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 a 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.
2008 / HD / 5.1 surround
Image & sound by Telcosystems
Production by Spatial Media Laboratories
Supported by Fonds BKVB, Dienst Kunst en Cultuur Rotterdam
FILE, Sao Paulo, BR, 2009
Baltan Lab, NL, 2009
Optofonica / Crosswire, Dutch Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, NL, 2 July 2008 with a live performance on 4 July 2008
40-minute iPod edit of Semaphore for SpeedyJ’s Electric Deluxe podcast!