Maxime Causeret | Order from Chaos

Pour présenter son nouvel album Emergence, Max Cooper a demandé à Maxime Causeret de créer un vidéoclip inspiré par sa démarche alliant musique, art visuel et science. Voici comment il décrit les images de Maxime :

“His video shows the raindrops initially, then going into simple cellular forms and then showing the important idea of cooperation between simple cells to form more robust colonies of life. This develops into a visualisation of the idea of endosymbiosis, where simpler smaller organisms can live inside larger cells, each providing a benefit to the other, and eventually forming parts of the same organism as they evolve to be entirely dependent on each other. The video also shows competition between organisms for resources, which spurs on their evolutionary development, as each species tries to keep up with the innovations of the others. He also visualises the emergent ideas of flocking behaviour, where groups of individuals form beautiful dancing-like patterns.”

Le résultat est tout simplement magnifique et hypnotique.

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Frank Bretschneider and Pierce Warnecke || SINN + FORM

SINN + FORM is a homage to the pioneers of visual music and electro-acoustic compositions from the 20th century, that also embraces contemporary technology and tools without showcasing them. In this sense, both sound and image originate in the analogue world. The video is created using printed still images that become dynamic through a process of mechanical movement and lighting changes thanks to a custom made ‘dream-machine’ style device.”

Je trouve le dispositif pour créer les images en mouvement tout à fait intéressant.

Julianna Thomas || Black & White In Color

Julianna Thomas says : “One of my biggest pet peeves in art is the lazily-desaturated DSLR video. “Black & White In Color” is my personal response to treating black and white as an editing afterthought.

This short video is the culmination of a year and a half of experimentation with black and white textures. Please note: in some instances, color is unavoidable — dark purples, greens, and blues separate out of black dye within a few minutes.

“Black & White In Color” is the first in a pair of videos that contrast black and white with color, minimalism with maximalism. The paired video is tentatively named “Oversaturated.”

Hand-lettered titles by North Carolina calligrapher Dara Linn. Many thanks to the Triangle Calligraphers Guild.

Black hair: Derek Torres
White hair: Laura Campbell

Song excerpt:

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Universal Everything || Sydney Opera House / Living Mural

A global animation project by Universal Everything, collaborating with over 20 different animation studios worldwide to create a living mural on one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

Embracing emerging technologies, Universal Everything’s process always starts from drawing. The hand drawn techniques seen in this film are akin to the early pioneers of animation Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Walt Disney.

Using these timeless techniques mean this film could have been existed in 1920, albeit with a 21st century twist – bringing our influences of global pop culture, modernist graphics and physics simulations into a playful exploration of this iconic building.

Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Animation Director: Chris Perry
Sound Designer: Simon Pyke / Freefarm –
Producer: Greg Povey
On-Site Producer: Mic Gruchy –

Commissioned by Sydney Opera House for VIVID 2015

Animation Sequences:

01, Block: Universal Everything –
02, Burst: Patch d. Keyes –
03, Fill: Drew Tyndell –
04, Chase: Tymote –
05, Multiply: Nicolas Ménard –
06, Climb: Parallel Teeth –
07, Rise: KClogg –
08, Twist: Matt Scharenboich –
09, Wind: Váscolo –
10, Swarm: Universal Everything
11, Calm: Zutto –
12, Float: Cindy Suen –
13, Power: Masanobu Hiraoka –
14, Slide: Ori Toor –
15, Spin: Ori Toor
16, Wave: Váscolo
17, Construct: DXMIQ –
18, Growth: DXMIQ
19, Flow: Ruff Mercy –
20, Scatter: Caleb Wood –
21, Shrink: Bee Grandinetti –
22, Noise: Takcom –
23, Attack: MixCode –
24, Boom: nöbl –
25, Bounce: Matt Abbiss –
26, Ricochet: Matt Frodsham –
27, Splash: Guille Comin –
28, Bang: Universal Everything
29, Embrace: Matt Frodsham
30, Melt: Caleb Wood
31, Stripe: Matt Abbiss


Leigh Sachwitz & Andi Toma || INSIDEOUT

Leigh Sachwitz (flora&faunavisions) shows her newest 360° multimedia installation INSIDEOUT: The house as our sanctuary, a safe haven to hide from nature’s forces. Leigh Sachwitz invites you to experience the rain drumming hard on the roof, watching through the window seeing dark clouds stacking up in the night sky. As the protecting walls disappear into the moonlight and the thunderstorm reaches its climax we feel naked – but purified by the light.

The sound design was created by the award-winning composer, musician and producer Andi Toma, who is one of the founding members of the breakthrough electronic music collaboration Mouse on Mars.

Artist concept & Creation: Leigh Sachwitz
Motion Designer: Achilleas Gatsopoulos
Motion Designer: Fabian Tschöpl
Sound Designer: Andi Toma (Mouse on Mars)
Production Manager: Sanna Müller
Technical Director: Andreas Schwarzburger
Video Documentation: Miguel Martinez