Peter Bill is an Artist, Activist and Educator. He has, since learning photoshop v. 1.5, been interested in connecting under-represented communities with digital tools so their voices may be broadcast. He has been involved with large scale video projections, guerrilla art actions, and community building since the 90s.
Peter Bill's award winning paint and video landscapes have shown in such diverse venues as The Kitchen(NYC), the Henry Art Gallery(Seattle), FILE Festival(São Paulo, Brazil), and other international venues. He continues in his Oil paintings and video work to weave the painterly with the digital, pixels and paint, indigo and 191970 blue. He envisioned and realized the first time-lapse film festival in North America, the Gila Timelapse Film Festival and has curated and directed shows on three continents. "Art must be realized on the streets, as an agent of change and progress."
Much of my art has been about creating a vessel, a space for meditation. Through my painting and video installations I hope to create a moment of quietude, a contemplation of this world we have built.
In my mural and documentary film work I have balanced a certain transcendentalism in my heart with my didactic scots-yankee bones. In the public sphere arts role is to inspire and provoke. Therefore in my mural projects I have attempted to involve the local community in the conception and realization of my projects. In my animations and short films I have attempted critiques of the bathetic apocalyptic culture we live in, the false utopia of the California landscape, the contested landscape of New Mexico, and tried to get to the situation on the ground in war torn Bosnia, among other subjects. The world is a complicated, granular place. We cannot oversimplify with our stories, but we can in their telling change opinions, and thus change the world for the better.
I have been traveling to Hiroshima the last 3 years to work on 1future's programs there. Founded by Cannon Hersey and Taku Nishimae, 1future creates events+workshops around the world to promote peace and social innovation. This year we hosted the event at the former Bank of Japan building, now a cultural center, that was one ...
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Just go to savevid.com, enter in the URL for your YouTube video, and then select the file format you want. Pretty handy! Thanks to Ivan for showing me this today. Sometimes footage is protected, and then it doesn’t work. savevid.com
i generally find brooks incredibly boring, and an milquetoast enabler of the crazies on the right, but today he was right on: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/opinion/29brooks.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&ref=davidbrooks&adxnnlx=1301508125-mpUh9itm4Mit/7Q7sB0u4A path dependence is why we are stuck (right now) using internal combustion engines instead of (sustainable)electric- we have invested 100 years in building the infrastructure and innovation that surrounds our hotrod obsessed …
democracy is threatened when a significant portion of the american electorate does not understand evolution, that the earth revolves around the sun (and not the other way around), or thinks our president is a muslim.