by Stephanie MAXWELL
2001 / color / sound / 1S / 4' 30

This collaborative work is a fusion of imaginary and music expressing an everchanging flux and paradox in perceived space and location and involving notions of navigation, geometry, and mapping.The animated imagery derives from hand painting and etching on 35 mm clear and black motion picture film. While digitizing, the film was physically bent, twisted, rotated and treated to a number of hands-on manipulations. The images then underwent further visual transformation in digital post production.The music was largely an intuitive process. the basic sound sources including thumb piano, pigmy pipe and gamelan metallophone tones, were digitally transformed and then contrapuntully layered, intercut, diced and threaded into a pulsating «spider web» design suggested by a visual imagery.


distribution format Betacam SP
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 22,00 €