Pixel Vision

Video Mutants: Reflections of Damon Packard

|
(0)

Though Damon Packard considers himself a filmmaker, not a video artist, his wonderfully unique and often bizarre works are right at home in our Video Mutants issue.

Watch and learn, kids! Read more »

More video art: Malkoff and Mix-a-lot

|
(0)

In honor of our cover story about video art, I've decided to share my favorite videos of the week. Are they worthy of a SFMOMA installation? Probably not. But are they art? I say yes. Here's why:

Mark Lives in IKEA

So comedian/filmmaker Mark Malkoff (famous for going to every Starbucks in Manhattan in one day) decides to move into an IKEA while his apartment gets fumigated. Read more »

Video Mutants: Kalup Linzy washes your eyes (and mind) out with soaps

|
(0)

Welcome to the party, welcome to the show. What are sweetberry club cakes? Wouldn't you like to know!

To find out, you'll just have to listen to "SweetBerry Shuffle" by Kalup Linzy, where Labisha will break it down for you. Read more »

Video Mutants: Ryan Trecartin streams/flows into onlive timeslot, TOtal nowhere emotion expansion

|
(0)

In this week’s Super Ego nightlife etc. column, as part of our Video Mutants issue, I handheld display my growing obsession with young artist Ryan Trecartin, who somehow squares club culture and diverts the neon identity parade into a tributary of parodied obnoxion (with Internet hyperquotes). By which I mean, “Damn! Read more »

Video Mutants -- umbrella zombie datamosh mistake

|
(0)

What better way to kick off our Video Mutants issue than with Rihanna-anna-anna's coquettish kitten face turning silver and melting into the spray-golden visage of a zombie-obsessed Dolores O'Riordan (oh, where are you now?) of the Cranberries in Paper Rad's umbrella zombie datamosh mistake?

Stick around after the chorus, because that's when things really get good, with home video of a dog named Ringo, Alf newscasting a holiday parade featuring a giant Garfield balloon, Read more »

Heartbroke mountain

|
(0)

Film intern Jennique Mason pays tribute to Heath Ledger.

“I love you baby…” You remember, those bleachers and Letters to Cleo on the roof? Yup. You heard it. Hunky Heath is dead! Growing up with him, charting his successes, his breakthroughs, his 10 Things I Hate About Yous, quite frankly, I’m devastated. According to the Hollywood Star, and every other internet rag obsessed with celebrity, the Australian-born actor was found dead in his SoHo apartment this afternoon. Read more »

Heath Ledger quits us

|
(0)

The ever sensitive San Francisco Bay Guardian newsroom responds to news of Heath Ledger’s death:

actor heath ledger.jpg

Into the Abyss

|
(0)

Sometimes you just have to change things up: come to work late, eat lunch for breakfast, change around your office furniture, have a post-work Happy Hour at your desk. Last Thursday was one of those days – just in time for the arrival of a bottle of Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss.

See, one of the perks of my job is that people send me stuff. Read more »

In a dark and lonely place

|
(0)

By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Back with his second report from the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, it's Midnites for Maniacs programmer and Guardian contributor Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.

In Bruges - directed by Martin McDonagh (UK)
Colin Farrell is the most underrated, overhated actor of the the past few years. His range was genuinely stunning in Sundance's opening night film. Read more »

Yo! Street art peaces out

|
(2)

By Vanessa Carr

This Friday and Saturday nights, the internationally traveling “Yo! What Happened to Peace?” art show comes to San Francisco’s Jack Hanley Gallery. Started in 2003 in Tokyo by curator John Carr in response to the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Los Angeles-based show has been traveling to cities around the globe, most recently Stockholm and London. Read more »