SOIL

SOIL was originally developed in 2003.

Chunks of low resolution footage from various randomly selected movies were altered into moving horizontal areas by extreme mono-directional blur.

Cross faded and layered they became a constantly  reforming continuum of vertically drifting  horizontal zones. The colour-spectrum was altered into a mainly blue cyan area with occasional red and further blur an echoing smoothed the overall impression into a seamless remolding colour-field.

Four of those fields are presented in a row of parallel but apparently not perfectly synchronized light-fields: plasma screens or projections.

This basic material only being approximately 6 minutes long is looped into 4 slightly different  “movies, each 1.1/2 hour long and because of their differences they seem to drift from each other.

Am additional meta-movement is applied to establish a second layer of synchronicity

A subtle flicker, that comes and goes periodically.

This is a work that took 6 years to develop its full potential and can now be shown in 3 versions
PAL or NTSC (not identical versions) for DVD players and HD playback.

Another version for stereoscopic glasses is to be developed in 2010

this is not intended to be a 3D space experience but a version that consists also of drifting – means at times different – information for each eye. This information represents micro shifts in time and has no reference in real space experience. It is therefore irritating visual information for the viewers brain
SOIL has developed from a work that was originally about the drift between 4 different fields into a work that referees reality and artificiality of projected images and perception of time.

 

 

premiere

production period

 

original version

duration

format

source image

projection

display

sound

 

final version

duration

format

source image

display

sound

space

software    

2008 — Sonic Acts, Amsterdam

2004-2011

 

 

6:00 minutes / 6:01 minutes / 6:02 minutes /  6:03 minutes (loops)

2D

4 x 720x568 / 25 fps (4 DVDs)

4 x 720x568

4 white panels (3.4 m x 2.1 m each)

4.1

 

 

endless, algorithmically real time generated

2D

4 x 1920x1080 / 30 fps

4 large HD flat panel displays

4.1

black or dark grey box

Matthias Haertig    

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