Georges Méliès, a professional magician, became a cinema director. Inspired his illusionistic skills from the stage, he developed many trick techniques into cinema. Cutting and editing movements in shots for teleportation, overlapping figures shot multiples times to give an illusion of a same person existing in multiplicity, etc.
Inspired by his pioneering techniques, I have decided to put his logic to the extreme. Using the dvd version of the pioneer’s 1902 film “A trip to the moon”, I have divided all the frames and randomized the order of frames and put them back together on the timeline to form a complete video work, which has the same duration as the original film.
All narrative understanding is destroyed from the randomized sequence, however, the viewer still takes in the whole visual images whether or not the understanding happens. It is a visual experience without the narrative, a moving picture.
Artist: Hyo Myoung Kim
Duration: 2 minutes 34 second
Standard: Pal Standard
Computer game, Doom, played at the hardest difficulty on the first level.
Recorded the play-throughs until I died or passed the first level then I died.
Superimposed all recordings, seven, in one video.
Hyo Myoung Kim
Duration: 1 minutes 30 seconds
Standard: Formatted for mobile viewing
- Ending scene of Dr. Strangelove
- Computer generated voiceover like an informercial
- Generic script of infomercial entry in Wikipedia adapted for nuclear weapon
- Duration of each shot of the ending is stretched or reduced to match the each sentence/phrase of the voiceover.
Hyo Myoung Kim