1. Go-Pro-Thro_Lee Goreas & Gene Mastrangel_ 2014
In Go-Pro-Thro, we have subverted the cameras popular use in extreme sports to the most basic of games, the game of catch. Where in the context of the ball has been replaced with a camera. Through this collaboration we explore the social/cultural relationship between new technology and its effect on the concept of play.
Psychotope #1 Transversality (Exterior- Interior)
Split screen with two dolly shots, one from the site (train) and one from the street (car). Footage is partially layered and has varying degrees of opacity to reveal both shots upon each other. Each path is syncopated with the city grid (Interior) that usually crosses the site (Exterior) at a bridge. This forces the footage to be at varying speeds.
Psychotope #2 Linearity
This event is a sequence of zoom shots (out-in) from along the site shot from approximately equal intervals. The shots are assembled at different opacities so one can view the site at different positions at once. There is never more than 4 at a time, one appearing and one disappearing every 10 seconds.
Psychotope #3 East Lodge-West lodge
Still/Pan/Blur – For Michael Snow
One 180 degree camera pan of the same apartment complex and concrete wall from the same spot is then reversed back to its origin. South-North and back to South. This is repeated throughout the sequence with changes in speed. Each change in speed is exponentially halved until the image is dematerialized and beyond into superimposition.
Psychotope #4 Different Orbits
360 degree camera pans, each in the opposite direction are layered upon itself twice at equal opacities. The shot departs from an extended shot facing South/East on the site, moving at the same speed. The sequence has 3 stills embedded in it which appear and fade out until the pans return to their beginning to continue the extended shot from which they departed.
360 degree camera pans, each in the opposite direction are layered upon itself twice at equal opacities. The shot departs from an extended slow motion shot facing East where the site intersects the city from atop the rail bridge. Moving at the same speed they intersect at 180 degrees for a moment of optical syncopation and then return to their point of departure.