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Categories: Animation, Cinema, Short Films, Technology, The World

YouTube and the Guggenheim teamed up to create a respected, juried art show of video work from YouTube. Back in July, anyone could enter a single video hosted on YouTube.  A jury of 11 respected artists selected 24 videos, which were unveiled tonight at a Guggenheim event.  Here is a complete list of jurors and [...]

Categories: Animation, Featured, Hungary, Israel, Performance, Ukraine

In live sand animation, sand is lit from underneath using a lightbox and manipulated by an artist in real time to create images. This performance can be projected for a live audience or filmed.
Many commercials have been popping up lately which use sand animation. Who are these artists? There are four well-known [...]

Categories: Animation, Argentina, Germany, Graffiti, Short Films

This great animation, by the artist Blu, is drawn and erased frame by frame on real walls and buildings in Baden and Buenos Aires.

Visit the artist Blu’s web site.

Categories: Animation, Dance, Drawing and Illustration, Multidiscipline, Performance Art, Technology, Television

The Computer Chronicles series ran for 20 years, covering the new and ever-changing world of computers for a broad audience.
In 1987, they presented a show titled Computers and the Arts.

Categories: Animation, Big Business, Drawing and Illustration, Japan, Manga & Comics

The current issue of Wired is all about manga – how the industry works and how it conquered America.
Two stories:

(pdf) How Manga Conquered the U.S., a Graphic Guide to Japan’s Coolest Export, the story of Manga in the US told using Manga.
Japan, Ink: Inside the Manga Industrial Complex

Read some manga and learn how to draw [...]

Categories: Animation, Short Films

Don Hertzfeldt, who with Mike Judge (creator of King of the Hill, Office Space and Beavis and Butthead) created The Animation Show, a film festival of great new animation, released a collection of short films titled Rejected. The premise is that these animations were commissioned by corporations and then rejected.
Very funny. Be warned, [...]

Categories: Animation, Performance, South Korea

I’ve seen similar things, but nothing as insanely complex as this… what I can only describe as Performance Animation. From South Korea: