I wanted to let you know that Kanye came into my art exhibition here called Mail Order Monsters and saw a video by video artist Takeshi Murata and loved it and freaked out and that is where HE totally ripped oFf this idea.
I wanted to let you know that Kanye came into my art exhibition here called Mail Order Monsters and saw a video by video artist Takeshi Murata [above -Ed.] and loved it and freaked out and that is where HE totally ripped off this idea.
The piece he copied is called PINK DOT. I think you can find it on his website or maybe on ratio 3 website (his gallery in SF).
Takeshi invented the technique of reprograming the way your computer reads video and compresses it to make the swirly pixel stuff you posted on your blog. It is not called “roundabout” or whatever your blog said, I mean maybe that is what Kanye calls it? Sounds retarded.
Takeshi is 31, RISD grad, and recently taught some seminars and posted some instructions on the technique so others have been figuring it out too I guess.
He has been doing this for 5+ years and is well known in (parts at least) of the artworld as the creator of this technique
He is really really bummed that both Kanye and Chairlift copied this technique with no credit to him, as he has invested years of his life creating it, and it would be awesome if you looked into his work and maybe re-structured your chronology on this a bit.
You don’t have to, I mean, artists get ripped off all the time. But I thought this information might be interesting to you
Poor guy. He was nice enough to teach his tricks in public and then people go and do this. The Chairlift video guy is definitely a person who sat through his talk. He’s a little fucker that lives in Bushwick or something.
PS if you wanna read the mini-debate on my blog its here. Check Wednesday, February 18, 2009.