These loops were created from still photographs (there’s 12 in each loop), which are layered on top of each other with soft round mattes (you can perceive a donut shape to the mattes if you look hard enough). Then an “exponential scale” effect is applied. The result is an “infinite zoom” effect which never ends. Most confusing explanation ever.
In My Head is a sort of autobiographical rumination, constructed of ephemera I have collected throughout my life (photographs, home movies, letters, writings, clips from favorite movies growing up, etc, whatever & whatnot … you know, stuff). It began with my postcard collection, then my movie poster collection, then it got sentimental & nostalgic. Although deeply personal, I must warn viewers that I am a very unreliable narrator.
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.