This one is an old video, from maybe a year ago so not too old, that I had thought I uploaded here but apparently I didn’t! So here it is now, A Study in Brown:
I like to see my data bending work as gradually improving, and this marked the point where I was confident in creating these bent images, and wanted to begin pushing the boundaries further. So For “A Study in Brown”, I not only had numerous versions of the main chick video on top of each other, but I also had a separate, also brown, video that was overlayed of sand falling (both videos were taken during a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry here in Chicago). I think it’s a successful experiment and a good mile-marker for me as a growing experimental artist.
As an actual film to be seen online? Eh, I’d put among my “Cat Video”, as something to watch keeping in mind that it’s an experiment. A fuller experiment than my other bends, but still an experiment. I do think the Brazillian Jazz adds a much more relaxed feeling than some other works, and mimics well the sleepiness of the chicks seen beneath the fraying video, and so perhaps this is all a way of visualizing the fraying of reality as a chick goes to sleep and enters the dream world? Or maybe I’m just reaching too far. I leave it to you, Comments!