Boxing Mothlight

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)44_Performance and participation in exhibits

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

Exhibition

Title14th Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, EXIS 2017
PlaceKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period13 - 20 July 2017

Abstract

Boxing Mothlight is a single-channel video. It has been shown at the Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul (EXiS), in South Korean, in July 2017.

The video applies the procedure of box counting, often used in fractal analysis, to the avant-garde film Mothlight by Stan Brakhage. Both the image track and the audio track are generated using this mathematical idea. The result is a hypnotic meditation on the relationship between natural and digital texture. The box counting method, employed to analyze graphical patterns, is particularly interesting when applied to highly textured images, such as those in Brakhage’s work, a film made using insect wings, leaves, and other organic matter. The mathematical concept is closely aligned with the visual aesthetic of the source film.

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Boxing Mothlight. RODRIGUEZ, Hector (Artist); Chan, Sam (Other); Cucker, Felipe (Other). 2017. Event details: 14th Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, EXIS 2017, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)44_Performance and participation in exhibits