by Tina FRANK
2005 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 2' 00

The doors of perception, electronic style. Tina Frank's CHRONOMOPS opens doors to truly different dimensions: different than digital art's reductionist studies so com-mon today, different than the serially laid out minimalist images, and different than the omnipresent filtering and layering experiments. CHRONOMOPS opens up a shimmering, colourful space that is simultaneously an excess of colour, frenzy of perception, and pop carousel. An abstract architecture of vertical colour bars is set in endless rotation, whereby the modules and building blocks fly around themselves - and the entire system likewise rotates. The forced, in part jerky movement forms a digital maelstrom whose suction pulls the observer deep into it. A system surfacing as though out of a void, steadily plunging through its own dynamic into new excesses of mobility, while adventurously hopping axes, temporarily dissolving into two-dimensional stripes, then lapsing again into a prismatic staccato of light and colour, tending towards a 90 degree angle, sideward - leaving an extreme dizzying feeling in its wake. CHRONOMOPS, accompanied by music from General Magic, which is also composed as a slip stream, thus shows what the pop psyche-delics always knew to be true: that the «other» side looms right around the corner of the perfect groove, a labyrinth of colours and forms set in irregular motion, which merely has to be raised from its invisibility and liberated from its incomprehensible state. Electronic music's inner life has seldom appeared so colourful and captivating.
– Christian Höller

Music by General Magic.


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 19,00 €