Chromatic Frenzy: film/video hybrid- 7.5 minutes-4:3, 2009
To this moving image work in 3D, please wear the appropriate chromadepth glasses
Shot in the filmmaker’s studio, frantic colored lights permeate the atmosphere. Vibrating swathes of color, penetrate the darkness; searchlight spectrums of suspended crystalline forms inspired by the likes of Wolfgang Von Goethe, Itten, Belson, Fischinger and Len Lye.
“Chromatic Frenzy is a densely saturated freakout of solar streaks, kaleidoscopic magma globs, and seared disco vortices”…“incandescent images suggest an intergalactic mysticism from out of Harry Smith's sketchpad”…“Truthfully, the film is almost unbearably rapturous even without the effect of the glasses. But with them, there's an additional and unexpected charm that comes through, one that makes gains through the naiveté of the technology’s stunted range. Depth illusions are largely limited to only three planes—just off of, a bit back from, and flush up against the screen—letting all that is frantic become tempered by a sense of welcoming simplicity.” – Blake Williams in MUBI’s Notebook.
Chromatic Frenzy premiered the first weekend in October in the New York International Film Festival's Views from the Avant-garde, the largest and most comprehensive screening series showcasing avant-garde moving image art in the United States in Lincoln Center.
Chromatic Frenzy was described by Nick Pinkerton in Art Forum as “A lapidary shower of kaleidoscope, Spirograph, and compound eye imagery”. It was featured in a series 3D in the 21st century at the Brooklyn Academy of Music alongside Godard's Good-Bye to
Works in the Chromatic Cocktail Series:
CHROMATIC COCKTAIL STRAIGHT-UP, FILM/VIDEO HYBRID-SILENT, 9 MINUTES 2008
PIN –UP IN 3D - FILM/VIDEO HYBRID, 5 MINUTES, SOUND-2009
CHROMATIC FRENZY- FILM/VIDEO HYBRID- 7.5 MINUTES- 2009
SPARKLE PLENTY- FILM/VIDEO HYBRID- 5.5 MINUTES, SOUND- 2009
CHROMATIC COCKTAIL EXTRA FIZZY, FILM/VIDEO HYBRID-SOUND, 9 MINUTES 2009
ORBIT-(CHROMADEPTH VERSION) FILM/VIDEO HYBRID, 9 MINUTES 2009
UNCLE ERNIE'S HOME MOVIE- FILM/VIDEO HYBRID-SOUND,
9 MINUTES - 2009
AFTERIMAGE: A FLICKER OF LIFE (VERSION 1) SOUNDTRACK: A COLLAGE OF SOUNDS BY NURSE WITH WOUND- FILM/VIDEO HYBRID, IN CHROMADEPTH, 11 MINUTES, SOUND- 2010
AFTERIMAGE: A FLICKER OF LIFE (VERSION 2) SOUNDTRACK: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN WOBBLY & K.LAITALA - FILM/VIDEO HYBRID, IN CHROMADEPTH, 11 MINUTES, SOUND- 2010
GLITTER GULCH- FILM/VIDEO HYBRID INSTALLATION- 3- 8 MINUTE LOOPS (DIGITAL PROJECTION 24FT. WIDE) WITH SOUNDTRACK BY THE FREDDY MCGUIRE SHOW (ANNE MCGUIRE AND WOBBLY) - 2010
GREEN GLASS- DIGITAL VIDEO, 12 MINUTES, SOUND BY EATS TAPES- 2010
MERCURIAL MADNESS-FILM/VIDEO HYBRID- 7.5 MINUTES, SOUND, 2010
CHROMATASTIC- DIGITAL VIDEO IN CHROMADEPTH 3D, 2 MINUTES, SOUND 2010
CHROMATIC COCKTAIL 180 PROOF- DIGITAL VIDEO IN CHROMADEPTH, ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY KENNETH ATCHLEY, 7.5 MINUTES- 2011
CHROMATIC REVERIES- DIGITAL VIDEO IN CHROMADEPTH, 5.5 MINUTES- 2011
CHROMATIC REVELRY- IN CHROMADEPTH, 7 MINUTES, 2011
AFTER 1000 DEATHS - INSTALLATION, DUAL VIDEO PROJECTION 8 MINUTE LOOPS, 2011
TERRA INCOGNITA- DIGITAL VIDEO IN CHROMADEPTH, 16:9, 9 MINUTES, ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY NEAL JOHNSON, 2011
5.5 MINUTES- 2012
BENEATH THE WATERS- - DIGITAL VIDEO IN 3D- 2013
NINE LIVES MEASURED IN MERCURY- DIGITAL VIDEO IN 3D- ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY NEAL JOHNSON 2015
Many of these works screened as a looping installation as part of the Abandon Normal Devices media Festival in Manchester, England in 2010.