director : benjamin ducroz
sound : singlesignal
year : 2013
duration : 1"05"
solidsignal is both a film and kinetic sculpture. it is a seamlessly looping and modulating kinetic sculpture, animated during timelapse photography. along with presenting many of melbourne’s urban landscapes, the work explores changes of form, colour and sound using repetition through time. multidimensional layers reveal themselves through the movement of the sculpture. these layers are captured by looking at the ensemble of sculpture and landscape.
the sculpture was very heavy - weighing around 40kg. It was a challenge getting it to locations in the right weather, a lesson learnt. a live component of the work was presented in october 2013. this involved an automated version of the work revolving and modulating to the sounds of 'singlesignal'.
thankyou to the city of melbourne, nic whyte & rowan dinning.