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02 FEBRUARY 2013

MeTube: August sings Carmen 'Habanera'

"'MeTube', a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self–promoters on the Internet, has attracted international attention. No less than George Bizet's Habanera from 'Carmen' has been reinterpreted for MeTube and enhanced with electronic sounds. Behind the cross–over of musical styles are director Daniel Moshel as well as opera and oratorio tenor August Schram."

(Moshel Film & August Schram, 2013)

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2013artifice • August Schram • Austrian filmmaker • BDSM • bondage • Carmen • catsuit • costumes • cross-over • Daniel Moshel • deviancedigital narcissism • George Bizet • gifted and less gifted • gimp suit • Habanera • homage • latex • leather • MeTube • mouth gag • music videomusical stylesoctogenarianopera • oratorio • pasticheplayfulreinterpretationrobot • self-promoter • sexual fetishstylised • tenor • theatricalvideo bloggervideo bloggingvisual constructionvisual drama

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Simon Perkins
11 NOVEMBER 2011

The Greeting is a film which pretends to be a painting

Bill "Viola's The Greeting is pretending to be a picture, hanging on the wall of the National Gallery, as part of 'The Passions' exhibition in 2003. The context of the gallery space and the badging of The Greeting as a picture give the work something different, making it more than just a film. The significance is in the context of where it is shown and the pretence occurring that this is a picture. Indeed, when walking downstairs in the National Gallery towards 'The Passions' exhibition, it is seeing it hanging on the wall that strikes immediately; I am being invited to believe that this animated film is pretending to be a picture. The analogy is of the picture becoming an actor, pretending to be something else. In terms of form, The Greeting is a film. Therefore, what is it that makes it now defined as an exhibition, a part of Viola's 'The Passions' in 2003? It is only the fact that it's part of a gallery that makes it an exhibition, although in reality it is also actors directed by a video artist into this film, slowed down and with no sound, which is pretending to be a painting. Therefore, it is conceptual art, in that what the artist is doing is not just making a painting, or having the idea for a painting, but having the idea of where it should be staged. The inscribed text of the space in which it is viewed makes a difference to what the viewer or spectator sees, and what is going on."

(Alison Oddey, 2007, p.70)

3). Alison Oddey (2007). "Re–Framing". In: "Re–Framing the Theatrical", Palgrave Macmillan. 1–21.

Fig.1 Bill Viola (1995). "The Greeting".
Fig.2 Jacopo Carucci da Pontormo "The Visitation".

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Simon Perkins
03 OCTOBER 2011

Le voyage dans la Lune / A Trip to the Moon

"By George Melies, an old 1902 film from france about a small group of scientists that travel to space on a rocket to get to the moon."

(Anonymous User, Internet Archive)

Fig.1 Georges Méliès (1902). "Le voyage dans la Lune / A Trip to the Moon"

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Simon Perkins
03 OCTOBER 2011

Smashing Pumpkins: Tonight, Tonight

"The Homage: A vivid, sumptuous homage to Georges Méliès's silent film A Trip to the Moon, suggested by directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The band's initial idea of a Busby Berkeley–inspired video was vetoed when they discovered the Red Hot Chili Peppers had done something similar. There's even a ship in it called the S. S. Melies."

(Josh Winning, 7 April 2010, TotalFilm.com)

Fig.1 The Smashing Pumpkins (1996). "Tonight, Tonight"

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Simon Perkins
06 SEPTEMBER 2011

Riduan Tomkins' formal use of figuration

"Figuration itself is not inconsistent with the Modernist tradition since, even the most abstract of Modernist work makes references to things outside itself, yet, of all the features in Tomkins' work, the distinctive way in which he uses figuration seems to set it apart from the rest. Giacometti–like (although informed by Picasso and Matisse) troupes of figures edge around the paintings always playing some formal role but never solely in virtue of their form, scale, colour or location. Typically they point, both literally and figuratively, to formal elements in the Works, including, curiously enough, each other – but they also fly on trapezes, hold safety nets, dance and strike poses. None of the figures, however, are merely incidental to formal issues and although interdependent with them they have, as well, a life of their own. This invites interpretation, at least to the extent that we find ourselves reflecting on how and why the figures appear to us as they do – like mute vandevillians whose master, Tomkins, having rendered them onto some flattened proscenium, orchestrates their participation in a frozen theatrical tragicomic tableau. However, we cannot know the purpose of such entertainments beyond their capacity to intrigue and amuse us."

(Ted Bracey, 1987)

2) Ted Bracey (1987). Robert McDougall Art Gallery [now Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu].

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Simon Perkins
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