Remains Of Today – Video Experience

(NL) Deze video’s maken deel uit van de grotere kunst installatie Remains Of Today. Remians Of Today is een serie van 100 communicerende kunstwerken. Muzikant en producer Ali Reza Tahoeni (A.R.T.) heeft soundtracks gemaakt bij elk individueel kunstwerk. Zoals Ali reageerde op mijn werk, reageer ik weer op zijn muziek met mijn videoart wat correspondeert met zowel het ritme van de muziek als met de filosofische bespiegelingen van het originele kunstwerk.

*Muziek door A.R.T. Artwork, video concept & editing by M.A.O. 

(ENG) This video’s are part of the greater art installation of ‘Remains Of Today’. Remains Of Today is a series of 100 small communicating artworks. Musician and producer Ali Reza Tahoeni a.k.a. A.R.T. made soundtracks of the individual artworks. As Ali responded to my art initially, now I am responding back on his music with videoart that correspond to both the rhythm of his music as to the philosophical thoughts of the original artwork.

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Creatism 01 This video is part of the greater art installation of ‘Remains Of Today’ by Marit Otto (M.A.O.). Remains Of Today is a series of 100 small communicating artworks. Musician and producer Ali Reza Tahoeni a.k.a. A.R.T. made soundtracks of the individual artworks. No 1 is Creates.
Music by A.R.T. Artwork & video concept & editing by M.A.O.Each separate artwork goes with a small story, philosophical reflection written by M.A.O.
The story of Creatism is as follows:Number one and part of the Remains Of Today series.These random placed characters are spelling the words Create and Art. Those two words are important to me. To create is to exist and to leave traces of your presence. Men create and men destroy. Destruction is a negative while creating is a positive. Creating art is a superlative in creation as such. According to some, is the highest form of create-ism, or should I say creationism, in the hands of an almighty God. According to me, God means incomprehensible nature. Create-ism all included.
*Music by A.R.T. Artwork & video concept & editing by M.A.O. 
Link naar video klik op afbeelding / link to video- click image

This video is part of the greater art installation of ‘Remains Of Today’ by Marit Otto (M.A.O.). Remains Of Today is a series of 100 small communicating artworks. Musician and producer Ali Reza Tahoeni a.k.a. A.R.T. made soundtracks of the individual artworks. No 2 is Oooh Well. The music composed and made by A.R.T. and the artwork & video concept & editing is done by M.A.O. 2020. Each separate artwork goes with a small story, philosophic reflection written by M.A.O. The story of Oooh Well is as follows: Oooh Well is a small slightly humoristic artwork that spells the words Oooh – well, Oooh God, Oooh no, Oooh yes. The shout, Oooh is an artful shape in itself. Images speak louder than words. But what if a word becomes an image?
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Link naar video klik op afbeelding / link to video- click image

This video is part of the greater art installation of ‘Remains Of Today’ by Marit Otto (M.A.O.). Remains Of Today is a series of 100 small communicating artworks. Musician and producer Ali Reza Tahoeni a.k.a. A.R.T. made soundtracks of the individual artworks. No 3 is Gibberish, The music composed and made by A.R.T. and the artwork & video concept & editing is done by M.A.O. 2020. Each separate artwork goes with a small story, philosophic reflection written by M.A.O. The story of Gibberish is as follows: Gibberish means as much as plain nonsense. I think it is a nice word that covers the meaning of the word well. The term fake-news is gaining popularity since Donald Trump entered the White House. Every unwanted and unsuited fact presented to this politician is put aside and gets classed as fake news, read gibberish. This wakes suspicion at the gullible follower. To be followed up with all the familiar consequences. In this case I randomly placed characters, vowels and consonants, and somehow they seem to make sense. Behold the strange invulnerable way of how our mind works. Language is really nothing more than an agreement. If we agree to grant value to a group of characters, it has value. Kuwayt Rad 24/7. What would you make of these characters?? I think it is gibberish.
*Muziek door A.R.T. Artwork, video concept & editing by M.A.O.
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Link naar video klik op afbeelding / link to video- click image. Plastic stands for convenience and hygiene. This was a genius invention by Alexander Parkes 1841(named Parkesine at first). Today, we drown in it. ‘Plastic People’ is addressing the plastic in and on us. What once started out as toy dolls and plastic iconic gimmicks developed into a tad vulgar but yet actual and desired beauty ideal? Who would have guessed? That leads me to the question; do we become plastic in a plastic world
*Muziek door A.R.T. Artwork, video concept & editing by M.A.O.
THE NOSE HAVE IT-video still
Link naar video klik op afbeelding / link to video- click image. The Nose Have It is Inspired by recent (2019) developments concerning Brexit. Especially the images of the British House of Commons and the chairman (John Bercow), after the counting of the votes and the proclamation of the historical words “The No’s Have It”, sticked. This political situation was stuck and jammed and was quite unsatisfactory at the time. But the image of the chairman calling out as loud as he can to shout down the buzz of arbitrary arguing politicians in the room is also quite comic. Certainly if you suddenly seem to hear “The Nose Have It’ instead of….
*Muziek door A.R.T. Artwork, video concept & editing by M.A.O.
American-Dream- video still
Link naar video klik op afbeelding / link to video- click image. . The American Dream is an iconic concept Just like the phrase ‘from paperboy to millionaire’. A basic concept about what (North) America is and wants to be. Bare in mind; the country is made and created by immigrants from all over the world. Each American, except the Indian, is not native. The dream is an invitation for everybody who wants to chase it. If you make it there, you can make it anywhere, right? Of course there is some cherry picking involved. The American dream is the story of the winners, not just everybody can claim this dream. Or can they?
*Muziek door A.R.T. Artwork, video concept & editing by M.A.O.
Revolution Will Not Be Televised- Audio video experience-2021
Link naar video klik op afbeelding / link to video- click image . This artwork is distracted from a famous and influential music-art -piece by Gil Scott-Heron. 1974, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’. I deleted the word ‘The ’at the beginning to make the revolution he is referring to more universal and still to come.
In the video I added a feminine layer to the story. Great women made big differences in the past and will do so in the future. I think the world is ready for a more female approach to things as the mighty men made kind of a mess of it.
*Muziek door A.R.T. Artwork, video concept & editing by M.A.O.