Jonathan de Villiers’ poetic new film celebrates the launch of a galactic telescope in Chile after decades in the making.
“A convergence of two streams or flows into one point.”
This film explores microscopic worlds, structures and meanings that exist beyond the naked eye. Confluence was shot using specialty macro lenses and microscopes shot in 4K resolution to bring a hyper-realistic image to life. Confluence was filmed as part of the exhibit Mental Fabrications.
An audiovisual installation commissioned for the Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy for their one off “Friday Night Late” event with Portico Quartet.
“ResonAte” is a daughter of the CONTACT project that uses contact microphones and live abstract projections to create an audiovisual gestalt. The installation amplified and resonated the vibrations of a single staircase in the Pezo “Blue Pavilion” and broadcast the sounds to the staircases inhabitants. At the same time the information of every step, tap and impulse from inside was used to generate live visual abstractions on the external facade.
The building becomes acoustically transparent as the people outside can see what the people inside can hear.
The audio was manipulated and analysed by Ableton Live and Max/Msp.
The visuals were created in Processing.