Non-Linear Creation

March 19, 2012 / Artworks, new-media art / 0 Comments /

Non-Linear Video Shuffling in Real Time

This installation is based on a live camera input— a video camera is mounted and secured above a video screen/projection, it is not site-specific and can be reproduced in different situations.

The thought behind “Non-Linear Creation” is to think about video as some sort of a “streaming deck of cards” which I shuffle again and again in real time. I collect in a memory buffer the latest 60 cards/video frames, shuffle them and play the outcome in 30 frames per second. The result is a video in which the viewer is in constant, unnatural, flickering present, as it is reflected in the video.

People always ask, “What is the difference between non-linearity and randomness?” Non-linearity describes a project that has freedom with certain constraints, whereas randomness has freedom and no boundaries whatsoever. Non-linear Creation requires the participation of an audience to reveal its non-linearity while random art, more or less, acts on its own.

Here’s a short clip of ‘Non-Linear Creation’ video installation @Art Attack – Fresh Paint 3.

Fresh Paint 3 took place on May 5–8, 2010, in Old Jaffa Port.

About the author

omta: OMTA are Tal & Omer Golan, contemporary new-media and visual artists duo. OMTA have exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in festivals, galleries and museums worldwide. Many of their artworks were commissioned by private collectors and institutions, like the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Bank Leumi in Israel. OMTA are presently living in NYC and are immersed in generating multiple forms of digital arts, while exploring innovative and transformative ideas in art, technology and society.


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