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Kiss of Art - Volume 2: Hallucination and Landscape

Bill Fontana, David Haines, Joyce Hinterding, Angelica Mesiti

Year: 2010, 30 mins
Code: EX-Kiss2
ISBN: 978-1-921895-24-1

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Interview with Bill Fontana, David Haines, Joyce Hinterding, Angelica Mesiti.

The series “Kiss of Art” is about a romance between art and technology, it is a tale of a human in love with a machine. Each episode attempts to capture the fleeting moment of fascination and genius present in the process of artistic exchange. The contemporary muse breaks free of conventions, her kiss of art does not discern between robot engineers, conceptual animators or graphic designers.  Such ephemeral instances of warmth can now be communicated between a machine and a human by means of intuitive interfaces. The impulse of our touch can incite a hybrid plant to sing in response and the digital video technology admits us entry into the world of exciting and dangerous new ecologies. Kiss of Art is a series of contemporary art inspiration and creative brilliance.

Bill Fontana
Bill Fontana (born USA 1947) is an American composer and artist who developed an international reputation for his pioneering experiments in sound. Since the early 70’s Fontana has used sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of visual and architectural spaces. He has realized ‘sound sculptures’ and radio projects for museums and broadcast organizations around the world. His methodology has been to create networks of simultaneous listening points that relay real time acoustic data to a common listening zone (sculpture site).

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding
David Haines (born Australia 1966) and Joyce Hinterding (born Australia 1958) their collaborative work has produced large- scale immersive video and sound works that explore the tension between the fictive and the phenomenal. These works incorporate Joyce’s investigations into energetic forces and David’s concern with the intersection of hallucination and landscape. “Electromagnetique Composition for Building, Plants and Stars” (2007) is a digital video which offers us new felt experiences within which we can truly contemplate the often beautiful, but also threatening, new ecologies within which we now have to find new ways of living.

Angelica Mesiti
Angelica Mesiti (born Australia 1976) artist working within the traditions of video, performance and installation and generates material through a range of approaches including staged situations, site-specific performance, re–enactment and documentation to explore themes of cultural translations and time/space crossings. Her works have featured in projects at the École des Beaux–Arts, Paris, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. In 2009 she won the 58th Blake Prize for religious and spiritual art for her video “Rapture (silent anthem).”

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