Experimental Video Art

Murnau's original Nosferatu went public domain a couple of years ago. I took the film and traversed a section of it.

It's a real pleasure making these. Viewing them too, if you can stop over-thinking about what will come next. People don't have trouble looking at paintings, and they don't (often) move at all. Here there is tension between change and repetition, between richness and minimalism, all at the same time. The minimal elements let you enter into the frame, as does the looping but layered structure of the audio. When I'm using my MIDI guitar to guide the traversal (like driving with both steering wheel and horn), I kind of dig into the frame and audio, strumming into it, and at the same time painting new layers. Very hypnotic...as Beefheart sang: "Paint hears this and she begins to run"...

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