A Semiconductor work by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt.
Audio Data courtesy of CARISMA, operated by the University of Alberta, funded by the Canadian Space Agency. Special Thanks to Andy Kale.
Made for the exhibition Invisible Fields at Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona Spain.
20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.
05.00 minutes. / HD / 2011
HD single channel and HD 3D single channel.
20 Hz is co-commissioned by Arts Santa Monica + Lighthouse . Supported by the British Council.
“Reminiscent of John Whitney’s famous animated mandalas, Max Hattler’s work presents a hypnotic, ever-expanding and -contracting series of concentric circles.” – Sean Uyehara, San Francisco International Film Festival 2011
“Animated film as a never-ending, animated mandala pattern rotating around its central axis. In ‘Sync’, originally devised as an installation piece, Max Hattler begins a quest to discover the unchanging origin of all things. He finds this in an endless spiral and circular motion.” – Fantoche Int’l Animation Film Festival 2011
“Some really beautiful patterns, great sound design, and probable dizziness.” – thekidshouldseethis.com
“… reminds me of an abstract interpretation of Charles and Ray Eames Powers of Ten … It’s staggeringly hypnotic.” – Visual Documentary
A CIRCULAR LOOPING ANIMATION PROJECTION INSTALLATION BY MAX HATTLER
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Sync “is based on the idea that there is an underlying unchanging synchronisation at the centre of everything; a sync that was decided at the very beginning of time. Everything follows from it, everything is ruled by it: all time, all physics, all life. And all animation.” – Max Hattler, 2011, ‘Sync: Circular Adventures in Animation’ in Virginie Selavy (ed.) The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology
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