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Girl Had Me

Exploring the pattern generating possibilities of feedback with this one. The left side is 100% camera rotator feedback, with the camera pointed partially at the right side. The right side is LZX generated pattern and euro rack mounted camera feedback. Both channels are mirrored in the V4 mixers. The sound is a FCPX composition of horses and loons....

found you floating

This video is an excerpt of a studio session I did using clips and techniques from our show at Grey Area Art and Technology, San Francisco, in May 2016. It is one uninterrupted clip captured with a Canon DSLR, (sorry about the grid artifact! But I don't mine it too much). The DSLR was capturing a Samsung digital signage screen that was displaying the two channels coming from my video feedback and synth system. The Samsung screen can show the two channels at once using it's Picture By Picture capability. Sound is from a two armed turntable I built that is playing a record twice, and in reverse, at a slow RMP. The turntable is variable speed from 0 to 100 RPM and is reversible... The two tonearms give it a very variable echo effect.

Jonas

Brian Pedersen: aural feedback
Kit Young: visual feedback

For Michael B.

This experimental video short is dedicated to my friend Michael B. and is resonant with our conversations about racism in America.
The video was shot in my latest Video Feedback Environment, (VFE), which I built in May, 2015. The VFE animates sculpture through the use of robotics, and creates spontaneous visual occurrences in the form of fractals, patterns, strobing, and color generation. No after effects were used in this video. It is all live generation and synthesis. The face on the rotating head was cast live from my friend, Mike B.’s face, with classical techniques of mask-making, using plaster, latex and moulage. The final form is a fiberglass re-enforced epoxy material that has powdered pigments added for coloration. It is hung on an armature of aluminum robotics parts, toys, and electronics. The third eye was carved into the mask after the final resin form was cast. The actual third eye behind the face consists of a high resolution, color, closed circuit camera that delivers a continuous signal to the video screens behind it, creating one of three video feedback loops in the VFE. The other two feedback loops are derived from two cameras mounted in front of the VFE. They can rotate along their lens axis, which add layers of pattern and movement. In between the signal path from the cameras to the screens is a video synthesis array that can enhance and distort the signals in many ways. The VFE is designed to perform live, in an expanded cinema capacity.

 

PsychoNation2.0

This video is a reprise of part of the performance I gave at The Center For New Music in San Francisco, May 3rd, 2015. It is one continuous take with no post effects and minimal editing. It is shot using two video loops in the new video feedback environment I built for the show. A Tachyons+ video synthesizer warps the middle screen while a rotating cc camera feeds back through the two outer screens. Our Sisyphean journey towards racial equality was in my mind as I put it together.

3rd Eye Feedback

This video is a progress report for the new video feedback environment I am building. It tests two of six possible video signal inputs. It also tests all the motion control robotics and mechanical systems. I designed this latest system to be portable enough to do live performances with.

Decend and Abandon, (anthropocene)

This video is one unedited clip of a demo shoot I did using 2 video mixers, feedback, a Tachyons+ video synthesizer, 2 cameras, and 2 video loops played on media players. The sound was added in FCP and is a collage of field recordings and found sounds. 

Delectable Crunchiness

This video is my first foray with a Tachyons+ machine dropped into the video feedback chain...!

Their White Asses

This vid was shot in a video feedback environment I built. I constructed a miniature stage that has 7 rotating platforms in its floor which animate the props and sculptures I place on them. Three LCD screens form the backdrop behind the stage. They are looped to two robotic cameras that spin along their lens axis. The cameras capture the HD images which then go to FCPX where some layering takes place. This video is part of my "Our Favorite Shows" series which began as a response to 'normal' TV content.

my happy place

This video will be built into my sculpture entitled My Happy Place. Though it was designed for the sculpture, this video is free to stand on its own three feet. It was shot using a video feedback environment and kinetic sculpture I've been tinkering with. The kinetic sculpture animates the Talking Head and other props, tulips and veggies in this case. The feedback environment recycles and refracts video signals from three sources; a Canon XH-A1 HD camera, a closed circuit camera rotator devise that I built, and a media player, combining them in various ways...

close-up

Fever induced editing...

Talkin' Head

This piece of video art is filmed in a video feedback environment I made using three LED screens and a Canon XHA1 camera. All other materials are from thrift stores and yard sales. No animals were harmed in its creation...I cast the talking head of bees wax and spare change from a plaster sculpture I made. Political/ media satire plays heavy in the concept. But where else can a prom queen who's hair is falling out, (from chemo?), and a dude with an alligator head feel free to be themselves? A couple audio clips by the performance group, National Disgrace make the sound track. National Disgrace is; Fred Rinne, Andy DeGiovanni and myself.

A Better Place

This video was shot in a video feedback environment I built that uses 2 LED monitors to sample the images being shot, (in real time...). The mechanism that animates the movement is one of the kinetic sculptures I built for the "Our Favorite Shows" series. It is a turntable powered by a record player which also provides the sound track. Thanks to the Center For Creative Reuse in Oakland for carrying a huge selection of vinyl: Motown's Disco Hits, The Tiajuana Brass and something else who's label was eaten off by mold and fungus....are featured. This video is part of the sculpture A Better World, where it runs as a continuous loop, or this video can stand alone as its own video art piece. 2012; 3:36 loop.

House Party!!

Girl Had Me

Exploring the pattern generating possibilities of feedback with this one. The left side is 100% camera rotator feedback, with the camera pointed partially at the right side. The right side is LZX generated pattern and euro rack mounted camera feedback. Both channels are mirrored in the V4 mixers. The sound is a FCPX composition of horses and loons....

found you floating

This video is an excerpt of a studio session I did using clips and techniques from our show at Grey Area Art and Technology, San Francisco, in May 2016. It is one uninterrupted clip captured with a Canon DSLR, (sorry about the grid artifact! But I don't mine it too much). The DSLR was capturing a Samsung digital signage screen that was displaying the two channels coming from my video feedback and synth system. The Samsung screen can show the two channels at once using it's Picture By Picture capability. Sound is from a two armed turntable I built that is playing a record twice, and in reverse, at a slow RMP. The turntable is variable speed from 0 to 100 RPM and is reversible... The two tonearms give it a very variable echo effect.

Jonas

Brian Pedersen: aural feedback
Kit Young: visual feedback

For Michael B.

This experimental video short is dedicated to my friend Michael B. and is resonant with our conversations about racism in America.
The video was shot in my latest Video Feedback Environment, (VFE), which I built in May, 2015. The VFE animates sculpture through the use of robotics, and creates spontaneous visual occurrences in the form of fractals, patterns, strobing, and color generation. No after effects were used in this video. It is all live generation and synthesis. The face on the rotating head was cast live from my friend, Mike B.’s face, with classical techniques of mask-making, using plaster, latex and moulage. The final form is a fiberglass re-enforced epoxy material that has powdered pigments added for coloration. It is hung on an armature of aluminum robotics parts, toys, and electronics. The third eye was carved into the mask after the final resin form was cast. The actual third eye behind the face consists of a high resolution, color, closed circuit camera that delivers a continuous signal to the video screens behind it, creating one of three video feedback loops in the VFE. The other two feedback loops are derived from two cameras mounted in front of the VFE. They can rotate along their lens axis, which add layers of pattern and movement. In between the signal path from the cameras to the screens is a video synthesis array that can enhance and distort the signals in many ways. The VFE is designed to perform live, in an expanded cinema capacity.

 

PsychoNation2.0

This video is a reprise of part of the performance I gave at The Center For New Music in San Francisco, May 3rd, 2015. It is one continuous take with no post effects and minimal editing. It is shot using two video loops in the new video feedback environment I built for the show. A Tachyons+ video synthesizer warps the middle screen while a rotating cc camera feeds back through the two outer screens. Our Sisyphean journey towards racial equality was in my mind as I put it together.

3rd Eye Feedback

This video is a progress report for the new video feedback environment I am building. It tests two of six possible video signal inputs. It also tests all the motion control robotics and mechanical systems. I designed this latest system to be portable enough to do live performances with.

Decend and Abandon, (anthropocene)

This video is one unedited clip of a demo shoot I did using 2 video mixers, feedback, a Tachyons+ video synthesizer, 2 cameras, and 2 video loops played on media players. The sound was added in FCP and is a collage of field recordings and found sounds. 

Delectable Crunchiness

This video is my first foray with a Tachyons+ machine dropped into the video feedback chain...!

Their White Asses

This vid was shot in a video feedback environment I built. I constructed a miniature stage that has 7 rotating platforms in its floor which animate the props and sculptures I place on them. Three LCD screens form the backdrop behind the stage. They are looped to two robotic cameras that spin along their lens axis. The cameras capture the HD images which then go to FCPX where some layering takes place. This video is part of my "Our Favorite Shows" series which began as a response to 'normal' TV content.

my happy place

This video will be built into my sculpture entitled My Happy Place. Though it was designed for the sculpture, this video is free to stand on its own three feet. It was shot using a video feedback environment and kinetic sculpture I've been tinkering with. The kinetic sculpture animates the Talking Head and other props, tulips and veggies in this case. The feedback environment recycles and refracts video signals from three sources; a Canon XH-A1 HD camera, a closed circuit camera rotator devise that I built, and a media player, combining them in various ways...

close-up

Fever induced editing...

Talkin' Head

This piece of video art is filmed in a video feedback environment I made using three LED screens and a Canon XHA1 camera. All other materials are from thrift stores and yard sales. No animals were harmed in its creation...I cast the talking head of bees wax and spare change from a plaster sculpture I made. Political/ media satire plays heavy in the concept. But where else can a prom queen who's hair is falling out, (from chemo?), and a dude with an alligator head feel free to be themselves? A couple audio clips by the performance group, National Disgrace make the sound track. National Disgrace is; Fred Rinne, Andy DeGiovanni and myself.

A Better Place

This video was shot in a video feedback environment I built that uses 2 LED monitors to sample the images being shot, (in real time...). The mechanism that animates the movement is one of the kinetic sculptures I built for the "Our Favorite Shows" series. It is a turntable powered by a record player which also provides the sound track. Thanks to the Center For Creative Reuse in Oakland for carrying a huge selection of vinyl: Motown's Disco Hits, The Tiajuana Brass and something else who's label was eaten off by mold and fungus....are featured. This video is part of the sculpture A Better World, where it runs as a continuous loop, or this video can stand alone as its own video art piece. 2012; 3:36 loop.

House Party!!

Girl Had Me
found you floating
Jonas
For Michael B.
PsychoNation2.0
3rd Eye Feedback
Decend and Abandon, (anthropocene)
Delectable Crunchiness
Their White Asses
my happy place
close-up
Talkin' Head
A Better Place
House Party!!