RELINE2 artists investigate modern mythology, examine environments, explode form, and play with similes between machine and body. From buildings ripping apart by unseen forces to characters on strange journeys in wild imagined spaces, these videos explore the integration of technology into every strata of our lives. Through the use of custom software, unique processing methods, and envelope-pushing applications of traditional production tools, these pieces push technical limits and very bounds of style and imagination. This second disc is marked by a stronger conceptual focus, with technology playing an enabling role instead of being the primary agenda. Works in this collection offer an insight into the current world and it’s potential future as imagined through graphic re-interpretations, biotechnology, architecture, and the environment.
SOMETIMES: PLEIX WITH MUSIC BY KID606
FROM BROWN TO GREEN: SCOTT PAGANO WITH MUSIC BY TWERK
E3: ROBERT SIEDEL
DRAWDOWN: PHOENIX PERRY & ARNOLD STEINER & Brian Jackson
UNTITLED FOR TELEVISIONS: SCOTT ARFORD
LAPTOPS AND MARTINI’S: MOTOMICHI WITH MUSIC BY OTTO VON SCHIRACH
REGRET: TRONIC STUDIO WITH MUSIC BY Q DEPARTMENT
3X6: MAGNETIC STRIPPER
MUSEE HOFSTDAT: C-TRL LABS WITH MUSIC BY ANON
DATA_FLOW: D-FUSE WITH MUSIC BY LUSINE ICL
CELLULOID: JUDE GREENAWAY
REGEN3RAT10N: BEN SHEPPEE WITH MUSIC BY SEWN
AN OPEN THOUGHT: OWLANDIA
FOR YOU: JARON ALBERTIN WITH MUSIC BY SOLVENT
MANUFACTURED MUSIC: ACTOP WITH MUSIC BY RADIOBOY
STILL NOT STILL: SUE COSTABILE WITH MUSIC BY AGF
SPAN: CHRIS MUSGRAVE
ADITI: YOSHI WITH MUSIC BY THE KNOBS
LASER GRAFFITI WRITER: TENZIN WANGCHUCK WITH MUSIC BY VENETIAN SNARES
ABOUT THE RELINE DVD SERIES:
The goal of the RELINE series is to compile an array of work showcasing artists engaged in the creation of new visual forms deriving from experimental techniques and the re-orientation of high-end production processes. Part video archive, part work of art itself, RELINE serves the dual goal of contextualizing and developing an emerging media form. This compilation aspires to establish a solid ground from which to create and distribute video in a world with an increasing desire to have a dialog with its screen and explore the possibilities beyond the constraints of broadcast content.
The first RELINE DVD has been a worldwide success, providing exposure for the represented video artists and experimental video art as a medium. Screenings include: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), the Guggenheim Bilbao (Spain), The Lincoln Center (NYC), Austin Museum of Digital Art, Santa Fe Art Institute and galleries and festivals through out the US and Europe.
“The 10 video manipulations on show here hint at some of the deeper currents running through the twin dimensions of programmable space.” – WIRE magazine
“The ten artists on Reline manipulate, break, and build technology to link, warp, and tune a new visual language of graphic abstraction.” – XLR8R magazine
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Reline creators Scott Pagano and Phoenix Perry began with a vision to create a lasting record of the emergence of technology based art in 2001.There collective vision fuels this project and its future development.
For biographical information, see reline.net