About this project
This new video - Black Midnight Death Trip - is exciting for a lot of reasons. The first is that I'm going to process the visuals in an entirely new way - something I've never done before. I want to use the funds I raise from the Kickstarter to assemble an Analogue Video Synthesizer an electronic device used to manipulate and distort video imagery. Here are some examples of visuals others have created using such a device:
This process has all but been abandon until very recently and replaced with computers and full digital processing. The pioneers of this art form were artists like Steina and Woody Vasulka, Nam June Paik and Dan Sandin. When I combine this with my distinct approach to shooting video I believe the results will be really exciting (and worth at least 10 bucks).
(here is an image of Dan Sandin with his synth)
Another super exciting advantage of this sort of device is that I can integrate it with my voltage controlled analog synthesizer ,( a device specially made for making electronic sound and music ) which I have been been building for the last year. This means that I will be able to link the sound processing and video processing extremely intricately. the electrical voltages that control the audio will literally be used to manipulate the video and vice versa. This also allows for a much more tactile and visceral performative manipulation of sound and image - radically different than working inside of a computer.
As for the content of this video I plan to combine found footage ( just found out that Johns Hopkins has a lot of really interesting medical material and scientific documentation) with footage I shoot in the studio and in the woods for the ecstatic black mass and ritual footage.
If this project is funded please give me until around November 2011 ( at the latest) to deliver the project - as I will have to shoot and edit the entire video - manipulate all the footage - I want it to be awesome - so I want to make sure I give myself enough time - its will be worth the wait - I promise.
Here are some stills from some past projects of mine:
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