1. Brilliant Noise by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt

    Avaliable on DVD! with 12 alternate soundtracks semiconductorfilms.com/WorldsInFluxDVD.html

    Brilliant Noise takes us into the data vaults of solar astronomy. After sifting through hundreds of thousands of computer files, made accessible via open access archives, Semiconductor have brought together some of the sun's finest unseen moments. These images have been kept in their most raw form, revealing the energetic particles and solar wind as a rain of white noise. This grainy black and white quality is routinely cleaned up by NASA, hiding the processes and mechanics in action behind the capturing procedure. Most of the imagery has been collected as single snapshots containing additional information, by satellites orbiting the Earth. They are then reorganised into their spectral groups to create time-lapse sequences. The soundtrack highlights the hidden forces at play upon the solar surface, by directly translating areas of intensity within the image brightness into layers of audio manipulation and radio frequencies.
    Lots more info here:
    semiconductorfilms.com/root/Brilliant_Noise/BNoise.htm
    ...this version suffers a bit from the internet compression. The original version is much better.

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  2. An extract of our floor projected HD video installation. It consists of five parts that can be seen as either a single screen or installed as separate projections around the space.
    Go here for further details: semiconductorfilms.com/root/OutoftheLight/OutoftheLight.html

    HD floor projection with surround sound/10.00 mins/2008
    A Semiconductor work by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt.

    Solar audio courtesy of Alexander G. Kosovichev at Stanford University.

    Commissioned by Arcadi, Paris

    Over time, celestial patterns can reveal themselves through the play of light and shadow on the world around us. Out of the Light is a CGI time based sculpture, which recreates these shadow phenomena to explore how we can make sense of the world through observation; we experience a solar eclipse as observed through the branches of a tree, the rhythm of a city as its shadows phase from days to months to years and the transit of Venus observed through the construction of simple man made tools. Viewing these events with the unaided eye allows for anomalies in the quality and nature of light which are played upon here, to explore our perceptual sensitivities.

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  3. Black Rain is sourced from images collected by the twin satellite, solar mission, STEREO. Here we see the HI (Heliospheric Imager) visual data as it tracks interplanetary space for solar wind and CME's (coronal mass ejections) heading towards Earth. Data courtesy of courtesy of the Heliospheric Imager on the NASA STEREO mission.

    Working with STEREO scientists, Semiconductor collected all the HI image data to date, revealing the journey of the satellites from their initial orientation, to their current tracing of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. Solar wind, CME's, passing planets and comets orbiting the sun can be seen as background stars and the milky way pass by.

    As in Semiconductors previous work 'Brilliant Noise' which looked into the sun, they work with raw scientific satellite data which has not yet been cleaned and processed for public consumption. By embracing the artefacts, calibration and phenomena of the capturing process we are reminded of the presence of the human observer who endeavors to extend our perceptions and knowledge through technological innovation.

    Commissioned by Animasivo Mexico City, 2009
    semiconductorfilms.com

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  4. Another path to “be”.

    Scene Order:
    to born
    to learn
    to feel
    to wake
    to control
    to suffer
    to be

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