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Mario Klingemann / quasimondo.com
Islands Of Consciousness - with a short introduction from Mario Klingemann
When Oleg Marakov pointed out the similarities between his piece of randomly arranged music Islands and my random movie creator Flickeur it was immediately clear that a combination of both projects would definitely result in something very interesting.
The result of this fusion - Islands of Consciousness - is not a simple combination of the two concepts but a great advancement. Sound and Images enter a very close relationship in which the randomly arranged musical phrases are taking direct influence on the visual outcome. So when you look at this piece keep in mind that all the visuals are assembled in realtime using photos downloaded from Flickr.com. All the transitions and effects are entirely random and only happening on your screen. Other people will see a movie and hear a soundtrack that is totally different from yours.
Whilst the basic idea of Flickeur - an endless virtual videoloop that is in perpetual metamorphosis - has remained I have altered the visual engine and the image selection algoritm in many aspects. I have added several new elements to the visual grammar and there are now permanent as well as temporary manipulations applied to the material. The selection of the images is not totally random but follows an associative stream-of-consciousness rule - each new image shares at least one tag with the previous one. As you will see this creates a visual rhythm that follows certain thematic patterns. Sometimes the story seems to get caught for minutes in a monothematic impasse but then suddenly it escapes it and heads into the strangest compositions of seemingly non-related topics.
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Mario Klingemann Mario Klingemann alias Quasimondo explores the grey area that is located somewhere in between Code, Design, and Art and thinks that "computational artisan" is the label that comes closest to describe his current profession. Whilst the focus of his research are the secrets of computer-generated beauty and artificial creativity, he also provides solutions to real-world problems especially if they are related to Flash or Processing and publishes his findings on Quasimondo.com.
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