Work in Progress – Next Wave, Time Lapse

I have been battened down in the studio working ferociously on my next piece of work, ‘Subtle Disparity’.

This work continues on from past areas of interest, that being peripheral space of various forms, shapes, sizes and natures. Below is a collection of short clips that represent an interesting processing formula I have developed where I have disbanded conscious video editing by myself to a level of merely choosing the ‘manipulation type’. From there I have set about writing a program that leads certain frequencies within audio derived from Federation Square (Melbourne) to choose the level of manipulation and layering the moving image (also from Federation Square) takes. The unique attribute of this work is not the frequency manipulation of the image, but the fact that I have used sensors to take light readings from the imagery, using these readings (parameters) to then re-manipulate the audio, creating an audio/visual feedback loop. The results are somewhat uncontrollable.

Time Lapse – Test Clip1 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip2 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip3 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip5 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip6 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip7 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.


Next Wave Time Lapse, is an arresting program of new screen-based work by young and emerging artists for Federation Square’s Big Screen and surrounding multimedia sites. Starting June 2009, Next Wave will present new work by twelve of Australia’s most exciting young video and new media artists.

Next Wave Time Lapse will occupy one of Melbourne’s most visible and visited public sites, Federation Square, investigating the potential of screen-based art in public space, and building new audiences for this work.

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