searching…

Running time: 2min 21sec

searching… (for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night)

This is a 3D re-creation of searching… installed in the Digital Shifts exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery, 1995. Sound was mostly created using RGS, a sonic spectrum editor, on the Amiga platform. Visuals were created by recording a purple screen from computer onto VHS video tape, then holding the tape on pause while recording onto another VHS tape, then holding that tape on pause while recording onto another VHS tape, until a desired result was achieved.

Because each video has a separate sound-track the sound becomes very spacialised, and although many of the sounds have an industrial feel, the overall effect has a quality similar to cicadas or crickets in the bush.

10 channel VHS video, 3 hour loops, plinths, VHS player-TVs, black plastic.

John Waller 1995.