Feeding Ouroboros was conceived by Jonathan Jackson, a first year master's student in Music Composition at the University of North Texas. I was approached back in August to consult and assist in the construction of the unit and programming the project.
The whole thing runs off of one Arduino Mega. Electrical power necessary to get this whole thing going is substantial: each row of the tape recorders has a dedicated power supply, the radio runs on a separate circuit (and is turned on and off through an Arduino-controlled relay), and the Arduino itself requires a separate power source.
The video was done by Michael Maher, who liked the project enough to propose we do a mini-documentary of sorts. Hopefully this will happen.
Live cinema performance on the "Liminal Surface" created by David Bithell and Ali Momeni. Solo version performed by David Bithell at the Out of the Loop Festival in Addison, TX - March 13, 2010. Props based off of designs by Stian Rasmussen. Technical Assistance provided by Ilya Rostovtsev.
Just messing around one day, with my Canon Rebel XT DSLR.
Oil being poured into a cup of water.
Music by Bonobo // Recurring
edit 4/24 6:30am:
WOW! I'm glad everyone is liking this so much! I really didn't even put any thought into the timing or editing of this. i just went through the sequences i had, in order, and tossed some music over it. The frames are pretty much un-edited. I think I changed the white balance, and added some sharpness, and that was all.
I wish I had an actual video camera, that could capture some of the things I see, when photographing my subjects. IMO the time-lapse looks neat, but does not do it justice.
A lot of people are asking how I did this. It's pretty simple. I just put the camera on its' lowest jpeg setting, placed the camera into continuous mode, and locked the shutter down with my wired remote. The oil is being dumped into a tall cylindrical glass, with about a cup of water in it. The whole thing is lit from behind by a diffused clamp light.
he special jury prize in Adana Golden Boll film festival Turkey
HIROSHIMA 2010 , Renzo Kinoshita Prize , (This great film extends the vocabulary of animation which can be created not only on cell or paper with peg bars.)
EXPRESION EN CORTO 2010 , jury mentionas:“MOST INNOVATIVE ANIMATION.”
CLARMONT-FERRAND 2010 , MENTION DU JURY
ANIMA MUNDI 2010, BRASIL , BEST ANIMATION ;
SICAF2010, SEUL , JURY SPECIAL PRIZE ;
WIZ ART 2010, UKRAINE, BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
ANIMAGE , AWARD BEST TECNICA DE ANIMACAO
INTERFILM BERLIN , BEST ANIMATION SHORT MOVIE
CASTELLIANIMATI ITALIA , BEST NON NARRATIVE SHORT MOVIE