Interlace (2011)

Single-Channel HD Video, Silent, 16:9
8:24, Loop

 

Divisible further into itself, the cinematic frame is easily subject to the cut and splice and repetition of line, as much as a sound artist cuts a sound beyond a waveform.

INTERLACE splices together 36 different films, combined to become an interlace of science fiction cinema. This documentation is an excerpt of the first 8 minutes of the full timeline.

Originally aiming to work with 108 films, splicing 1 across 10 pixels each for a 1080 master, the piece was resolved to 36 films, balanced somewhere between being at times indecipherable, but also recognizable in other moments.

INTERLACE, then, comes to be a kind of scramble. An interference, or horizontal concertina of film. It’s a play on the frame, a sandwiching of content into a ‘simultaneous cinema’.

Like the streams of content ever-flowing through RSS readers, web 2.0 feeds, or Bit Torrent channels, INTERLACE suggests a new hybrid form of multi-channel input, more often familiar to the digitally native non-linear sapien.


Films used:
2001: A Space Odyssey – 2046 – Akira – Alien – Alien3 – Alien Ressurection – Aliens – Avatar – Children of Men – Coboy Bebop – Cypher – ET – Equilibrium – Event Horizon – EXistenZ – Fantastic Planet – Flight of the Navigator – Futureworld – Galaxy Quest – Ghost in the Shell – Logans Run – The Matrix – Predator – Predators – RoboCop – Star Wars – Surrogates – Terminator 2 – The Last Starfighter – The Lawnmower Man – The Running Man – The Andromeda Strain – THX 1138 – Total Recall – Tron Legacy

Debut @
BYOB Melbourne, Tristian Koenig Gallery, South Yarra
December 16th 2011, 7 – 11pm