One of the two
projections presents an interactive video, in which the 24 hours of the day
are compressed in a few minutes, go by continuously in four distinct cities: New
York, Paris, Palermo and Helsinki. This video, which translates the continuous
cycle of the time that passes, is an image container feeding the memory
series of 96 video sequences of 6 seconds represent each an hour of the day in
these four cities, 6 seconds for 60 minutes, 2 minutes 24 for 24 hours, that is
to say a temporal compression of 1 per 600. The interface
in top of the image shows the accelerated clock of the four cities, including
the time shifts, and two " timelines" that see separately the cycle
of the day and the time of each hour passing.
sequences translate various visual and sound environments, taken during one day
in each city this year. It's a recorded but contemporary time, without representing
the real-time of the webcam.
projection size at the visitor/interactor scale and the chosen focal for the
shooting turn this video in a space that totally immerses the visitor in each
city. He doesn't look at an image; he's in the image.
visitor interacts with the video: while hitting the foot on the interactive
surface, the visitor can pass from one city to another, accumulating the time
shifts without smelling their effects and thus pass from New York to Helsinki,
that is to say seven hours of time shift in one simple
foot pulse. This accelerated cyclic time becomes the
building material of a memory.
taken from the coming video. |