https://www.mikecelona.net – Abstract video synthesizer remix experiment whose aurora-like images and analog video glitch distortions reminded me of the Carrington Event of 1859 in which a powerful CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hit the Earth’s atmosphere resulting in the largest geomagnetic storm on record that disrupted nearly every telegraph line in the world–pretty much the extent of our global electronic infrastructure at the time. Despite a number of close calls since then, it has been estimated that a comparable event today would do an estimated $0.6-2.6 trillion worth of damage to the U.S. alone. Video produced using Lumen remixed live via VDMX and an analog Videffektor. Soundtrack produced with a Roland GR-55 guitar synthesizer edited and mixed in Adobe Premiere.
Abstract video synthesizer composition produced with Lumen remixed live with VDMX and a Videffektor analog processor. Edited and manipulated further in Adobe Premiere along with the soundtrack which was produced with a Roland GR-55 guitar synthesizer.
Unedited video synth jam utilizing Lumen remixed live via VDMX against samples recorded during the same session to create a gradually compounding composition. The soundtrack consists of a percussive guitar synthesizer noise improvisation with slowed-down government news conference and church samples that snarl like a menacing mephistopheles encouraging people to eschew public health guidance and common sense in the midst of a pandemic.
An abstract video synthesizer composition produced with Lumen software that was processed live via VDMX and a homemade Videffektor analog distortion device. The soundtrack is a Creative Commons recording of Claude Debussy’s La Cathédrale engloutie (https://bit.ly/3lflJ4G) performed by pianist Ivan Ilic which was chosen based on interpretations of the images that emerged from the abstract miasma of the visuals.
Abstract video synth composition consisting primarily of analog signal distortions from a CHA/V mixed with a LZX Vidiot and Lumen via VDMX and then processed again through a Videffektor. The various elements were then edited and slowed down in Adobe Premiere in order to present the distortions at a less frenetic pace. The soundtrack is a multi-layered noise loop composition produced with an electric guitar and an old Tascam 4-track cassette recorder.
Four of my video works (Icarus–Into The Drink, Jaws of Life, The Big Sleep and Undercurrents) are being featured in Program 1 of the 2020 Intermediale Festival which streamed live on 10/4/20. Please click the poster image to check out the festival website for more info and works by the other artists!