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Detailed project introduction & index: here
9006 (O[rphan] D[frift>], 1998)
http://www.orphandriftarchive.com/cyber ... e/9006.php
Length: 10 minutes 36 seconds
Suggested by: Carmel1379
O[rphan] D[frift>] is a polymedia collective, an obscure collaboration of artists formed in 1994. Any attempt by me to describe their esoteric work would be tenuous, and in the case of this short they have done substantial self-promotion on the linked page, which is part of an archive, so if you flow with their ebb you can explore their other stuff.
Some will probably find this description as vain, especially if one thinks the short doesn't do it justice, but I think it's excusable since they're unknown and the description itself is very fascinating, producing a roam of associations, so here's a sample (the rest, which is a delineation of "three main elements involved the making of 9006" can be found underneath the video in the link):
Orphan Drift produces work built by multiple identities, in response to a culture increasing in complexity and rates of change through new technologies and sciences, global power structures and media scapes. We create works in which disparate frames of reference coexist and bleed into each other, with the purpose of evolving our perception of what it is to be human. We are fundamentally concerned with developing new modes ofexpression sufficient to convey a hybrid and complex sense of the 'real'.
We are primarily interested in frictions occurring between imagination and sensation and see our works as manifestations of the 'webs' created by these frictions. We take a deliberately feedback oriented, non-purist approach to the technics of interface and bring our audience into an immersive and multi-layered environment. It is essential for us that the interaction is based on haptic/synaesthetic/non linguistic rather than sight led perception.
The piece 9006 is designed to manifest the virtual processes of the digital aesthetic on screen, extended as actual yet invisible physical process outside of screen space, embodied through sound. 9006 is a 10 minute installation piece involving sometimes mirrored video projection on 2 screens and a vocal/soundscape. Its content is conveyed through the circuit between the video and the sound affecting physical space, in what we call a "sensorial-cybernetic" environment. Sound is all around the audience and physical in texture. Fluid speeding images pattern the walls, flickering. A mesmeric induction of synaesthetic response and corporeal disorientation. Emotional and physical triggers are meshed up by the choreographed rhythmic exchange between video and sound. Their frequencies match continuously. Volume differences in the sound are matched by intensity shifts in the visuals. A sense of spatial abduction and sensorial experiment are suggested.
Comments by: Carmel1379