Selected for Supernova Digital Animation Festival in Denver, September 2019, in the competition section.
In Amelie Marcoud’s installation in Second Life on Marina Münter and Megan Prumier’s G.B.T.H. sim, stacked televisions repeated images in endless loops. This video works, reworks and repeats her theme.
These televisions only exist on people’s screens. The looping images emphasise the equally looped animations of the trees and my ‘human’ avatar – animations that seem ‘natural’ while half-watched but become as mechanical as an a Victorian automaton when looked at with care. As with the Victorian automaton, it is human creativity as playful.
Little stoppages occur between the repetitions as the animations return to the beginning. These short loops, potentially saying the same thing infinitely, makes a storyline irrelevant. This follows Méliès not Lumière; following the visual and audio, not a narrative.
Location: Installation by Amelie Marcoud: HIKARI, was at The G.B.T.H. Project, curated by Marina Münter and Megan Prumier, until 25 July 2018. maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Starry%20Night/204/231/3186
Music: Apache Force by Little Glass Men
CC BY: freemusicarchive.org/music/Little_Glass_Men/Future_Shapes/Apache_Force