Another abstract construction in the opArt series.
Seriously, I just figured out that you can loop embeds on Vimeo! Optical illusion: if you stare at this long enough, and stop it manually, it will appear to reverse direction and keep moving, slowly.
opArt loops are like little experiments, that sometimes evolve into larger pieces, or sometimes not.
This is (I guess) a promo for an interactive game with the tag “Be the Universe in this epic reality simulation game” created by David OReilly. I better stop there. I am NOT a gamer, and I have no business trying to explain a world I can not understand. BUT, as a film, a meditation, a work of art, EVERYTHING is a work of great beauty. Give it a chance to grow on you, let it unfold before your eyes and mind. Featuring narration by philosopher Alan Watts. Inspired.
Amber World or Tripped in Amber, something like that, exists as a set of abstracted loops constructed from single frame images (from the American Museum of Natural History), mainly dinosaurs, layered, animated and creatively degraded (as to render the original images incoherent, and yet, still organized).
These scenes are from Son of Kong, the justly neglected 1933 sequel to King Kong. Most of the original Kong cast & crew contributed to this film, which was marketed as a comedy. Few would argue that this film captures any of the awesomeness that imbued its predecessor, and it remains a seldom-seen historical curiosity. However, the stop-motion scenes of the main character, a smaller & friendlier albino version of Kong, have an infantile charm to them. And who among you can not shed a tear when his whole world literally crumbles and sinks into the ocean (when a devastating earthquake strikes Skull Island).
Outerspace themed doodles & graffiti with hints of a story, as imagined by a young boy. This was created as a gallery installation, to be run continuously as a seamless loop.
Repeating patterns occur in a single frame matrix of mainly pavement textures. Can induce headaches, or spiritual revelations. Yes, I like this sort of thing.
Cheers from Lapsed Time Images !
No, this isn’t exactly like the famous “Stargate” sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey, nor was it done the same way, it’s just that it’s hard to come up with descriptive titles for stuff like this. Best I could do. Random single frames of colorful texture with a “mirror-image” effect applied, then processed through static “slit-mattes”, progressively thrown out of sync. What I do to have fun sometimes, never know what you might discover. Want more? Click here for another.