I Thought I’d Escaped the 20th Century, 2017

 

Duration – 10 minute detail from a 500 minute seamless loop
Video formats – 4K + 1080p HD
Exhibition – lightbox or projection
Soundtrack – silent

 

This seamless, long-duration video loop was made in the summer of 2017 as an expression of grief about world events – I hoped its perfect wholeness might act as a symbolic antidote. The work is a composed structure of 500 one minute variations. It makes a bridge between the chemically-based visual art tools of the last century (paint, film, and in this case photographic colour gels) and digital generative art. Its thousands of variations were determined by my hand and partly autonomously by a computer. This work also relates to the 20th century phenomenon of the ‘large painting’, its expansiveness occurring in time as well as in space.

 

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Duration – 10 minute detail from a 500 minute seamless loop
Video formats – 4K + 1080p HD
Exhibition – lightbox or projection
Soundtrack – silent

 

This seamless, long-duration video loop was made in the summer of 2017 as an expression of grief about world events – I hoped its perfect wholeness might act as a symbolic antidote. The work is a composed structure of 500 one minute variations. It makes a bridge between the chemically-based visual art tools of the last century (paint, film, and in this case photographic colour gels) and digital generative art. Its thousands of variations were determined by my hand and partly autonomously by a computer. This work also relates to the 20th century phenomenon of the ‘large painting’, its expansiveness occurring in time as well as in space.

 

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