Broken Video

In art, video on January 10, 2014 tagged , , , by Erik

I like broken videos. This one was broken by me and was eventually used during the Salon Brut event at Willemeen

10 iteraties

In art, video on January 10, 2013 tagged , , by Erik

Last december, just before holiday madness, Epix opened again. The exhibition, themed “The End”, opened on december 21 and dealt with the apocalypse.

My work, called 10 Iteraties (10 Iterations), shows 10 iterations of a short clip of Robert Oppenheimer saying “I am now become Death, the destroyer of Worlds”, more severely distorted with every iteration. I used several databending techniques to generate the video.

The full title, kālo’smi lokakṣayakṛtpravṛddho lokānsamāhartumiha pravṛttaḥ, is the phrase from the Bhagavat Gita in original Sanskrit.

more EPIX

In art, video on January 10, 2013 tagged , , , , by Erik

During a dreary weekend in the summer, there was another Epix exhibition, this time on another location. The theme was Transitional Invasion.
Unfortunately, the work I had planned, an interactive surround sound installation, was DOA. As a stop gap work, I presented a computer/video work instead, the one I had already shown during Nachtkerk #8 (see some posts below).

EPIX: Anything With Paint

In art on January 10, 2013 tagged , , , by Erik

Anything But Paint was immediately followed by another exhibition called Anything With Paint. The idea was to present paintings with unusual media and unusual surfaces.

My work, Procedural 1, was again a procedural work:
I made a sound recording in the gallery;
I opened the sound file in a graphics editor;< br />
Reduced the resulting image to its graphical essence;
I used the image as the basis for a painting. The medium I chose was mud.

I used mud because it’s the most base medium for a painting. The mud I used came from the banks of the Rhine, because at this point (Arnhem) it’s matter collected from all countries along its course.

The work progressed during the week of the exhibition. Afterwards, I wiped the wall clean and returned the mud, now mostly dry, to the river.

EPIX: Anything But Paint

In art, video on January 10, 2013 tagged , , , , by Erik

As promised (in april) some footage from the Anything But Paint exhibition.
My installation, called Sigil 1.0, was an interactive computer piece.

Sigil is a procedural piece:
For every word in a sentence, which will remain secret, an image was found on Google;
Every image was then treated to reduce it to its graphical essence;
These images were then placed in a 3D space which responded to the viewer’s presence and activity.

Here’s what the screen looked like: