Title: “Glideslope” (2011)
Length : 7:52, silent
Format: 1600x600 pixels (fullscreen suggested)
Media: Digital animation from generative and natural sources
Submitted to a call for artworks for the Oakland International Airport Media Wall. It uses keyframed animation, movie brushes, various ImOps. I was particularly interested in the slow moving abstractions. I also enjoyed the strange aspect ratio required for the project: 1600x600. I'm looking forward to future experimentation with extremely high aspect ratios... maybe something like 6400x800 for projection on multiple displays.
"Glideslope" is an abstract, animated exploration designed to function as both ambient and foreground visual experience. It references air, flight, weather, motion, language, data and architectural forms. The goal was to create a piece well resolved on both micro and macroscopic levels. By this I mean it is structured to proceed smoothly (slowly changing arcs, long blends, luxurious liquidity) yet driven forward by rapidly vibrating, textured, digital paint strokes."