September 23, 2003

Sanyo XACTI C1 Dual Shot Function

This is a cross-over product unites the digital camera and digital camcorder in a single device. Thanks to its ergonomic form, the stylish aluminum housing of Sanyo's latest ultra-compact fits your hand perfectly.

With 3.2 Megapixels, the XACTI can deliver colorful photos and entertaining movie clips with true VGA resolution. The proven SD card storage medium eliminates costly drive mechanisms. The result: A camera with a small and robust construction.

A true innovation: The digital data is stored in MPEG4 format. With a 512 MB storage card, the Digital Movie C1 can record 31 minutes of video in TV mode (640x480 resolution at 30 frames/sec.). Despite its limited storage space requirements, the MPEG4 standard delivers dazzling, high-resolution recordings – with rich 16-bit stereo sound at all times.

The data recorded in the MPEG4 format is transferred to a computer, television or DVD recorder using the supplied accessories: Either the Docking Station or USB/AV cable. Thanks to the ultra-fast USB 2.0 port, captured images and video can be transferred to computers or hi-fi units in no time at all. Because the MPEG4 format is already recognized and reproduced by numerous devices, the recorded films can be stored on other storage media directly – without time-consuming conversions to other file formats.

The "Dual Shot Function" is truly a world's first: Individual images can be taken in full 3.2 Megapixel resolution even while recording video.

Like all SANYO products, camera operation is simple and well-designed. All of the camera's functions are easily controlled with your right thumb. Thanks to the clear, ergonomic layout of the control options, users can focus completely on their subject. With the intuitive jog dial, users can "flip" through the entire menu quickly and comfortably.

The XACTI Digital Movie C1 is the ideal partner for discriminating users who want a high-quality camera with powerful digital camcorder functions. No matter whether you want to present something in your business or quickly record a family video, the ultra-compact housing and innovative features like MPEG4 recording, Dual Shot, and USB 2.0 interface will open up a new dimension in photography and video.

Standard Accessories

Docking Station for Charging and Data Transfer Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery Soft Case Wrist Strap Lens Cover Comprehensive Software Package Remote Control USB Cable, AV Cable plus Adapter Power Adapter 128 MB SD Card

Price: EUR 699,- (SRP) incl. VAT -- Availability: End of November 2003

September 19, 2003

Le monde selon François Dubois au Musée des Beaux Arts de Lausanne

Le monde selon François Dubois
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
19 septembre 2003 - 4 janvier 2004

L’exposition Le monde selon François Dubois, conçue par Ralf Beil, trouve son point de départ ainsi que son centre de gravité dans une des œuvres les plus célèbres de la collection lausannoise: Le Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy, tableau d'histoire peint vers 1572-1584 par François Dubois. Les thèmes inhérents au tableau - religion, cruauté, mort et mémoire - seront déployés dans une présentation d’envergure, mêlant librement l'art de tous les siècles. Le monde selon François Dubois englobe les expressions artistiques les plus diverses, d’une statuette égyptienne d’Isis lactans à la World Map 2001 de l’artiste écossaise Louise Hopkins, en passant par des œuvres clefs de Matthias Stomer, Charles Gleyre, Ernest Biéler, Marcel Broodthaers, Christian Boltanski ou Ugo Rondinone.

Catalogue : A l’occasion de cette exposition paraît le 13ème numéro de la série des Cahiers du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, catalogue publié sous la direction de Ralf Beil.

3 octobre à 19h, rencontre avec Luc et Christian Boltanski à propos de la parution d'A l'instant, ouvrage composé à quatre mains. En collaboration avec la Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire de Lausanne.

20 novembre à 18h30, "L'imaginaire du massacre et la conscience moderne: autour de la Saint-Barthélemy", conférence par Biancamaria Fontana, professeur à l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques et Internationales de Lausanne.

La Nuit des Musées au musée des Beaux-Arts
Projections vidéo de la collection du Kunsthaus de Zurich
27 septembre 2003, 14h00-2h00

Après la présentation de sa propre collection d’art vidéo en 2001, puis celle du Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine de Saint-Gervais, Genève, en 2002, le Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts invite cette année le Kunsthaus de Zurich qui joue un  rôle de premier plan dans la présentation et la conservation de l’art vidéo qu’il collectionne depuis 1979 et dont il possède aujourd’hui environ 600 oeuvres.

Conçue spécialement pour la Nuit des musées, la programmation dialogue avec les oeuvres de l’exposition Le monde selon François Dubois et répond aux thématiques évoquées dans les différentes salles du musée : la religion, la cruauté, la mort, et la mémoire. Des pionniers de l’art vidéo des années 1960 à la vidéo contemporaine, cette programmation offre un panorama d’artistes de renommée internationale et une sélection affinée de la production suisse : Vito Acconci, Emanuelle Antille, Michel Auder, John Baldessari, Stefan Banz, Biefer/Zgraggen, Christoph Büchel, Sophie Calle, Christoph Draeger, Dan Graham, Fabrice Gygi, Masuyama Hiroyouki, Alexej Koschkarow, Zilla Leutenegger, Christian Marclay, Bruce Nauman, Yves Netzhammer, Arnulf Rainer/Dieter Roth, Pipilotti Rist, Carolee Schneemann, Smith/Stewart.

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne
Palais de Rumine
6, place de la Riponne
CH - 1000 Lausanne 17
ma-me,11h-18h / je, 11h-20h / ve-di, 11h-17h
les 24 et 31 décembre, 11h-17h
fermé le lundi du Jeûne, le 25 décembre 2003 et le 1er janvier 2004

September 12, 2003

John Margolies Seattle Art Museum

John Margolies Lecture at Seattle Art Museum (SAM) About the Evolution of the American Movie Theatre

JOHN MARGOLIES, an author and photographer who immortalizes American roadside culture and vernacular architecture, spoken on the evolution of the American movie theatre at the Seattle Art Museum.

Movie theatres, with giant awnings and larger-than-life marquis, once dominated Main Street. John Margolies discussed their beginnings as ramshackle storefronts that transformed into grandiose buildings that offered the magic and fantasy of film. The demise of these pleasure palaces became inevitable as the concept of Main Street withered away.

John Margolies is an author, photographer and lecturer fascinated by the dying culture of teapot-shaped gas stations and themed resort getaways. His images capture nearly extinct commercial architecture and designs that sprung up along Main Street and highways and paved a new landscape catering to the automobile culture. Roadside lodging, drive-ins, gas stations and miniature golf courses enticed drivers with kitschy designs and flashy lights.

He has traveled approximately 100,000 miles over the past 30 years while gathering his extensive collection of photos. His prolific body of work includes images of over 15,000 buildings, signs and other forms of commercial construction, which document the demise of the individualistic “mom and pop” tradition. He has authored 10 books, including See the USA (2000) Chronicle Books, which he co-authored with Eric Baker, and Fun Along the Road (1998) Bulfinch Press. He has also taught at the Universities of California at Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, the California Institute of the Arts and Pratt Institute.


Seattle Art Museum
On September 18, 2003