Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.
Is This Art? is a fascinating 17 Volume DVD series featuring interviews with leading practitioners and conceptual artists from media, performance, visual art, music and sound.
Each episode presents a series of interviews with contemporary artists intercut with images and recent footage of their work. The interviews provide insight into why, how and for whom these artists create their work, and where their passion and artistic inquiries originate from. Where are the boundaries between science, technology, politics, popular culture and art? Viewers are challenged with the question while witnessing the free flow of imagination.
Volume 1: Elevate and re-define Contemporary Dance
Lucy Guerin / Gideon Obarzanek
Volume 2: The Artists–Scientists or Scientist - Artists
The body is obsolete: STELARC’s body augmentations. Drew Berry catches DNA’s code warrior Watson by surprise...
Volume 3: Digital dreams and Oldworld Photography
Ulf Langheinrich`s spectacular AV "immersion soundscapes", Justine Cooper’s oldworld photography mixes with breathtaking MRI scan animations.
Volume 4: MEART The Semi Living Artist
The film is an account of a geographically detached, bio-cybernetic research and development project exploring aspects of creativity and artistry in the age of new biological technologies created by SymbioticA Research Group.
Volume 5: Poetic science
Martina Mrongovius’s holographics 101, Mari Velonaki - art finding emotion in robotics.
Volume 6: Poetry – visual poetry
Julien Maier’s unique, intricate and fragile hand-made projector performances.
Philip Norton ‘s "Teach Yourself Atomic Physics".
Volume 7: Manipulated and synthesised.. Mixed media installation
Mike Stubbs / Gina Czar
Volume 8: Temporary Antimonuments for Alien Agency
Craig Walsh / Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / Brett Graham & Rachel Rakena
Volume 9: Vibration, resonance, order and chaos and "Bent Leather" instruments.
Bosch & Simons creates a symphony orchestra from barrels and hayforks...
Peter Bosch / Simone Simons / Joanne Cannon / Stuart Favilla
Volume 10: Hypersurface Multimedia
Video and performance, netart, installations and actions in public space.
Brian Gothang Tan / Shilpa Gupta
Volume 11: A Clay Animator and a Media Art Satirist
Adam Elliot / Ian Haig
Volume 12: Opera Diva and a Jazz Royalty
Merlyn Quaife / Mike Nock
Volume 13: Robotics, Intimacy & Melodious Beats - Contemporary Dance
Garry Stewart / Anouk van Dijk / Goyi Tangale
Volume 14: Mixed Realities and Inanimate Life - Interactive New Media Art
MINIM++ / Jeffrey Shaw / Alex Davies
Volume 15: Cultural Portraits and Animated Transitions - New Media Art
Keiko Kimoto / Peter Callas / Liz Hughes
Volume 16: Film Archeology and Legends
Kubrick / Werner Nekes
Volume 17: Race, Politics and Dispossession - New Media in Film
Berni Searle / Isaac Julien / Dennis Del Favero