Tag Archives: Video art

Aphex Twin covers Reich(2011)/Toshio Matsumoto-Atman (1975)

Here are a couple of videos I’ve recently enjoyed. Visually intense material not for those who get dizzy easily.

Aphex Twin did a ‘Pendulum set’ back in 2011 in Poland. This was a piece originally composed by Steve Reich in 1968. Progressing on this a bit, the mics used in this set were outfitted with mirrored disco balls and used to create a hypnotic matrix of kaleid-a-scopic laser like beams swaying with the rhythm of the swinging as it naturally slowed during the process.


This next video is by Toshio Matsumoto who I know very little about, though I have heard of Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) which apparently was influential on A Clockwork Orange. This video is abstract and very psychedelic and challenging (in a good way) to watch. The music was done by Toshi Ichiyanagi who was involved with The Fluxus movement and studied with John Cage as well. Enjoy the trip!

Some Thing’s Weird #7 “Conrad Schnitzler Takes a Walk”

Some Thing's Weird Prof.

 A series within the blog where I post some of the stranger videos and things that come across my desk. The series title is bit of an homage, for those in the know…


CONRAD SCHNITZLER TAKES A WALK

In this video, Conrad Schnitzler takes a walk through West Berlin 1988, it’s a dizzying experience.

Here’s another interesting spotlight on Conrad:

And this one: