presentation on Thomas Wilfred Friday, Nov. 5th, during LVP 2010.


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Derek haugen
10.15.2010   

five by two: five animated shorts by Frank and Caroline Mouris - Now available at iota's Library and Study Center and the iotaStore!

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The five best animated films of Frank and Caroline Mouris, namely "Frank Film", "Frankly Caroline", "Coney", "Screentest", and ''Impasse": Collage animation times two, pixillated documentary times two, and abstract character animation, respectively.

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org

Purchase your copy at the iotaStore.

five by two: five animated shorts by Frank and Caroline Mouris DVD, Color, 2005

Includes:
Frank Film : 1973
Frankly Caroline: 1998
Screentest: 1975
Coney: 1975
Impasse:1978
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Derek haugen
10.15.2010   

a compilation of cameraless animation films by Richard Reeves - Now available at iota's Library and Study Center and the iotaStore!

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from Linear Dreams

This collection of cameraless animation films by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Richard Reeves includes eight stunning pieces the filmmaker by drawing, painting, or etching directly onto motion picture film stock. Mr. Reeves continues to produce new works, exploring cameraless filmmaking as visual music and promoting animation as a time and space artform.

These films and much more can be viewed at our Library & Study Center in Culver City, CA. Please set up a viewing appointment by contacting us at: info@iotacenter.org

Purchase your copy at the iotaStore.

A compilation of cameraless animation films by Richard Reeves: DVD, Color, 2008

Includes:
Garbanzo: 2min, 16mm, Color, 1992
Zig Zag: 1min, 35mm, Color, 1993
Linear Dreams: 7min, 35mm, Color, 1997
CFMDC Trailer: .5min, 35mm, Color, 2000
Sea Song: 4min, 35mm, Color, 1999
OIAF 02 Signal Film: .5min, 35mm, Color, 2002
1:1: 2.4min, 35mm, Color, 2001
Element of Light: 4.5min, 35mm, Color, 2004
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