Generative Analog Video

Untitled (Devil) V092239 29 minutes (1993)

Like the other works shown here the video portion was generated using video feedback as well as various in-camera tricks. Video feedback is considered a complex generative system because it exhibits deterministic chaos.

The audio portion was created using MIDI synthesizers driven by a sequencer application created by the artist using the Max/MSP programming environment. In some ways similar to a programmable drum machine, the sequencer has two clocks, and those clocks are set to two slightly different tempos. The result is two audio loops different only in their length. As the two loops go in and out of phase harmonic variations and changing rhythms result.

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