Cubic Limit, 1973-74
digital transfer of 16mm film
4 minutes, silent
edition of 6
During Manfred Mohr’s legendary 1971 exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, he met the CEO of C.G.M (La Companie Generale de Micromatique), a data storage and preservation company, which specialized in microfilm. Mohr was invited to experiment on their brand new machine DATAGRAPHIX 4460 to make computer animations. He gladly accepted and during the next 4 years made several short computer films.
According to Mohr, “It was a very painful experience since the process was very slow and the turnover dragged out over many months.” For the film, each frame was drawn in high resolution with a light beam directly from the computer onto 16mm film to create the animations.
Looking forward to this show.
The Flood - Patrick Watson
Today, I cycled to Guildford Chantries to eat my lunch with a view and also give my shiny new camera a whirl.
(I don’t know how to selfie)
Music by Bodhi Glitch
Documentation for Ecdysis is now launched on Dazed and Confused: Visionaries...Installation2014ECDYSIS is an immersive audio-visual installation depicting biological and architectural adaptation. In Ecdysis, kinetic light, scored by ambient sound, is cast on 36 interwoven planes, suspended in space by their tensional integrity.
Ecdysis is a culmination of contrasts, tracing across gradients of the geometric and organic, the digital and the physical, the melodic and the dissonant. Viewers of the piece are invited to walk within the installation to experience the piece from multiple perspectives, rejecting the notion of audience as passive spectator as they themselves become enveloped forms within the world of Ecdysis.Materials:Wood, 3 10K Lumen Projectors, loud speakers
Dimensions:Variable (suggested: w10m x h10m x d15m)Credits:
Michelle Higa Fox: Technical DirectionChris Lunney: Technical DirectionSquare Fabrication: FabricationSlanted Studios: ProductionAmber Schaefer: Production
“I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.”