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Documentation of my work in the "Fresh NY" show at Threshold Art Space, Perth, Scotland. Eleven of the 22 screens are shown. Photos by exhibition curator Anne Barlow. The OptiDisc GIF below is reduced; clicking on image shows the actual size (of the GIF--the screens are much larger).

OptiDisc at Threshold Art Space

OptiDisc at Threshold Art Space 2


Double Centrifuge at Threshold Art Space





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- tom moody 5-31-2007 5:48 pm [link]



Currently making the Internet rounds: Hieronymous Bosch action figures. Never warmed to the blow-up Munch scream for museum gift shops, but these are f*ckin funny. How many childhood hours did certain of us kids spend looking at those paintings? Their re-reification as toys was inevitable but not before this moment, somehow.

Update: These are not really action figures. They are art gift figurines from a company called Talaria. The cheeky, inaccurate description comes from irresponsible bloggers and is being passed around by other online ne'er-do-wells desperate for an eyegrabbing tag line.

- tom moody 5-31-2007 6:03 am [link]



Will be traveling hither and yon for a few days so my BLOG performance posts will be erratic. Some items are "queued up" waiting for me to hit the post button from wherever I am, and I may be doing some live blogging, but the post times may not always conform to gallery hours. Fascinating, I know. Right up there with drawing other artists' work in MSPaint.

- tom moody 5-31-2007 5:49 am [link]



Highly recommended if you can scarf it up:

Sun Ra and his Arkestra
Disco 3000
Saturn CMIJ 78
Saturn Gemini CMIJ 78

Side A:
Disco 3000 (incl. Space is the Place) (Ra)

Side B:
Third Planet (Ra)
Friendly Galaxy (Ra)
Dance of the Cosmo-Aliens (Ra)

Ra--p, org, Crumar Mainman drum box, etc; Michael Ray--tp, voc; John Gilmore--ts, voc; Luqman Ali--d, voc. Italy, 1/78. Side B live. [Stahl and rlc]

A review found online by Paul C.:

Recorded in Italy in 1978 DISCO 3000 stands apart by being a quartet record as well as being from a brief period when Sun Ra was noodling [please, this is not noodling] with the Crumar Mainman keyboard. Playing organ and Moog along with the Mainman's rickey-tickey pre-programmed beats [please, this is not rickey-tickey], DISCO 3000 has a sound unique in the Sun Ra catalog (not counting the equally rare contemporaneous releases MEDIA DREAM & SOUND MIRROR). With the Arkestra stripped down to just Ra, John Gilmore on sax, Michael Ray on electronically manipulated trumpet and drummer Luqman Ali DISCO 3000 gives the listener an excellent chance to hear some of these important sidemen step to the forefront and shine. This impossibly rare release from the Saturn catalog has just recently been resurrected in a small deluxe vinyl pressing from the Italian label Art Yard.

"Dance of the Cosmo-Aliens" is very Can-like--stunning.

- tom moody 5-31-2007 4:39 am [link]



mumfordMSPaint

mumford

mspaint-ified steve mumford

- tom moody 5-30-2007 4:05 am [link]



"Sacred Elephants" [mp3 removed]

This song has several variations: "Piano Three Hands" was the first. This is a Reaktor-ified version with fairly active percussion.

Update: Remixed and reposted in 2013.

- tom moody 5-29-2007 7:40 pm [link]



New cat bus videos by Anthony Leslie: #5 and #6
These are getting more elaborate (but still artfully clumsy)--watch the first four again and you'll notice. I like the way standard Hollywood editing moves are mimicked and moronified, as in "the chase scene" in #6. (The gimpy perspective on that pistol closeup haunts. Also, note surf music rendition of "Greensleeves" during chase.)
I passed a guy yesterday with a jambox on his bike playing the Cat Bus theme (or close enough).
[hat tip Nasty Nets]

- tom moody 5-29-2007 7:34 pm [link]



Gradient Squares

still from gradient squares animation (an earlier version)

- tom moody 5-29-2007 3:46 am [link]