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Mastering the Art of French Cooking
at ELO
PennSound archive zip

PennSound versions:
Early Version
Mastering : index
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Trout Fishing in America
Pink and Green Peas

Warhol’s Shadows (year?)
16: mp4
24: mp4


Eleven Minute Painting
Reading Module v. 0.1 (dub ver.)
Eleven Minute Painting was first exhibited as computer and video monitor installation piece for 27 Merging Artists at the Spike Gallery (NYC), June 19-July 20, 2002. The video projection of the work was screened at New Langton Arts Center, (San Francisco, CA, April 2002), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, January 10, 2003), and at the Drawing Center.
A director file captured as Apple animation, here streaming as a flash video.

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Eleven Minute Painting
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Dub Version (2004)

A full screen demonstration of slow-form ambient poetry, 2002. (84'12")
Dub Version was first exhibited as three monitors and CPU for Poetry Plastique at the Marianne Boesky Gallery (Feb 9-March 10, 2001), curated by Charles Bernstein and Jay Sanders. The work was also included in Between Language and Form at the Yale University Art Gallery (Jan. 29—March 30, 2002), curated by Jennifer Gross.
This director file also captured as flash video, paired asynchronously with a glitch soundtrack.

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Disco Eats Itself (2004)
Movie: mp4
Text: mp4
These need to be embedded in side-by-side windows that can play simultaneously: tbe way it is done below!

Text and concept by Tan lin with flash design by Danielle Aubert, 2007. (10'06")
Disco Eats Itself was initially commissioned as a theatre piece with three actors and video Flash projection for the Experimental Text Festival at the Ontological Hysterical Theatre, St. Marks Church, New York City, curated by Jennifer Tsuei and Sally Oswald.

Here, the streaming video text was captured simultaneously with an mix of "disco" tagged youtube videos collected by the author. Due to a difference in frame-rate, the audio from the found videos continually falls behind the movement; this lag is corrected with each new video and reflected in the slow offset of a vertical tracking line.

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These works are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2009 Tan Lin. Used with permission of Tan Lin. Distributed by PennSound.