Semaphore is a cinematographic installation that emphasizes a subdued and meditative state by submerging the audience in a world of pulsating and shifting shapes. The work is created from two basic compositional premises; pulse and feedback. The backbone of the composition is a stream of visual and sonic pulses, leaving its intervals to be explored and brought to life by a feedback generating network, consisting of envelopes, gates, compressors and masks. The intertwining layers provide the experience of an elaborate audiovisual time-space-continuum. Running almost entirely without input from the outside world, the system becomes a magnifier of its own rudimentary functions and algorithms.

INFORMATION
2008 / HD / 5.1 surround
Image & sound: Telcosystems
Production: SML
Supported by Fonds BKVB, Dienst Kunst en Cultuur Rotterdam

EXHIBITIONS
FILE, Sao Paulo, BR, 2009
Baltan Lab, NL, 2009
Optofonica / Crosswire, Dutch Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, NL, 2 July 2008 with a live performance 4 July 2008

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40-minute iPod edit of Semaphore for SpeedyJ’s Electric Deluxe podcast!

Semaphore_rider.pdf