Dimensions is the looped movement of one giant X made of 720 images created one frame at a time to introduce slight imprecision in movement and fluctuations in shading. The loop is varyingly layered and subjected a variety of permutations that radically alter its form. When two layers are offset in time, a sense of deep space is created. With only the intersection of two layers visible, ordinarily straight lines appear to undulate. The normally looping trajectory would at times appear restricted to a horizontal axis, at other times circle around. Shapes and movement appear to change but are all formed from the same looping X.
These variations reflect on infinite complexity created from a simple base unit and alludes to a core which is pervasive and upon which all patterns are based.
The music by Nicolas Bernier straddles two technological worlds with its analog instrumentation (strings and tuning forks) and electronic manipulation. It is the perfect aural fit to the image which also inhabits two worlds (hand-made, algorythmic movement). At its climax the music suggests deep layers created from overlaid simple patterns – an order to apparent chaos – that is visited in the visuals.
Image: Sandra Eber
Music: strings.lines (b), by Nicolas Bernier
Sound Re-Recording: Tristan Capacchione