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TV series

a series of flash movies

produced by kanonmedia.com
vienna 2002


the original material forming the visual basis of TV_infinity are found photos shot in tibet and arizona by rod samonte and other photographers. all of them caught the beauty of very different landscapes in an amazing way - exclusively focusing on the beauty of natural phenomena and scenes out of very different cultures. the shots show mountain views, tibetan & chinese citizens as well as buddhist tangkas. having used a standard graphic filter for all photos each of the individual to transform into shots turned out the same image, still containing all the individual beauty of the original images and at the same time having taken on an uni - form look not suggesting tothe user at all that each of the individual images looks exactly like the other, but letting the user - without any doubt - imagine that all the images are only one, always being the same, one having turned completely into the other one, being exactly into the other one, being exactly the other one without showing any hint to a reality that actually is very different. TV_bulotu and TV_fate were created together and are based on private photos taken by monika horak showing bobo the cat on a woolen blanket crochetted by reill's mother, thus forming a symbol of homeland for the author. reading a description of bulotu being a beautiful island in the south pacific where animals / plants / and rich souls live happily and can be seen by those few travellers who - in the imagination of the tongan people only through the will of a mighty power - by accident manage to reach there, reill created tv_bulotu as a piece trusting the beauty of life and death, still asking, though, whether something like heaven could be more than a condition forming maya. TV_fate tells the story of an accident which could have been avoided but couldnot be avoided. a black cat named bobo was chasing a fly and merrily jumped high in the air, had to come down and in a split second stumbled over flowers on a window bench, getting scared without having the chance to turn back, falling down from a 4th floor, giving in to the jump, trying to land on its feet, hitting an old iron bar with its head. it still tried to survive out of love for its brother and mom for a night and a day until it died all alone, in a cage and in pain.

org. photo: j. deininger / visual: ar
org. photo: found / visual: ar
org. photo: monika horak / visual: ar
org. photo: monika horak / visual: ar
visual editing
alexandra reill
TV is a series
of tiny flash movies inspired by
the relations between the
influence of TV / new media as
typical phenomenae of current times
and infinity seen as the essence
of every tiny little moment in life.

currently, the series consists of the pieces:
an outlay of TV_beauty was originally produced
in cooperation with johanna deininger
for her entrance examination at
grafische lehranstalt / vienna.
the photos used as original material
come from johanna deininger
and in their realistic make
show sceneries of landscapes
TV_series installed by
--- urbangs at VI salón y coloquio internacional de arte digital / la habana / cuba / 04
--- urbangs at solaris festival / morelia / mexico / 03
--- urbangs at arte digital rosario / argentina / 03
--- urbangs at file / sao paulo / brasil / 03
--- urbangs at web biennial / istanbul museum / istanbul / turkey / 03
and animals.
--- rhizome artbase / nyc / us / 03
--- chiangmai new media art festival /
chiangmai / thailand / 03
the abstract effect now forming
the visual atmosphere of the movies
--- urbangs / brussels / b / 03
could hardly be felt in the first
--- digital clip festival / torino / i / 02
project called photo movie then,
but served as a transition
 TV_series featured by
between the realistic photos,
 --- igital-cameras-test / int / 08
--- rhizome fresh art / nyc / us / 03 --- neural / bari / i / 02
representing the fugitive
character of each glimpse  
on beauty and nature.
now the TV series concentrates on  
the visual atmosphere of  
such glimpses on life  
and relates the fugitive  
character of life and  
time with the visual  
world promoted through  
TV production, distributed  
via millions of TV monitors.  

fleetingness is a symptom of  
digital times. driven too far,  
it enhances the state of transition to  
an extent letting content  
in all its capacity and volume  
disappear even faster than  
time would suggest.  
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