This is the official video documentation of
NODE13 - Forum for Digital Arts, February 2013, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany node.vvvv.org
Paoloreste Gelfo and his team of ambitious videographers followed every stage of the festival and
have taken hours of video footage, to create a documentary about NODE13. NODE is a biannual reunion of vvvv developers, users, artists and activists. It is an international platform, with talks, workshops and an exhibition. A platform to share knowledge and to meet each other- also away from keyboard.
“Shooting Thoughts” is an interactive projection where people generate a constellation of stars by sending their thoughts with a mobile device. Connected to lasers, each thought becomes a shooting star that reaches its galaxy by using all the possible paths the architecture allows. In this case, the pillars of Saint-Eustache Church are used as launch stations that carry the star to its final destination on the ceiling via the arches and vaults. Like all of us, each star finds its place at its own speed with its individual trajectory.
TURBA is a networked system consisting of 64 neural oscillators, which have been randomly linked and are subject to variables of interconnection.
Thus, any behavior generated by these oscillators is programmed explicitly: no sound, no movement, no pattern are products of a specific and previous approach, but are the result of the network structure and their connective processes. None of its components is the engine or timer for that behavior, but all act contagiously among them.
The oscillators perform, but have no plans.
But if this system receives feedback from the cadences that he generates, the work creates disturbingly similar rhythms to the movement of an organic body, carrying the workpiece to emergent behaviors of synchrony, chaos or collapses ...