Art links (in alphabetical order):
“My Secret Heart” – be sure to enlarge to full view by clicking the Monitor symbol & turn up the sound
My Secret Heart is a commission by Streetwise Opera (www.streetwiseopera.org) of a music and film installation written by electronic composer and Warp artist Mira Calix, video artists Flat-e and sound designer Dave Sheppard. They worked with around 100 Streetwise performers. Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music as a tool to help 500 homeless people per year move forward in their lives.
“My Secret Heart” Longer version – 7 minutes (enlarge to full view by clicking the Monitor symbol)
“networks of implications”:
http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html (love those fractals – now in 4D).
generative computer drawing by Leonardo Solaas – http://www.flickr.com/photos/solaas/show/with/3263400247/
generate your own solaas drawings – http://solaas.com.ar/works/forceknots/
- Semiconductor videos – a visual and auditory feast:
I highly recommend 200 NANOWEBBERS, and Brilliant Noise
200 Nanowebbers from Semiconductor on Vimeo.
For ‘200 Nanowebbers’, Semiconductor have created a molecular web that is generated by Double Adaptor’s live soundtrack. Using custom-made scripting, the melodies and rhythms spawn a nano scale environment that shifts and contorts to the audio resonance. Layers of energetic hand drawn animations, play over the simplest of vector shapes that form atomic scale associations. As the landscape flickers into existence by the light of trapped electron particles, substructures begin to take shape and resemble crystalline substances.
Brilliant Noise takes us into the data vaults of solar astronomy. After sifting through hundreds of thousands of computer files, made accessible via open access archives, Semiconductor have brought together some of the sun’s finest unseen moments. These images have been kept in their most raw form, revealing the energetic particles and solar wind as a rain of white noise. This grainy black and white quality is routinely cleaned up by NASA, hiding the processes and mechanics in action behind the capturing procedure. Most of the imagery has been collected as single snapshots containing additional information, by satellites orbiting the Earth. They are then reorganised into their spectral groups to create time-lapse sequences. The soundtrack highlights the hidden forces at play upon the solar surface, by directly translating areas of intensity within the image brightness into layers of audio manipulation and radio frequencies. Lots more info here:
…this version suffers a bit from the internet compression. The original version is much better.
on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/semiconductor/videos/sort:date
Water and surfing imagery is often as gestural as any drawing – stunning eyepaths and rhythms:
The Archimedes Palimpsest Project – http://www.archimedespalimpsest.org/palimpsest_making1.html