Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
dvd video – Lowave – EDV 1394
The invisible geometry of the urban landscape has pervaded every inhabited space. The feeling of being into a full scale model of a recursive pattern of concrete, asphalt, glass and steel is becoming frequent. And the abstraction of the network of streets, with its history and content, seem to already entered our senses well beyond the Google Maps various implementations. Ten artists has been collected here, all of them applying the Koyaanisqatsi paradigm, and embedding it into digital recording and cutting tools. The ‘matrix of the outside’ is then seen through train and home windows with fixed and moving camera. This ‘cinematography of the metropolis’ includes in the end not only the usual people swarming pictures, but also a constant dichotomy between two or more basic perceptive categories: silence/noise, moving/static, perspective/texture, time/speed/slowness, street/underground/roof, light/shadows and so on. Visual planes finally intersect themselves, laying out shapes in sequence while shaking out our ancestral rudiments in what a ‘city’ is. And what lies in between the lines is to compose a geography of the everyday.