Sequencen (labyrinth) by: Michael Takeo Magruder - 08.2007
The Sequencen series of artworks are creative explorations utilising modern digital recording formats and ubiquitous mobile technologies within a technical and artistic framework informed by early cinema and motion picture devices. Within today’s culture of moving-image saturation, these works seek to extend the tradition of lens-based practice by augmenting the fundamental principles of the genre with real-time computational processes and outputs. In this scenario, compositional elements such as the still frame and linear soundclip are unbound from their finite states and give rise to unending moments and ephemeral narratives.
Sequencen (labyrinth) is composed from narrative fragments extracted from an isolated experience. Without the influence of human prejudice, these elements are endlessly recombined into a continuous recollection of that moment.
Three minutes of audio/video footage were recorded using a SVP M3100 smartphone. All cinematic effects were generated with the phone’s integrated processing functions during capture. Sixteen short audio sequences and sixteen eight-second video segments were extracted from the recorded stream and used as the exclusive source material for the artwork.
Prague, CZ [mirror labyrinth on Petrin Hill] at 18:26GMT on 08/04/2007.
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Without Whom:
Lisa Helin ( curation ) . Emma Puente ( cinematography )
Funded by:
The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation [ ENTER ARTWORK ]