'I'm in the wrong place to be real' (2015) by Alicia Framis
'I'm in the wrong place to be real' (2015) by Alicia Framis

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22 October 2015

In this new weekly blog series, Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde rounds up the ten things he's enjoyed most on the internet. This week's finds include expression transfer, genetic exploitation and Third World identity.

KAMIXLOOTRA NOCHE
“A Brixton-based producer with Chilean blood, Kamixlo is a key member of South London’s roaming Endless party, now being singled out as an incubator for up-and-coming talent.”

Juha: Please don’t ever let me out of this track.
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EXPRESSION TRANSFER
“[A] method for the real-time transfer of facial expressions from an actor in a source video to an actor in a target video, thus enabling the ad-hoc control of the facial expressions of the target actor.”

Juha: This is similar to the technology described by Daniel Suarez in his riveting drone novel Kill Decision (Amazon).

GENETIC EXPLOITATION
“A film shot completely in 4K format in the tone and style of Ridley Scott’s dystopian Blade Runner.”

Juha: I recently rediscovered this beautiful short genetic exploitation film.

RE-SCORING GANDAHAR
Juha: Roly Porter’s excellent talk at last year’s The Sound of Story. See more talks here.

GRIME EMPIRE
Juha: Elijah, a guest at Progress Bar in April, keeps on adding new tricks to his grime empire. And truths: “You could have a 24-hour tube and no clubs to go to.”

FISHING AND ULTRAVIOLENCE
“So-called Islamic State is known for its brutality. But it’s also hooking people in far subtler ways.”

Juha: A brilliant article on the use of propaganda by ISIS, by Charlie Winter for the BBC.

THIRD WORLD IDENTITY
“The role of the artist has been overrated. I think it should be more humble. We connect elements that are already there.”

Juha: Doris Salcedo. I love Doris Salcedo.

TOWARDS A POETICS OF ARTIFICIAL SUPERINTELLIGENCE

Juha: Intelligent writing by Nora N. Khan, on how symbolic language can help us grasp the nature and power of what is coming.

AMERICAN DRIFT
Juha: I have been listening a lot to Bolivian artist Elysia Crampton lately.

I’M IN THE WRONG PLACE TO BE REAL
Juha: A beautiful and moving recent work from Spanish artists Alicia Framis in Aix-en-Provence: “In I’m in the wrong place to be real fitting room, visitors can try on and keep a pair of the pajamas from the psychiatric hospital hosting the exhibition.”

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