Panoramic, time delayed video, 1 hour 28 minutes. Stereo sound: please use headphones if possible.
Installed April 22-July 29 2012 on the 80 ft long facade of the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, as part of the show "The Hairy Blob": hairyblob.net/
To make this piece I rode my bicycle throughout the year, in all seasons, day and night, on multiple paths through a unique part of Chicago that has been completely transformed by human artifice, in the process losing any sense of a consistent ground plane or uniformity of locale: it consists of violent oppositions between landscaped parks, underground service tunnels, parking-caverns inhabited by impounded cars and homeless derelicts, three level underground highways, manicured lake-shores, luxury living condos and walled in observation decks, fountains and fireworks, garbage dumps and engine rooms- all stacked on top of each other within less than a square mile.
The technical mechanism by which the panoramic image is generated is similar to the system I used for previous pieces in this series: A continuous video is shot from a camera mounted on a bicycle moving through a location. Consecutive moving frames from that single traveling shot, are spatially laid out next to each other so that each "slice" shows a moment a few seconds behind that shown by it’s neighbor. The intervals in time between these slices are constantly in flux, thus generating a landscape of shifting spatial proportions. Sound is also an important element in this piece: every slice of video comprising the strip plays its audio at the same moment, creating a strange doppler effect as sounds from different, adjacent locations play in unison.
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