Black Moves

Carla Chan

Germany
Moving Image Award
blackmoves,carla chan, virtual landscape, noise , mountain

BLACK MOVES is an immersive video installation consisting of 2 parts. A 6x5 meter big multi-layered visuals in the video are created with a set of noise-generation algorithm simulating organic formations and patterns found in nature.  It is a spatial drama and a virtual landscape that simulates the forming and de-forming of an amorphous black mass, an evocative sensorial unfolding that traverses between the boundaries of the physical and the psychological as experienced inside a dark space.

An extended part is a tiny framed mini video installation that places next it and continues focus in exploring natural transformation via digital imageries and the interplay between virtual and physical space.  From a distance, the image displayed inside the black frame appears to be still; yet as the audience approaches closer, subtle and gradual transformations of the image appear and start to pull one into this deep and endless microcosmic world. The tiny ultra-resolution display commands and heightens the audience’s perceptual attention and experience, intensifying the infinitesimal complex transformations on the screen, playfully mirroring the big projection work with an inverted scale.

BLACK MOVES springs from my long obsession and fascination with natural transformations, particularly formless shapes and their movement. The transformative power of natural substances such as water, rock, air and clouds produce infinite varying forms that seem both ordered and random at the same time. These magical transformations continuously disorient and fascinate the senses, creating a rich perceptual journey that is chartered for a mysterious unknown cosmic. This unknown cosmic can be seen as a representation of an external world as well as a mirror of the psyche from within, where the immanent and the transcendent are fused as one via the ever-changing audiovisuality.

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blackmoves,carla chan, virtual landscape, noise , mountain
blackmoves,carla chan, virtual landscape, noise , mountain
blackmoves,carla chan, virtual landscape, noise , mountain
blackmoves,carla chan, virtual landscape, noise , mountain
blackmoves,carla chan, virtual landscape, noise , mountain

Hardware and Software Used:

The video is created in cinema 4D. the video are created with a set of noise-generation algorithm simulating organic formations and patterns found in nature.   These noise-like organic visual crystals are my attempts in naturalizing digital imageries via the creation of a virtual landscape.

Blackmoves