1. Escapement


    from Anthony Willis Added 178 0 0

    Tom is watching TV whilst filling-in a crossword. His wife Helen is also watching whilst she does some knitting. Tom realises that the TV is repeating. Except Helen does not seem to be noticing. Well, she's not really paying attention... Based on a short story written by JG Ballard in 1956, Escapement is a sharp, witty and intricately devised short film about what happens when something truly inconceivable happens - The timing mechanism of the universe seems to be skipping, or is it?

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    • Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company: Residencies In Depth


      from EMPAC @ Rensselaer Added 98 1 0

      Isos inhabits the world and characters from the apocalyptic science-fiction novels of J.G. Ballard, whose visionary descriptions of a future world resemble today’s neoliberal society more and more. Verdonck’s visual arts, architecture, and theater training is reflected in the work he produces: his creations are situated in the transit zone between visual arts and theater, installation and performance, and dance and architecture. Curator: Ash Bulayev Kris Verdonck: Artist Hendrik De Smedt: Production Manager / Actor Jan Van Gijsel: Technical Coordination Vincent Pinckaerts: Camera Operator Niko Himschoot: Stereographer Tawny Andersen: Actress http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2013/fall/ballard

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      • Histro-Sonic Accumulation of Kuşdili


        from Gizem Gümüşkaya Added 49 0 0

        ''In antiquity there was only silence. In the nineteenth century, with the invention of the machine, Noise was born. Today, Noise tr iumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibility of men.'' -Luigi Russolo Kuşdili is a site on Kadıköy borough of Istanbul whose assimilated psychography is subjected to various researches and architectural competitions / studio projects. The history of the site can be examined here; http://arcello.tumblr.com/post/65800922487/kusdili-cay-r-meadow-and-kurbagal-dere First, we see the change on the sound topography of Kusdili area with the help of four conceptual modals from for different key eras of the site : when it was an out of use lawn during Byzantium and Early Ottoman Empires, when it was a well-functioning public space (me sire yeri) during late Ottoman Empire and establishment of Turkish Republic , when it was a busy market place until 5 years ago and finally the present day : a car park lot and busy car way. Conceptual modals are prepared to reflect the changing sound depending on various parameters such as amplitude, density and frequency of the sound. On the bases of the modals, the four different colors (yellow, orange, red, burgundy=bordo), that outlines the infrastructure and positioning of the site throughout the history, gets darker as the amplitude of the sounds surrounding gets higher. The density of the needles on the conceptual modals represents the density of the sound and finally the height of the needles shows us the level of frequency of the sounds. As we easily observe, the frequency of the urban sound in Kusdili gets higher and higher. The main reason for that is the existence of the cars for which a critical diagram can also be seen here; http://arcello.tumblr.com/post/66216196279/supreme-reign-of-the-vehicle-over-todays-society In the course of designing an archisonic interface which uses this high pitched urban sound as an input the urgent need of demonstrating the sound fabrics of the site triggered such documentation. Enjoy ! Gizem Gümüşkaya Istanbul Technical University Music. Johann Sebastian Bach, Agnus Dei Mass in B minor conducted by John Nelson Exact Location. http://goo.gl/maps/Mml7j

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          from daniel clarke Added 3,607 30 0

          A short animation I produced based on the city of Chronopolis from J.G Ballard's short story 'Chronopolis'. The animation emphasizes the transformation of the cities energy through the revival of time whilst capturing the derelict aesthetic of the vast metropolis. For more work from this project visit my website - www.daniel-clarke.com Music - Working For a Nuclear Free City - The Tree/ Steve Reich - Drumming iv (Mixed by myself)

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