The SPEED SHOW exhibition format by Aram Bartholl creates a gallery like opening situation for browser based internet art in a public cyber-cafe or internet-shop for one night. It is free and can be applied by anyone at any place.
A remix of Phil Morton’s 1974 experimental video “Colorful Colorado.” In his original work Phil Morton took footage of a drive he made in the Colorado Rockies and used video synthesizers to process it into a barely recognizable landscape of rainbow-fied video scan lines. In his remix Rick takes the original video’s colors and gray values and reprocesses them using 3D animation software to create a spinning digitized landscape. This is the newest in an ongoing series of short experimental film works about the Colorado landscape where Rick spent 20 years of his life.
Pinwheels, beach balls, hourglasses, render bars and a red horse running. In this digital age the one thing that no one can overcome, is the “loading screen.” A visual feedback from whatever application we are running is telling us that it is doing something, so we know that we are not completely wasting our time.