Using AI outpainting, I've reimagined and planted false memories in the viewer. Originally derived from single slides of 1950s and 60s home movies, the rest is just that, something completely invented.
CLIENT: Elemento-P | April, 2020
GOD MODE is a two part visual adventure exploring glitch aesthetics and datamoshing. With source footage from Kevin Cutler at Garden of the Gods and custom sound design by Elemento-P, this is a mind journey not to be missed.
CLIENT: Minneapolis Institute of Art | Date: August, 2019
This installation allows participants to melt into a rainbow of colors in real time. Using Resolume and a kinect camera, internal feedback was adjusted to give a colorful, pixel sorting look. These images and footage were taken at the Minneapolis Institute of Art where it was set up for their summer "Design Night."
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: July, 2019
Playing with drone footage has become a new interest of mine (see DREAMWORLD). The smooth motion and ability to do what most cameras cannot opens up a lot of doors.
Here I utilized some footage from Art-Tech alum, Jason Kaasovic as he flew through the Minnesota Science Museum. The main manipulation came in VDMX via internal feedback and mirroring. The rest is just happy accidents!
Music courtesy of Harri Bionic
CLIENT: Art-Tech Experience | DATE: July, 2019
An exploration in subverting facial recognition in an age of no privacy. Effects created and adjusted in VDMX.
DRIVIN' a trip in 360
CLIENT: REM5 VR Lab | DATE: June, 2019
Starting to experiment more with 360 and the possibilities of glitching it out. Below is a quick example of how a relatively boring commute can turn into something a bit more magical.
CLIENT: Jakob Speich | DATE: Sept, 2018
Glitched terrains generating in time. A collaboration with producer Jacob Spiech, we wanted to create something that fit the song but also took you to another world. Mission Accomplished.
"REGENERATE" - ALL SO FRIGHTENED
CLIENT: all so frightened | DATE: July, 2018
This is what it's like when worlds collide.
Glitched video files create breathtaking color arrangements and movements that can't be either described or predicted. Song by Ryan Bouchie of all so frightened.
"valence" - all so frightened
CLIENT: all so frightened | DATE: June, 2018
Feedback, normally a chaotic and uncontrollable force. Yet here, with "valence" we find a calm and directed look into the unknown. Featuring more slick beats by all so frightened, let this tune and visual drift you away.
CLIENT: FOCI | DATE: March, 2018
Utilizing video feedback, Strange Attractor explores the bizarre world with colors and shapes not normally known to mankind. With a specially curated audio soundscape from Ryan Bouchie, you'll soon see why this video gets so strange.
This piece was created to be an audio/visual installation of many forms, single screen, projection, or multi-screen installation as seen at BEATS NIGHT - PSYCHEDELIA.
It also has an interactive component where you can view the piece as spherical video and further explore the space to create a unique visual experience each and every time.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: December, 2017
PBS Digital Studio has had a few viral hits with their own audio focused remixes of cult classics like "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
We here at Second Sight Visuals really dug the songs but thought the visuals could be pushed a bit more. So what do we do? We glitch the hell out of them.
Beyond: An Introduction
CLIENT: Max Altmark / The L.O.V.E. Band | DATE: December, 2017
We've experimented with Chromadepth in the past but this video is the culmination of those findings. Four layers of color (red, yellow, green and blue) stacked on top of each other through special Chromadepth glasses produce an incredible illusion of depth with blues sticking into the screen and reds floating out towards you.
The main video, Max's face, was manipulated in VDMX and isolated against black to appear as an ominous, floating head. We then created green and blue mixes to place behind and better assist in the illusion.
Buy Chromadepth glasses here
Check out the rest of the EP here
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: December, 2017
All of humanity's great discoveries seem to happen around 2 AM. These bizarre face transformations are right up there.
Messing around with VDMX is where we find some of the best combinations of glitch and just plain bizarre outcomes.
Given that my desk has some good LED lighting we played around with glitching our own face, below are the results.
"EZE" - ATR
CLIENT: ATR | DATE: December, 2017
Basically this is the anti-liquid visual from our work with L'Orange. With an aggressive new beat titled "Eze" from ATR, we chopped up the liquid footage and spit it back out in order to send the viewer into a deep, dark place.
Hold on to your butts.
FEEDBACK PETTING ZOO
CLIENT: Nutmeg Brewhouse | DATE: November, 2017
Have you ever FELT a video? Well, now you can at the Second Sight Visuals Feedback Petting Zoo!
Simply place your hand into this dark box... it won't bite, we promise... and watch as your touch controls and creates a colorful video. By showing the hand, you get a phantom limb-type sensation where you start to feel that you are actually petting the video.
"SECOND COMING" - MOONSHIE SAX
CLIENT: Moonshie Sax | DATE: October, 2017
Step 1: Take an episode of The Outer Limits starring none other than William Shatner
Step 2: Put it through the ringer in VDMX with glitch and feedback effects
Step 3: Combine it with some new saucy tunes by Moonshie Sax
Matthew Palmquist of Moonshie Sax has been a huge help to Second Sight Visuals since day one. He is part of The Ancient Moon with whom we played our first festival with. It was our pleasure to cook him up some smooth, trippy visuals to match his song, "Second Coming."
CLIENT: Better World Museum | DATE: August, 2017
50 year old photos are brought back to life through the use of AR. Like a cryogenic piece of film, new tech has been invented in order to give these moments a second chance at it.
CLIENT: Nutmeg Brewhouse | DATE: May, 2017
vīcīnia: neighborhood, nearness, vicinity.
For this installation I wanted to create a piece that changed as you observe it and based on how you observe it. Thinking about how people look at and talk about a piece of art in a gallery this one actually reacts to you based on your movement (through a live video feed) and what conversations come to mind (audio reactivity).
This piece was first exhibited at the Nutmeg Brewhouse in Arden Hills and then a week later at their Burnsville location. I wanted to show how the space and people can create vastly different outcomes from the same program.
FRACTAL FEEDING TROUGH
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: February, 2017
Some more new discoveries with VDMX came across my screen recently that I'd like to share. With the program's new ability to take a video feed in directly from an iPhone, the possibilities of doing some generative feedback loops were not only possible, but necessary.
You can have a lot of fun just pointing the iPhone camera directly at your output screen and playing around that way, but with the added effects and abilities of VDMX the ability to create crazy outcomes are endless.
Below are some clips that I created using this process and adding just a mirror edge effect and a bit of zoom to crop out the phone's camera on screen display. By mirroring, the fractal worlds create in on themselves and the color is completely natural. I plan on breaking this technique out in a few weeks at events coming up.
See and use all of the gifs here (tag a brother if you remix them)
ARS MORIENDI (THE ART OF DYING)
CLIENT: Nutmeg Brewhouse | DATE: Jan, 2017
Ars Moriendi is a generative visual program that continually lives and dies over the course of an evening. It was first displayed publicly at Nutmeg Brewhouse in Burnsville projected more than 200 inches wide.
Music by the almighty sleepdealer.
S L O W R I D E
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: January, 2017
After shooting some footage on a fall Minnesota motorcycle ride, we experimented with two techniques. The first being time dilation. When we slowed the video way down, the bumps from the ride turned into these waves through the picture, allowing the image to go in and out of focus.
Secondly, we used a two layer video technique where we masked out the color from the full color image allowing the video to be played back in real time but in both black and white, and color.
Ryan Bouchie provided the custom track.
CLIENT: sleepdealer | DATE: January, 2017
Diving back into some older content, we took a glitched out look at the 70s dystopian movie, Logan's Run and set it to a jammin' beat by sleepdealer. Check out the finished video and some additional still from this experimental set below.
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