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03.07.14 Marina Galperina

The art fairs are upon us! Follow ANIMAL as we stumble strategically through most of most of them. Next up, The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair, a favorite. That gyrating form above is a low-res gif version of Rollin Leonard’s new video installation. Now imagine looking down at it in 4K Ultra High-definition. To create the moving image, Leonard built […]

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10.17.13 Marina Galperina

The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in South Bank, London has just opened. Earlier, we posted that Kyle Chayka and I curated an installation of 19 artists, 17 selfie-based video art pieces (all 30 seconds or shorter) with an interactive booth. It’s there. ATTENTION FELLOW PRESS PPL: Let me answer this Q 4u… Are […]

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10.03.13 Marina Galperina

From a flattened, remixed kid-face shuffling on a video billboard in Detroit, to the epic mutant on the exquisite corpse Tumblr project Cloaque, Rollin Leonard has been exhibiting photography-based work since 2004. It’s body horror… if body horror was very nice to look at. His first solo show of polished plexiglass’ed sculptures, looped moving images and digital collages “Trunks, Stems and […]

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09.25.13 Marina Galperina & Kyle Chayka

Earlier this year, the Shortest Video Art Ever Sold! project at the Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in New York made a few headlines with the world’s first Vine sale (Shout out Angela Washko!) Ok, so there was a hacking of Vine involved, but the exciting part in the long-run is the ongoing conversation of a micro-collecting community and the work that artists […]

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06.14.13 Marina Galperina

Using his cat’s laser toy, a swivel chair and complicated math, artist Rollin Leonard just released a new project and it looks like it hurts. This is 360 / 18 Lilia. Using highly composite numbers, Leonard breaks up the very recognizable image of a human face into nine horizontal slices rotating individually on a 24 second loop and then, again, into […]

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05.29.13 Marina Galperina

There’s a brand new artist interview video series on Netartnet.net and, as ANIMAL’s Art Editor, I’m jealous. Artist Anthony Antonellis’s Netartnet.net project — “quick access to netart listings… all netart gallery bookmarks and RSS feeds in one place” — celebrated its one year anniversary this week, with more than 300 exhibitions and 1000 artists logged and with archives reaching back into […]

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05.06.13 Marina Galperina

How does the modern collector acquire digital works? Our friends at Art F City have an elegant solution — AFC Selects, a drool-worthy, fully-curated collection of work from 11 renowned, international artists, together on a luxury Mobiado USB drive crafted from a single piece of sapphire crystal, with custom printed ribbon and packaging from Bunny Rogers and a certificate of authenticity signed by all […]

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03.01.13 Marina Galperina

“Transfer,” what a perfect name for an IRL AFK net art gallery. L Magazine/Art F City reports: opening on March 16th, indie curator Kelani Nichole’s Transfer kicks things off with Alexandra Gorczynski (seen above.) Nichole (of the get>put> project) has previously worked with our favorites F.A.T. Lab. Kelani Nichole tells Whitney Kimball: “We’re building a stripped-down e-commerce platform, where we’re going to sell smaller […]

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02.11.13 Marina Galperina

Last week, the new 6-second video sharing social network phenomenon Vine was slapped with an NC-17 rating,  because of all the naughty content. And so, ANIMAL launched… Completely not associated with Vine or Twitter, yey. WE HAVE FESTIVAL RULES UPDATES (see below). To enter, Vine us a 6 second video of something naughty, brave and arty with the […]

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02.08.13 Marina Galperina

Yes, that lamp has DEER HOOF FEET. No, that’s not Twin Peaks. Remember Aram Bartholl’s digital art glory hole at the Museum of Moving Image in Queens? Volume 5 in launching today! Through March 14, bring your blank dvd to the DVD Dead Drop and it shall spit out the Best of Fach & Asendorf Gallery of net art, compiled by […]

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