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5 1/2 minutes, © 2003
A collaborative work by Stephanie Maxwell (animator) and Allan Schindler (composer)
Mastered on DVCAM; multiple analog and digital formats release
The spiral-like structure and unbroken momentum of this film/music composition are somewhat suggestive to the artists of intersecting streams (or 'ribbons') of time. The concept is not simply the familiar (although perhaps illusory) forward, linear , march of clock time, but rather a nexus in which backwards time (e.g., dreams, recollections and deja vu), parallel temporalities, and the non-continuous splicing together of segments of time are equally prominent.
The visuals are animations and manipulations of hand-painted 35mm motion picture film, small objects, copier art, and liquid mixtures that are extensively interwoven and layered in digital post production.
The principal sound sources of the music are generic samples (digitized recordings of instrumental and vocal tones and of environmental sounds such as ice cubes and ping pong balls), However, in resynthesis the spectral structures (tone colors) of these sounds often have been retooled and their attack and decay articulations have been altered.
Distributors: Light Cone and Stephanie Maxwell
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