This is the official video by Dmitry Zakharov for the track "Micron" by Max Cooper, released on Traum Schallplatten.
"Life comes into being, blooms and vanishes. And where all life is built of smaller parts that form a living whole, in this video I created fractals of human body parts that are born, bloom to form a larger, more coherent whole, then die. They're abstracted hands, ears, and faces similar to Max's earlier 'positive mutation' visuals - tying a minimalist look in with abstracted shapes. Max often works with ideas around the aesthetics of science, and I wanted to connect the scientific idea of fractals to the experience of life itself."
- Dmitry Zakharov, animator.
A re-rendering of Gestalt in HD and 16:9. Since this film is basically a visualization of a mathematical body it is theoretically possible to render it in as high a resolution as technically feasible. One would always get more detail. The visual structures and transformations that one can see in the film are only inferior representations of much more complex visual ideas that exist in four-dimensional space and are not bound to a certain resolution or 3D representation. In theory it would be possible and more true to the original formula to show the visual transformations as a 3D hologram where one could then perceive different perspectives that are of course not available in the conventional film format.
-Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2003
-Best Video/Computer Art at the Asolo Film Festival
-Best Experimental Film at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival
-Low Budget Video Award at the Microcinefest
-nominated for the Imagina Award at the Imagina
Resolutions available 4096x4096 (4k), 4096x2160 (super HD), 1920x1080, 1280x720
Continuum Infinitum (c) 2012 by Ben Ridgway
"Continuum Infinitum" unfolds before your eyes by revealing finer and finer details emanating from a single point. It is a meditation on the mechanics of time and space as infinite and seamless processes. The film is designed to loop so it essentially has no beginning and no end. Please download and try looping it :)
To watch at 1080p I recommend downloading it to ensure smooth playback.
Magazine review: Art Ltd Magazine – Currents 2012 New Media Festival Review | 2012
CONTINUUM INFINITUM AWARDS
Experimental Animation Award: Cine Toro 2012 | Toro & Cali, Colombia, South America | 2012
Projection & screening: Cine Toro 2012 | Toro & cali, Colombia, South America | 2012
Aired on Fuji TV Network | Japan | 2012
WORLD PREMIERE: Currents 2012 Digital Dome – Institute of American Indian Arts | Santa Fe, NM|2012
Large Scale Projection: The Great Wall of Oakland | Oakland, CA | 2012
Exhibit and screening: The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACD) + New Media Festival LA | Los Angeles, CA
As you watch the movie for a minute or so and then look away, you will experience a mild optical illusion that feels as if everything you look at is shrinking away from you. This is caused by the motion after-effect (MAE). It is a visual illusion experienced after viewing a moving visual stimulus for a time (tens of milliseconds to minutes) with stationary eyes, and then fixating on a stationary stimulus. The stationary stimulus appears to move in the opposite direction to the original (physically moving) stimulus. The motion aftereffect is believed to be the result of motion adaptation.
Neurons coding a particular movement reduce their responses with time of exposure to a constantly moving stimulus; this is neural adaptation. Neural adaptation also reduces the spontaneous, baseline activity of these same neurons when responding to a stationary stimulus. One theory is that perception of stationary objects, for example rocks beside a waterfall, is coded as the balance among the baseline responses of neurons coding all possible directions of motion. Neural adaptation of neurons stimulated by downwards movement reduces their baseline activity, tilting the balance in favor of upwards movement.
One day I dreamed a mouth that spoke to me from the heart of the galaxy.
The geometric lines that composed it were fractals that intersected with a regular intervals. This voice was singing a Mantra in an unknown language: i did not understand the meaning of his words
but I could snatch the essence of his voice.
Informed me that the human was lifeform most anomalous of all the Cosmos:
the perfection of the body, the mind irrationality and our false perception of time.
The next day I woke up and I asked how I could visually represent my dream and after 123 days of hard work this is the result.
Un giorno ho sognato una bocca che mi parlava dal cuore della galassia. Le linee geometriche che la componevano erano frattali che si intersecavano con intervalli regolari. Questa voce mi cantava un Mantra in una lingua sconosciuta: non capivo il significato delle sue parole
ma riuscivo a carpirne l'essenza della sua voce.
Mi comunicava quanto l'essere umano fosse
la forma di vita più anomala di tutto il Cosmo:
la perfezione del corpo, l'irrazionalità della mente e la nostra errata percezione del tempo.
Il giorno dopo mi sono svegliato e mi sono interrogato su come potessi rappresentare visivamente il mio sogno e dopo 123 giorni di lavoro, ecco il risultato.
Created and directed by
Camera, editing and post-production by
Kleshamusic in "La Voce del Cosmo"
Special thanks to:
Francesco "the puppet master" Lincesso, per i burattini.