The lunar mare (sea) Lacus Temporis (Lake of Time) is a smooth plain of subtle gradations formed by ancient magma. Likewise, the sound and image composition "Lacus Temporis" arises from a single, subtle color palette. The continuous animation of nearly 12,000 individual points and the ongoing transformation of one feedback synthesis process render delicate states hovering between visibility and invisibility, audibility and silence, order and uncertainty. A critical mass of stability and pattern coalesces into an illusion of solidity. The seemingly stable, however, readily melts away.
"Lacus Temporis" received an Honourable Mention from Abstracta Cinema, 2008, Rome.
"Lacus Temporis" was commissioned by Threshold Studios, UK, with the support of Arts Council England. Executive Producers: Barry Hale and Uzma Choudhry.
"Lacus Temporis" is the second in my "Luna Series" of video-music works, in which a single audio or visual process is modulated from beginning to end without cuts or splices. This was achieved with a specific custom-programmed audio technique (Compressed Feedback Synthesis) and animation algorithm (which involves 2D and 3D rotational algorithms and Brownian noise displacement applied to masses of individual points). These works also reflect a sensibility formed by the experience of Vipassana meditation practices.
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