This was an installation I made for the last Thrill Touch show. I stacked 3 televisions into a pyramid, rigged 2 dvd players, and played loops of footage on them. The third television stayed on static and “Thrill Touch” was written on the screen in electrical tape.
DvD 1 was mostly a compilation of body parts moving (repeating .gif files I converted to video). It displayed eyes blinking, lips puckering and smiling, hands touching, and other things like that. I wanted to display the beauty that is the basic functions of the human body. Intermingled with these gifs I placed clips of films by George Melies. Melies is known for his cleverness, cleverness, and making fantasy a reality. By doing this I aimed to show how beautifully the human mind can construct. We have all these parts and pieces that work so magnificently, but our minds can create extraordinary things. Putting you body to proper use can make those fantasies a reality, and I felt George Melies is a perfect example of that.
DvD 2 was a collection of looping geometric designs (also converted .gif files). I started the video with 2 diminutional sketches. As the video progressed, the designs grew more intricate, becoming 3 dimensional and complex. Simultaneously, I organized each transition by basic shaped. If clip A uses a triangle, clip B would be a pyramid. If perhaps that pyramid was inside a sphere, clip C could be something spherical as well.
I don’t really know what statement I was trying to make with this piece, but it was inspired by the mathematical fractals that are present in the creation of organic material like plants and animals. That is why I ended the video on footage of flowers blooming.