Digital Diary - Moments in Time
RETURN - Fall 2003
25 YEARS AND 1 MONTH TO THE DAY LATER
Dennis Paul & Lynn Small
While at Yaddo we worked on a number
of different individual series
- reversing our efforts of 25 years ago that birthed our collaborative 3rd artist -
and were also delighted to be back at Kaaterskill Falls
where we have been working for over a decade now
The waterfall at once presents to he mind the beautiful, but apparently incongruous idea, of fixedness and motion - a single existence in which we perceive unceasing change and everlasting duration. The waterfall may be called the voice of the landscape, for, unlike the rocks and woods which offer sounds as the passive instruments played upon by the elements, the waterfall strikes its own chords, and rocks and mountains re-echo in rich unison
THOMAS COLE - from one of his notebooks
This code was writtten in 1995
as a work-around for the then limitations
of the web. A video clip was the only thing we did not have on our viewart site and we wanted to add one but were dismayed by the time it required to download.
We decided to be creative
in finding a solution and determined,
we went back in time
to the very beginnings of motion pictures.
What you are seeing is a looped, 8-frame
animation captured from our video
- sort of a flip book -
that downloads in a fraction of the time
a videoclip would have taken.
It was an interesting solution and caused a bit of a stir when it was put on the web.
Most thought they were watching a video and wanted to know how we got it
to play so quickly,
about 1/10 - 1/20 of what it should
have then taken.
Since that time the codecs have changed and with these shifts in code the world has changed as well.
In 2003 we created a 6-minute video trailer for this work-in-progress,
the links below will take you to a 40-second video web clip:
No single channel video can adequately demonstrate
the immersive quality of this multimedia installation.
Our original SoundScape is a holosonic, 5.1 surround-sound field
and the space that encompasses the environment
will have multiple wall and floor projections playing simultaneously
with additional feeds to LCD/Plasma monitors.
We hope to demonstrate the possibilities inherent
in new projection systems
and the interdisciplinary learning aspects
of digital media modalities.
Referencing Thomas Cole
and the birthing of a cohesive, American body of work,
not only in art
but literature and environmental philosophy as well,
we endeavour to use the new brushes
of the digital dialetic
to create a pointer to 21st century art
the future of learning
and the book
How extraordinary that those
Frederick Church skies
continued as I entered
In the Presence of Light Series
VOICE OF THE LANDSCAPE
INSTALLATION WEB VIDEOS
our online web presence since 1994
Diary - Moments in Time
other bodies of unshown work recently online
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