While at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, I wandered through a collection of fabric patterns-- swatches of material on furniture, dolls, clothes, bags, sheets and curtains-- folded on shelves and rolled along the walls. The collection becoming in essence something else: a stylistic portrait of a particular genre, defined by the visual patterns present (their designs and colors spanning 1960-1987).
Psychedelic Swatch is a play on the idea of psychedelia and the generalized notion of what it represents.
By layering 15 audio recordings that were recorded within Elsewhere, I was able to respond to the visuals of psychedelia within the video-- producing a stereo mix that's stylistically acid rock. Dense with tracks, the audio creates a hypnotic groove of feedback.
Photography and Animation: Jennifer Schmidt
Audio: Jennifer Schmidt