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.

*Music by A.R.T. Artwork & video concept & editing by M.A.O. 
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.
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?
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.
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 4 is Plastic People,
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 Plastic people is as follows:
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?