A perceptual experiment in the form of a single movie that was composed out of 56 feature-length Hollywood films layered on top of each other, all playing at the same time from beginning to end.
This work was designed as a clinical media equation that layers approximately 84 hours of cinematic story telling (and sensory information) into the same standard 90-minute time/space frame. The result is a converging and diverging progression of subjective sensory overload and impossible perspectives.
(Jim Ellis' visual interpretation of the song “Ég anda” by Sigur Ros)
Space Hacking by echo-sculpting vibrating light and shadow with shifting focal points in recursively-seeded temporally-modified elements. The simple limitations are the boundaries of the oscillating framework in which emotion and thought can be conveyed through intuitively derived variations in harmonic relationships within frequency and amplitude. The nuance of a life communicating through an expanding and contracting progression of slightly varied repetitions that releases thought and expression through a slice in motion that is the present tangible moment. The specifics of which are subjective and at the creative disposal of the imagination of any given person who internalizes and deciphers the sensory information of this audio/visual work.
This piece was created to be both experienced with AND without “Anaglyph-3D Red /Blue glasses”. If you have them there 3D glasses, try them on if you wish. Red-lens to the Left Eye. Blue lens on the Right. If you don't have them there fancy glasses then go ahead and watch it without em. You can rest assured knowing that this was created for BOTH scenarios and may provide at least two separate and unique 3D viewing experiences. You may also prefer to watch this piece small or in full screen mode, knowing that any viewing size was designed to be valid and slightly unique. However please insure that the sound is up so that you can hear the song that inspired the creation of the visual side of this work.
Visuals: Jim Ellis
All images copyright Jim Ellis 9-10-2012
It was a correspondence
a connection between small children
and a previous home
desensitized to it
Youthful directness diminished
shifting to fleeting access
as the overlapping gaps within the senses
A fading point of reference
conflicting with educational lessons
It has become a consensus of weakness
This is a low resolution cropped excerpt from an 8 minute long piece that was created at 4000 x 4000 pixels. It was rendered in almost Realtime in Touch Designer. I have a performance version of this plays in Realtime at 3000 x 3000.
A while back I made a song for realtime animation pioneer Michael Scroggins to listen to while he practiced his liquid lightshow.
Then a few months later, I was playing around with Touch Designer, (doing realtime animation experiments) and I created a lot of cool footage in a short amount of time.
I decided to edit it together, and the song I made for Michael Scroggins seemed to work perfectly.
The intro resembles an electric beach, and since Scroggins is a Psychedelic creature who used to "live to surf", and the song worked... so came the title: "Scroggins Beach".
This has a 3d effect (about 1-2 minutes in it starts) so follow the directions at the beginning of the film if you want to see the effect. Dark, non-polarized sunglasses work best.
BTW: this is 100% in computer created visuals. No video from reality was used.