Art Video – Vimeo Festival + Awards Judge: Charlie Bucket
Charlie won the Captured category at the 2010 Vimeo Festival + Awards for Fluid Sculpture
He is serving as a judge for the 2012 Festival + Awards.
Charlie Bucket is a bit of a star in the hacked crafts crowd, having debuted his Fluid Dress at the Maker Faire festival in California last year. Yet, showing the dress in its most-perfected form, Bucket’s just-released video is time-lapsed and edited together to demonstrate how beautiful (and fluid) the Fluid Dress could actually be. Composed of over 600 feet of knitted tubing and a hefty-looking pump meant to be worn as a backpack, the dress shoots liquid through the looped hoses, changing the color of the garment and sending movement across its surface. By shooting differently colored material through the tubes, the dress changes hue, and even appears animated. This practice netted Bucket’s Liquid Sculpture a Vimeo Award for the ‘Captured’ category — but we like the sartorial take on the liquid-as-color practice found in the Fluid Dress. The dress, says Bucket, weighs in at five pounds dry (or eight filled with fluid), which isn’t that daunting.
A moving, color-changing dress wouldn’t be a hard sell, as long as the pneumatic pump was minimally invasive. We’d love to see it tap into the user’s mood — increasing movement with heart rates or body temperature — but, for now, watching Bucket’s lovely video (after the break) will suffice. by by Leila Brillson on Switched
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Video art is a type of art which relies on moving pictures and comprises video and/or audio data. (It should not however be confused with television production or experimental film.) Video art came into existence during the 1960s and 1970s, is still widely practiced and has given rise to the widespread use of video installations. Video art can take many forms: recordings that are broadcast, viewed in galleries or other venues, or distributed as video tapes or DVD discs; sculptural installations, which may incorporate one or more television sets or video monitors, displaying ‘live’ or recorded images and sound; and performances in which video representations are included.
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