information of decay~

information of decay~ is a visual and acoustic examination of the aesthetic potentialities of interim noise within deconstructed and distorted interiors. Noise serves at the same time as a medium for transporting information and communication between the visual and acoustic levels. Its modulations have been randomized, resulting in various kinds of extreme disturbance and interference. The audio synthesis is based on non-linear systems of mathematical equations, and the acoustic signals are structured by means of generative algorithms that change constantly throughout the animation. Thus, while the acoustic level is generative, the visual level is designed to be non-generative. Despite the signal´s intentional autonomy, information of decay~ directs the viewer´s attention at the creation of the contingent aesthetic couplings and interference that are, ultimately, impossible to plan or program.

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Life inside a colony of information workers, including its rise, zenith and downfall. The black-and-white animation information of decay~, constructs in 17 minutes an abstract architecture of pixels, the date of its expiration and destruction already taken into account. Blinking dots, lines and spatial bodies appear from the black void, then disappear back into it just as abruptly.

(Christian Höller)

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Life inside a colony of information workers, including its rise, zenith and downfall. The black-and-white animation film information of decay~, 17 minutes long, constructs an abstract architecture of pixels, the date of its expiration and destruction already taken into account. Blinking dots, lines and spatial bodies appear from the black void, then disappear back into it just as abruptly. (Christian Höller)
Orig. Title
information of decay~
Year
2009
Country
Austria
Duration
18 min
Category
Animation/Computeranimation
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Tim Blechmann, Manuel Knapp
Concept & Realization
Manuel Knapp
Music
Tim Blechmann
Animation
Manuel Knapp
Supported by
Innovative Film Austria
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
2010
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Szolnok - Intern. Festival for Fine Arts
Split - Festival of New Film and Video
Zagreb - 25fps Film & Video Festival