Friday, May 22, 2015

video calibration - a movie

"video calibration - a movie" is an experimental fiction piece which tells its loose and convoluted narrative through selections from Hollywood films. The actors blend together and can be seen as playing the same character throughout the story. The films that were combined include: 8 Mile (2002), Angel Heart (1987) Blackmail (1929), Blade Runner (1982), Fargo (1996), Fletch Lives (1989), Ruckus (1981), Secret Agent (1936), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955).
The story is told from the point of view of a mortally wounded android detective through disjointed omniscient flashbacks. His mind is filled with memories of lost love as his life forces dissipate. This film is the second in the video calibration series, following "video calibration - a love story" 47 min, 2013.

serve and protect? - a synopsis

"serve and protect?" is a 2017 experimental animation / machinima created using e-waste computers, Garry's Mod and Valve's Half-Life (1 & 2) assets, OBS Studio [for screen-capturing] and YouTube. It presents the topic of police brutality and institutional racism through the eyes of a different kind of other, an android, as he/she is pursued and ultimately terminated by the usage of excessive force by those who swore to "protect and serve". This short is a commentary on the rising militarization of the police force and the exponentially increasing racial problems, especially in the United States of America.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sculptural Environment Epsilon

Sculptural Environment Epsilon is an installation artwork that utilizes a layering of video art and computational animation over mixed-media painting, housed in a sculptural shelter that utilizes repaired e-waste electronics to host and project the digital media. The work attempts to employ trash components and give them a second life as digital art creators and art objects. This work is intended to be experienced in person to implicate the viewer as part of the art. Sculptural Environment Epsilon dreams of instigating conversations about the excesses of modernity and the quickness the new technology becomes trash in the quest for capital gains and personal prestige.