Karlheinz Essl - Temps fugitive
  Year :   2001
  Location :   Austria
  Worktype :   realtime-generated sound and video installation
  Materials:   In collaboration with the dancer Liz Lea (London)
  Info :   Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg

  Work Details  
  Temps fugitive piece is entirely computer-generated multimedia piece, with no beginning or end. Its process is completely unforeseeable - it develops and grows like a living being. Video material is controlled by a computer program which processes the video in real-time and also generates the sound in relationship to it. Karlheinz Essl has been researching this concept for a number of years and is fascinated with the concept of a short piece of video footage being manipulated in time - to go in different directions in different tempos, in a sort of random walk, which will create an infinite process. The video screen is split into 4 sections, and in each the same material is used, but the processes are all different. The result becomes a sort of 4-part fugue which in turn results in a complex communication process between a four-fold subject which mirrors itself in itself. Nested loops of movement and music. (Liz Lea) Presentation as a 1) computer installation, 2) a video and sound projection in a gallery, theatre or other venue or 3) video and sound projection with live dance and live sound and video processing.Accessed 10.12.06 from http://www.essl.at